Tuesday January 01st 2013, 9:00 AMWhen Gov. Jerry Brown spoke to a crowd of beaming environmentalists and renewable energy advocates at the launch of a solar farm last year, he turned heads by praising another form of fuel: oil. [News Source]
California governor readjusts his stand on the environment vs. business.
A ‘very wacky’ year for weather hurts people, economies.
Tuesday January 01st 2013, 9:00 AMFrom the rampage of superstorm Sandy to the warmest average temperature ever recorded, extreme weather harassed New Jersey throughout 2012. There was even a rare derecho, a line of intense thunderstorms that swept through in June with wind gusts of 80 mph. But the state was hardly alone. [News Source]
Lake Erie is second-most threatened of Great Lakes.
Tuesday January 01st 2013, 9:00 AMLake Erie is one of the most threatened of the five Great Lakes as a result of toxic blue-green algae and invasive species of fish, mussels and plants, according to a new report. [News Source]
Obama should resolve to reject Keystone oil pipeline.
Tuesday January 01st 2013, 9:00 AMNo nation serious about reducing greenhouse gases would approve construction of a $7 billion pipeline that would facilitate the consumption of 900,000 gallons a day of tar sand oil, spewing greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere. [News Source]
Climate change threatens future of French wine.
Tuesday January 01st 2013, 9:00 AMFluctuating weather and warmer temperatures mean soon you may have to pay more for your favorite Bordeaux - if you can find it. [News Source]
Making a New Year’s climate resolution for 2013.
Tuesday January 01st 2013, 9:00 AMIn 2012, the impacts of global warming hit us and it hit us hard. Massachusetts began last year with some of the least snow on record. It was also the second warmest winter in 118 years. [News Source]
The best photo essays of 2012.
Tuesday January 01st 2013, 9:00 AMTake a look at all the gorgeous photographs - from a powerless New York after Sandy to deadly plastic floating in the ocean - that enraptured us throughout the year. [News Source]
Extreme weather to blame for £1.3bn loss.
Tuesday January 01st 2013, 9:00 AMAlthough the official figures will not be released until later this month, the English National Farmers Union estimates that the extreme weather has caused a staggering £1.3 billion loss in farm income in 2012 as a result of extreme weather problems. [News Source]
2012: The year we did our best to abandon the natural world.
Tuesday January 01st 2013, 9:00 AMIf this annus horribilis tells us anything, it is that action, in the absence of such mobilisation, is simply not going to happen. Governments care only as much as their citizens force them to care. Nothing changes unless we change. [News Source]
Global warming should rule out the expansion of coal.
Tuesday January 01st 2013, 9:00 AMAwareness of global warming is several decades old, and Seattle is proud to be a leader. We drive hybrid cars. We recycle our garbage. We vote Democratic. We’re good, no? [News Source]