Saturday January 05th 2013, 11:32 PMLooking to sky to fight climate change If Neukermans' team of researchers can fine-tune the mechanism to spray just the right size and quantity of salt particles into the sky, scientists might be able to make coastal clouds more reflective. The ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, and extreme weather events like droughts, floods and hurricanes are increasing. Even if public policymakers ... [News Source]
Looking to sky to fight climate change
DENR prioritizes climate change this year
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:48 AMThe Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will continue to implement programs for the reduction of carbon emissions and climate-change mitigation as a way of dealing with extreme weather events and other impacts of global warming. Addressing climate change remains a top priority of the department considering that the Philippines is among the countries in the world most ... [News Source]
Thousands flee wildfires in southern Australia.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMThousands of people fled wildfires raging on the Australian island of Tasmania that have destroyed at least 80 properties, police said. The fires flared on Friday as much of the country suffered a summer heatwave which pushed temperatures above 40 Celsius. [News Source]
Climate inaction is a clear failure of democracy.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMSurvey after survey show the public wants action on climate. And since no one wants their children to live in a catastrophic four-degree C superheated world, the failure to take serious action on climate is a clear and absolute failure of democracy. [News Source]
Mending the bird preserves hit by Sandy.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMConservationists are warning that swift action is needed to repair mid-Atlantic bird refuges that were badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy. More than 70 sites from Massachusetts to Virginia need to be restored, at a combined estimated cost of $48.7 million. [News Source]
After 25 years, it’s time to stop spinning our wheels.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMOver and over, the economy has determined the extent of our response, but how much value does it place on breathable air, drinkable water, edible food and stable weather and climate? [News Source]
Floods due to global warming, says Najib.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMPrime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of Malaysia said the government and other parties should not be blamed for the disasters as they were facing a phenomenon which was out of their abilities to tackle effectively. [News Source]
Breathing shouldn’t make us stupid.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMIf the people of UB want clean air, they must take action. The majority of the winter air pollution comes from the ger districts. But a lot also comes from the endless flow of cars on the crowded streets and those ever-burning coal-fired power plants. [News Source]
Could more extreme weather speed coastal erosion?
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMAccording to the nation’s official weather forecasters, the UK experienced its second wettest year on record in 2012, with warnings that we face a future of increasingly intense downpours. [News Source]
UK calls for speedier GMO approvals.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMBritain's Farming and Environment Minister Owen Paterson on Thursday called for an acceleration in the EU's approval process for genetically modified (GMO) crops which he said offered benefits including less pesticide use. [News Source]
Effects of climate change could alter eating habits in the Philippines, experts warn.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMChanges in global temperature could alter the eating habits of Filipinos, particularly their fondness for eating rice, a lawmaker warned citing findings of international experts. [News Source]