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]
Administrator confirmation on collision course with carbon, gasoline rules.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMU.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's announcement last week of her resignation in late January could force the agency into a tough confirmation fight as it's proposing or finalizing controversial air regulations that would limit sulfur in gasoline and greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. [News Source]
Nebraska environment report favors revised Keystone XL pipeline plan.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMThe controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline received a boost on Friday when Nebraska regulators said its proposed new route would avoid many of the ecologically-sensitive areas that led the U.S. government to block it last year. [News Source]
2012: The year Britain’s weather turned dangerous.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMThe deluges that made 2012 England's wettest on record left persistently sodden ground: fresh downpours caused rapid run-off and flash flooding in places once thought to be safe. Compounding the shock was the unprecedented lurch from the worst drought in a generation in early 2012. [News Source]
U.S. hit with 90 percent of the world’s disaster costs in 2012.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMThe United States led the world in disaster losses last year as a massive drought seared Midwestern crops in the field and as superstorm-driven waves wreaked havoc and blackouts along the East Coast. They added up to one of the most expensive weather damage years on record. [News Source]
Bushfires savage towns as heatwave hits five Australian states.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMAustralia's bushfire season arrived in force yesterday as emergency fire crews in five states fought blazes amid record temperatures and ominously dry conditions. [News Source]
Can genetically modified mosquitoes prevent disease in the US?
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMAfter a summer of record-high temperatures in the US in 2012, health officials are still dealing with the repercussions of mosquito-borne diseases. Could genetically-modified insects halt their spread? [News Source]
Fracking’s risks and benefits.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMFracking has been linked to some minor earthquakes, and there are concerns about its possible environmental impact. So what benefits could hydraulic fracturing bring, and how concerned should we be? [News Source]
The era of the Superstorm.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMA major failure of weather satellites could pose a serious threat as climatologists and meteorologists warn that storms like Sandy could become more frequent and more powerful in the near future. [News Source]
Climate change remains DENR’s top priority – Paje.
Saturday January 05th 2013, 9:00 AMAddressing the worst impact of climate change remains the top priority of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines. [News Source]