Friday November 21st 2014, 9:00 AMClimate change threatens more and potentially unsustainable payouts under the federal flood and crop insurance programs, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. [News Source]
New watchdog report says climate change threatens government flood and crop insurance programs.
Possible new fuel additive at Berkeley gas stations: Guilt.
Friday November 21st 2014, 9:00 AMFilling your gas tank in Berkeley will soon come with a little guilt: a message that your driving hurts the planet. [News Source]
Polar code agreed to prevent Arctic environmental disasters.
Friday November 21st 2014, 9:00 AMThe international body in charge of sea safety adopted measures on Friday to protect people and the environment during a predicted shipping rush in the Arctic. [News Source]
Arctic faces an ice-pocalypse.
Friday November 21st 2014, 9:00 AMThick sheets of ice coating roads, homes, and pastures. Dead reindeer, no radio transmissions, and flights canceled for days. Scientists are saying weather extremes in the Arctic—known as rain-on-snow events—may become more frequent in the future. [News Source]
We do not believe the Great Barrier Reef is in danger: Julie Bishop.
Friday November 21st 2014, 9:00 AMForeign Minister Julie Bishop says she does not believe the Great Barrier Reef is threatened, insisting Australia is doing everything possible to protect the environmental icon. [News Source]
Faith groups divided over God’s role in climate change, natural disasters.
Friday November 21st 2014, 9:00 AMA new poll released Friday shows major differences between faith groups on topics including concern over climate change, whether natural disasters are a sign of Biblical end times and how deeply connected they feel to nature. [News Source]
Hot, dry summer ahead: Fire-fighting resources stretched.
Friday November 21st 2014, 9:00 AMAustralia's fire-fighting resources may be stretched this summer with abnormally warm and dry weather raising the prospects of major bushfires across south-eastern Australia. [News Source]
2014 set for record hot; record cold thing of the past.
Friday November 21st 2014, 9:00 AMA surge of Arctic air has left much of the continental U.S. shivering in unusually bitter November cold. But this early foray into winter weather is just a small blip in the overall global picture, which is of a warming world that is still on track to see 2014 set the mark for hottest year on record, NOAA says. [News Source]
Bishop’s reef claims defy science: Expert.
Friday November 21st 2014, 9:00 AMThe Abbott government claim that the Great Barrier Reef isn't in danger defies all available science, a leading international expert says. [News Source]
Are megacities friend or foe in the fight against climate change?
Friday November 21st 2014, 9:00 AMUrban lifestyles can have environmental advantages when public transportation replaces long trips in gas-guzzlers and residents are tucked into smaller, more efficient housing. But are modern megacities a blessing or a burden when it comes to climate change? [News Source]
US says global October temperatures a record high for month.
Friday November 21st 2014, 9:00 AMGlobal temperatures in October, as well as the entire year-to-date, were the planet's hottest on average since record-keeping began in 1880, the US government says. [News Source]