Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 10:00 AMWhen it comes to the Keystone pipeline's true impact on global warming, energy and climate change experts, including former Obama administration officials, say Keystone's political symbolism vastly outweighs its policy substance. [News Source]
Keystone pipeline may be big, but this is bigger.
Clive Palmer threatens to block carbon and mining tax repeals.
Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 10:00 AMClive Palmer is threatening to block both the carbon and mining tax repeals if the Abbott government “plays games” by including its Direct Action climate change fund in budget appropriation bills to avoid its defeat in the Senate. [News Source]
Since first Earth Day, U.S. temps marching upward.
Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 10:00 AMIt’s been 44 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and since that time, average temperatures have been rising across the United States. [News Source]
Climate is right for clean-energy firms.
Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 10:00 AMIf you're ecology minded, the news hasn't been all that green of late, with ice caps and glaciers melting and storms becoming more destructive. But there is a huge silver lining for long-term investors in environmentally-friendly companies and technologies. [News Source]
‘Pollen vortex?’ Long winter worsens allergies in spring.
Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 10:00 AMThis year's long, brutal winter may mean the country's headed for pollen eruption and a harsh allergy season in the spring, doctors say. [News Source]
Millstone gets temperature increase OK after 2012 shutdown.
Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 10:00 AMThe Millstone Nuclear Power Station has been granted a temperature increase for the seawater used to cool Unit 2. That water can now be as warm as 80 degrees, five degrees higher than it has been. [News Source]
China is spreading the use of insurance to cope with climate change damage.
Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 10:00 AMWeeks before the harvest started last summer, Li Ping's rice paddies were hit by extreme weather. Temperatures of 95 degrees Fahrenheit baked Longtan village in north China for over a month, causing leaf yellowing and damaging grain production. But Li did not struggle to raise money for his next planting. [News Source]
Earth Day look back: Global climate change overshadows success in cleaning up Los Angeles’ smog.
Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 10:00 AMForty-four years ago today during the first Earth Day, skywriting planes inscribed the word “air” across the rust-colored skies of Los Angeles. [News Source]
What the latest Keystone XL delay really means.
Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 10:00 AMBy delaying a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until Nebraska devises a legally valid route across the state, the Obama administration may have pushed the question off for months—most likely until after the November mid-term elections. [News Source]
Carmakers lobby to delay EU efforts to upgrade emission testing.
Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 10:00 AMThe European car industry is lobbying to delay the introduction of a tough new emissions testing regime designed to combat fears that carmakers are gaming the system to boost their efficiency ratings. [News Source]
Rising sea threatens New Zealand city’s tap water.
Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 10:00 AMThe future of Wellington's drinking water supply could be under threat from rising sea levels, new research warns. [News Source]