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- Rainforest in Transition: Is the Amazon Transforming before Our Eyes?
Jan. 18, 2012 - David Biello - scientificamerican.com
A review suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be changing, courtesy of human impacts on the region's weather.
- Global Carbon Emissions Reach Record 10 Billion Tons, Threatening 2 Degree Target
Dec. 4, 2011 - sciencedaily.com
ScienceDaily (Dec. 4, 2011) — Global carbon
dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have
increased by 49 per cent in the last two decades,
according to the latest figures by an international
team, including researchers at the Tyndall Centre
for Climate Change Research, University of East
- Vast methane 'plumes' seen in Arctic ocean as sea ice retreats
Dec. 13, 2011 - STEVE CONNOR - independent.co.uk
Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane – a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region.
- Feed-in Tariffs Best to Deal with Climate Change Says IPCC Working Group III Renewables
Nov. 8, 2011 - Paul Gipe - wind-works.org
The 135-page report by the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change , especially Chapter
11 on Policy, Financing and Implementation, makes
it clear that the overwhelming weight of academic
studies conclude that feed-in tariffs--or fixed-price
mechanisms--perform better at delivering renewable
energy quickly and equitably than quota systems,
such as Renewable Portfolio Standards in the
US or the Renewable Obligation in Britain. This
is not the unsurprising conclusion from a surprising
source: the IPCC's Working Group III on Renewables.
- World headed for irreversible climate change in five years, IEA warns
Nov. 9, 2011 - Fiona Harvey - guardian.co.uk
If fossil fuel infrastructure is not rapidly
changed, the world will 'lose for ever' the chance
to avoid dangerous climate change.
- Climate concerns as ‘ozone-friendly’ HFCs use grows
Nov. 21 2011 - Mark Kinver - bbc.co.uk
A rise in the use of "ozone-friendly" HFCs
has prompted experts to voice concerns that the
potent greenhouse gases could be a problem in
- World Bank to Help Cities Control Climate Change
Jul 13, 2011 - Alexei Barrionuevo - nytimes.com
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — The World Bank signed an agreement on Wednesday with mayors from 40 of the world’s biggest cities to work on technical and financial assistance for projects to minimize the effects of climate change.
- Cutting Black Carbon and Methane Promises Immediate Climate Change Impacts
Feb 05, 2011 - Lauren Morello - ClimateWire - scientificamerican.com
Reducing emissions of black carbon and methane can be done today with existing technologies, and could significantly slow climate change
Combustion: Can CO2 Be Truned Back into Fuel?
Nov 10, 2010 - David Biello - Scientific American
Various efforts are underway to find a cheap,
efficient and scalable way to recycle the greenhouse
gas carbon dioxide back into the hydrocarbons
that fuel civilization.
- Cross-border project would capture, store CO2
Feb 13, 2009 - Mattew Brown- The Associated Press
A $245 million climate-change initiative being pursued by officials in the U.S. and Canada could create North America's first large-scale project for storing greenhouse gases.
green was my valley?
Oct 23, 2008 - Kashmir - The Economist
Climate change will only intensify problems in Kashmir.
AFTER a hard climb up the eastern flank of the Kolahoi
glacier, Ghulam Jeelani, a geo-hydrologist from
the University of Kashmir, catches his breath. This
is the Kashmir valley’s only year-round source of
water. But it is melting at an alarming rate. The
glacier is a dirty brown colour, wrinkled with crevasses.
It looks more like an enormous mudslide than a frozen
reservoir of fresh water. Mr Jeelani says that the
glacier is in “ablation”—shrinking through melting.
If present trends, which are blamed on climate change,
continue, he concludes with a shrug, “In ten years
there will be no Kolahoi glacier.”
finds way to capture CO2 from power station flue
Jul 9, 2008 - Asia In Focus
The CSIRO has achieved a major breakthrough for
Australia by capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from
power station flue gases, it's energy technology
chief says. The landmark was achieved at the post-combustion-capture
(PCC) pilot plant at Loy Yang Power Station in Victoria's
Gas Breakthrough; Scientists' Special Tubes
Could Cut Power Station Emissions
Aug 3, 2007 - Evening Chronicle
ENGINEERS in the North East may have developed a
way to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power stations
to almost nothing. The team of experts from Newcastle
University has been researching the effects of ceramic
tubes to develop a new combustion process.
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