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Developing countries are more vulnerable to changes in climate and often face greater consequences than developed countries. This AlertNet article looks at the growing food insecurity and troubles with power generation in Sri Lanka as climate becomes more unstable.
Date: 04/08/2013
Type: Article
A recent paper argues that planetary stability must be integrated with United Nations targets to fight poverty and secure human well-being, because the planet is being transformed in ways that could undermine development gains.
Date: 03/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
The New York Times summarizes the energy and climate change chapter from the Economic Report of the President in seven key points. The report stresses the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Date: 03/19/2013
Type: Article
Shell has predicted that global emissions of carbon dioxide will drop to near-zero by 2100, in response to earlier predictions of doubling global energy demand.
Date: 03/07/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Latest EIA reports show declining trends in coal use in the US, but increasing trends in almost every other part of the world. The report says that by 2017, coal is likely to surpass oil as the world's top energy source.
Date: 03/04/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
China has leapfrogged the United States in greenhouse gas policy. The country will introduce a stringent greenhouse gas tax that aims to protect the environment and lower CO2 emissions. This is good news for the country and for the planet.
Date: 02/25/2013
Type: Article
Scientists at Johns Hopkins report that the hole in the ozone layer is changing ocean circulation. This can potentially alter the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and impact global climate change.
Date: 01/31/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
President Barack Obama addresses the issue of climate change in his inauguration speech.
Date: 01/23/2013
Type: Video
Technologies: Climate Change
Soot, or black carbon, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the latest Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Date: 01/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Burning natural gas to generate electricity releases about half as much carbon dioxide as burning coal, but such a benefit can be offset by accidental methane leakage during drilling and transmission. A new measuring system can help minimize accidental methane releases.
Date: 12/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities

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