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Oil drilling in North Dakota raises concerns about radioactive waste
Oil drilling in North Dakota raises concerns about radioactive waste
Two or three times a day, the radiation detector blares like a squad car, because under tons of refuse someone has stashed yard-long filters clotted with radioactive dirt from drilling sites.
2014-07-27  latimes.com
What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do With Global Warming?
What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do With Global Warming?
‘In Sichuan, we're eaters,” said Chen Zemin, the world's first and only frozen-dumpling billionaire. “We have an expression that goes, ‘Even if you have a very poor life, you still have your teeth to please.' ” He smiled and patted his not insubstantial belly. “I like to eat.”
2014-07-27  nytimes.com
Sea off Cornwall and Devon reaches record-breaking temperatures
Sea off Cornwall and Devon reaches record-breaking temperatures
Tourist trade hopes seven-year high in water warmth along Britain's south-coast will keep holidaymakers in the UK
2014-07-26  theguardian.com
Average Canadian Climate Denier Is An Evangelical Man From Alberta Who Votes For The Tories
Average Canadian Climate Denier Is An Evangelical Man From Alberta Who Votes For The Tories
Stephen Harper is 55 years old, makes his home in Alberta, goes to an Evangelical church and, presumably, votes for the Conservatives. According to a new poll, that puts the prime minister in the high-risk group for climate denial.
2014-07-25  huffingtonpost.ca
Anders Levermann explains why nothing can be done to halt the collapse of the Amundsen Sea's ice shelf. - Project Syndicate
Anders Levermann explains why nothing can be done to halt the collapse of the Amundsen Sea's ice shelf. - Project Syndicate
Recent satellite observations have confirmed the accuracy of two independent computer simulations that show that the West Antarctic ice sheet has now entered a state of unstoppable collapse. The planet has entered a new era of irreversible consequences from climate change.
2014-07-25  project-syndicate.org
Climate Change May Reduce Corn, Wheat Crop Yields
Rising temperatures caused by climate change increase the odds that corn and wheat yields will slow even as global demand for the crops for food and fuel increases in the next 10 to 20 years, according to a study published in Environmental Research Letters.
2014-07-25  bloomberg.com
Once-common marine birds disappearing from our coast
Once-common marine birds disappearing from our coast
From white-winged scoters and surf scoters to long-tailed ducks, murres, loons and some seagulls, the number of everyday marine birds here has plummeted dramatically in recent decades. The reasons are often complex, but for many the loss of forage fish like herring might hold a clue.
2014-07-25  seattletimes.com
The Melting Arctic Makes Way for $20,000 Luxury Cruises
The Melting Arctic Makes Way for $20,000 Luxury Cruises
Because of climate change and the melting of the Arctic, the cruise line Crystal Cruises plans to send passengers on what it bills as the first luxury ship to “traverse the Northwest Passage.”
2014-07-25  businessweek.com
Robert Rubin: How ignoring climate change could sink the U.S. economy
Robert Rubin: How ignoring climate change could sink the U.S. economy
We must stop ignoring the economic impacts of climate change.
2014-07-25  washingtonpost.com
How Rupert Murdoch Pushed Australia Into A Climate Change Retreat
How Rupert Murdoch Pushed Australia Into A Climate Change Retreat
Australia last week became "the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions."
2014-07-24  mediamatters.org
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