Month: November 2008

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How Now Brown Cloud?

Massive brown clouds caused by burning fossil fuels, forests and fields are now fixtures over huge areas of Asia, the Middle East and southern Africa, altering weather patterns, climate and threatening health and agriculture, according to a UN report. An international response and more research is urgently needed, according to the lead researcher of a UNEP study.Read More

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Dark Cloud Throws Shadow Over Next Week’s Climate Talks

Next week’s COP 14 climate talks will be a severe test of the world’s resolve to tackle climate change as economic conditions have taken a turn for the worst. Experts interviewed by Reuters news agency said that the election of Barack Obama as the new U.S. president might countervail the worst worries. The United Nations […]Read More

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New Study Finds Accelerated Ocean Acidification at 10 Times the

We reported earlier this year about the rising acidity of the world’s oceans as a consequence of increasing levels of C02 in the atmosphere – as well as how it may likely impact oceans for the coming century. Publishing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences a University of Chicago study has determined […]Read More

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Detailed Actions to Restore America’s Global Leadership on Global Warming

Restoring America’s leadership on global warming is no easy task.  US leadership has been lost over a sustained period as the current Administration has failed to make progress on global warming.  (Sadly this is time we don’t have.)  So, becoming a leader isn’t something that can be done overnight, but it will need to start […]Read More

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Of Speculative Bubbles, the Crisis in Finance, Corn & Ethanol

A two decade-long period of unbridled money supply growth and use of leverage is now coming to a painful, and what's likely to be protracted, end, bringing with it prices of just about every type of financial or physical asset in existence, including key agricultural commodities such as corn. That's likely to change the face of the US ethanol industry, or at least possibly provide even more impetus to develp second generation biofuels.Read More

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Earth Talk: Starting an Environmental Club and Undoing the Anti-Environmental

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I’m thinking about starting an environmental club in my middle school.  Can you give me some ideas about how to start?  Can you connect me with other school clubs? -Rosemary, Andover Township, NJ Starting an […]Read More

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Interfaith Climate Summit – Hope and Controversy

From a press statement released by Rajan Zed (with some editing for readability and links added for reference) World-level grand “Interfaith Climate Summit” to be held at Uppsala (Sweden) on November 28-29 has come under heavy criticism because of allegedly unfair representation of various religions on its list of select international invitees. Acclaimed Hindu statesman […]Read More