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Feeling the Heat of Global Warming

Record-breaking and intense heat waves are indicative of the trend of a warmer world

For more than a decade there has been increasing evidence of a pronounced warming trend around the globe. Last year we saw a new record for the second highest average global temperature over a 12 month period. This year, the U.S. has experienced widespread record breaking heat waves. Although hot summers are to be expected in the U.S., this year is different. As explained by Christopher Vaccaro, a spokesman for the …

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Environmental News Wrap: Colorado Uranium Rush; Climate Change Quickens: Expanding Solar Power, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: High Country News reports on a potential new Uranium boom in Colorado. We could trade the quality of our environment for jobs. While solar power is taking off in the residential and commercial market the US government is now starting huge solar projects on public land. Our current electrical …

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Environmental News Wrap: Fossil vs. Renewable-The True Cost of Energy, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The cheaper fossil fuels are for consumers the more slowly we will move towards renewable energy. The New York Times takes the perspective that renewable energy is too expensive in this piece about the renewable energy market. The Economist reports on the would be effects if the world reduced …

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Enviro News Wrap: New Rules on Mercury, Nuclear Energy Renaissance, Environmentalism Can’t Address Climate Change, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US Environmental Protection Agency will soon enforce new rules on the industrial use of mercury. This will greatly reduce the amount of mercury being spewed into our environment. This is an environmental and public health victory, but some are unhappy with the negative financial impact it will have …

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Weekly Environmental News Wrap: July 20-27: Oceans and Arctic Ice Melt, Deforestation, Obama’s Environmental Record, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Canada’s CBC news covers the melting of the arctic ice cap. Some scientists originally thought that the melting of the ice cap would create vast areas of water that would absorb CO2, slowing atmospheric global warming. Now, some scientists think that the new open water will only absorb CO2 …

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Environmental News Wrap: June 22-27

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Environmental News Pick of the Week: Paying industrializing countries to not destroy their own environment has been talked about for a long time, now Ecuador is stepping up to ask for billions of dollars simply to not extract all the oil under their land. Ecuador is also in the …

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Environmental News Wrap: Week of May 17-23

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Obama Administration recently threatened BP that if they did not invoke confidence that they have the Gulf of Mexico situation controlled soon the government will step in to clean up and stop the oil spill. Obama raised the small vehicle fuel efficiency standards and now is looking to …

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