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New resiliency index announced with C40 Cities at the Clinton Global Initiative

Resiliency Index Will Assess Climate Risks for Cities

Working under the umbrella of C40 Cities, an international collaborative  of cities working to assess and reduce their climate risk impacts, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and former president Bill Clinton are launching a climate change adaptation and resiliency measurement program aimed at identifying the cities most at risk. Clinton and Bloomberg announced the initiative on Monday at the midyear meeting of…

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Enviro News Wrap: Largest Solar Concentrating Plant in Abu Dhabi; Obama’s Climate Commitment; Tar Sands Pipeline Corrosion, and more

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The oil from the Canadian Alberta Tar Sands contains more sulfur than other oil so it is more corrosive and wears through pipelines quicker. Would you want this oil suddenly flowing through the pipelines in your community? Some people in New England…

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EarthTalk: China’s Carbon Emissions

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I understand that China is about to overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest global warming polluter. What is China doing to address this issue as well as its other environmental impacts as such a populous nation? – Sophie N.,…

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EarthTalk: Do Volcanic Eruptions Emit More Greenhouse Gases Than From Human Activity?

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Could it really be true that a single large volcanic eruption launches more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the amount generated by all of humanity over history? – Steve Schlemmer, London, England This argument that human-caused carbon emissions are merely a…

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