Noteworthy News

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reached New Highs In 2012, World Meterological Organization Says
Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2012, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Wednesday.
This Little LED of Mine
Nancy Finkelmeier tried to make the switch more than a year ago.
Clearing the Air in China
In the northeast Chinese city of Harbin last week, the air pollution was so thick that schools were closed, traffic became gridlocked and flights in and out of the metropolis were canceled.
Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies
Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and driving up prices at a time when the demand for food is expected to soar, scientists have found.
White House Will Focus on Climate Shifts While Trying to Cut Greenhouse Gases
The White House is expected to take new steps on Friday to help society adapt to global warming, an acknowledgment that worldwide efforts to control emissions will be inadequate to head off big climatic shifts.
Poland, Wedded to Coal, Spurns Europe on Clean Energy Targets
They call it Poland’s biggest hole in the ground.
Looking for a Way Around Keystone XL, Canadian Oil Hits the Rails
Over the past two years, environmentalists have chained themselves to the White House fence and otherwise coalesced around stopping the Keystone XL pipeline as their top priority in the fight against global warming.
China's anti-pollution drive risks running out of gas
A chronic shortage of natural gas is hurting China's plan to move away from burning coal to heat homes and offices, raising the prospect of more choking air pollution this winter and beyond.
How to Feed the World
It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy spoke of ending world hunger, yet on the eve of World Food Day, Oct. 16, the situation remains dire. 
New Clean Air Rules Would Do Little
President Obama's recently proposed regulations to limit carbon-dioxide emissions from new power plants have been much heralded by environmentalists because they would make new coal-fired power plants too costly to operate.