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Meat Makes the Planet Thirsty

Published: 
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 1:20pm
Category: 
Water

California is experiencing one of its worst droughts on record. Just two and a half years ago, Folsom Lake, a major reservoir outside Sacramento, was at 83 percent capacity. Today it’s down to 36 percent.

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U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will Be Costly

Published: 
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 10:57am
Category: 
Energy

Nations have so dragged their feet in battling climate change that the situation has grown critical and the risk of severe economic disruption is rising, according to a draft United Nations report.

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Kerry Quietly Makes Priority of Climate Pact

Published: 
Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:59pm

As a young naval officer in Vietnam, John Kerry commanded a Swift boat up the dangerous rivers of the Mekong Delta. But when he returned there last month as secretary of state for the first time since 1969, he spoke not of past firefights but of climate change.

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China To Introduce Carbon Tax

Published: 
Wed, 02/20/2013 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

In a step toward combating global warming, China announced earlier this week that it would implement a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, reports Xinhua, China's official state news agency.

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China Must Exploit Its Shale Gas

Published: 
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 8:53am
Category: 
Energy

If the Senate confirms the nomination of the M.I.T. scientist Ernest J. Moniz as the next energy secretary, as expected, he must use his new position to consider the energy situation not only in the United States, but in China as well.