climate change

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Climate Maverick to Quit NASA

Published: 
Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:26pm
Category: 
Energy

James E. Hansen, the climate scientist who issued the clearest warning of the 20th century about the dangers of global warming, will retire from NASA this week, giving himself more freedom to pursue political and legal efforts to limit greenhouse gases.

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A Model for Reducing Emissions

Published: 
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:24pm
Category: 
Energy

Who would have thought the United States would one day be a leader in cutting greenhouse gas emissions?

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Environmental Woes Could Reverse Global Development

Published: 
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 8:40am
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Climate change and other environmental disasters could put 3.1 billion people into extreme poverty by 2050, if no significant steps are taken, says an annual United Nations report on the state of global development.

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Cities Weigh Taking Over From Private Utilities

Published: 
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 1:47pm
Category: 
Energy

Across the country, cities are showing a renewed interest in taking over the electricity business from private utilities, reflecting intensifying concerns about climate change, responses to power disruptions and a desire to pump more renewable energy into the grid.

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Top U.S. Admiral: Climate Change Biggest Threat

Published: 
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:32am
Category: 
Energy

Despite renewed threats from nuclear North Korea, missile stockpiling in China and a standoff between China and Japan over a small string of islands, the head of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific fleet has declared the greatest threat to long-term peace in the region is climate change.