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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
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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
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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.

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Study of centuries of weather suggests record warming ahead

Published: 
Fri, 03/08/2013 - 3:18pm
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Energy

First the good news: In the last 11,300 years, humans have endured a planet warmer than today's, even as they set about building their earliest civilizations.

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Drought forecast to persist in much of U.S., especially the West

Published: 
Fri, 02/22/2013 - 7:49am
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Water

Much of the West continues to struggle with unusually dry conditions, raising the prospect of another year of wildfires, stunted crops and unnavigable stretches of river in various parts of the country, according to a federal assessment.