Global Warming

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Slowdown in Carbon Emissions Worldwide, but Coal Burning Continues to Grow

Published: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:47pm
Category: 
Energy

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are slowing somewhat from the rapid pace of the last decade, new figures show, but growth in coal burning continues to outstrip the growth in other forms of energy, and experts said the world remains far from meeting international goals on climate change.

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Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon

Published: 
Thu, 12/05/2013 - 9:43pm
Category: 
Energy

More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to control global warming.

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Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

Published: 
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:13am

Climatic changes -- and the results of those changes -- could occur within decades or even sooner, and they are becoming a greater concern for scientists, according to a new paper from the National Academy of Sciences.

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South Florida Faces Ominous Prospects From Rising Waters

Published: 
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 8:37am
Category: 
Water

In the most dire predictions, South Florida’s delicate barrier islands, coastal communities and captivating subtropical beaches will be lost to the rising waters in as few as 100 years.

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Fossil Fuels Receive $500 Billion A Year In Government Subsidies Worldwide

Published: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:19am
Category: 
Energy

Producers of oil, gas and coal received more than $500 billion in government subsidies around the world in 2011, with the richest nations collectively spending more than $70 billion every year to support fossil fuels.