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The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world’s atmosphere reached a daily average of 400 parts per million (ppm), according to measurements taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, the Guardian reported. The measurement is the highest recorded at the observatory, and scientists believe similar CO2 levels have not been seen for several […]

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Food Sustainability A new interactive tool, developed by the nonprofit Oxfam, rates the supply chains of the ten largest global food companies on their performance in areas like water consumption and human rights, The New York Times reported. Oxfam hopes the scorecards will spur consumers to demand more from their favorite food brands. Extreme Weather […]

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ChiAsia and Climate Change Ten Asian cities throughout India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are taking part in a pilot project to assess their vulnerability to climate change and develop urban planning methods to improve their resilience, AlertNet reported. A lawsuit filed by two non-governmental organizations in China—the first case of its kind—seeks to gain compensation […]

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Diminishing supplies of water, metals and biomass could slow the deployment of clean energy technologies by 2035, Reuters reported, citing a new study by the Stockholm Environment Institute and by business initiative 3C. Some low-carbon technologies use more water than conventional fuels. Read the policy brief to find out why cutting carbon emissions and saving […]

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Climate Change Fossil fuels will supply 85 percent of the world’s energy in 2050 if current trends persist, creating a 50 percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new environmental outlook released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Reuters reported. A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists identifies the top […]

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Prices for farmland in the United States are rising as water-strapped countries like China turn to foreign sources for their grain, Forbes reported. China plans to boost its domestic grain production by expanding its man-made rain programs, according to the 12th Five-Year Plan, China Daily reported. Livestock production needs to become more efficient to provide […]

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Thawing permafrost is releasing large plumes of methane gas into the atmosphere from the Arctic seabed, Russian researchers found, according to the Independent. If the trend continues, scientists fear the greenhouse gas could significantly impact climate change. Severe weather events such as monsoons and hurricanes may add stress to fault lines, triggering earthquakes, Discovery News […]

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Levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have hit record highs, according to the World Meteorological Organization, UPI reported. Even higher levels are on the horizon as greenhouse gas emissions continue to accelerate. Arctic sea ice is melting faster, and on a larger scale, than it has since at least the year 561, The New […]

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Developing countries are bearing the brunt of environmental burdens — including drought, water pollution and extreme weather — with little help from prosperous countries, according to the United Nations Development Program’s newest annual report on worldwide quality of life, the Associated Press reported. The report also says that progress made in these developing countries could […]

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Climate change may threaten rural livelihoods and force millions of people to move to vulnerable, ill-prepared cities, The New York Times reported, citing a British government study. United States Cities across the United States are drastically raising water prices to pay for fixes to their crumbling water infrastructure, Bloomberg reported. In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel […]

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently published its annual report on global energy projections. Though renewable energy sources and nuclear power, along with unconventional fossil fuels, will phase out coal production over the next two decades, it will not be at the pace necessary to offset greenhouse gas emissions

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Drought-stricken Texas is desperately behind and short of funds to meet the goals of a 2007 blueprint to guarantee the water needs of its rapidly expanding population, Associated Press reported. More than four years after the latest water plan was published, Texas has allocated just $1.4 billion of the $53 billion needed to build the […]

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Leading global clothing brands source products from Chinese suppliers that pollute rivers with toxic chemicals banned in Europe and elsewhere, Reuters reported, citing a Greenpeace report published on Wednesday. Africa Drought East Africa’s devastating drought is likely the result of strong seasonal weather phenomenon in the region and is not tied to climate change, UPI […]

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Preliminary report describes an infant cellulosic biofuels industry with a mandate to grow up fast.

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In all of the recent news about climate change, leaked emails, complex negotiations, and watered-down agreements in Copenhagen, one fact has’t received enough attention. The climate “hoax” is real.

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