The Stream, December 26: Energy Use Across Europe

By 2100, global climate change will shift nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems from one major ecological community type — such as forest, grassland or tundra — to another, according to a new NASA study, Science Daily reported.

A new interactive graphic by the Open Knowledge Foundation shows how energy is produced and consumed across Europe.

The Guardian reviews Britain’s environmental year 2011.

Rising consumption in Asia and the United States has driven global natural gas use by 7.4 percent from its 2009 slump to hit a record 111.9 trillion cubic feet ­in 2010, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute.

See photos of the water patterns in the snow above Ems in central Switzerland.

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