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Govt reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown - Yahoo News

Posted by Pooria 306 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://news.yahoo.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the government reopened its doors, congressional budget negotiators met Thursday and acknowledged that their search for agreements on deficit reduction and spending cuts has no assurance of achieving their goals. ... Read More

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BBC News - Air pollution 'still harming Europeans' health'

Posted by Pooria 306 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.bbc.co.uk

The European Environment Agency (EEA) listed tiny airborne particles and ozone as posing a "significant threat".

However, the authors said nations had significantly cut emissions of a number of pollutants, including sulphur dioxide, lead and carbon monoxide. ... Read More

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Without Plants, Earth Would Cook Under Billions of Tons of Additional Carbon

Posted by Amir 306 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.sciencedaily.com

Enhanced growth of Earth's leafy greens during the 20th century has significantly slowed the planet's transition to being red-hot, according to the first study to specify the extent to which plants have prevented climate change since pre-industrial times. Researchers based at Princeton University found that land ecosystems have kept the planet cooler by absorbing billions of tons of carbon, espec ... Read More

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Study concludes climate change will wreak havoc on oceans by 2100

Posted by Amir 306 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://phys.org

A new study looking at the impacts of climate change on the world's ocean systems concludes that by the year 2100, about 98 percent of the oceans will be affected by acidification, warming temperatures, low oxygen, or lack of biological productivity – and most areas will be stricken by a multitude of these stressors.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-10-climate-wreak-havoc-oceans.html#jC ... Read More

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EPA to Allow Consumption of Toxic Fracking Wastewater by Wildlife and Livestock

Posted by Hadian 310 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.thesleuthjournal.com

Millions of gallons of water laced with toxic chemicals from oil and gas drilling rigs are pumped for consumption by wildlife and livestock with the formal approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to public comments filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Contrary to its own regulations, EPA is issuing permits for surface application of dr ... Read More

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Water resources and dams in Iraqi Kurdistan - Todays Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news

Posted by Pooria 311 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.todayszaman.com

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Gomaspan-Bastorah dam, 30 kilometers from the city of Arbil, last week.
This project, which is estimated to cost some $90 billion, it is aimed at taking advantage of and developing the rich water resources in Iraqi Kurdistan. The lack of development of water resources has ca ... Read More

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Arizona Utility Tries Storing Solar Energy for Use in the Dark - NYTimes.com

Posted by Mousa 305 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.nytimes.com

Utilities are experimenting with ways to store the sun’s energy as heat, converting it into electricity before dawn and after dusk. ... Read More

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Oil Companies Are Sued for Waste of Natural Gas - NYTimes.com

Posted by Mousa 305 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.nytimes.com

Owners of mineral rights filed 10 suits to obtain royalties lost when the natural gas produced in oil drilling in North Dakota is burned. ... Read More

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