On the eve of a global climate change conference in Stockholm, a U.N. climate body says shrinking glaciers in central Asia and the Himalayas would affect water resources in downstream river catchments, which include China. "Some regions are already near the critical temperature threshold," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a draft summary report obtained by Reuters. "In ... read more >>
If we could take a tiny glass elevator down the trajectory of a Marcellus Shale well, we would see slabs of coal, sandstone, shale and siltstone alternating and colliding with one another for thousands of feet until we finally reach the target rock.
Today, half a dozen local oil and gas companies are forgoing the full ride. They're getting off the elevator halfway down, before the Elk Sands ... read more >>
Reducing fossil-fuel emissions to safer levels would save millions of lives annually by the end of the century, a study said on Sunday.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-09-carbon-cleanup-millions.html#jCp ... read more >>
The “Young Meteorologist Program: Severe Weather Preparedness Adventure” is a single-player educational game created through a partnership with PLAN!TNOW, NOAA, the National Weather Service, and the American Meteorological Society to teach kids how to stay smarter than the weather during hurricanes, lightning storms, flash floods, tornadoes, and winter storms. NWS served as science advisor for th ... read more >>
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society has recently issued the September 2013 ENSO Quick Look.The ENSO Quick Look provides a monthly summary of current and forecast ENSO conditions and places current conditions in historical context. The Quick Look also contains links to a more detailed ENSO statement (the ENSO Update) which provides a more technical discussion of curr ... read more >>
The outgoing government in Norway has buried much-vaunted plans to capture carbon dioxide and store it underground amid mounting costs and delays.
The oil and energy ministry said the development of full-scale carbon dioxide capture at Mongstad oil refinery had been discontinued.
It said it remained committed to research into carbon capture.
When the Labour Party presented the plan in 20 ... read more >>
Mexico continued to contend with flooding and landslides late Monday after two powerful storms that left more than 40 people dead and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands finally began to wane.
Tropical Depression Ingrid, which was at one point a Category 1 hurricane, battered Mexico's northern Gulf Coast, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel, which dissipated into an unorganized ... read more >>
The situation became far more desperate Wednesday in the flooded Mexican beach resort of Acapulco, as the death toll climbed to 80. Tens of thousands of people were stranded after two storms battered large parts of Mexico. Stores were looted and hotels imposed rations. Here are some of the dispatches from the ground. ... read more >>
As a member of the science and technology select committee I am delighted to have secured and be participating in an inquiry into public understanding of climate change. As we have interviewed expert witnesses and considered a range of written evidence, one thing has struck me in particular. While there is an ongoing public discussion on climate change that needs more scientific input and greater ... read more >>
Responsible management of resources is also understood by governments and businesses with their eye on long-term sustainability. Mongolia understands this, at least on the surface, as official talks in the highest levels of government have included green policies overseeing investment, development and economic growth. President Elbegdorj’s “Champion of the Earth” award from the UN Environmental P ... read more >>