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The era of climate change denial is over

Posted by Pierce 367 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.theguardian.com

Since 1954, the World Meteorological Organization has been naming extreme storms after people. As scientific evidence shows that climate change is creating increasingly frequent and devastating storms, and with climate scientists declaring these extreme weather events as the new normal, we propose a new naming system. A system that names extreme storms caused by climate change, after the policy m ... Read More

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As air pollution from fracking rises, EPA to set rules

Posted by Hadian 367 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.lakewyliepilot.com

The rush to capture natural gas from hydraulic fracturing has led to giant compressor stations alongside backyard swing sets, drilling rigs in sight of front porches, and huge flares at gas wells alongside country roads.
Air pollution from fracking includes the fumes breathed in by people nearby, as well as smog spread over a wide region and emissions of the greenhouse gas methane.
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Jordan, Israel in advanced talks on water deal

Posted by AHamed 372 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.ynetnews.com

The main obstacle facing the project is financial. The World Bank is ready to grant Jordan five billion dollars, but conditions it on cutting subsidies, which the kingdom has yet to comply with. In addition, Jordan will have to come up with $2.6 billion on its own, which does not seem likely at the moment. The project has also come under fire from environmental organizations, concerned with the p ... Read More

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The water pirates of Willits | Aspen Daily News Online

Posted by jgonzalez 376 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.aspendailynews.com

In El Jebel Colorado, people have always been use to seeing flowing rivers. But due to higher amount of water demands and local individuals pulling water from rivers with pumps many local individuals are becoming concern of the individuals stealing water since they have no water rights to the rivers. Though this is a problem to small for the state at the moment, many wish to stop this problem now ... Read More

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Soil Biodiversity Will Be Crucial to Future Land Management and Response to Climate Change

Posted by rdavtalab 377 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.sciencedaily.com

Research by scientists at The University of Manchester and Lancaster shows maintaining healthy soil biodiversity can play an important role in optimising land management programmes to reap benefits from the living soil. The findings, published in the latest edition of the journal PNAS, extend the understanding about the factors that regulate soil biodiversity.
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South Flood Threat Arises as Tropical Storm May Form in Gulf

Posted by Pierce 378 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.accuweather.com

A tropical depression or storm could form in the Gulf this weekend while also bringing flooding rain to the Southeast. Development across the Caribbean and Gulf has been a concern since early in the week, with numerous scenarios. However, meteorologists have been getting closer to a consensus on how this system will play out. ... Read More

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Defense Contractor: Climate Change Could Create "Business Opportunities"

Posted by Pierce 380 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.motherjones.com

Of all the business opportunities presented by global warming, Raytheon Company may have found one of the most alarming. The Massachusetts-based defense contractor—which makes everything from communications systems to Tomahawk missiles—thinks that future "security concerns" caused by climate change could mean expanded sales of its military products. ... Read More

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Climate change is already pummeling energy infrastructure

Posted by Amir 381 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.hcn.org

A massive cold front settled over the American Southwest in the early days of February 2011. The mercury in Albuquerque hit seven below zero; snow birds in Tucson shivered in sub 20-degree temps; and Nogales, on the border with Mexico, reached a frigid 11 degrees. While such temperatures may seem balmy to northerners, they wreaked havoc in places where playing a few rounds of golf in January is t ... Read More

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