Earth - Environment news

A climate idea comes of age: Zero emissions

Pulling a worn, yellowed copy of the 1992 U.N. climate change convention from her handbag, Farhana Yamin points to the paragraph that states its goal: To stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations at a level ...

Dec 10, 2014
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Cool Yule as Paris bans log fires

Lounging by a roaring fire on a cold winter evening may be one of life's simplest forms of pleasure for homebodies but this will soon be a distant memory in Paris as authorities ban wood burning.

Dec 05, 2014
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Improving media coverage of climate science

Climate science makes headlines every day: "Shrinking Sea Ice Could Put Polar Bears In Grave Peril by 2100." "Climate Change May Spark More Lightning Strikes, Igniting Wildfires." "U.S., British Data Show ...

Dec 03, 2014
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Land use looms as large factor in global warming

For the world's deteriorating environment, don't blame burning fossil fuels exclusively. Land use and land cover changes contribute about 40 percent to "radiative forcing," a key underlying factor in global warming, according ...

Dec 04, 2014
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Small drains mean big problems at 'baby beaches'

High fecal counts frequently detected at so-called "baby beaches" may not be diaper-related. UC Irvine researchers found that during summer months, small drainpipes emptying into enclosed ocean bays have a disproportionate ...

Dec 03, 2014
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