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9 questions about climate change you were too embarrassed to ask
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:38 PM

Basic answers to basic questions about global warming and the future climate.

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Toxic particle linked to diesel kills 6,000 a year in Germany
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:37 PM

Some 6,000 early deaths linked to nitrogen oxides are recorded each year in Germany, the Federal Environmental Agency said on Thursday, providing more evidence of the health hazards posed by the toxic particles mostly produced by diesel engines.

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Why efforts to use green fuels sometimes run afoul
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:36 PM

Various microorganisms thrive on gasoline and diesel fuel, substances that are clearly toxic to humans and animals. Unfortunately, this bug love can lead to fuel contamination, clogged or fouled equipment, and if left unchecked, even engine failure.

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Fisheries output to plunge unless global warming reeled in
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:34 PM

Global fisheries output will slump by 20 percent by 2300 and by 60 percent in the worst-hit North Atlantic region if governments fail to slow long-term global warming, a U.S. team of scientists said on Thursday.

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How air pollution has put a brake on global warming
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:32 PM

In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Norwegian climate scientist Bjrn H. Samset talks about the results of his team’s recent research showing that aerosols linked to human activities cool the planet far more than previously believed.

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Climate skeptic oversaw sprawling review of agency policy
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:30 PM

A longtime federal employee who sees “good news” in rising greenhouse gases was tasked early in the Trump administration with retooling the Interior Department’s public positions on climate change, according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Tepco’s ‘ice wall’ fails to freeze Fukushima’s toxic water buildup
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:29 PM

A costly “ice wall” is failing to keep groundwater from seeping into the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, data from operator Tokyo Electric Power Co shows, preventing it from removing radioactive melted fuel at the site seven years after the disaster.

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Recycled wastewater at your tap? It could be soon in Arizona
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:28 PM

Arizona has been reusing treated sewage for more than 90 years. Now a new set of rules will allow highly treated wastewater to be plumbed directly into homes and businesses, explains hydrogeologist Chuck Graf.

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Norway’s wealth fund may expand emissions blacklist to more companies
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:25 PM

The ethics watchdog for Norway’s $1-trillion sovereign wealth may blacklist more companies that produce too much greenhouse gas by scrutinizing more industry sectors, including shipping and power.

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U.S. Energy Secretary calls reducing fossil fuel use “immoral”
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:24 PM

Speaking at an energy conference in Texas, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry called international efforts to slash fossil fuel use “immoral,” arguing that the shift threatens economic progress in developing nations and keeps people in poverty.

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Wind turbines are getting taller, bigger, and more powerful
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:21 PM

The latest model has blades longer than football fields.

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Are Trump’s fossil fuel policies hurting chances for shareholder resolutions on climate risk?
Thursday March 08th 2018, 9:20 PM

Dozens of investor resolutions ask oil, gas and electric companies to assess their climate-related risks. Some executives see Trump policies as reason to say no.

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