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Climate & Energy

3 Oct 2012

The Arctic – What’s the Rush?

Arctic sea ice shrank recently to its lowest recorded extent. Although it was a record, it was not an isolated event. The last six years have seen the lowest summer sea ice levels since monitoring began.

2 Oct 2012

Output not stockpiles key to cap food cost-EU aid chief

Building strategic agricultural stocks to curb market volatility, as proposed by France, would not be the most effective way to tame food prices, EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said on Monday.

1 Oct 2012

Conflicting reports fuel fracking debate tied to Wyoming town

Government testing of a drinking water aquifer near a tiny Wyoming town has shown concentrations of gases like ethane and propane and diesel compounds, but a natural gas company said it did not cause the contamination.

1 Oct 2012

Fish to shrink as global warming leaves them gasping for oxygen

By Alister Doyle | 30 September 2012 (Reuters) – Fish are likely to get smaller on average by 2050 because global warming will cut the amount of oxygen in the oceans […]

28 Sep 2012

Germany’s Merkel denies misleading public over nuclear dump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday denied she had lied to the public about the suitability of a permanent location for the country’s central nuclear waste dump when she was environment minister in the 1990s.

28 Sep 2012

Swift action needed to save world’s declining fisheries-study

Swift action is required to save many of the world’s fisheries that are declining faster than expected, a study in a leading scientific journal shows.

28 Sep 2012

U.S. states struggle with water woes amid drought

The worst drought in more than half a century baked more than two thirds of the continental United States this summer and its harsh effects continue to plague the parched cities and towns of the Great Plains.

26 Sep 2012

Setting an example, Tanzanians wary of investments that leave them, the world poorer

By Birdlife International | 26 September 2012 Stakeholders have given a nod of approval to a new economic analysis study showing that soda ash mining at Lake Natron is not […]

26 Sep 2012

More than 100 million people will die, global growth to be cut, if the world fails to tackle climate change

It said the effects of climate change had lowered global output by 1.6 percent of world GDP, or by about $1.2 trillion a year, and losses could double to 3.2 percent of global GDP by 2030 if global temperatures are allowed to rise, surpassing 10 percent before 2100

25 Sep 2012

Conservatives urge House Speaker to nix wind tax credit

Forty-seven Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing Speaker John Boehner to eliminate the wind production tax credit, a tax break that has split Republicans and drawn criticism from presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.