One million cubic metres of waste near Sellafield are housed at a site that was a mistake, admits Environment Agency
The Guardian, By Rob Edwards, April 20
Britain’s nuclear dump is virtually certain to be eroded by rising sea levels and to contaminate the Cumbrian coast with large amounts of radioactive waste, according to an [...]
AP, By Josh Lederman & Dina Cappiello, April 18
Washington – The Obama administration is extending indefinitely its review of the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections.
In a surprise announcement as Washington was winding down for Easter, the State [...]
McClatchy, By Sean Cockerham, April 17
Washington — Coal, the former king of American energy, is making a comeback after being left for dead in favor of cleaner-burning natural gas.
For years coal has been losing market share as the American fracking boom created a flood of cheap and abundant natural gas. But natural gas [...]
Leaked draft shows emissions grew nearly twice as fast from 2000-10 as in previous 30 years – despite economic slowdown
The Guardian, By Suzanne Goldenberg, April 11
Greenhouse gas emissions grew nearly twice as fast over the past decade as in the previous 30 years, bringing the world closer to warming that will bring dramatic [...]
From food shortages to loss of species, the latest IPCC report paints a bleak picture for the planet.
The Independent, By Steve Connor, March 31
The negative effects of climate change are [...]
The UN has issued yet another firm and fact-filled statement with respect to global warming:
Politicians discussing climate change until the very end
Isaac Cordal is famous for tackling big political issues through a tiny medium. In his series “Waiting for Climate Change,” Cordal created a set of ephemeral and partially submerged installations to draw attention to rising sea level change. Laced with black humor, these grim and apocalyptic [...]
From the Register:
A trio of glaciers in a vast region of northeastern Greenland previously thought to be stable are thinning and moving into the sea, forcing climate scientists to reevaluate their projections of sea-level rise upward.
“We’re seeing an acceleration of ice loss,” study coauthor Michael Bevis of Ohio State University told USA Today. [...]
Climate Central, By Bobby Magill, March 10
Oil refineries and drilling platforms in the U.S. are vulnerable to sea level rise and greater storm surge. Fuel pipelines, barges, railways and storage tanks are vulnerable to melting permafrost and severe weather. Warming seas and water shortages put nuclear and other electric power plants at risk. Power [...]
….Trippingly off the tongue:
Los Angeles Times, By Michael. A Memoli and Kathleen Hennessey, February 24
Washington — President Obama told the nation’s governors Monday that a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline could come in a matter of months, signaling he did not intend to let a recent court ruling derail his decision on whether to approve the [...]
Deutsche Welle, February 15
The US and China have agreed to cooperate more closely in combating global warming during a visit by Secretary of State John Kerry to Beijing. The top US diplomat also urged Beijing to ease its internet controls.
Beijing – In a joint statement on Saturday the US and China said [...]
Now our national power grid has become a matter of national security:
The Australian AAP – LAST year tied for the sixth-hottest on record, confirming that Earth’s climate system is in the grip of warming that will affect generations to come, the UN’s weather agency says.
“This is confirmation of the trend of global warming of the planet,” World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) chief Michel Jarraud said on [...]
AP, By Josh Lederman, February 4
Washington — Aiming to help rural communities deal with climate change, the Obama administration is creating seven regional “climate hubs” that will serve as clearinghouses for information and outreach about extreme weather across the U.S.
Based at existing Agriculture Department facilities, the hubs aim to help farmers and [...]