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2014/12/18 19:33
2014/12/18 19:33
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A deal struck in Lima between 196 nations on Dec. 14 leaves open the possibility of saving the planet from dangerous overheating. But its critics say the prospects of success are now slim. The talks...
2014/12/18 19:33
2014/12/18 19:33
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2014/12/18 15:09
2014/12/18 15:09
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Amanda Armstrong schedules her life around the tides. For the past year and a half, she's had to navigate rising waters that saturate the lawn of her red-brick house in Norfolk, Virginia, and...
2014/12/17 20:08
2014/12/17 20:08
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Even as we witness rising sea levels, record high temperatures and increasingly violent storm systems, it's still easy for us to ignore the harbingers of global warming and convince ourselves that...
2014/12/17 07:54
2014/12/17 07:54
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Chanukah is a holiday where we consume lots of oil-drenched foods. But beyond these dishes, what is the connection between oil and Chanukah? Actually, a lot, and it has to do with our agricultural...
2014/12/16 15:19
2014/12/16 15:19
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Cattle graze near the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant near Herald, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) It's no secret that there has long been suspicion, on the...
2014/12/16 14:23
2014/12/16 14:23
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A carbon-curbing deal struck in Lima on Sunday was a watered-down compromise where national intransigence threatened the goal of a pact to save Earth's climate system, green groups said. The...
2014/12/15 21:09
2014/12/15 21:09
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Every year, almost ten thousand professional vacationeers gather in some exotic holiday location, like Cancún, Buenos Aires, Bali, Durban or, most recently, Lima, Peru. They do so at the expense of...
2014/12/15 14:43
2014/12/15 14:43
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The Union of Concerned Scientists on the Climate Talks in Peru A far greater sense of urgency is needed to secure a comprehensive post-2020 climate agreement at next December’s summit in...
2014/12/15 12:16
2014/12/15 12:16
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The path to a climate deal in Paris next year is littered with obstacles, foremost being how to differentiate between what industrialized nations must do to cut pollution and what commitments will be...
2014/12/15 09:39
2014/12/15 09:39
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Four years ago, the world's nations vowed to forge a pact by the end of 2015 that would tame climate change and bequeath a safer planet to future generations. Operational from 2020, the accord would...
2014/12/14 20:55
2014/12/14 20:55
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Negotiators in Peru are struggling to reach agreement and Australia has been accused of "creative accounting" in the dying hours of the United Nations climate change talks. Negotiators in Peru are...
2014/12/14 08:55
2014/12/14 08:55
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Climate change talks in Lima have pulled back from the brink of disaster but the prospect of a future global climate change deal in Paris next year is now under a cloud. Late on Saturday night in...
2014/12/13 10:59
2014/12/13 10:59
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The latest draft text is a watered down version of the earlier seven-page one and once again the national contributions of countries is mitigation-centric. After objections to a new draft text...
2014/12/12 16:49
2014/12/12 16:49
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Behind a Peruvian army base near Lima, ministers and officials from nearly two hundred countries are trying today to agree on a draft text to avoid dangerous global warming. The hosts, led by Peru’s...
2014/12/12 08:02
2014/12/12 08:02
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All of the highly radioactive nuclear waste now cooling in spent fuel pools at the San Onofre nuclear generating station will be moved into less risky dry cask storage by 2019, Southern California...
2014/12/11 18:22
2014/12/11 18:22
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COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI — Federal regulators found a safety violation involving monitoring of workers for radiation exposure at the Palisades nuclear power plant in Covert Township early this year,...
2014/12/10 22:39
2014/12/10 22:39
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Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food? Manyplants we eat today are a result of genetic modifications that would never occur in nature. Scientists have long been altering the genes of food crops,...
2014/12/10 19:16
2014/12/10 19:16
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If you wrap your new car around a tree beside the interstate, the U.S. government values your life at $9 million. If you’re at risk from a nuclear accident, you’re priced at just $3 million. Those...
2014/12/09 13:06
2014/12/09 13:06
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LIMA, Peru — Washington is on track to meet its targets for reducing emissions in heat-trapping greenhouse gases despite an uptick last year, U.S. officials insisted at climate talks Monday. Quizzed...
2014/12/09 03:50
2014/12/09 03:50
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About 75 square miles of Northeast Florida real estate could be inundated by rising seas within 25 years. Or not. Water to cover that ground might not arrive for another 50 years, maybe longer. But...
2014/12/18 19:33
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