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Study Shows Carbon Sequestration Can Cause Quakes

Study Shows Carbon Sequestration Can Cause Quakes

Two scientists have found evidence that underground carbon dioxide injection in oil and gas fields may cause earthquakes, a finding that suggests carbon sequestration projects could shake the earth, too.… Read More

‘Forest People’ Can Gather Necessary Carbon Data

‘Forest People’ Can Gather Necessary Carbon Data

You don’t have to be a sophisticated scientist equipped with all the latest gizmos in order to work out just how effective a particular forest is as a carbon sink, a critical way of soaking up greenhouse gases. The job, researchers believe, can be done just as accurately by the people who live in the forests, most of whom probably have neither mod… Read More

What Happens When the World Dries Out

What Happens When the World Dries Out

A warmer, drier world will be bad news for those people who already live on the edge. Higher temperatures will do more than evaporate the soil moisture: they will alter the natural soil chemistry as well. Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, in Seville, Spain, and fellow scientists report in Nature that they looked at soil… Read More

Green Climate Fund Can Power Poor Countries

Green Climate Fund Can Power Poor Countries

A vast program of financing solar, wind and other renewable electricity technologies for developing countries using the UN’s new Green Climate Fund is proposed this week. The Fund is currently being set up by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to “provide support to developing countries to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emis… Read More

Storm Science, HFCs, a Warming Arctic and Fracking

Storm Science, HFCs, a Warming Arctic and Fracking

Limits on HFCs, fracking fallout and Alaska and the Arctic experience warmer temps. … Read More

Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply

Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply

Humankind could be about to exchange one kind of energy crisis for another. The switch from the finite store of fossil fuels to renewable sources could involve a huge additional demand for the world’s equally finite store of metals and minerals. Three French CRNS scientists – Olivier Vidal and Nicholas Arndt of the University of Grenoble and Bruno… Read More

Obama Administration Takes Action on Climate ‘Resilience’

Obama Administration Takes Action on Climate ‘Resilience’

The Executive Order enshrines the climate change buzzword of the post-Hurricane Sandy era, climate “resilience,” into the language of the federal bureaucracy by directing agencies to work with state, local, and tribal leaders to determine how they can make it easier for communities to prepare for climate change-related impacts.… Read More

Countries Inch Forward on Proposal to Limit HFCs

Countries Inch Forward on Proposal to Limit HFCs

Despite high hopes going into the Bangkok talks, negotiators did not move the amendment toward formal considerations after developing countries, led by India, raised questions about the costs and availability of alternatives to HFCs and the viability of tackling global warming within a treaty system designed to handle a different environmental chal… Read More