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IPCC 5 in Haiku.

Amazing what the bout of the flu can do. International climate scientist Gregory Johnson, who co-authored the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th report, which came out in September, has simplified the 2000 page preview report into 19 illustrated haiku. I feel I understand it better now! https://www ... keep reading

Written by Gregory Johnson in December 2013, about Art & Culture, Education, Politics & Government

Russian parliament gives amnesty to 'Arctic 30'

The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no amnesty for the Arctic.” The Duma today voted for an amendment that extends an amnesty ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in December 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government

Increased energy efficiency in China could “strand” Australian mining projects

The Chinese government is pushing manufacturers, and in particular, steelmakers, to be more energy efficient, reducing demand for Australian coal. Image: Johannes 'volty' Hemmerlein Rapid increases in energy efficiency in Chinese manufacturing, especially in the steel production sector, will temper demand for Australian coal exports and put billions of dollars ... keep reading

Written by Kylar Loussikian- The Conversation in December 2013, about Carbon Trading, Coal & Oil, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Industry & Business

China roars ahead with renewables

Despite being the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, China is increasing its renewable sources of energy- Image: Fernando Tomás China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has just released some remarkable data on the addition of new electric generating capacity in 2013. China’s electric power system has been ... keep reading

Written by John Matthew and Hao Tan- The Conversation in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Green energy, Solar (1 comment)

Sumatra's unique ecosystem in danger of extinction

A new scientific organization—ALERT, the Alliance of Leading Environmental Scientists and Thinkers—has urged Indonesian officials to support World Heritage listing for a critically endangered ecosystem on the island of Sumatra. In recent years, Sumatra’s forests have been rapidly felled for industrial plantations and slash-and-burn farming. Now the ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters (1 comment)

The correlation between climate change and ice cores.

For a lazy Sunday here and everywhere, here is a quick animation from one of our readers explaining ice cores and how they teach us about climate change. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BgD9xul16g&feature=youtu.be keep reading

Written by Daniel F in December 2013, about Climate Change, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape

Getting kids involved: recycling

This great article on how to get kids involved in recycling and conservation is originally from Au Pair Jobs. In a world where technology rules and children are engaged by smart phones, video games and web surfing, it’s difficult to see beyond their own needs. As a nanny or ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F in December 2013, about Children and Families, Computing, Education, Recycling

Arctic 30 to stay in Russia.

The Russian authorities have told the Arctic 30 that they cannot leave the country, defying the ruling of an international court which ordered that they should be allowed to go home immediately.Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee has written to one of the 30 - Anne Mie Jensen from Denmark - indicating ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F in December 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Poaching still an international problem

Nature has funny ways of doing things. Rhinos, elephants and lions have no natural predators, but as the great flowchart in the link shows, this doesn't matter. Both the survival and demise of the species are consequences of human actions. While around 18,000 new animal, insect or plant ... keep reading

Written by Source in December 2013, about Environment & Wildlife, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Climate projections for the US revealed.

For the first time, maps and summaries of historical and projected temperature and precipitation changes for the 21st century for the continental U.S. are accessible at a county-by-county level on a website developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the College of Earth, Oceanic and ... keep reading

Written by Vicki B. in December 2013, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters

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