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112 Articles by Bruce Bisset

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 14 August 09

The huge Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica is melting four times faster than it was 10 years ago, with the surface of the ice dropping up to 16 metres per year. At the present rate the glacier could disappear within 100 years, adding 3cm to global sea levels – and if ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in August 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Transport, Water

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 13 August 09

Hurricanes in the Atlantic are more frequent than at any time in the last 1,000 years according to a study based on sedimentary trace deposits of wind-blown sand. Current storm activity is about the same as during the so-called medieval warm period, but whereas a prolonged El Nino weather ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in August 2009, about Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 12 August 09

The Obama administration faces a stiff test of its environmental credentials in deciding whether to approve a pipeline carrying greenhouse gas-intensive oil sands fuel from Canada into the US. Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, has the job of deciding whether to approve a 1000-mile pipeline designed to carry up to ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in August 2009, about Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 11 August 09

The US, Canada, and Mexico have agreed to “build capacity and infrastructure” to support an emissions trading scheme, to aim to make the airline industry “carbon neutral”, and to compile a “carbon atlas” to map and share data about significant emitters as well as identify underground sites that could store ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in August 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Politics & Government

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 10 August 09

The Australian economy would suffer a $38 billion loss of income over the next century if the Great Barrier Reef is bleached by climate change, and current predictions are that this World Heritage Site will be one of the first impacted by acidification and rising temperatures. Scotland is becoming the ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in August 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (1 comment)

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 7 August 09

The Arctic Ocean could become a polluted stagnant soup within 60 years if the Transpolar Drift, one of the Arctic’s most powerful currents, disappears as a result of global warming – and new research suggests that it might. Three iconic US glaciers – perhaps the most studied of all – are shrinking ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in August 2009, about Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Lifestyle & Behavior, Philosophy & Religion, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 6 August 09

Your daily dose may be limited in future – if you drink coffee, that is. The world’s most valuable tropical agricultural export grows in a fairly narrow climatic range and is already impacted by climate change. Coffee plantations will soon need to move to maintain harvests – but face stiff competition ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in August 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Computing, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Electric vehicles, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Health, Industry & Business, Pollution, Recycling, Smart Growth, Weather

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 5 August 09

Britain plans to “progressively replace” short-haul flights with high-speed trains. The demise of domestic air travel has been made a priority for the first time; a high-speed rail network will be built to shift 46 million air passengers per year by train instead. Pollution is causing a range of cancers ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in August 2009, about Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Transport (1 comment)

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 4 August 09

Desperate times, huh? America’s major “clean coal” electricity coalition is in trouble for a series of false supporting letters a contractor sent out to members of Congress on its behalf.  The faked letters were supposedly from a range of community and voluntary organisations, but were actually part of the ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in August 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

The Daily Dose: Your Guide to the World Today – 3 August 09

Australia’s proposed carbon trading regime looks set to be defeated in the Senate next week, likely triggering an early general election. However given the Rudd government is well ahead in opinion polls, the defeat could be a blessing in disguise. The annual Asian monsoon, on which millions of farmers ... keep reading

Written by Bruce Bisset in August 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Energy Saving, Politics & Government, Weather

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