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Arctic storms speed up release of methane plumes

A stormier Arctic could fast-track the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, potentially accelerating global warming.<p>“Significant quantities of methane …

Fun and games help people go green, says study

Eco-themed games were a good way to reach people about environmental issues, the study found<p><b>Playing games can help change attitudes and behaviour towards environmental issues, a study has suggested.</b><p>Consultant Paula Owen, who carried out the 12-month "eco-games" study, said the results highlighted …

World’s Largest Landfill Will Soon Be NYC’s Biggest Solar Plant

On Monday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that Freshkills Park on Staten Island, once the world’s largest landfill, will soon be …

Viewpoint: Why do people hate the word 'chemicals'?

<b>Chemistry is everywhere in the world around us - so why are we so scared of it, asks Dr Mark Lorch.</b><p>I really enjoy my job, I'm a chemist in academia. I get to wallow in the fascinating world of research science and then pass on my passions to eager young minds.<p>But my job is even better than that. …

Chernobyl's arch: Sealing off a radioactive sarcophagus

<b>Work began in recent days to remove, bit by bit, the giant chimney protruding from the Chernobyl nuclear power station. It's one small part of a mammoth engineering project, now nearing completion, designed to slash the risk of another major release of radioactivity.</b><p>Massive and glittering in the …

Nutrient Pollution

Why farming subsidies still distort advantages and cause food insecurity

For developing countries, it seems, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite all the talk of global power shifts and the rise of emerging economies, the runup to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Bali next week has once again forced developing countries …

Genetic mutation increases risk of Parkinson's disease from pesticides

A team of researchers has brought new clarity to the picture of how gene-environmental interactions can kill nerve cells that make dopamine. Dopamine …

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Evolve Beyond Planetary Boundaries

In the two years since climate treaty talks fizzled in Copenhagen, the international community finally seemed to be learning from its mistakes. A …

Framing

Planetary Boundaries as Millenarian Prophesies: A Guest Post by Steve Rayner

<i>This is a guest post by Steve Rayner, Oxford University, and is distilled from a forthcoming book chapter that Steve has co-authored with Clare</i> …

More money for climate change: will Warsaw deliver?

Global policymakers cannot rely on the private sector to provide the finance to combat climate change; governments must lead, writes Helena Wright<p>Following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, there have been increasing calls for more financial investment to prevent climate change. Scientists warn …

Climate

Africa's best hope of combating climate change is to share knowledge

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, and Africa is the most vulnerable continent to its impact. A crucial determinant of the continent's future is how well adaptation strategies are developed and implemented throughout the region. Adaptation is knowledge intensive, and there is …

How to discuss climate change with your uncle during the holidays

If your holiday dinner conversation turns into a debate over global warming, here are a few tips for staying cool while standing up for science.<p>Most …

Ministers 'fail to monitor whether green energy levies work’, National Audit Office warns

Spending watchdog says government not monitoring “energy policy outcomes” when assessing costs of levies on consumer bills<p>Ministers are failing to properly assess whether billions of pounds of levies charged to consumer energy bills are actually achieving desired policy aims, the National Audit …

Beyond Shellfish, Ocean Acidification is Bad for People (Op-Ed)

<i>Lisa Suatoni is a senior scientist in the Oceans Program at NRDC. This Op-Ed was adapted from a post to the NRDC blog</i> Switchboard<i>. Suatoni</i> …

Do you have an idea that could innovate the energy industry? Enter this contest

<b>LONDON:</b> A competition designed to find innovative solutions to the world's energy challenge has been launched, with <b>The Climate Group's CEO, Mark</b> …

Flood protection and resilience

Please don't steal me

A new study finds that equipment used in scientific field research can best be protected from theft and vandalism by tagging it with a polite, personal message that provides a brief overview of the research and an appeal to leave the equipment undisturbed.<p>Field research can be very expensive …

Ocean acidification could trigger economic devastation

Coral reefs, shellfish, and even top predators such as tuna could be devastated as human carbon-dioxide emissions continue to acidify the world’s …

Associated Press News

Eyes water, throats burn as Iran's capital endures siege of smog

TEHRAN -- The Iranian capital has long been known for its smog, but pollution in recent days has taken an eye-watering turn for the worse, hampering visibility and causing authorities to shutter schools and curtail the number of cars allowed in the city center.<p>Children and the elderly have been …

Ukraine: tens of thousands hold vigil in Kyiv to urge signing of EU trade deal

Tens of thousands of people gathered in the centre of Kyiv, on Thursday evening, holding a vigil to urge the prime minister to sign a trade deal with Europe<p>Taking part was the biggest ever student demonstration in the city. They chanted slogans such as “Youth of the nation is for European …

More Than 40 Killed In Libya Depot Blast As Clashes With Militants Continue

The incidents highlighted the turmoil in Libya where the government is trying to restore order in the oil producing country, which is awash with weapons after the 2011 ouster of Muammar Gaddafi.<p>The blast in Brak al-Chati, near the main southern city of Sabha, happened after a group of 43 locals and …

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Business (Canada)

Latvia store collapse: Maxima boss fired over comments

<b>The head of a supermarket chain in Latvia has lost his job over controversial comments he made after the collapse of a shop in Riga.</b><p>Gintaras Jasinskas, chairman of Maxima Latvia, sparked anger by saying: "It is those who feel guilty who resign."<p>His remarks came after he was asked whether any …