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Train derailment sends oil tanker into West Virginia river

A train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed during a snowstorm in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into the Kanawha River, igniting at least 14 tankers in all and sparking a house fire, officials said.<p>Officials evacuated hundreds of families and shut …

Noise pollution is making us oblivious to the sound of nature, says researcher

Gift of hearing birdsong and trickling water is being lost to a process of ‘learned deafness’, says US scientist, as people screen out background noise<p>The tranquil chorus of the natural world is in danger of being lost to today’s generation as people screen out the noises that surround them, a …

National Parks

Oxfam Claims The Richest 1% Will Own More Than Half The World's Wealth By Next Year

"The scale of global inequality is quite simply staggering and despite the issues shooting up the global agenda, the gap between the richest and the rest is widening fast," Oxfam executive director Winnie Byanyima said.<p>The richest one percent's share of global wealth increased from 44 percent in …

Income Inequality

Here's What Would Happen If We Stopped Emitting Carbon Pollution Right Now

International climate talks in Lima this week are laying the foundation for next year's UN climate summit in Paris. While negotiations about reducing emissions grind on, how much warming are we already locked into? If we stop emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, why would the temperature continue to …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

Satellite’s 1st Carbon Dioxide Maps of Earth Revealed

Global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, as recorded by NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. Concentrations are highest above northern Australia, southern Africa and eastern Brazil. NASA / JPL-Caltech<p>This past summer, NASA launched its first satellite devoted …

Climate Change

The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014

It’s been an amazing 12 months in the world of sustainable business. From climate change to inequality, the scope of humanity’s biggest environmental and social challenges came into much sharper focus this year — as did the scale and range of opportunities to do something about them. And citizens, …

This satellite map shows dangerous arctic warming feedback loop

One of the ways our planet manages its heat budget is by storing solar energy in the oceans. In recent years, the Arctic has been taking in more than …

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: How The World Fought Climate Change (Or Didn’t) In 2014

Getting meaningful action to address climate change out of the United States’ political system has been a bit like pulling teeth. Denial that human …

NASA: 11 trillion gallons needed to end CA drought - CNN.com

This picture taken from a helicopter shows a drought-affected area near Los Altos Hills, California, on Wednesday, July 23. One of California's worst droughts in decades could cost the state's farmers $1.7 billion, a recent study warned. The drought could leave 14,500 workers without jobs in …

Washington governor proposes big, bold climate plan

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) really wants his state to do something about climate change, but his legislature hasn’t been cooperative. So now he’s …

UN climate change talks: Global warming negotiators can’t stand the heat

Temperatures are rising at the UN's climate change summit in Peru, where delegates complain their overheating venue is harming deliberations<p>They are, according to energy secretary Ed Davey, “the most complex negotiations the world has ever undertaken”: representatives from 190 countries attempting …

How could we intervene to change the climate?

<b>Imagine the trouble that would ensue if China resorted to desperate measures to cool its climate but the result was that the Indian Monsoon suddenly failed.</b><p>Or that India tried to head off a rise in temperatures only to find that Pakistan suffered from massive flooding.<p>Or that the United States took …

Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground

Todd Stern claims the world will have to forgo developing reserves of oil, coal and gas in order to solve global warming<p>The world’s fossil fuels will “obviously” have to stay in the ground in order to solve global warming, Barack Obama’s climate change envoy said on Monday.<p>In the clearest sign to …

Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?

Many people just refuse to accept the facts that surround them, even if we saw 100 more years of it plain and apparent<p>Climate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been …

Why scientists are (almost) certain that climate change is man-made

ON NOVEMBER 2ND the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which represents mainstream scientific opinion, said that it was extremely …

Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

<b>The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.</b><p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world's electricity can - and must - be produced from low-carbon …