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Latest Deepwater Horizon Reports Describe a Ring of Oil at the Bottom of the Gulf

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October 29, 2014 - We are learning so much about the consequences of mistakes made with deep-water drilling for oil because of the BP 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

China is Burning Less Coal in 2014 - a Good Sign?

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October 26, 2014 - For more than a decade China's coal consumption has increased 5 to 10% annually.

Gulf of Mexico Hydrates Part of New University of Texas Study

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October 25, 2014 - When the Deepwater Horizon blew up in the Gulf of Mexico some scientists speculated that it was inadvertent contact with frozen methane that precipitated the disaster.

European Union Plans to Cut Greenhouse Gases by 40% by 2030

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October 24, 2014 - The original goal was to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 20% from 1990 levels by the year 2020. But the

Current Sun Activity May Reduce the Speed of Climate Change and Stop Humans From Going to Mars

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October 23, 2014 - Back in the 17th century our Sun went through a period in which there was an absence of sunspot activity. Known as the Maunder Minimum it lasted for 70 years.

Why Aren't Tropical Island Nations Embracing Renewable Energy?

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October 18, 2014 - Think about it. Why would a small island nation that gets 300+ sunny days a year and fairly constant ocean winds import coal, oil, diesel or liquid natural gas to provide power to its citizens? Why would island nations of volcanic origin with active and passive geothermal capacity not be harvesting these resources rather than burning fossil fuels?

Sustainable Deltas Initiative Shares Tools to Mitigate Submerging Coastlines

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October 16, 2014 - The Netherlands, no stranger to coastal flooding, was the launch location for an international program focused on protecting vulnerable deltas worldwide. Announced in September in Rotterdam, the initiative intends to spawn new research and develop new tools aimed at responding to the threats to vulnerable delta and riverine coastal areas in the 21st century.

Canada's Federal Government Taken to Task by Environment Commissioner

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October 9, 2014 - Imagine being taken out to the wood shed for a paddling by a commissioner your government appointed as an environment watchdog. That's what happened this week in my country, Canada.

African Countries to Issue Climate Bonds to Fund Mitigation Strategies

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October 8, 2014 - It's a tiny step but 24 African countries have launched the African Risk Capacity Extreme Climate Facility (ARC-XCF) bond issue.

Revised IEA Roadmap Sees Solar Energy Producing 27% of the World's Power with a Proviso

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October 7, 2014 - Last year in July I wrote about the IEA, the International Energy Agency, and its

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