Saturday, November 28, 2015


The politics and business of climate change
  1. AGRICULTURE: Global warming drives Chile's wines south
    Rising temperatures are reshaping Chile's prime winemaking regions.
  2. CALIFORNIA: School texts convey climate change as a debatable topic
    Science textbooks in California use language that presents climate change as a debatable phenomenon rather than a fact, according to a new study by Stanford University.
  3. FOOD SECURITY: Warming oceans create long-lasting dead zones, study warns
    Abrupt warming in the north Pacific Ocean that occurred during the transition from the last ice age to the Holocene about 11,500 years ago led to the expansion of dead zones, a recent study published in Nature found.
  4. POLICY: Canada's provincial leaders compare pro-climate change stances
    Canadian province leaders are reminding newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not to "fiddle around" with existing carbon policies as he and his administration seek to fulfill a campaign pledge to provide national leadership on climate change.
  5. ENERGY: Philippines and other Asian countries plan to rely more on coal
    New coal plants are necessary to meet the growing energy needs of the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino said in an interview. The country is planning 23 new coal plants in the next few decades.
  6. RENEWABLES: Craft breweries turn their wastewater into clean water, energy
    Drinking beer may give someone the boost to scale overly tall buildings and ask out the stranger in the corner, but it's generally not associated with creating prolonged and productive energy -- until now.
  7. ADVOCACY: Corporate funding set the tone for contrarian climate themes, study says
    Funding from corporations, in particular Exxon Mobil Corp. and the Koch family foundations, increased the flow of counterfactual rhetoric from organizations skeptical of mainstream climate science, a new study finds.
  8. FINANCE: U.K. think tank sees 'stranded' fossil fuels as fast-mounting risks for investors
    It's a financial risk as large as the gross domestic product of Italy, the world's eighth-biggest economy.
  9. CALIFORNIA: Huge Southern Calif. methane leak not covered by climate regulations
    A massive natural gas leak in Southern California won't be accounted for under California's greenhouse gas regulations, officials said.
  10. MARKETS: Using cap and trade to help forests increase their carbon storage
    Three years ago, Paula Swedeen, forest policy specialist with the nonprofit Washington Environmental Council (WEC), began the process of measuring the carbon contained in 520 acres of mixed conifer forest adjacent to Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state.