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Inquirer: PRESIDENT DUTERTE is no climate change denier. In fact, in his very first Cabinet meeting, he declared: “Climate change is here. We were warned several years ago.” He proceeded to underscore the vulnerability of our country to the effects of climate change by referencing Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” echoing what he had voiced out during the campaign period. This ready acknowledgment of the reality of global warming, coupled with his proenvironment stances (albeit equivocal), has caused green groups...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 4:53 pm
Discover Magazine: It`s a tad faint, but a smudge of smoke is clearly visible in the image below, captured by a spacecraft in deep space This image was acquired by the EPIC camera on NOAA`s DSCOVR spacecraft when it was 975,074 miles from Earth on July 21, 2016. Bluish-gray wildfire smoke over Siberia can be seen within the circled area. Make sure to click the image to open it in a new window, and then click on it again to enlarge it. (Source: http://epic.gsfc.nasa.gov/ ) The Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 4:46 pm
Climate Home: Climate change barely featured at the US Republican National Convention in Cleveland, except in Donald Trump`s coded attack on the clean power plan. This week it`s the Democrats` turn in Philadelphia and you can expect building a low carbon economy to feature on the agenda. Hillary Clinton has picked Virginia senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, seen as a safe centrist. He doesn`t tick all the climate hawk boxes, having opposed the Keystone XL pipeline but supported fracking and Atlantic...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 4:39 pm
Reuters: A huge wildfire in the Los Angeles area spread another 2,000 acres overnight and appeared to have killed a motorist whose remains were found in a charred vehicle in the fire's path, officials said on Sunday. This brought to 22,000 acres -- or 34 square miles -- the total area enveloped by the wildfire, which has forced hundreds of evacuations and is casting a dark haze over parts of Southern California. The fire is one of a series this summer that have hit the state, which has suffered drought...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 3:40 pm
Vice: The frigid plains of northern Siberia are becoming a hotspot for mysterious geological phenomena. Over the past couple of years, sudden craters have been exploding from the permafrost-laden ground. Last month, we reported on a giant chasm in the Sakha Republic that looms so wide and deep, locals refer to it as a “gateway to the underworld.” Now, the frozen tundra on Siberia’s remote Belyy Island is home to the region’s newest aberration: eerie, rippling, underground bubbles. In a video released...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 3:13 pm
Reuters: A global agreement on cutting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - potent greenhouse gases used in aerosols, refrigerants and air conditioning - seems within grasp, delegates said on Sunday after ten days of talks on climate change in Vienna. A final deal is expected to be reached at a meeting in October in Kigali, Rwanda. If successful, it would be the biggest single measure to limit global warming since governments adopted the Paris Agreement last December, seeking to limit heat waves, floods,...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 2:28 pm
Associated Press: A huge toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more than 100 people and leaving farmers scrambling for clean water for days during the hottest part of the year. The bacteria commonly known as blue-green algae has spread rapidly to cover almost all of 150-square-mile Utah Lake, turning the water bright, anti-freeze green with a pea soup texture and leaving scummy foam along the shore. "It smells like something is rotting,"...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 2:00 pm
LA Times: A wildfire in the Santa Clarita Valley area has grown to more than 20,000 acres, prompting new evacuations Saturday for hundreds of homes in canyon areas, authorities said. The evacuation order was issued about 3:15 p.m. for residents in Sand and Placerita canyons, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. At least 1,500 homes are threatened, fire officials said. The Sand fire, which was reported about 2 p.m. Friday, is still only 10% contained, fire officials said. The fire...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 2:00 pm
New York Times: When negotiators from nearly 200 countries gathered outside Paris in December for the United Nations summit meeting on climate change, they reached the first agreement to take action on curbing their planet-warming pollution. This weekend in Vienna, with far less attention, negotiators from those same countries neared a deal that many environmentalists have called the most significant action this year to reduce global warming. While the Paris agreement aims to reduce the use of coal and oil, which...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 2:00 pm
PRI: A "hoax." A "con job." "Bull----." These are among the phrases Donald Trump has used in recent years to express his contempt for the science of climate change. And while the new Republican presidential nominee is out of step with much of his own party on many issues, he's solidly in the GOP mainstream on this one. We should be focused on clean and beautiful air-not expensive and business closing GLOBAL WARMING-a total hoax! -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2013 But former...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 2:00 pm
Guardian: Millions of holidaying scuba divers are able to become citizen scientists and take vital measurements of ocean temperatures, which are being driven up by climate change. More than 90 percent of the heat trapped by global warming goes into oceans, where it drives hurricanes and disrupts fish stocks. Satellites can measure surface temperature when there are no clouds, but getting data from below the surface is much harder and more expensive. A flotilla of 3,000 diving robot buoys provides measurements,...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 12:31 pm
Reuters: North American forests will not fight climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide at levels once hoped for because the trees may not grow big enough, a study said. The new research challenges previous studies that said trees could grow larger due to higher temperatures brought on by global warming, said the authors of the study published in the journal Ecology Letters. Typically, up to a third of carbon-dioxide emissions from human activity, such as automobile driving or steel production, is...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 10:04 am
Climate News Network: Ireland is facing a classic conflict, pitching economic growth targets against the need for action on climate change. On one hand, Ireland’s planners want to see significant growth in its food and agriculture industry – a sector that is one of the main pillars of the country’s economy, accounting for about 8% of gross domestic product. On the other hand, the country - along with other members of the European Union (EU) - is committed to lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by “at least”...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 10:03 am
WiscNews: Wisconsin attorney general Brad Schimel has appointed five attorneys to a new solicitor general's office. Above, Schimel attends an election night party for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Wauwatosa. Wisconsin’s Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel has established a new office dedicated to defending the state’s most controversial laws from court challenges and fighting President Barack Obama on climate change, water pollution and bathroom access....
Posted: July 24, 2016, 4:16 am
Kitsap Sun: Jim Hayward slips on a hard hat and pops open an umbrella before stepping into a storm of angry gulls. Hayward, a seabird biologist based on Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is making his evening rounds through the largest gull nesting colony in the Puget Sound region. He's been monitoring this site since 1987, so he's used to the shrieking, the divebombing, the frequent splatterings of gull poop, and the pecking at his head, hands and feet. What he's not accustomed to is the...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 12:28 am
BBC: The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has left the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on the last leg of its global tour. The aircraft should take about 48 hours to reach Abu Dhabi, UEA - the place it began the circumnavigation in March 2015. Pilot Bertrand Piccard is at the controls one final time. His flight ought to be fairly straightforward, although his team has some concerns about how the heat in the Middle East may affect the plane. Mr Piccard is likely to have to spend a lot of time at high altitude...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 12:00 am
Mongabay: The Indonesian government on Friday bestowed the annual Adipura Awards to 143 cities and districts across the country. The awards, conceived as an incentive for local governments to commit to green and clean management, were presented in Siak, Riau province, on the island of Sumatra. This year marks the first time the prizes were awarded outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, according to environment and forestry minister Siti Nurbaya, who attended the ceremony with vice president Jusuf Kalla...
Posted: July 23, 2016, 10:29 pm
Guardian: For those struggling to cope with Britain’s minor heatwave it’s an unfathomable idea, but temperatures in Kuwait reached 54C last week, a record for the eastern hemisphere and possibly the entire planet. A weather station in Mitribah, a remote area of north-west Kuwait, recorded the temperature on Thursday, with Basra, across the border in Iraq, reaching 53.9C (129F). The record has yet to be confirmed by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), which still has to receive the actual data...
Posted: July 23, 2016, 10:22 pm
Canadian Press: Attempts to stop a pipeline oil spill from flowing down a major river in Saskatchewan failed Friday and new steps were being taken to try to contain the slick. A government official said booms placed on the North Saskatchewan River by Husky Energy to contain the spill were ineffective because high water levels lifted the oil over the barriers. Crews work to clean up an oil spill on the North Saskatchewan river near Maidstone, Sask. on Friday. (Photo: Jason Franson/The Canadian Press) The...
Posted: July 23, 2016, 9:34 pm
Reuters: Authorities are building a new containment boom to fight an oil spill in a major western Canadian river, officials said on Saturday, after the spill breached a previous barrier and threatened the drinking water of several communities along the coast. The city of North Battleford, which draws its drinking water in part from the North Saskatchewan River, shut its supply intake on Friday and switched to using ground water, provincial officials said in a telephone conference with reporters. Some 1,572...
Posted: July 23, 2016, 7:53 pm

One Response to NEWS CHANNEL

  1. Jonathan Aird says:

    Just read the latest Arctic ice volume data. This is probably the most important news to date because it can be seen by the public, through NASA cameras (as opposed to CO2).
    I think politicians should now decide to make Ireland an example to the world by :
    Reducing milk and meat output
    Huge subsidies for electric cars
    Big feed-in tariffs for solar with no PP required to place them on land
    Consider electricity storage measures through big batteries (Enercon has done one) or pumped storage until elec cars reach critical mass.

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