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Climate change is not just about science – it’s about the future we want to create 23.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Climate scientist Chris Rapley and his co-author of the acclaimed play 2071 explain why the 2015 Paris climate summit cannot be allowed to fail – for all our sakes • Six steps world leaders must agree to take to protect Earth Next December, 196 nations will meet in Paris to agree a course of action to respond to climate change. They will do so under the auspices of the UN framework convention on climate change. This is an international treaty negotiated at the Earth summit in Rio in 1992 with the objective to “stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system”. The discussions in Paris in 2015 will be informed by the latest climate science. In our play 2071 , which recently completed its inaugural run at the Royal Court theatre in London, directed by Katie Mitchell, we explore the science, its implications and the options before us. A key aim is to leave the audience better placed to participate in the public ...
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Ex-Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg heads to Senate with long-term goals 22.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The first surprise on a tour of Bob Hertzberg's new house in Van Nuys is the ice cream parlor, with the former state Assembly speaker's nickname on a neon sign: "Huggy's Soda Fountain."
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Indian helping to light up Gambia 22.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
By Francis Kokutse, Banjul (Gambia), Nov 22 : Like many Indians who are proving to be philanthropists around Africa, Ram Mohan has set up a social business called Comafrique Intelizon Initiative and has embarked on the replacement of candles in villages in the Gambia with solar lights from India.
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Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling 22.11.2014 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects....
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SolarCity inks deal with Wal-Mart; shares surge 21.11.2014 LA Times: Business
Shares of SolarCity Corp. soared Friday morning after the company said it would provide Wal-Mart with solar power.
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Minnesota not even close to meeting federal emission standards 21.11.2014 MinnPost
Nope, not even close. At MPR, Elizabeth Dunbar says , “Even with its renewable energy standard and new solar law, Minnesota is not on track to meet federal emissions reductions aimed at addressing climate change, state officials said Thursday. Minnesota would need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third by 2030 under proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules. But the state is on track to reduce emissions only by 3 percent by then, said David Thornton, an assistant commissioner for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.” At City Pages, Ben Johnson looks at Al Franken rattling the trendy ride-sharing company Uber’s cage and says, “Franken wants some answers from Uber after a BuzzFeed story quoted one of Uber's top executives suggesting the company should dig up dirt on journalists critical of the company. Franken, the chair of a Senate subcommittee on privacy and technology, sent a letter to Uber's CEO yesterday asking 10 pointed questions about Uber's privacy policy. Franken ...
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Urban Planning Ideas for 2030, When Billions Will Live in Megacities 21.11.2014 Wired Top Stories
How can urban planners make cities more livable for ...
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The Daily Digest: Immigration Decision 21.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Your daily dose of Minnesota politics and policy.
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BLM rejectes application for Silurian Valley energy project 21.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Saints' ballpark will be green, city says 21.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
The $65 million project is following state sustainability guidelines, which officials say are similar to LEED standards.
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Minnesota not on track to meet proposed emissions reductions 21.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota has made little progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third by 2030 under proposed EPA rules. State officials say new strategies are needed.
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Resilient energy systems: how will the UK adapt? 20.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Hurricanes and floods will become commonplace unless carbon emissions are cut right back, but will a clean energy supply system be reliable and robust enough to weather the storm? This article is sponsored by Atkins Earlier this month, the UN released a report that said climate change was set to cause “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” on the natural world unless carbon emissions were cut sharply. UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon added his voice to the warnings by urging financial markets to stop investing in fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, and focus on renewables. While the warnings are stark, there are also opportunities for those striving to make energy systems more resilient to the risks posed by climate change and the move to clean ...
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New St. Paul Saints stadium goes green with solar energy and water management 20.11.2014 MinnPost
The new St. Paul Saints baseball stadium being constructed in downtown St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood will have eco-friendly attributes, city officials said. The publicly subsidized $63 million stadium, which will open in May for the minor league team, will be a very green ballpark with heavy use of solar energy and water management. The details, according to city officials: Solar: 300 solar panels in the northeast portion of the ballpark will provide 12 percent of its power, mostly funded by a $555,750 grant from Xcel Energy. It will be, they say, "one of the largest onsite solar panel arrays at a major sports stadium in the nation, and will save an average of $22,400 in energy bills annually." A rainwater capture system: funded by grants form the Metropolitan Council and the Capitol Region Watershed District grant, it will capture rainwater from the roof of the nearby Green Line light rail maintenance building. The filtered water will be used to irrigate the field and operate some of the toilets, ...
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Donald Sutherland says J Law is like 'Jesus, Joan of Arc' 20.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
London, Nov 20 : Donald Sutherland has recently compared Jennifer Lawrence with Jesus, Joan of Arc and "any" genius, it has been revealed.
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Crunch on a comet: Scientists record thud of Philae probe's historic landing 20.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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More crop yields adding more CO2 to atmosphere 20.11.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, Nov 20 : A sharp rise in food production to meet the demands for rising population accounts for as much as 25 percent of the seasonal increase in carbon dioxide (CO2), finds new research.
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St. Paul Saints stadium builders aim to make it a 'green' field 20.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
By next spring there will be ranks of photovoltaic solar panels behind the stands, waiting to power up Minnesota's newest sports complex.
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Sun’s magnetic field sparks lightning on Earth 19.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Changes in the field could be used to forecast lightning in an area, alerting power companies and hill walkers to risks

Lightning is by its very nature unpredictable, but forecasting when and where it will strike has become easier following new research.

Space scientists have found that lightning strikes in the UK are being driven by changes that are occurring millions of miles away deep inside the sun. They found that the frequency of lightning strikes follows regular patterns that match the rotation of the sun’s magnetic field, increasing by up to 50% under certain circumstances.

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Small volcanic eruptions slowing down global warming? 19.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Nov 19 : Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth's upper atmosphere than previously thought, potentially contributing to the recent slowdown in global warming, contends a new study.
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Huge solar plant lags in early production 19.11.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The largest solar power plant of its type in the world -- once promoted as a turning point in green energy -- isn't producing as much energy as planned.
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