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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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Wall Street Journal Reports: Bank of North Dakota Outperforms Wall Street 20.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
While 49 state treasuries were submerged in red ink after the 2008 financial crash, one state’s bank outperformed all others and actually launched an economy-shifting new industry.   So reports the Wall Street Journal this week , discussing the Bank of North Dakota (BND) and its striking success in the midst of a national financial collapse led by the major banks. Chester Dawson begins his November 16th article: It is more profitable than  Goldman Sachs Group  Inc., has a better credit rating than  J.P. Morgan Chase  & Co. and hasn’t seen profit growth drop since 2003. Meet Bank of North Dakota, the US’s lone state-owned bank, which has one branch, no automated teller machines and not a single investment banker. He backs this up with comparative data on the BND’s performance: [I]ts total assets have more than doubled, to $6.9 billion last year from $2.8 billion in 2007. By contrast, assets of the much bigger  Bank of America  Corp. have grown much more slowly, to $2.1 trillion from $1.7 trillion in that ...
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UK's first 'poo bus' hits the road 20.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Britain’s first ‘Bio-Bus’ powered entirely by human and food waste takes to the streets between Bath and Bristol

Britain’s first ‘poo bus’ will take to the road on Thursday, powered entirely by human and food waste.

The 40-seat “Bio-Bus” runs on biomethane gas, generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste. It can travel up to 186 miles on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of around five people to produce.

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Ocean Spiral: Japanese firm plans underwater city powered by seabed 20.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Shimizu Corp says technology needed to build structure and sustain life below ocean surface could be ready in 15 years’ time Continue reading...
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Britain should be proud of its pledge to the Green Climate Fund 20.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

If the world’s poorest countries are to develop in a way that creates a sustabinable climate, richer countries have to help them

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Hinkley Point C nuclear plant’s future in doubt as crisis hits shareholder 20.11.2014 Guardian: Environment
Questions over new Somerset power station after Areva’s nuclear projects in Finland and France run into difficulties Continue reading...
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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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Texas Regulators Sidestep Connection Between Fracking Industry and Earthquakes 19.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
New rules for Texas injection wastewater well operators offer no relief to people impacted by more than  30 earthquakes that hit Azle, Reno and Springtown  almost a year ago. Many buildings in the three small cities, 50 miles west of Dallas, Texas, suffered broken windows, cracked walls, damaged plumbing and foundations.  Seismic activity is not something the region is known for. It was only after deep injection disposal wells used to house fracking's toxic wastewater went into operation that the earthquakes started. There are several injection wells in the area — three of which some suspect to be the cause of the quakes due to their proximity to impacted neighborhoods and the volume of disposal operations.  Crack in an Azle, Texas, residence that opened after an earthquake. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) “Injection raises the underground pressure and can effectively lubricate fault lines, weakening them and causing earthquakes, according to the US Geological Survey,”  reports McClatchy Washington Bureau ...
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Gag Order in Criminal Indictment of Coal Baron Blankenship May Not Ensure Impartial Jury 19.11.2014 BradBlog
On Friday, one day after the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a 43-page, four-count Criminal Indictment [PDF] against infamous, long-time West Virginia coal boss Donald L. Blankenship, U.S. District Court Judge Irene C. Berger issued a gag order in the case in an effort to secure a federal jury ...
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Fiji can be hub for Indian ties with Pacific Islands: Narendra Modi 19.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Suva (Fiji), Nov 19 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday that Fiji could serve as a hub for stronger Indian engagement with the Pacific Islands and acknowledged that Indo-Fiji relations have "at times been adrift; and that our cooperation should be much stronger than it is".
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12* Powerful Climate Allies That GOP Denier Leaders Can't Ignore 19.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
After my son submitted his college applications a few weeks ago, he confessed not getting into his top choice school would be the "ultimate dreamcrusher." That aptly sums up the dread I started to feel following last week's election. After working on climate change solutions for over 8 years, we are finally beginning to take meaningful steps to curb this epic global challenge. I want my kids and others to have every opportunity to follow their dreams in the world we leave them. Now with the Republican controlled legislature, critical environmental gains are at stake - surely an unintended consequence. Republicans and the mighty fossil fuel industry are eager to gut environmental protections , especially the EPA's Clean Power Plan that will set standards on carbon pollution for the power sector. A host of climate deniers will now head up our nation's environment and science committees. For example, Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma will likely chair the Environment and Public Works Committee. In case you ...
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Nation & World Briefs 18.11.2014 Durango Herald
Airfare rising despite lower oil pricesNEW YORK – U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don’t they share some of the savings with passengers?Simply put: Airlines have no compelling reason to offer any breaks. Planes are...
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Melbourne councils band together to buy 100GW of clean energy direct 18.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Group hopes to kick-start wind and solar projects that have stalled because of uncertainty over the renewable energy target

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: A Texas Oil Regulator Won't Respect Will of Voters, and More 18.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: Neuroscience may understand how another round of new climate-deniers got elected to Congress; next time you visit a salon, your hair style may come with a side of toxic chemicals; a Texas Oil Regulator says she won't respect the will of the voters; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of the rest of....science & green news..... You need to know this. Considering the stark warnings that scientists have given about climate change, it's hard to understand how another round of new climate-deniers got elected to Congress. Well, neuroscience may have finally solved that riddle. According to a new analysis over at The Guardian, our brains aren't wired to deal with large, slow-moving threats, and businesses and organizations may be better equipped to get people involved in the fight to save our planet. As Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University explained, "Our brain is essentially a get-out-of-the-way-machine." He added, "Many environmentalists say climate change is ...
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Google buys up output of Dutch wind turbines to supply new European data center 18.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Nation & World Briefs 18.11.2014 Durango Herald
Airfare rising despite lower oil pricesNEW YORK – U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don’t they share some of the savings with passengers?Simply put: Airlines have no compelling reason to offer any breaks. Planes are...
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Renewable energy v fossil fuel: how the states stack up 18.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Climate Council report ranks Australian states by their emissions, renewable energy production, and investment

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Turbulent week for global climate policy leaves many questions 18.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

What does a momentous week for global climate policy tell us about the future and Australia’s place in it?

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Full text of Modi’s address to the joint session of Australian Parliament 18.11.2014 Hindu: News
Speaker of the House of Representatives,   Madam Bronwyn Bishop,   President of the Senate, Stephen Parry,  
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