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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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Latin America Moves Towards Decarbonizing the Economy 21.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
The Brazilian Amazon basin in the Rondonia State, April 27, 2012. Environmental groups say the construction of the Jirau and Santo Antônio Dams in Rondônia State displaces indigenous peoples and causes flooding, potentially releasing large quantities of methane gas. (Noah Friedman-Rudovsky/The New York Times). Rio de Janeiro - When the advances made towards curbing global warming are analysed in the first 12 days of December in Lima, during the 20th climate conference, Latin America will present some achievements, as well as the many challenges it faces in “decarbonising development”. Experts consulted by IPS said that during the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the region will be able to point to progress in reducing deforestation in the Amazon jungle, especially in the Brazilian portion where forest loss was reduced 80 percent in the last decade, according to official sources. But they say Latin America’s focus ...
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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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Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells 20.11.2014 NPR Health Science
Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.
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How to make fuel from woody biomass, with critters from a shipworm's innards 20.11.2014 MinnPost
Courtesy of Dan Distel, Ocean Genome Legacy Center at Northeastern University The shipworm is at best an unlovely creature. The shipworm is at best an unlovely creature. Reviled for centuries as a sort of aquatic termite, this voracious, lampreyish wood-borer is blamed for wrecking the ships of Columbus, the dikes of the Netherlands and, at the beginning of the last century, the wharves of San Francisco. But within its primitive tubular body, the shipworm may carry a highly elegant solution to perhaps the most vexing and persistent contemporary problem in biofuels: how to make ethanol from woody materials like switchgrass and aspen — even waste from a sawmill — instead of from food crops like corn, and without resorting to extensive and energy-intensive processing that raises production costs and lowers net energy returned. Woody carbohydrates' resistance to breakdown poses an enduring barrier to industrial-scale production of cellulosic ethanol, and it is unbreached despite a century of sporadic effort ...
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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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Starving and scared in Ukraine 20.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
The battle for control of eastern Ukraine is exacting a heavy toll on the area's residents, who are fighting just to survive as winter sets in.
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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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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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