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EPA Releases First Climate Adaptation Plan

For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has publicly released a draft plan on how the department’s programmes will adapt to global warming, in a move that could lay additional groundwork for important new emissions rulemaking the agency may announce in coming months.

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Windfarms Break Energy Record In Spain

Over the last three months wind farms produced more electricity than any other power source in Spain for the first time ever.

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The Scariest Environmental Fact in the World

As the data show, China is now burning almost as much coal as the rest of the world, combined. And despite impressive support from Beijing for renewable energy and a dawning understanding about the dangers of air pollution, coal use in China is poised to continue rising, if slower than it has in recent years…

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The Unwelcome Renaissance

Europe’s energy policy delivers the worst of all possible worlds…

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Shale Gas Boom Now Visible From Space

Oil companies at the heart of the US shale oil boom are burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington combined in a practice causing growing concern about the waste of resources and damage to the environment.

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Cities Affect Temperatures for Thousands of Miles

In a new study that shows the extent to which human activities are influencing the atmosphere, scientists have concluded that the heat generated by everyday activities in metropolitan areas alters the character of the jet stream and other major atmospheric systems. The world’s most populated and energy-intensive metropolitan areas are along the east and west coasts of the North American and Eurasian continents…

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Climate Change Impacts to U.S. Coasts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems.

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Controversy Brews Over Coastal Adaptation Project

Plans for adapting to climate change in Cartagena, Colombia, were first outlined back in 2004, and continue to advance in spite of the voices raised in protest. While the authorities applaud the plans, many local people have their doubts…

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Tasmania Intense Fires

In January 2013, intense bushfires blazed in Tasmania, an island south of Australia. One of the hardest hit towns was Dunalley, a fishing village on the eastern coast.

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