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Things added in July, 2009

As G-8 climate talks fail, some analysts urge a different approach

Posted on July 9th by Tom Yulsman.
At the G-8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy today, leaders of the world's 16 biggest polluters failed to reach agreement on specific targets for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. The failure ...

Climate schizophrenia erupts at G-8 summit

Posted on July 8th by Tom Yulsman.
At the G-8 summit today, the world's major industrial nations agreed to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius — and simultaneously shot down failed to agree ...

Twittering coal execs snagged by journalist

Posted on July 7th by Tom Yulsman.
Ken Ward, Jr., an environmental journalist at The Charleston (W.V.) Gazette, is using Twitter as a new channel to inform citizens what his sources have to say for themselves. According ...

NASA documents shrinking sea ice

Posted on July 7th by Tom Yulsman.
Between the winters of 2004 and 2008Arctic sea ice thinned dramatically, according to data from a NASA satellite. Researchers from NASA and the University of Washington found that multi-year Arctic ...

Warm conditions speed summer melt of Arctic sea ice

Posted on July 7th by Tom Yulsman.
The monthly June ice extent for 1979 to 2009 shows a decline of 3.3% per decade. (Image: National Snow and Ice Data Center)    Climate skeptics continue to Read More →

Can Germany survive without nuclear power?

Posted on July 6th by Tom Yulsman. 4
Germany's Biblis B nuclear reactor with its two cooling towers. (Photo: Len Ackland)  By Len Ackland This article has been updated since it was first posted to include links to sources of ...

Unprecedented decline in sea ice near Greenland

Posted on July 3rd by Tom Yulsman.
A map of the Arctic region constructed using data from NASA's Radarsat (Image: NASA JPL, University of Alaska - Fairbanks)  Using ice cores, tree-ring records, and log books of mariners who ...