Wednesday 14 March 2012
No more spreadsheets: Microsoft picks CarbonSystems to manage footprintClimateBiz | 14 Mar 2012
The debate about whether spreadsheets are good enough to track emissions for large companies is over: Microsoft, the world-leading developer of spreadsheets, has signed up to use CarbonSystems' sustainability and environmental reporting software. Here's why other big corporations should follow.
Climate, food pressures require rethink on water: U.N.Reuters | 14 Mar 2012
PARIS (Reuters) - The world's water supply is being strained by climate change and the growing food, energy and sanitary needs of a fast-growing population, according to a United Nations study that calls for a radical rethink of policies to manage competing claims.
Arctic sea-ice loss linked to colder, drier UK wintersGuardian Unlimited | 14 Mar 2012
Decreasing amounts of ice in the far north is contributing to colder winters and drought, chief scientist Julia Slingo tells MPsThe reduction in Arctic sea ice caused by climate change is playing a role in the UK's recent colder and drier winter weather, according to the Met Office.Speaking to MPs...
Irrigation system responsible for rising emissionsGuardian Unlimited | 14 Mar 2012
New study highlights energy and climate costs of watering crops in drought-plagued northern ChinaThe irrigation of Chinese farm fields with more water pumped from ever deeper underground is responsible for 33m tonnes of carbon dioxide per year - equivalent to the entire emissions of New Zealand – a...
Can we prevent permafrost thawing?Guardian Unlimited | 14 Mar 2012
This Q&A is part of the Guardian's ultimate climate change FAQ• See all questions and answers• Read about the projectAs we've noted in this series, scientists are concerned that global warming could cause much of the world's permafrost (deep-frozen soils) to thaw, releasing vast quantities of...
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