Friday 11 May 2012
New weak point discovered in the Antarctic ice sheetScienceDaily.com | 11 May 2012
The Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf fringing the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, may start to melt rapidly in this century and no longer act as a barrier for ice streams draining the Antarctic Ice Sheet, new research shows.
Kenya: Solar Powered Phones Recharge Nation's ConversationsAllAfrica.com | 11 May 2012
[AlertNet] Isiolo - The upcoming Rio+20 conference on sustainable development will try to identify solutions to worsening resource scarcity and climate change, but Habiba Rage may already be holding one in the palm of her hand.
Africa: The End of Climate Policy As We Know ItAllAfrica.com | 11 May 2012
[AlertNet] Since the COP 17 climate negotiations at Durban optimism is back again - at least in public speeches and official documents. But in private, many within the larger climate policy community think that U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations will probably fail again.
Kenya: Climate Change Hurts Farming, Says Nep PCAllAfrica.com | 11 May 2012
[The Star] Climate change has impacted negatively on Kenya's agricultural sector and affected the country's economy, North Eastern PC James Ole Seriani has said. He said it was worrying that those areas that were traditionally considered 'safe' from extreme weather conditions such drought and flooding have not been spared in the recent years because of climate change.
Africa: UNEP Flags Off Electric Car On Continent OdysseyAllAfrica.com | 11 May 2012
[UNEP] Nairobi - Xavier Chevrin, whose 2010 trip from Shangai to Paris was the longest journey ever made in an electric vehicle, was flagged off from UNEP's headquarters on an unassisted odyssey from Nairobi to Johannesburg in an electric vehicle.
Drax turbine upgrade will deliver 40% efficiency gainEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 11 May 2012
Drax power station is a month away from the completion of a £100m steam turbine upgrade which it claims will cut the plant's CO2 emissions by one million tonnes a year.
Consumer power for China?chinadialogue.net | 11 May 2012
Partial victories in the campaign to clean up Apple highlight civil societys potential to constrain the worst polluters. Meng Si and Xu Nan report.A vigorous campaign to clean up pollution in electronics giant Apples supply chain, waged through 2011, ended up as one of the years hottest topics...
Petition to veto Brazil's forest codeGuardian Unlimited | 11 May 2012
More than 1.5 million people have petitioned Dilma Rousseff to reject a bill that may lead to further destruction of the AmazonMore than 1.5 million people in Europe, the US and elsewhere have petitioned the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, to veto a law that critics say could lead to the loss...
Carbon-neutral chocolate arrives in UK by sailGuardian Unlimited | 11 May 2012
At £1.50 a mouthful, it's the UK's most expensive chocolate - but manufacturers say the price reflects the true cost of cocoaWhich ticks more ethical boxes? Fairtrade organic olive oil from the Palestinian territories? Or organic chocolate grown by a co-operative of Grenadian peasant farmers on a...
What is global dimming?Guardian Unlimited | 11 May 2012
This Q&A is part of the Guardian's ultimate climate change FAQ• See all questions and answers• Read about the projectMeasurements from the 1960s to the early 1990s, backed up by a wide range of data and a number of independent studies, showed there were substantial declines in the amount of the...
Car parks to 'climate proof' RotterdamGuardian Unlimited | 11 May 2012
The Dutch city is pioneering new ways of dealing with water as climate change brings with it heavier rains and rising tidesWindmills that feature in the landscapes painted by the Dutch old masters are a reminder that the low-landers of this nation are past masters at keeping the tide at bay.Along...
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