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Week ahead: EPA on the clock for climate, water rules | TheHill

September 29th, 2014

‘Coming off a week of events dedicated to fighting global warming, the administration is now hunkering down to finalize and promote policies that are the pillars of President Obama’s climate legacy.’

via Week ahead: EPA on the clock for climate, water rules | TheHill.

Is a Global Climate Treaty Only a Pipe Dream? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

September 29th, 2014

‘The goal of last week’s climate summit at the United Nations was “to raise political momentum for a meaningful universal climate agreement in Paris in 2015.” But previous attempts at such agreements have ended in frustration.’

via Is a Global Climate Treaty Only a Pipe Dream? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com.

Biochar alters water flow to improve sand and clay, study finds

September 25th, 2014

‘(Phys.org) —As more gardeners and farmers add ground charcoal, or biochar, to soil to both boost crop yields and counter global climate change, a new study by researchers at Rice University and Colorado College could help settle the debate about one of biochar’s biggest benefits—the seemingly contradictory ability to make clay soils drain faster and sandy soils drain slower.’

via Biochar alters water flow to improve sand and clay, study finds.

Climate Change Protesters Tangle With Police at Wall St. – NYTimes.com

September 24th, 2014

‘About 100 climate change protesters were arrested on Monday as hundreds marched through the streets of Lower Manhattan, at one point clashing with the police as they tried to push through barricades sealing off Wall Street.’

via Climate Change Protesters Tangle With Police at Wall St. – NYTimes.com.

More than 100 Arrested at Climate-Change Protest in Lower Manhattan – WSJ

September 24th, 2014

‘More than 100 demonstrators were arrested in lower Manhattan on Monday after blocking traffic along Broadway for hours as part of a climate-change rally.’

via More than 100 Arrested at Climate-Change Protest in Lower Manhattan – WSJ.

The Benefits of Easing Climate Change – NYTimes.com

September 24th, 2014

‘On Tuesday, more than 100 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to open a climate summit meeting that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes will provide momentum to a new round of negotiations toward a global environmental agreement to be signed in Paris next year.’

via The Benefits of Easing Climate Change – NYTimes.com.

Climate Realities – NYTimes.com

September 24th, 2014

‘CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — ON Tuesday, world leaders will converge at United Nations headquarters in New York for a summit meeting on the climate that will set the stage for global negotiations next year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the threat of global climate change. The summit is titled “Catalyzing Action,” a decidedly hopeful characterization.’

via Climate Realities – NYTimes.com.

Live Broadcast of People’s Climate March in New York City

September 21st, 2014

‘Democracy Now! is broadcasting live from the People’s Climate March in New York City, part of a global mobilization in advance of a U.N. special session on climate change. Watch the livestream from 10:30am to 1:30pm ET via DemocracyNow.org. Tune in after the broadcast to watch it replay.’

via Democracy Now!.

WASHINGTON: BP ‘reckless,’ ‘profit-driven’ in 2010 Gulf oil spill, judge rules | Environment | McClatchy DC

September 14th, 2014

‘WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Thursday that oil giant BP was grossly negligent in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, which killed 11 workers and resulted in the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history.’

via WASHINGTON: BP ‘reckless,’ ‘profit-driven’ in 2010 Gulf oil spill, judge rules | Environment | McClatchy DC.

BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf – NYTimes.com

September 14th, 2014

‘NEW ORLEANS — In the four years since the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 workers and sent millions of barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, BP has spent more than $28 billion on damage claims and cleanup costs, pleaded guilty to criminal charges and emerged a shrunken giant.’

via BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf – NYTimes.com.