Top 10 Enviro Stories of the Week You Don’t Want to Miss


Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailHere is your weekly collection of top environment and climate stories. The U.S. government may be shutdown  but green news, mostly bad, rolls on. We are still digesting the fallout from the IPCC but the most interesting stories look at the idea of putting the planet on a carbon budget. And like any diet, it’s a challenge. Enjoy


Carbon Budget Message In IPCC Report Reveals Daunting Challenge

Carbon Budget Message In IPCC Report Reveals Daunting Challenge

From Climate Central’s Andrew Freedman: Within the voluminous report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published on Sept. 27 is a conclusion as sobering as any climate change warning to date.


 Ancient forests in Wales felled because of diseased larches

Ancient forests in Wales felled because of diseased larches

About 500 acres of the trees infected with fungus-like disease felled after seven years of work to restore forest


A Potential Solution For Long-Distance Power Transmission Leakage

A Potential Solution For Long-Distance Power Transmission Leakage

A potential solution for electricity transmission leakage.


  Say goodbye to Yosemite’s largest glacier

Say goodbye to Yosemite’s largest glacier

Yosemite National Park’s largest glacier could disappear within 20 years, robbing the park’s ecosystems of a steady water supply.


Is Sustainable-Labeled Seafood Really Sustainable?

Is Sustainable-Labeled Seafood Really Sustainable?

Industry demand for the “sustainable seafood” label, issued by the Marine Stewardship Council, is increasing. But some environmentalists fear fisheries are being certified despite evidence showing that the fish population is in trouble — or when there’s not enough information to know the impact on the oceans.


 Arctic sea ice delusions strike the Mail on Sunday and Telegraph

Arctic sea ice delusions strike the Mail on Sunday and Telegraph

Dana Nuccitelli: Both UK periodicals focus on short-term noise and ignore the rapid long-term Arctic sea ice death spiral


 David Attenborough supports effort to save orangutan from extinction

David Attenborough supports effort to save orangutan from extinction

Conservationists aim to raise £1m in two weeks to protect key patches of forest that provide lifeline for the endangered species


The 5 Most Sobering Charts from the IPCC Climate Report

The 5 Most Sobering Charts from the IPCC Climate Report

The IPCC’s new climate science report contains vital charts about the future of our climate, and they’re not pretty.


McDonald's will ditch polystyrene for paper coffee cups

McDonald’s will ditch polystyrene for paper coffee cups

The fast food giant will reportedly ditch polystyrene foam after shareholder pressure.


Colorado Rivers Illustrate Realities of Extreme Weather Activated by Climate Change  –  EcoWatch: Cutting Edge Environmental News Service

Colorado Rivers Illustrate Realities of Extreme Weather Activated by Climate Change – EcoWatch: Cutting Edge Environmental News Service

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