Top 10 Environment Stories of the Week


Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailHere you have it: this week’s top stories on the environmental and climate front. Don’t despair because there is good news among the doom and gloom. Electric cars are taking off and France has banned fracking. There have been a number of stories this week (see a few below) where latest studies show we are heading towards a tipping point on climate, which is not fun reading. But for a really good in depth read, check out the story on the grass roots battle against the oil industry in Texas, of all places. Enjoy.

 

 


Gasmobiles Will NEVER Be As Good As Electric Cars (Reader Comment)

Gasmobiles Will NEVER Be As Good As Electric Cars (Reader Comment)

For nearly two months now, I’ve been planning to repost the excellent reader comment posted below. The comment came on an article by Shai Agassi regarding the lessons automakers should learn from Tesla Motors (and Apple, Ford, and other technological pioneers). That original post is worth a read as a preface. I was tempted to add an extra preface of my own, but the reader comment is so good that I think I’ll just add an addendum. Without further ado, here’s the reader comment:


France’s Ban On Fracking Is 'Absolute'

France’s Ban On Fracking Is ‘Absolute’

France’s ban on fracking was finally completed Friday, as its constitutional court upheld a 2011 law prohibiting the practice and canceling all exploration permits.


The Grassroots Battle Against Big Oil

The Grassroots Battle Against Big Oil

Activists in Texas are connecting the fight against the Keystone pipeline with the struggle for environmental justice.


Mumbai, Chennai may reach climate tipping point by 2034: Study

Mumbai, Chennai may reach climate tipping point by 2034: Study

Around 20 years from now, Mumbai and Chennai could routinely start witnessing temperatures hotter than the two cities have experienced in 150 years, a new study says.


 Conservative media outlets found guilty of biased global warming coverage

Conservative media outlets found guilty of biased global warming coverage

Dana Nuccitelli:New studies show conservative and politically neutral media outlets are creating false balance in climate change reporting


New Study Predicts Year Your City's Climate Will Change

New Study Predicts Year Your City’s Climate Will Change

Using a new metric they call “climate departure,” researchers have analyzed when climate change will result in “environments like we have never seen before.”


No, Arctic Sea Ice Has Not Recovered, Scientists Say

No, Arctic Sea Ice Has Not Recovered, Scientists Say

From Climate Central’s Andrew Freedman: Arctic sea ice extent has likely reached its seasonal minimum, dropping to the sixth-lowest level in the 35-year satellite record.


Don't Just Sell Green, Sell Great: Tesla

Don’t Just Sell Green, Sell Great: Tesla

The embrace of Tesla is complex — a closer look at Tesla buyers reveals that their demographic is not what you would expect. Tesla buyers are more mpg-conscious than the general public (definitely some Actives in the group) but less so than Prius buyers, who are four times more likely to be focused on mpg than the Tesla market. What does that tell me? Despite the fact that a certain segment clearly has green motivations, Tesla is really grabbing market share as a car enthusiast’s car.


Arctic climate’s last bastion succumbing to global warming, researchers say

Arctic climate’s last bastion succumbing to global warming, researchers say

‘We are witnessing the transformation of the Arctic at an exceptional pace,’ says research paper on Hudson Bay Lowlands


 Children will bear brunt of climate change impact, new study says

Children will bear brunt of climate change impact, new study says

Most comprehensive climate change review to date warns of risks to children, with Unicef arguing that children have been largely left out of the debate so far

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