Twitter News Roundup: From Floods to Climate Deniers


Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailGathered together some of the big or interesting environmental stories trending today: everything from floods and shrinking avocados to climate deniers and the incredibly rising Tesla stock. Enjoy.


Gulf Spill Sampling Questioned

Gulf Spill Sampling Questioned

Researchers found a higher level of contamination than federal agencies did in water, sediment and seafood samples taken in 2010 after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.


Mike Huckabee, Jim Inhofe Give How-To On Denying Climate Change Without Any Concern For Facts

Mike Huckabee, Jim Inhofe Give How-To On Denying Climate Change Without Any Concern For Facts

The Senate’s most prominent climate change skeptic, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), called in to Mike Huckabee’s radio show on Monday to discuss conspiracy theories on global warming and the Obama administration’s plans to deal with it. In the segment, both Inhofe and Huckabee accuse the Obama administration and Organizing for Action — the nonprofit created out of the Obama campaign to stump for the president’s agenda — of violating federal law in their push to combat climate change.


 Philippines swamped after days of torrential rain

Philippines swamped after days of torrential rain

At least seven people reported dead after more rain falls in 24 hours than in catastrophic 2009 typhoon


Incredibly Shrinking Avocados: Why This Year's Fruit Are So Tiny

Incredibly Shrinking Avocados: Why This Year’s Fruit Are So Tiny

California’s crop of Hass avocados — those green fruit essential for guacamole — usually weigh a half-pound or more. But this year’s avocados are the smallest in memory — some barely bigger than an egg.


 Tesla shares at record high

Tesla shares at record high

The electric car company’s shares jumped 18% since it reported its maiden profit in the first quarter of the year


Mustafa's Space Drive: An Egyptian Student's Quantum Physics Invention

Mustafa’s Space Drive: An Egyptian Student’s Quantum Physics Invention

Forget Schrodinger’s Cat: The cutting edge of applied quantum science is in a new type of space drive for satellites and probes patented by a 19-year…


 Sandy taskforce: build stronger homes to withstand worsening storms

Sandy taskforce: build stronger homes to withstand worsening storms

Report issues 69 policy recommendations in anticipation of more extreme weather conditions in an age of climate change


How will crops fare under climate change? Depends on how you ask

How will crops fare under climate change? Depends on how you ask

The damage scientists expect climate change to do to crop yields can differ greatly depending on which type of model was used to make those projections, according to new research.


 With the forthcoming IPCC report, the contrarians finally agree we are changing the climate

With the forthcoming IPCC report, the contrarians finally agree we are changing the climate

John Abraham: Climate contrarians may concede more than they bargained for when the next IPCC report is published


Coastal city flooding ‘could cost more than £600bn a year’

Coastal city flooding ‘could cost more than £600bn a year’

Flooding of major coastal cities could cost the world economy more than £600bn a year by 2050, say scientists.

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