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This Ocean Wave Energy System Was Inspired by Seaweed – ENGINEERING.com

By |July 5th, 2015|

It’s been estimated that ocean waves near coastlines produce more than two terawatts of power globally. Nearly half of the world’s people live near the ocean, so it makes sense to harness that wave power and convert it to electricity. So why isn’t that being done?

Unlike wind power, […]

Peru declares emergency in 14 regions on El Nino worries

By |July 5th, 2015|

Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency in towns in 14 regions to brace for possible damage from the climate pattern El Nino in the rainy season, state media reported Sunday.

Peru has forecast a “moderate to strong” El Nino in the winter season and has not ruled […]

Saskatchewan evacuating thousands more as wildfires spread

By |July 5th, 2015|

The Western Canadian province of Saskatchewan said on Sunday it was evacuating an additional 8,000 people from the far north of the province, as wildfires continue to spread and threaten homes.

The provincial government said that as of Saturday there were 114 active fires in the province. More than 5,000 […]

Central Maine Business Briefs – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

By |July 5th, 2015|

Sebasticook Valley FCU’s Lemieux elected Maine Credit Union League board chairman

Jim Lemieux, president/CEO of Sebasticook Valley FCU of Pittsfield, was elected chairman of the Maine Credit Union League Board of Directors at its annual meeting recently.

The group is made up of Maine’s 60 credit unions and their 655,000 members, according […]

Study: Polar bears could feel global warming’s sting by 2025 – KRQE News 13

By |July 5th, 2015|

FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2007, file photo, a polar bear mother and her two cubs are seen in Wapusk National Park on the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. About a third of the world’s polar bears could face imminent threat from greenhouse gas emissions in […]

Heat Waves In Europe Caused By Climate Change Says Scientists – Tech Times

By |July 5th, 2015|

Europe suffered from tremendous heat waves, even setting new record highs. According to scientists, these surges of weather pattern alterations may be caused by climate change.(Photo : Jennifer Boyer)

Experts say that the latest heat waves in Europe is “virtually certain” to be caused by climate change. This week, Germany, […]

Invest more in climate change responses – PM – New Vision

By |July 5th, 2015|

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda says special attention is needed to reduce long term vulnerability. (Credit: Tony Rujuta)

By David Mugabe

KAMPALA – Uganda’s Prime Minister has called for more investments in appropriate responses to adverse climate conditions to help contain its increasing negative impact.

Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda noted during a climate change […]

Court ruling boosts need for Illinois clean energy bill.

By |July 5th, 2015|

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A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week dealt a blow to federal efforts to clean up power plant emissions, making it even more important than ever that the Illinois Legislature passes pending legislation to boost energy efficiency and turn the state toward renewable energy.

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme […]

Cost impact of EPA rules must be considered.

By |July 5th, 2015|

Courtesy of American Electric Power The Kanawha River Plant is slated to be retired Dec. 31, 2014, along with two other West Virginia coal-fueled plants, Philip Sporn Plant and Kammer Plant.

Courtesy of American Electric Power American Electric Power’s Philip Sporn generating plant at New Haven, W.Va., along the […]

Green Pope goes medieval on planet.

By |July 5th, 2015|

Pope Francis’s embrace of the direst ideas about climate change could usher in a new feudalism that stalls progress and penalizes the world’s poor in the name of environmental safety.

Some future historian, searching for the origins of a second Middle Ages, might fix on the summer of 2015 as its […]