Climate Change

January 21, 2013 to January 23, 2013

First Joint Private and Federal Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference

Thirteen sponsoring agencies have come together to host in New Orleans the first joint private and federal Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, a forum for the research community in the Gulf of Mexico to share their latest scientific results. Complimentary registration for credentialed members of the media is available.

"In Arid West, Cheatgrass Turns Fires Into Infernos"

"Cheatgrass is about as Western as cowboy boots and sagebrush. It grows in yellowish clumps, about knee high to a horse, and likes arid land. One thing cheatgrass does is burn — in fact, more easily than anyone realized. That's the conclusion from a new study that says cheatgrass is making Western wildfires worse."

Source: NPR, 12/07/2012

"Gas Tanker Completes Arctic Sea Journey"

"A bit of news about the melting of the Arctic waterways associated with climate change: Gazprom, the Russian energy giant, says it recently completed the world’s first liquefied natural gas cargo delivery through the Arctic Northern Sea Route. Escorted by Russian nuclear icebreakers, the giant L.N.G. carrier Ob River went through the waters of the Barents and Kara seas and then through an icy passage between the Vilkitsky and Bering straits."

Source: Green/NYT, 12/07/2012

"Norway to Pay Brazil $180 Million for Slowing Deforestation"

"Norway has agreed to give $180 million to Brazil as part of a broader $1 billion deal for slowing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, Oslo's environment minister said on Thursday."

"Norway has promised $1 billion each to Brazil and Indonesia for protecting their tropical rainforests and warned Jakarta earlier this year that its progress in reforming its forestry sector will not be sufficient to meet its pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 26 percent by 2020.

Source: Reuters, 12/07/2012

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