"SEOUL - Among the usual commercials for beer, noodles and cars on South Korean TV, one item stands in marked contrast. A short film by a government advisory body carries a stark message: the nation faces a crisis over storing its spent nuclear fuel after running reactors for decades."
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- Source: Reuters, 10/13/2014
"KAKTOVIK, Alaska — In Betty Brower’s memories, there is always ice. Even in the summer, when the sea around Barter Island was open, she could look out and see the jagged shapes of icebergs on the horizon."Source: Aljazeera America, 10/13/2014
"Forget Nessie: there's another insidious creature living in the waters of Scotland."Source: NPR, 10/13/2014
"At the annual SXSW Eco, a conference in Austin, Texas, you'll find a lot of serious discussion of the rapid decline of the Earth's ecosystems."Source: NPR, 10/13/2014
"Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) sounded the alarm Thursday in Miami Beach about the potentially crippling effects that climate change and rising sea levels could have on the city, accusing skeptics of 'avoiding reality.'"Source: NBC Miami, 10/10/2014
"A surprising hot spot of the potent global-warming gas methane hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., according to satellite data."Source: AP, 10/10/2014
"California has completed the highest number of goals to prepare for climate change, followed by Massachusetts and New York, according to a first-of-its-kind 50-state tracking tool unveiled Thursday."Source: USA TODAY, 10/10/2014
"A majority of voters in states home to some of the biggest oil and gas drilling fields want the government to regulate the burning or releasing of natural gas from wells, according to a new poll."
"The White House launched a set of initiatives aimed at protecting natural resources like landscapes and water from the effects of climate change."
"For a variety of reasons -- whether it be mitigating climate change, enhancing security, increasing economic incentives or even improving the health of indoor living -- countries around the world have been investing in ways to boost energy efficiency. Worldwide, that market of cutting back on energy waste is growing and is now worth at least $310 billion, reports the International Energy Agency."Source: ClimateWire, 10/10/2014
"Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) called for an end to all restrictions on exporting crude oil and natural gas, saying it would help the economy and U.S. allies."
""A disease that killed off at least 10 percent of the nation’s hogs in the last year is starting to threaten farmers again as colder weather approaches. But they have new tools to fight the ailment, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. The Agriculture Department has conditionally approved two vaccines, and a third is on the horizon."Source: NY Times, 10/10/2014
"An environmental assessment of the joint Chattanooga-Hamilton County firing range on Moccasin Bend indicates that the nearly 40 years of spent bullets at the site may be causing lead-laden surface water to flow into the Tennessee River."Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/10/2014
"Toymaker will not renew current multimillion pound deal, that sees Shell-branded Lego sets sold at petrol stations, following a viral video against Arctic drilling by the green group"Source: Guardian, 10/10/2014
"The average fuel economy of new US cars and trucks hit a record 24.1 miles per gallon (mpg) last year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Overall fuel economy for new cars and trucks has risen almost 5 mpg since 2004."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 10/09/2014