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Study Digs Deep on Shale Gas Wells, Methane Leaks. New "fracked" wells more likely to leak more methane than old, traditional wells.

from Washington Post

This machine can make salty water drinkable — using only the sun’s rays

A group of MIT engineers come up with a solar-powered desalination system that could help villages in India, and around the globe, deal with brackish well water.

We’ve known CO2 traps heat since 1860. We had to deal with the fact that the CO2 coming out of enemy aircraft was confusing the heat-seeking missile because CO2 absorbs infrared radiation. So this is literally rocket science, if you want to think of it that way.

Canadians are eating tar-sands pollution | Tar-sands operations are contaminating the wild animals that members of the Mikisew Cree and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations have traditionally relied on for food.

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How to cut U.S. carbon emissions by 10 percent — without Congress

President Obama keeps suggesting that he'd like to do more about climate change, but Congress won't cooperate. Now one green group explains how the EPA could cut U.S. emissions by 10 percent -- without Congress.

Almost half (47%) of all U.S. wells are being developed in regions with high to extremely high water stress. This means that more than 80 percent of the annual available water is already allocated to municipal, industrial and agricultural users in these regions. (Source: Ceres)

Technology, not regulation, will kill coal fired power. The Obama administration's plan to reduce power plant emissions may be a bold effort to put climate change back on the political agenda, but...

from The Daily Beast

Climate Seer James Hansen Issues His Direst Forecast Yet

Climate Seer James Hansen Issues His Direst Forecast Yet. James Hansen’s new study explodes conventional goals of climate diplomacy and warns of 10 feet of sea level rise before 2100. The good news is, we can fix it.