Climate Change News for 10-14-2014

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At-A-Glance Vitals
Quick summary of yesterday's news:

Total Coverage    692
Total Word Count    544,803
News [VIEW]    691 (99.86%)
Unique News Stories    560
Blog Posts[VIEW]    1 (0.14%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    83 videos from 67 users totaling 20 Hours / 49.27 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    37 from 5 users
Twitter Details    0 Twitters totaling followers, 0 hashtags, 0 replies, 0 retweets, 0 users replied to, 0 users retweeted, and 0 total links

The map below shows all geographic mentions across both mainstream and social media coverage.

The following people, organizations, and locations dominated the global conversation yesterday. Click on each to view its full profile, with interactive timelines, maps, dashboards, and a complete list of coverage. Note that even if you have filters enabled, these lists reflect ALL news and social media coverage.

Top person names mentioned in today's news:

Chuck Hagel    56 (8.09%)
Barack Obama    42 (6.07%)
Mitch Mcconnell    38 (5.49%)
Alison Lundergan Grimes    36 (5.20%)
Paul Ryan    32 (4.62%)
John Grunsfeld    28 (4.05%)
W John Kress    28 (4.05%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

Environmental Protection Agency    51 (7.37%)
Defense Department    46 (6.65%)
Australian National University    35 (5.06%)
United Nations    33 (4.77%)
European Union    32 (4.62%)
Harvard University    28 (4.05%)
American Association For The Advancement Of Science    27 (3.90%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

Washington, District Of Columbia, United States    92 (13.29%)
London, London, City Of, United Kingdom    40 (5.78%)
Berlin, Berlin, Germany    35 (5.06%)
Steffen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    27 (3.90%)
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States    22 (3.18%)
Paris, RhใดAlpes, France    22 (3.18%)
Hampton, Virginia, United States    17 (2.46%)

Below are the top 25 articles of yesterday, ranked in order of their overall potential and actual impact on the global media ecosystem surrounding this topic.

'Anthropocene' Term Gains Traction As Human Impacts On Planet Become Clearer
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... species as it is being affected now by humans," Kress said. Steffen, one of the main leaders of the Anthropocene movement, said in an email that the age of humans is more than just climate change. It includes ozone loss, disruption of nitrogen and phosphorous cycles that are causing dead zones, changes in water, acidification of the ocean, endocrine disruptors and deforestation. Steffen ...

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Conservation groups sue U.S. government over wolverine protection - Yahoo News
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... it's already in trouble," said Adrienne Maxwell, an attorney for Earthjustice, which brought the suit on behalf of conservation groups that contend the animal is imperiled because of climate change and trapping. "Without protection, it will only get worse." The animal, which resembles a small bear with a bushy tail, once ranged across the northernmost tier of the United States from New York ...

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Factbox: Whos who on the new EU executive - Yahoo News
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... including Russian learned on military service. Lawmakers say he will add fostering sustainable development to his brief to ease environmentalists' concerns about the new energy and climate change commissioner. VICE-PRESIDENT, BUDGET, KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA Bulgaria, center-right, 61. Former World Bank economist, ran humanitarian affairs in outgoing Commission after last-minute nomination ...

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BBC News - Owen Paterson in lights out warning over emissions target
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... The government's energy policy will "fail to keep the lights on", the former environment secretary is expected to say. Owen Paterson will also say climate change forecasts have been "consistently and wildly exaggerated". The Conservative MP, replaced in July's ministerial reshuffle, will criticise "blind adhesion" to emissions targets. The 2008 Climate Change Act aims to reduce the UK's ...

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BBC World News - HARDtalk, Joe Hockey, 'No carbon tax for Australia'

... How serious is the Australian government about reducing its greenhouse gas emissions? And what are the best ways to measure how polluting a country really is? Stephen Sackur challenges Australian Treasury Minister Joe Hockey about his government's record, and whether targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions are really going far enough? Is the reintroduction of a carbon tax part of the ...

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BBC News - Navitus Bay wind farm: Issues debated at public meeting
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... "in principle". The Planning Inspectorate is expected to complete its examination of the proposals in March 2015 before a decision is made by the Secretary of State for Energy andClimate Change next September. ...

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BBC iWonder - Did climate change make us intelligent?

... with brain power close to that of a chimpanzee, to apes that would ultimately become human - able to talk, and construct complex tools, from spears to spaceships. The theory that climate change drove the evolution of human intelligence is based on the latest evidence of how the landscape changed in the Great Rift Valley over hundreds of thousands of years. But it is not the only ...

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Offshore wind farms the future: Statkraft CEO | Reuters
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... imitates oil firms and moves offshore, the head of Europe's largest generator of renewable energy said on Tuesday. Statkraft Chief Executive Christian Rynning-Toennesen also saidclimate change was forcing a rethink of hydro-electric dam and wind turbine design to ensure they could withstand ever more extreme rainfall and wind linked to global warming. Oslo-based Statkraft, which ...

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Surprise! Life Discovered Inside Deep-Sea Rocks - Yahoo News
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... microbes, new research finds. What's more, it appears these tiny rock-dwellers may chow down on enough methane to effect global levels of the gas, which can contribute to climate change. "We've recognized for awhile that the deep ocean is a sink for methane, but primarily it has been thought that it was only in the sediment," said study researcher Jeffrey Marlow, a graduate ...

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Global warming: plants may absorb more carbon dioxide than previously thought - Telegraph

... have underestimated the ability of plants to grow and absorb carbon dioxide by as much as 16 per cent. The finding may mean that it will be easier to fulfil the target of keeping global warmingbelow two degrees since pre-industrial times. The Earth has currently warmed 0.85°C from 1880. It was originally thought that vegetation on Earth currently removes one quarter of all human ...

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Paul Ryan Thinks Humans Might Not Be The Cause Of Climate Change
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... KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) The planet has faced climate change forever and humans' pollution might not be to blame for shifts, Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Monday during a debate against his Democratic challenger. Ryan, favored to win re-election to his seat representing GOP-leaning southern Wisconsin, faced off against businessman Rob Zerban for an hourlong forum that touched on world events, ...

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In Kentucky Senate debate, both McConnell, Grimes duck a big question - Yahoo News
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... Kentucky Senate race, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes again refused to answer whether she voted for President Obama, while incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell brushed past a question about climate change Of course, politicians dodge questions all the time. The question about this evasion is: What's the political calculus behind it, and will it hurt them? Let's start with Ms. Grimes, Kentucky's ...

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Ky. Senate candidates pursue each others base - Yahoo News
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... kicked off the final three weeks of a contentious and expensive campaign that could help determine which party controls the Senate. One of their starkest differences concerned the roleclimate change plays in the decline of the coal industry and the related economic depression in eastern Kentucky. McConnell said "there are a bunch of scientists" who believe climate change is a problem, but ...

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Wind is cheaper than coal, oil and gas, says European Union study : TreeHugger

... have to foist the costs onto other people. It's clear that fossil fuel industries have been pursuing the latter strategy for quite some time now. But as awareness of the true costs of climate changeand air pollution grows, this position becomes increasingly precarious. The latest indication that things must change comes in the form of a European Union commissioned reportwritten about over at ...

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Is Scott Brown Running Clean? "Um, No." | Heather Taylor-Miesle

... Voters in the Granite State have the opportunity to re-elect a true champion for clean energy and climate action: Jeanne Shaheen. Shaheen has a strong and long record on clean energy,climate change and environmental protection. (Heck, her last name even rhymes with "clean.") When she served as governor, Shaheen signed legislation to reduce four pollutants from power plants, including carbon. ...

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Climate Change and the Smithsonian | Asoka Bandarage

... The premier "science museum" in the U.S., the Smithsonian, issued an official statement onclimate change on Oct. 2, 2014. It states, "Scientific evidence has demonstrated that the global climate is warming as a result of increasing levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases generated by human activities." It goes on to say that "[t]he 500 Smithsonian scientists working around the world see the ...

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'Green News Report' - October 14, 2014 | Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

... The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Coal wins Kentucky's U.S. Senate debate!; Pentagon warns climate change an immediate threat to national security; East Coast cities could see daily flooding from rising seas within 30 years; Wind power the cheapest source of energy; PLUS: It's official: September 2014 was the hottest September on record ...

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Two Crises Cry Out for a 'Manhattan Project': Climate Change and Ebola | Bernard Starr

... Famed physicists at Los Alamos-- To meet the challenges of climate changeand infectious diseases, we might find the best answer by revisiting a stunningly successful model: the Manhattan Project. In 1939 the United States initiated a bold and ambitious program to develop an atomic bomb. At the time, scientists knew little about splitting the atom. In establishing the ...

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Ebola, Gay Marriage and Global Warming | Nick Desai

... is now only a matter of time. In the same 2008, Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, an unlikely duo if there ever was one, were jointly making TV ads about the importance of addressingclimate change and its threat to our way of life. And now? Even while we know the impact of climate change is much worse than initially expected, and despite national addresses by the president himself, not only ...

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Indian tea producer sees drop in output due to erratic rainfall | Reuters
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... - Indian tea producer Harrisons Malayalam Ltd expects revenue to fall by a tenth this fiscal year due to lower prices and also reduced output as a result of erratic rainfall caused by climate change, its chief executive said. The company's tea production is expected to fall about 3 percent in 2014 to 15.5 million kg, N. Dharmaraj told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit on Tuesday. "I ...

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Mintz Levin Adds Leading Energy Lawyer and Former Weld Administration Official to Energy Technology and Project Finance Practice - Yahoo Finance
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... magna cum laude from Vermont Law School. Among his other professional and personal affiliations, he presently serves on the board of the Woods Hole Research Center, the world's leading climate change think tank. For more information about Mintz Levin, please . ...

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Ky. Senate candidates pursue each other's base - The Washington Post
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... kicked off the final three weeks of a contentious and expensive campaign that could help determine which party controls the Senate. One of their starkest differences concerned the roleclimate change plays in the decline of the coal industry and the related economic depression in eastern Kentucky. McConnell said "there are a bunch of scientists" who believe climate change is a problem, but ...

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Penguins With Type-A Personalities Are More Likely to Survive Climate Change - Yahoo News

... That's according to the latest research from scientist John Cockrem, who is studying whether birds that react to stress with fear could be better at handling climate change compared to avians apt to fight. Cockrem, a research scientist at Massey University in New Zealand, studied the country's native little penguins to determine if a bird's individual personality affects how it responds to ...

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Five Ways Climate Change Threatens National Security - Yahoo News

... are taking a more urgent tone, warning that the changing climate poses an "immediate threat" to national security. A new report released this week by the Defense Department describesclimate change as a "threat multiplier" that "has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today." Related: U.S. Military Bases Threatened by Climate Change Rising temperatures, ...

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(When) Will the U.S. Take a Stand for Climate Justice? - Yahoo News

... Pressure is mounting on the United States to pledge a contribution to the U.N. Green Climate Fund before the U.N. Climate Change Conference in December in Lima, Peru. Considering the fund's goal of raising $100 billion from "global north" countries to help poorer nations develop clean energy infrastructure and adapt to climate change, conventional wisdom is that pledges of between $10 billion ...

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The World Is Full of Grain - Yahoo Finance

... could discourage investment and reduce future production, ushering in another period of higher prices. This cycle is nothing new, but in recent years it has been shaped by new drivers (climate change, demographic change, volatile global economic conditions) that make the swings more frequent and the range of variation more extreme. The problem with these developments is that greater food-relat ...

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The future of shale: O&G capital challenges and opportunities - Yahoo Finance

... EY Global Oil & Gas Center can help your business The oil and gas sector is constantly changing. Increasingly uncertain energy policies, geopolitical complexities, cost management andclimate change all present significant challenges. EY's Global Oil & Gas Center supports a global network of more than 10,000 oil and gas professionals with extensive experience in providing assurance, tax, ...

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