Climate Change News for 10-22-2014


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

Total Coverage    633
Total Word Count    419,097
News[VIEW]    633 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    554
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    70 videos from 59 users totaling 7 Hours / 15.92 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    3 from 1 users
Twitter Details    0 Twitters totaling followers, 0 hashtags, 0 replies, 0 retweets, 0 users replied to, 0 users retweeted, and 0 total links




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




TOP NAMES OF THE DAY
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:

Barack Obama    32 (5.06%)
Joe Manchin    17 (2.69%)
Stephen Willis    17 (2.69%)
Sheldon Whitehouse    16 (2.53%)
Rick Scott    16 (2.53%)
Tony Abbott    15 (2.37%)
Tom Mason    13 (2.05%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

European Union    54 (8.53%)
United Nations    48 (7.58%)
European Commission    27 (4.27%)
Greenpeace    23 (3.63%)
National Oceanic    22 (3.48%)
Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change    21 (3.32%)
Ipcc    20 (3.16%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

Paris, RhใดAlpes, France    54 (8.53%)
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States    43 (6.79%)
Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium    37 (5.85%)
London, London, City Of, United Kingdom    23 (3.63%)
Lima, Lima, Peru    18 (2.84%)
Copenhagen, KใธAvn*, Denmark    17 (2.69%)
San Francisco, California, United States    16 (2.53%)




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.

EU nations threaten to block green energy rules at summit talks - Yahoo News
(3 Additional Articles)

... energy policy at talks beginning on Thursday, with nations from Poland to Portugal threatening to block a deal. If the European Union can manage an accord, including a more ambitious greenhouse gas cut, it will be the first major bloc to set an emissions target for 2030 and would set the tone ahead of United Nations talks next year on a global pact to manage climate change. Poland, whose ...

(715 words by yahoo.com


Portugal could block EU climate deal over connection target - Yahoo News
(2 Additional Articles)

... BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Portugal warned on Wednesday it could block an EU plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions if other states at a summit this week reject a binding target for building cross-border power cables and pipelines. "We will not support a deal that does not include a binding target because we need to create a stable, predictable regulatory framework in order to attract private ...

(496 words by yahoo.com


Factbox: Whos who on the new EU executive - Yahoo News
(2 Additional Articles)

... including Russian learned on military service. He has been asked to foster sustainable development across 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 ...

(1453 words by yahoo.com


Florida governors race a dead heat, poll shows - Yahoo News
(2 Additional Articles)

... is to be the lesser of two evils." Debates between the candidates, most recently on Tuesday, have exposed a wide gulf between them on issues including healthcare, gay marriage, climate change, education and the minimum wage. A debate controversy in which Scott last week refused to appear on stage for several minutes because of a small fan Crist had beneath his lectern has had no ...

(296 words by yahoo.com


BBC News - Government allocates 3.7m to help buy 83 eco-friendly buses

... "This fund is helping our bus industry invest in the latest emission reducing technology and is another clear indication of our support and commitment to the bus industry in Scotland. Climate change target "The Scottish Government is committed to public transport and to our ambitious climate change target of reducing carbon emissions by 42% by 2020." Dave Alexander, regional managing ...

(247 words by bbc.co.uk


U.S. needs to invest in Arctic ships, technology to prepare for climate change - envoy | Reuters
(4 Additional Articles)

... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States needs billions of dollars of new equipment including ice-breaking ships, better satellite service and fiber-optic networks as it prepares for climate change and melting ice in the Arctic, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday. The total cost will not be clear until the U.S. government inventories its investment needs, former Coast Guard Commandant ...

(519 words by reuters.com


Why you could be missing out on 100 compensation from your energy firm - Telegraph

... fears of further hassle after an initial stressful experience attempting to resolve the complaint with their supplier directly. Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s shadow energy and climate change secretary, said: "Hundreds of thousands of consumers could be missing out on compensation or waiting months for their complaint to be resolved. "If energy companies don’t deal with ...

(502 words by telegraph.co.uk


The Climate Is Changing | Tony Calandro

... He was forced to keep repeating this action for all eternity. This metaphor could also be used to illustrate the lack of progress governments have made forging a path forward on a climate change treaty. However, if one takes a step back and connects the dots that have been going on in and around the topic of climate change, another perspective begins to emerge. I believe that the climate ...

(1230 words by huffingtonpost.com


Will Our Reliance on Cars Counteract Climate Change Mitigation Efforts? | Rosaly Byrd

... basic tasks such as picking up basic goods or going out to dinner requires driving. Unfortunately, the dependence on cars not only creates annoying traffic but also contributes to climate change through the burning of fossil fuels which release greenhouse gas emissions. 28% of 2012 emissions in the U.S. came from transportation; the second largest source which has also been increasing since ...

(1117 words by huffingtonpost.com


Innovation Earth: The Next Green Tech Town | Jennifer Grayson

... alone national -- let alone global level. A study released last week by the Georgetown Climate Center shows that less than half of U.S. states are preparing for the coming effects of climate change. (Full rundown of the study here, at the Los Angeles Times.) Unbelievably, those unprepared include Louisiana, where coastline is fast disappearing and with it the area's natural protection against ...

(868 words by huffingtonpost.com


A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen - Yahoo News
(5 Additional Articles)

... would replace Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, one of the few Democrats who has parted with the Obama administration on energy issues. ____ ENVIRONMENT: Oklahoma's Jim Inhofe has called global warming the most media-hyped environmental issue and has criticized EPA regulations as undercutting business growth, a sharp contrast from current chair, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California. ____ ...

(947 words by yahoo.com


Japan coal power plant export push hits U.S. resistance - Yahoo Finance

... soared to nearly $8 billion last year as it looks to boost infrastructure exports, defying U.S. calls for developed nations to stop investment in foreign coal projects to curb greenhouse gas emissions. While the issue is unlikely to blow up into a major dispute, it could taint the two allies' typically close relationship on energy and comes ahead of a November gathering of the ...

(947 words by yahoo.com


Jane Says: Theres An Environmental Case to Be Made For Eating Grass-Fed Beef - Yahoo News

... experience on a Bolinas cattle ranch with her husband, Bill Niman, a pioneer in the humanely raised "good meat" business. In Defending Beef , you'll find chapters ranging from climate change, grass, and water to health concerns, ethical considerations, and moreincluding meticulous footnotes and index. In "Water," one of the book's most granular chapters, Hahn Niman explains that water ...

(1204 words by yahoo.com


Counterinsurgency expert: Beating ISIS will require U.S. ground troops in Iraq | Power Players - Yahoo News

... and Practice," Nagl lays out why he believes the future of warfare will be characterized less by traditional combat and more by long-term, ambiguous struggles, such as insurgencies, climate change, and contagions. The current fight against Ebola provides a "particularly frightening" example, he said. "I think what we're going to see is the Pentagon dealing with the effects of climate change, ...

(547 words by yahoo.com


Germany says certificate prices in ETS must rise - Yahoo Finance

... BERLIN, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Certificate prices in Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) must rise in order for the system to be effective in fightingclimate change, a senior German official said on Wednesday. Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the European Union to fight global warming by quickly reforming the ETS, and as part of that, reducing surplus CO2 certificates. (Repor ...

(111 words by yahoo.com


UPDATE 1-EU nations threaten to block green energy rules at summit talks | Reuters
(2 Additional Articles)

... * New policy to replace existing 2020 goals * EU to set tone for globalclimate change talks * Poland leads objections, but not alone (Adds detail, further quote) By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - EU leaders face a long day on Thursday as they seek to agree on a new decade of climate and energy policy at a summit in Brussels, with nations from Poland to Portugal threatening ...

(841 words by reuters.com


EU nations threaten to block green energy rules at summit talks | Energy & Oil | Reuters

... * New policy to replace existing 2020 goals * EU to set tone for globalclimate change talks * Poland leads objections, but not alone By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - EU leaders face hours of haggling as they seek to agree on a new decade of climate and energy policy at talks beginning on Thursday, with nations from Poland to Portugal threatening to block a deal. If the ...

(283 words by reuters.com


EU leaders seek climate deal, but are divided over costs | Reuters

... * New policy to replace existing 2020 goals * EU to set tone for globalclimate change talks * Poland leads objections, but is not alone By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, Oct 23 (Reuters) - European leaders aim to agree a new decade of energy policy to cut climate-warming gas emissions out to 2030 at an EU summit on Thursday, though sharp differences over sharing the cost means a deal could ...

(758 words by reuters.com


China readies legal framework for carbon market, hefty fines possible | Reuters

... carbon trading market but has yet to decide how to set emission caps for big polluters, according to a draft government document seen by Reuters. The world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases plans to launch a national emissions trading scheme in 2016 in a bid to reduce its impact on climate change and make its economy less reliant on polluting fossil fuels. Under the scheme, big ...

(590 words by reuters.com


Lawmaker proposes carbon trading to tackle climate change in Australia | Reuters

... carbon market, in a move to try and break a deadlock in the country's climate policy. Australia's conservative Liberal party government in July repealed a tax on climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions for its 350 biggest companies, claiming the scheme was too costly while achieving little in terms of emission cuts. But the country, the developed world's biggest carbon emitter per ...

(422 words by reuters.com


Japan coal power plant export push hits U.S. resistance | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

... soared to nearly $8 billion last year as it looks to boost infrastructure exports, defying U.S. calls for developed nations to stop investment in foreign coal projects to curb greenhouse gas emissions. While the issue is unlikely to blow up into a major dispute, it could taint the two allies' typically close relationship on energy and comes ahead of a November gathering of the ...

(316 words by reuters.com


Portugal could block EU climate deal over connection target | Reuters

... stranded by lack of links * Could reduce EU dependency on Russian fuel By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Portugal warned on Wednesday it could block an EU plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions if other states at a summit this week reject a binding target for building cross-border power cables and pipelines. "We will not support a deal that does not include a binding target ...

(238 words by reuters.com


Germany says certificate prices in ETS must rise | Energy & Oil | Reuters

... BERLIN Oct 22 (Reuters) - Certificate prices in Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) must rise in order for the system to be effective in fightingclimate change, a senior German official said on Wednesday. Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the European Union to fight global warming by quickly reforming the ETS, and as part of that, reducing surplus CO2 certificates. (Repor ...

(130 words by reuters.com


Germany says certificate prices in ETS must rise | Reuters

... BERLIN Oct 22 (Reuters) - Certificate prices in Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) must rise in order for the system to be effective in fightingclimate change, a senior German official said on Wednesday. Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the European Union to fight global warming by quickly reforming the ETS, and as part of that, reducing surplus CO2 certificates. (Report ...

(69 words by reuters.com


Florida candidates stake out political differences in third debate | Reuters

... embarrassing debate-delaying squabble over a cooling fan. The debates have exposed a yawning political gulf between the two candidates on issues including healthcare, gay marriage, climate change, education and the minimum wage. As incumbent Scott is riding the wave of economic recovery while Crist, a former Republican who switched parties, faces the challenge of convincing Democrats he is ...

(392 words by reuters.com


FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities Launch Request for Proposal for 2014 Solar and Renewable Energy Credits
(3 Additional Articles)

... costs and to mitigate low energy, capacity and market prices; other legislative and regulatory changes, and revised environmental requirements, including, but not limited to, possible greenhouse gas emission, water discharge, and coal combustion residual regulations, the potential impacts of Cross State Air Pollution Rule, and the effects of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's ...

(1700 words by cnn.com


Stock Markets. Bond Markets. Water Markets? - Washington Wire - WSJ

... Put aside the question of whether man-made climate change has caused the problem. What matters now is: What is the solution? The first reaction to shortages is to ration. Tell people they can't water their lawns, then limit the amount of water they can use in their homes, and so forth. The result? No one is happy. Rationing is how the U.S. responded to oil shortages in the 1970s, and it led ...

(132 words by wsj.com