Global Warming and Climate Change News 10-15-2014

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

Total Coverage    762
Total Word Count    495,811
News[VIEW]    762 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    660
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    86 videos from 67 users totaling 17 Hours / 47.37 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    13 from 3 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:

Haewon Mcjeon    45 (5.91%)
Chuck Hagel    36 (4.72%)
Paul Simpson    27 (3.54%)
Barack Obama    27 (3.54%)
Richard Newell    22 (2.89%)
Granger Morgan    21 (2.76%)
Ernest Moniz    21 (2.76%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

United Nations    42 (5.51%)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory    42 (5.51%)
Us Department Of Energy    34 (4.46%)
Ipcc    32 (4.20%)
Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change    31 (4.07%)
Department Of Energy    28 (3.67%)
Environmental Protection Agency    28 (3.67%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

Washington, District Of Columbia, United States    80 (10.50%)
London, London, City Of, United Kingdom    42 (5.51%)
Paris, RhใดAlpes, France    36 (4.72%)
Lima, Lima, Peru    18 (2.36%)
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan    17 (2.23%)
Copenhagen, KใธAvn*, Denmark    17 (2.23%)
Boone, North Carolina, United States    15 (1.97%)

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.

Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project - Yahoo News
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... source that is safer and more efficient than current reactors based on nuclear fission. Lockheed sees the project as part of a comprehensive approach to solving global energy andclimate change problems. Compact nuclear fusion would also produce far less waste than coal-powered plants, and future reactors could eliminate radioactive waste completely, the company said. McGuire said the ...

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Abundant Natural Gas Won't Slow Climate Change, Study Says
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... WASHINGTON (AP) Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects. Abundant natural gas in the United States has been displacing coal, which produces more of the chief global warming gas carbon dioxide. But the new international study says an expansion of natural gas use by 2050 would also keep ...

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Global Climate Deal Shouldn't Be Legally Binding, Top State Department Official Says
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... By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - The United States wants to broker a global agreement on climate change that would contain some legal elements but would stop short of being legally binding on an international level, the country's top diplomat on climate change issues said. Todd Stern, the State Department climate change special envoy, addressed one of the thorniest ...

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Can the world produce enough food for 2 billion more people? - Yahoo News
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... in Rome. "Historically, we have managed to expand food production more rapidly than population growth." Projecting the future population at a time of new agricultural techniques,climate change impacting food production, and efforts underway to cut greenhouse gas emissions is seen by some to be as accurate as crystal ball gazing. But the challenge is deemed to be three-sided with ...

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EU pushes back deadlines 2 years in green energy funding scheme - Yahoo News
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... from seven EU member states including Britain, France and Germany, throws a lifeline to some projects struggling to comply with the EU's 2.1 billion euro ($2.7 billion) scheme to cutgreenhouse gas emissions. The recipients under the first round of the NER300 program had been due to make their final investment decisions by the end of 2014 and be operational by the end of 2016, but seven EU ...

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Stop the hop: for huge ancient kangaroos, hopping was dicey - Yahoo News
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... Scientists say Procoptodon and its group went extinct possibly because of hunting by humans who arrived in Australia about 50,000 years ago, environmental changes wrought by people orclimate changes. (Editing by Jonathan Oatis) ...

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Coal industry still in denial over prices, regulation: Russell | Reuters
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... to be a fairly gloomy affair, given the drop in prices to near seven-year lows, the increasing threat of regulation to control pollution and the general image of the fuel as the main climate change culprit. You might hope for a sense of realism and practical moves to address the issues, but instead the World Coal Conference in Copenhagen this week was characterized by what seemed like a ...

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We cannot rest on Mother Nature’s laurels - Telegraph

... to our rescue? As reported in yesterday, new American research indicates that the Earth’s vegetation has been absorbing more carbon dioxide than had been thought, thus lesseningglobal warming and providing us with more time to get it under control. And indeed, as mothers tend to be, nature has long been very forgiving. For centuries she took everything humanity threw at her without ...

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Climate change forecasts 'exaggerated', ex-environment secretary Owen Paterson claims - Telegraph

... 18 years it has not warmed at all, according to some sources," he will say, claiming "many policymakers have still to catch up with the facts". The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has calculated a finite "carbon budget" that can be burnt before it becomes likely that global warming will exceed 2C above pre-industrial levels. Beyond that threshold the effects of climate ...

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UPDATE 1-Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project | Reuters
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... source that is safer and more efficient than current reactors based on nuclear fission. Lockheed sees the project as part of a comprehensive approach to solving global energy andclimate change problems. Compact nuclear fusion would produce far less waste than coal-powered plants since it would use deuterium-tritium fuel, which can generate nearly 10 million times more energy than the ...

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Lake Erie Becoming More Vulnerable To Bacteria Blooms, Study Says
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... people last weekend. But how much of a role do the farms play? Researchers know some of the answers, yet there are still many unknowns. | ASSOCIATED PRESS TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) Climate change and invasive mussels may have made Lake Erie a more inviting host for toxic bacteria in recent years, suggesting that ambitious goals are needed for reducing phosphorus runoff that feeds large ...

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The Architect of Germany's Third Industrial Revolution: an Interview with Jeremy Rifkin | Todd R. Miller

... architect of the European Union's Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan to address the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change. The Third Industrial Revolution was formally endorsed by the European Parliament in 2007 and is now being implemented by various agencies within the European Commission as well as in the 27 member-s ...

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Remember Me: Personal Legacy and Global Warming | Wray Herbert

... Later this month, the UN's International Panel on Climate Change will release its fifth and latest assessment of the scientific evidence regarding human interference in the world's climate. Based on the working papers that have preceded this final synthesis, the IPCC will echo the alarms of earlier assessments -- that global warming is unequivocal and unprecedented and extremely likely to have ...

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Useful Land Use | Edward Flattau

... The nation needs every tool at its disposal to combat the unrelenting increase in human generated greenhouse gas emissions, the primary catalyst for global warming. That is why the time for reconsidering the institution of national land use planning is at hand. Federally mandated national land use planning could curb energy-profligate urban sprawl by preserving open space, encouraging high ...

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Agents of Change: 5 Inspiring Women Worthy Of Your Attention Right Now | Greg Archer

... agents of change this fall. Caeli Quinn "This is truly the defining issue of our time," says Caeli Quinn, the co-founder and executive director of Climate Ride. "The urgency of climate changeand sustainability cannot be understated." Well, neither can Quinn's commitment and resolve for that matter. The resilient thirtysomething Montana resident and her Climate Ride team have been ...

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Can Organic Agriculture Really Reverse Climate Change? | Maria Rodale

... by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Over the past 14 days, I have been on a walk--a walk that, I hope, will change the way that we look at climate change. Each day I walk 10 miles on a journey from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, to Washington, DC. Along the way, I have had the honor of meeting with farmers, local public officials, ...

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Study: Lake Erie vulnerable to bacteria blooms - Yahoo News
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... TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Climate change and invasive mussels may have made Lake Erie a more inviting host for toxic bacteria in recent years, suggesting that ambitious goals are needed for reducing phosphorus runoff that feeds large blooms like the one that forced a temporary tap water shutdown in and near Toledo, Ohio, scientists said Wednesday. Ever-larger mats of cyanobacteria, commonly ...

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Natural disasters killed over 22,000 in 2013, Red Cross says - Yahoo News
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... In its annual report on disasters, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned that the outlook was bleak. "Climate change is leading to damaged livelihoods and increased vulnerabilities. Natural hazards are also becoming more frequent and extreme," said IFRC head Elhadj As Sy. "The resulting stresses on social, physical and economic systems are shifting ...

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Two New Blows Could Doom Grimes Bid to Unseat McConnell - Yahoo News
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... summon. A series of missteps, and McConnell's substantial financial advantage, have kept her trailing in the race. THE ISSUES One of the main policy issues in the campaign has beenclimate change not because either candidate is a dedicated environmentalist, but rather because of the Kentucky economy's dependence on coal. The issue has highlighted the problems facing a Democrat running for ...

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Ernst vs Braley: Iowa Senate Race Tightens in New Nail Biter - Yahoo News

... and Prove the Polls Wrong Ernst was ahead by six percentage points two weeks ago, but Braley began to catch up after a recent debate punctuated by heated exchanges on abortion,climate change and environmental regulations - as well as biting attacks and rejoinders that sent a buzz through the state. Braley tried to portray Ernst as a Tea Party radical conservative, in step with Sen. ...

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What Madagascar's Extreme Biodiversity Tells Us About the Impact of Climate Change on Wildlife - Yahoo News

... historical changes in climate and geology and other environmental factors have affected unique regions. "One of the lessons learned is that when trying to assess the impacts of futureclimate change on species distribution and survival, we have to deal in specifics rather than generalities, since each group of animals experiences its environment in a way that is unique to its life history and ...

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Jet Flies Hot on the Heels of Biofuel-Burning Aircraft (Photo) - Yahoo News

... massive DC-8 plane. The aerial pursuit was part of the agency's ACCESS II mission, which is designed to measure how different aircraft fuels influence air quality and, ultimately, climate change by flying a jet close behind a plane and studying its emissions. Richard Moore, a postdoctoral fellow at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia, snapped a photo of the high-flying chase on ...

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Obama's Effort to Train Syrian Rebels to Fight ISIS Won't Work: CIA - Yahoo News

... flawed - and that the U.S. may face even more formidable challenges from ISIS than it thought: Related: How the U.S. Allowed ISIS to Form a Terrorist Army Related: Five WaysClimate Change Threatens National Security Many of the chemical weapons incidents occurred around the ruins of the Muthanna State Establishment near Baghdad, the heart of the Iraqi chemical agent production in ...

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U.S. considers climate change plan that would mandate emission cuts - LA Times
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... The United States is considering a proposal to combat climate change that would require countries to offer plans for curtailing greenhouse gas emissions on a certain schedule but would leave it to individual nations to determine how deep their cuts would be, said Todd Stern, the nation's chief climate negotiator. Speaking at Yale University on Tuesday, Stern gave the clearest indication so ...

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Competition drives climate action, not science: PwC | Reuters
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... LONDON (Reuters) - Competition and regulation push companies to take action to protect themselves from the effects of climate change, not climate science, Jon Williams, partner at global consultancy firm PwC told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit. Williams, who leads the finance sector team at PwC's sustainability and climate change practice, advises clients such as banks, insurance ...

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Australian agriculture needs to adapt, not simply shift, to meet climate change | Reuters
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... moved north, tuna has moved east, wine has moved south. But sooner or later, Australia is going to run out of places to shift agricultural production to avoid the harsh effects of climate change. Australia's flagship scientific body told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit on Wednesday that it is therefore critical for companies to consider both mitigation and adaption measures now. ...

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Peru says country's glaciers shrank 40 pct in 4 decades from climate change | Reuters

... LIMA Oct 15 (Reuters) - Climate change has shrunk Peruvian glaciers by 40 percent in the past four decades and the melt-off has spawned nearly 1,000 new high-altitude lakes since 1980, Peru's government said on Wednesday. Nearly 90 percent of Peruvian glaciers are smaller than 1-square-kilometer, putting them at greater risk of disappearing in coming years, Peru's water authority said in an ...

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