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Giant glacier in Antarctic is melting four times faster than thought.. Satellite records show that if the melting of the Pine Island Glacier in west Antarctica continues at current rates, the main section will have disappeared in 100 years, 500 years sooner than thought just a decade ago. [Environmental Health News]

Should we bother trying to save energy?. Not according to the Australia Institute who today came out with a press release on the insulation package, arguing that with the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, it won't reduce emissions.The Government says the scheme will help households save energy and cut carbon emissions by up to 49 million tonnes by 2020. But the…

World faces last chance to avoid fatal warming: EU. The world faces a final opportunity to agree an adequate global response to climate change at a U.N.-led meeting in Copenhagen in December, the European Union's environment chief said on Friday. [Environmental Health News]

Tidal power divides the greens. One single project could provide an enormous boost to Britain's renewable energy problems. Engineers have long fantasized about harnessing all the energy from the river Servern--and with climate change and energy security now pressing political problems, ministers are beginning to take them seriously. [Environmental Health News]

Whales to Wood, Wood to Coal/Oil- What's Next? Earth's systems revolutions.... Spend the time to watch the video lecture by Daniel Nocera at M.I.T. In 1845, the Dietz Company of New York introduced the sperm oil lantern, which nearly wiped out some whale species. A decade or so later, Dietz began to manufacture lamps using other oils, and gas lighting…

The debate is over.... Shell Oil, Energy Resources and Global Warming. John Hofmeister, President of Shell Oil, USA, speaks about Shell's position on energy conversation and Global Warming. The speech was made at the Washington University, St. Louis, USA in September 2006. The Mp3 of the speech can be heard here. [Mp3] [The Whalesong Project: Whalelog] Archive

MIT and Energy for a rapidly evolving world. “The numbers are overwhelming,” Henry Jacoby tells us in his overview of the final forum panel. The U.S. consumes one-quarter of the world’s energy and emits one-quarter of the world’s carbon dioxide. The combined population of India and China is nine times that of the U.S., so what will happen as they approach our…

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