"June 22 News: Researchers Project ‘Huge Decline’ In Emperor Penguins"
A round-up of the top climate and energy stories.
Emperor penguins depend on the sea ice that rings the continent of Antarctic, so it’s no surprise that global warming, which is expected to melt some of that ice, may be bad news for these flightless, 4-foot (1.2-meter) tall birds. [Live Science]
Carlo Rubbia, who shared the 1984 Nobel Prize in physics, says global warming is a much bigger problem than most people realize. [Xinhua News]
The government’s climate change envoy has warned that failure to take more action to invest in a low carbon economy is a threat to the future “prosperity and security” of the British people. [Guardian]
The leading scientists in the field have just calculated that if all the equipment entering the world market uses the newest gases currently employed in air-conditioners, up to 27 percent of all global warming will be attributable to those gases by 2050. [New York Times]
Siemens and British Gas have stepped up their presence in the fast-expanding European smart grid market. [Business Green]
A team led by researchers at Winrock International, a U.S. environmental nonprofit organization, has developed an estimate of gross carbon emissions from tropical deforestation for the early 2000s that is considerably lower than other recently published estimates. [Eureka Alert]
The House voted to instruct conferees on the highway bill to keep language in the House measure that would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt to regulate coal ash. [The Hill]
Scientists have found evidence of a widespread loss of variety in plant communities across whole mountain landscapes. This is directly causing a reduction in the distinct identity of parts of the Scottish Highlands. [Phys.org]
EBay is continuing its green business initiatives by building the next phase of the company’s data center primarily using renewable energy. [PC Magazine]