Our Earth: Eco News Roundup – July 10, 2011
Posted on July 11th, 2011 by JanF in Our Earth
The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment.
Drought in east Africa the result of climate change and conflict
“Aid agencies say that weather in the region has become more erratic and years of war leave populations especially vulnerable “
Sulphur from Chinese power stations ‘masking’ climate change
“Research reveals decade of global warming from China’s coal power stations has partly been offset by ‘cooling’ effect of sulphur pollution”
Politico – Ceres: Higher CAFE Standards to Create Jobs
“Tough new fuel economy limits could help create 700,000 full-time jobs by 2030, including 60,000 in the auto industry, according to early findings from a coalition of green-minded investors and environmental groups.
Boston-based Ceres said the employment boom would come if the Obama administration adopted this fall a 6 percent increase per year in Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, which would roughly equal 62 miles per gallon by 2025″
See Also: United States Can Reduce Oil Dependence By 79 Billion Gallons
US and Russia stir up political tensions over Arctic