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Storm Warnings: Extreme Weather Is a Product of Climate Change -- More violent and frequent storms, once merely a prediction of climate models, are now a matter of observation. Part 1 of a three-part series

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John Carey
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In North Dakota the waters kept rising. Swollen by more than a month of record rains in Saskatchewan, the Souris River topped its all time record high, set back in 1881. The floodwaters poured into Minot, North Dakota's fourth-largest city, and spread across thousands of acres of farms and forests. More than 12,000 people were forced to evacuate. Many lost their homes to the floodwaters. ... Read more about Storm Warnings: Extreme Weather Is a Product of Climate Change -- More violent and frequent storms, once merely a prediction of climate models, are now a matter of observation. Part 1 of a three-part series

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Population bomb: 9 billion march to WWIII -- Commentary: Can anyone halt this economic explosive?

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Paul B. Farrell
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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Sshh. Don’t tell anyone. But “while you are reading these words, four people will have died from starvation. Most of them children.” Seventeen words. Four deaths. That statistic is from a cover of Paul Ehrlich’s 1968 provocative “Population Bomb.”

By the time you finish this column, another five hundred will die. By starvation. Mostly kids. Dead.

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State-of-the-Art Control Center -- High-tech Tools Integrate Renewables

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Yakout Mansour
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There is a new tool sharpening California's renewable vision. It is in the form of a state-of-the-art system control center that houses the first dedicated renewables dispatch facility in the nation. As the state approaches a goal of generating 20 percent of its power from renewable resources, which escalates to an ambitious 33 percent by 2020, ensuring reliability brings new meaning to California grid operations. ... Read more about State-of-the-Art Control Center -- High-tech Tools Integrate Renewables

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How the DRC’s Inga project could solve much of Africa’s power problems

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Claude Harding
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Companies in Africa are severely handicapped by poor power supply.

The location of the Grand Inga dam (lower centre), along with the other Inga Dams.

One project, the Inga dam hydropower scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the potential to dramatically change Central Africa’s energy supply situation. The site for the proposed dam is at the Inga Falls on the River Congo in western DRC. ... Read more about How the DRC’s Inga project could solve much of Africa’s power problems

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Panel: Problems with oceans multiplying, worsening

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SETH BORENSTEIN
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WASHINGTON – The health of the world's oceans is declining much faster than originally thought — under siege from pollution, overfishing and other man-made problems all at once — scientists say in a new report.

The mix of interacting ingredients is in place for a mass extinction in the world's oceans, said a report by a top panel of scientists that will be presented to the United Nations on Tuesday. ... Read more about Panel: Problems with oceans multiplying, worsening

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