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Asian coral die-off could be worst ever; Is climate change to blame?

A massive coral bleaching event in Southeast Asian reefs in the Indian and Pacific oceans is the worst coral die-off since 1998, and possibly the worst science has ever observed, says Andrew Baird of the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University.Bleaching occurs when environmental factors stress the living organisms residing within coral reefs, causing them to either leave their reef structures or die...

October 22, 2010 — John Platt

What is stormwater runoff, and why does it matter?

Editor's Note: Expedition Blue Planet , led by Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter Alexandra Cousteau, is traveling 14,500 miles of road over 138 days to investigate and film some of North America's most pressing water-use and management stories...

October 21, 2010 — Anne Casselman
EPA Edges into 15 Percent Ethanol Blend

EPA Edges into 15 Percent Ethanol Blend

EPA approved the use of 15 percent ethanol in newer model vehicles yesterday, drawing fire from environmental groups and the auto industry

October 14, 2010 — Dina Fine Maron and ClimateWire
Rare Earths: Elemental Needs of the Clean-Energy Economy

Rare Earths: Elemental Needs of the Clean-Energy Economy

So-called rare earths are not rare, but with no current domestic source the essential trace elements can be harder to come by than U.S. makers of wind turbines, hybrid cars, weapon systems and other technology would prefer...

October 13, 2010 — David Biello

What Caused the Massive Flooding in Pakistan?

A ClimateWire investigation into the origins of the flood disaster uncovered evidence that points to a calamity caused by man, the cumulative effect of erratic weather forecast by climate change models, massive deforestation, and lax attention to infrastructure...

October 12, 2010 — Nathanial Gronewold and ClimateWire
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