Thursday, February 28, 2013

Climate change threatens corn crops
If climate-change projections are right, we'll need to improve yields per acre by as much as 12 per cent between 2016 and 2035 just to maintain today's total production.  [Huh?]
Britain’s power output hits 15-yr low, CO2 likely up - News - Point Carbon
LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters Point Carbon) – Power production in Britain fell to the lowest level in 15 years in 2012, according to government data published on Thursday, but carbon emissions in the EU’s second biggest emitting nation likely rose as electricity produced from coal soared.
S. Korea’s GHG emissions rise 9.8 pct in 2010 - News - Point Carbon
BEIJING, Feb 28 (Reuters Point Carbon) – South Korea’s greenhouse gas emissions rose 9.8 percent in 2010 [?] as electricity generation and steel production surged, the government said Thursday.
NZ spot carbon softens on thin demand - News - Point Carbon
BEIJING, Feb 28 (Reuters Point Carbon) - Spot permits in New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme fell 5.7 percent in the seven days ended Thursday to close at NZ$1.65 amid weak demand.
An Emblem for Puerto Rico's Climate Fight -
“Congress must limit greenhouse emissions before climate change forever silences the evening symphony of the coquí,” he writes.
...Puerto Rico’s overall temperature has risen by about one degree in the last 30 years, and while that may not sound like much, “it’s causing real problems for the frogs, Dr. Joglar said. “It’s critical for the coquí.”

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