Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Japan to replace nuclear plant with world's largest wind farm
(—Officials in Japan have announced plans for building the largest wind farm in the world, ten miles off the coast of Fukushima – site of the nuclear disaster that followed the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation in 2011. Projections call for developing a wind farm capable of producing 1 gigawatt of power.
Report: Climate change could devastate agriculture
the accelerating pace and intensity of global warming during the next few decades may soon be too much for the once-resilient sector to overcome
Illegal dumpers blaming carbon tax - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The illegal dumping of household rubbish in the Wodonga area has dramatically increased and the Wodonga council says offenders are blaming their actions on the carbon tax.
ArcelorMittal doubles profit from CO2 sales - News - Point Carbon
LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters Point Carbon) - ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steelmaker, earned $220 million from selling EU CO2 allowances in 2012, more than double the $93 million it netted a year earlier despite benchmark permit prices falling 46 percent, the company said on Wednesday.
Great Lakes hit record-low water levels | Toronto Star
Scientists say lake levels are cyclical and controlled mostly by nature. They began a steep decline in the late 1990s and have usually lagged well below their historical averages since then.

But studies have shown that Huron and Michigan fell by 10 to 16 inches (25 to 40 centimetres) because of dredging over the years to deepen the navigational channel in the St. Clair River, most recently in the 1960s. Dredging of the river, which is on the south end of Lake Huron, accelerated the flow of water southward from the two lakes toward Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and eventually into the Atlantic Ocean.
Blog: Lake Michigan Water Level Isn't at a 'Record Low'
The Great Lakes are about 12,000 years old. That means there was a time when the water level of Lake Michigan was zero. Stated another way, there was no Lake Michigan until very recently in earth's history, and climate change caused it to develop.

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