Thursday, July 18, 2013


U.N. on PR drive as investment in carbon market slumps - News - Point Carbon
LONDON, July 18 (Reuters Point Carbon) – The number of projects seeking U.N approval to earn carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) fell 75 percent in the first six months of the year compared to the first half of 2012, according to data published on the U.N. climate body’s website.
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[retweeted by Michael Mann] @michaelemann @NOAA I live in quavering fear of the next strong El Niño year.
Kayaker is 3rd 'dry drowning' in lake community this summer
LELAND, Mich. — The death of a kayaker in Lake Michigan this week was the third caused by "dry drowning" -- in which cold water closes off airways -- in the Grand Traverse region of northern Michigan this summer.
Miles Percy Smith, 16, of Wyandotte, Mich., and Michael Anthony Michalski, 53, of Fife Lake, Mich., both died June 23 in separate incidents that were ruled dry drownings. Houghton said colder-than-normal water temperatures this summer explain the three dry drowning deaths: surface temperatures where Womac was found were 67 degrees.
UPDATE 1-Ex-Im Bank won't finance Vietnam coal-fired power plant
WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Export-Import Bank board of directors voted on Thursday not to proceed with the financing of U.S. exports to help build a coal-fired power plant in Vietnam, following a plea from U.S. environmental groups to stop the project.

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