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Obama Administration Announces Methane Plans

Clean Technica: The announcement this morning by President Obama of a revised target for US methane emissions is not just another gimmick to shackle the American oil and gas industry. Nor is it new. Back in 1971, the world’s scientists thought that methane directly affected neither the climate nor the biosphere and was relatively unimportant. However, in the 2001 climate report from the UN, the experts were whistling a different tune--based on multiple lines of evidence discovered during the intervening 30 years....

Nepal Has 11 Hour Blackouts as Climate Change Dries up its Rivers

Clean Technica: The state-run Nepal Electricity Authority has had to cut power for 11 hours a day beginning this week, because river water levels have dropped dramatically, according to AllHeadlineNews. With its steep terrain topped by glaciers, Nepal has the greatest hydro power potential in the world, at 84,000 megawatts. To date, only a small portion of that has been developed, 600 megawatts -- enough to serve a small population who live a much less energy-intensive life than people in the US. But, with...