Climate Change: Fact or Fiction?


China plans a major solar spree


Grist

A solar-panel manufacturing blitz by Chinese companies has left a glut in the market, driving down prices for photovoltaic systems.

And China thinks that’s a pretty good excuse to throw itself a huge solar party.

The government has announced plans to add 10 gigawatts of solar capacity each year for three years. That would take advantage of cheap prices and help the country’s manufacturers move product in a difficult market. From Reuters:

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Antarctica: Southern Ocean Reserve Stopped By Russia


The link below is to an article reporting on the failure of the world to secure a marine reserve in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica, after it was rejected by Russia.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0716-hance-ross-sea-protection.html

New Zealand: Milford Sound Tunnel Axed


The links below are to articles reporting on the axing of a plan to build a road tunnel to Milford Sound in New Zealand.

For more visit:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/8930108/Government-axes-Milford-Tunnel
http://www.scene.co.nz/minister-blocks-tunnel-plan-for-milford-sound/310712a1.page