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AidData aggregates information from multiple sources to provide a searchable database of global aid flows and projects, as described in the User's Guide. The OECD Creditor Reporting System is the official source for statistics on aid from OECD Development Assistance Committee member countries.
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1 billion cubic feet of LNG = 0.021 million metric tons
Climate-warming gas in atmosphere passes 400ppm milestone – interactive
Benchmark monitoring station detects in Hawaii record levels of carbon dioxide, higher than ever above 'safe' 350ppm mark. This slideshow puts recent 400ppm reading in context of centuries and millennia of data.
LDK Delinquency Flags Chance of Another China Solar Bust
The company could not pay $23.8 million in bond debt.
NASA Study Projects Warming-Driven Changes in Global Rainfall
From the site: "The models project for every 1 degree Fahrenheit of carbon dioxide-induced warming, heavy rainfall will increase globally by 3.9 percent and light rain will increase globally by 1 percent. However, total global rainfall is not projected to change much because moderate rainfall will decrease globally by 1.4 percent. "
WikiLeaks cables: Shell's grip on Nigerian state revealed
From the site "US embassy cables reveal top executive's claims that company 'knows everything' about key decisions in government ministries"
Eco-Health Relationship Browser Introduction
From the site: "The Eco-Health Relationship Browser illustrates the linkages between human health and ecosystem services—benefits supplied by Nature. This interactive tool provides information about several of our nation's major ecosystems, the services they provide, and how those services, or their degradation and loss, may affect people."
Rank: Name: Year: Damage (U.S.)*: 1 Katrina 2005 $105,840,000,000 2 Sandy 2012 $55,000,000,000 3 Andrew 1992 $45,561,000,000 4 Ike 2008 $27,790,000,000 5 Wilma 2005 $20,587,000,000 6 Ivan 2004 $19,832,000,000 7 Charley 2004 $15,820,000,000 8 Irene 2011 $15,800,000,000 9 Hugo 1989 $9,739,820,675 10 Rita 2005 $11,797,000,000
$1.4 million in aid from Hurricane Irene announced in April 2013, 20 months after August 2011
Hurricane Irene made landfall on New Jersey on Aug. 28, 2013. On April 26, 2013 $1.4 million aid was still being disbursed.
National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (Inventory)
In 2011, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions totaled 6,702 million metric tons CO2. (GlobalResourcesNews note: If a $111 tax were placed on each tonne of carbon it would eliminate the $744 billion deficit project for the fiscal year 2014 federal budget.)
Obama budget aims to kickstart deficit-reduction talks for FY2014 budget
The fiscal year 2014 budget deficit is projected to be $744 billion, down from $973 in FY2013.
How to Power the World without Fossil Fuels
From the site: Mark Jacobson says he can run the planet solely on wind, water and solar energy. First stop: New York State