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May 5, 2016 Economies could shrink by mid-century due to scarce water – World Bank

Source: Reuters

Economies across large swathes of the globe could shrink dramatically by mid-century as fresh water grows scarce due to climate change, the World Bank reported on Tuesday.

May 5, 2016 Lawsuit seeks stronger regulation by EPA on how drillers handle, dispose of fracking waste

Source: Power Source

Seven environmental and community organizations are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court to compel the agency to tighten controls on the handling and disposal of oil and shale gas drilling and fracking...

May 4, 2016 Google, Fiat Chrysler to partner on self-driving minivans

Source: Reuters

Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O) unit and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) have agreed to work together to build a fleet of 100 self-driving minivans in the most advanced collaboration to date between Silicon Valley...

May 4, 2016 Retiring Later May Help You Live Longer, Suggests (Bummer) Study

Source: Bustle

Findings published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health,suggest that retiring later may help you live longer. The study found that those who continued working past the age of 65 had a lower all-cause mortality risk...

May 4, 2016 Wildfires cause chaos in Canada town

Source: Washington Post

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — At least half of a northern Alberta city was ordered evacuated Tuesday as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.

May 4, 2016 Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: Puerto Rico crisis is 'immediate and real'

Source: LA Times

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew strived to light a fire under congressional leaders Tuesday by calling the fiscal crisis confronting Puerto Rico "immediate and real," with dire consequences for the island commonwealth's 3.5...

May 4, 2016 Climate change is already disrupting societies. A new study doesn’t let us forget it.

Source: Grist

An Inuit community notices grizzly bears are traipsing through their land more and more. Bangladeshi fishers, faced with stormy skies, must stay off the water more often every year. After thousands of Arctic winters, Sweden’s...

May 4, 2016 Global water shortages to deliver 'severe hit' to economies, World Bank warns

Source: The Guardian

Water shortages will deliver a “severe hit” to the economies of the Middle East, central Asia, and Africa by the middle of the century, taking double digits off their GDP, the World Bank warned on Tuesday.

May 4, 2016 Stocks Slide Around the World as Growth Woes Bolster Treasuries

Source: Bloomberg

Global equities fell the most in a month and crude oil declined, while Treasuries surged with the dollar as evidence of limp economic growth around the world sparked a retreat from riskier assets.

May 4, 2016 Zika Virus Is Coming and We're Not Ready, U.S. Experts Say

Source: NBC News

Zika virus is going to start spreading in the U.S. and the country's not ready for it, experts said Tuesday.

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