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January 26, 2015 U.S. East Coast braces for 'historic' blizzard on MondaySource: Reuters
A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday that is expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of...
January 26, 2015 Brazil’s worst drought in history prompts protests and blackoutsSource: The Guardian
The taps have run dry and the lights have gone out across swathes of Brazil this week as the worst drought in history spreads from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro and beyond.
A climate change advocate, believed to be a Greenpeace activist and Guardian contributor, has called for the beheading of so-called “climate change deniers”, arguing the world would be a better place without them. The comments...
January 26, 2015 Debate heating up over arctic refuge in AlaskaSource: Dallas Morning news
The Obama administration will propose setting aside more than 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, the White House announced Sunday.
January 26, 2015 This Scientific Development Could Impact Fracking Litigation
texaslawyer.com - ... to a 2009 request by the U.S. House of Representatives that the îEPAî conduct scientific research to examine the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking îwaterî...
Today - WASHINGTON - U.S. pension regulators questioned on Thursday whether criminal violations in one unit of îCredit Suisse Groupî AG reflect broader compliance ... and other evidence that the bank's U.S.-based...
January 26, 2015 U.N. asks countries for climate plans after record warm 2014Source: Reuters
The United Nations asked governments on Thursday to submit plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions as the building blocks of a deal due in Paris in December to limit global warming, after scientists said 2014 was the hottest year...
January 26, 2015 Sea-level rise policy top priority for coastal regulators
Jacksonville Daily News - After political support eroded the first time around, North Carolinaâs coastal regulators are again trying to develop a sea-level rise policy that can navigate the choppy waters between science and...
January 26, 2015 WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola
The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.
January 26, 2015 Industries That Lose In A Global Water Crisis
ETF Daily News - Alcohol giant Diageo (NYSE: îDEOî) is best known for brands like Johnny Walker ... the coffee industry will pay a heavy price. According to îthe Water Footprint Networkî it takes 880...
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