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March 24, 2015 World Water Day overshadowed by shortage crisis

Source: The Weather Channel

A new U.N. report revealed that the world could suffer a 40 per cent shortfall in water by 2030 unless dramatic changes are made.

March 24, 2015 Global Climate in 2014 marked by extreme heat and flooding

China - as highlighted by the Fifth Assessment Report of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî," said Jarraud. "The record-breaking temperatures, extreme precipitation and floods we witnessed in 2014 are...

March 24, 2015 Study: Gulf Stream slower than ever before

Source: UPI

POTSDAM, Germany -- The Gulf Stream is the weakest it's been in the last 1,000 years. And as glacier melt in the Arctic continues to accelerate, the foot of the Atlantic's most powerful ocean current keeps pressing harder and...

March 23, 2015 The World’s Water Supply Could Dip Sharply in 15 Years - text/video

Source: Time

Global water resources may soon meet only 60% of the world’s water demands, the United Nations warned in a dire new report. The World Water Development Report, issued ahead of World Water Day on Sunday, says demand for water...

March 20, 2015 The riskiest places in the world for natural disasters

Mother Nature Network MNN - Verisk îMaplecroftî, a London-based company specializing in risk assessments, compiled the list, naming Port Vila, Vanuatu as the riskiest place of all. And that was tragically prescient....

March 19, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investors

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors’ study shows that while 91 per cent of the FTSE100 refer in their annual reports to their high standards of business ethics and integrity, only 8 per cent provided a specific metric of...

March 18, 2015 Study Suggests Diet Soda May Lead To Belly Fat. Critics Aren't So Sure.

Source: Forbes

Artificial sweeteners – and their most popular protégé, diet soda – haven’t exactly been the nutritional godsends they were supposed to be. In the last 30 years, their consumption has risen considerably, but so have obesity and...

March 17, 2015 Federal agencies make $125B in improper payments in 2014

Source: The Columbian

WASHINGTON — Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people...

March 16, 2015 Climate change could damage quality and raise cost of produce, study finds

Source: The Guardian

Future generations may have to make do with more expensive and poorer quality produce, including meat and dairy, because of the impact of climate change, according to new research.

March 13, 2015 Arctic Melt Brings More Persistent Heat Waves to U.S., Europe

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S., Europe and Russia face longer heat waves because summer winds that used to bring in cool ocean air have been weakened by climate change, German researchers said. Rapid Arctic warming disturbs air streams in ways that...

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