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July 21, 2014 Great Barrier Reef 'in worst state since records began'Source: The Guardian
The Great Barrier Reef is in the worst state it's been in since records began and will be "pretty ugly" within 40 years, Australian scientists say. A Senate committee is investigating how the Australian and Queensland governments...
Source: Procurement Leaders
Recent headlines point to the connection between climate risk management, the need to pay attention to suppliers’ CSR efforts – or lack of effort – and corporate reputation. Here are a few examples.
The Land - Setting aside the fact the equal hottest years on record 2005 and 2010 fall well within the past 17 years, Dr Risbey and fellow researchers examined claims â including by some members of the...
July 21, 2014 Coal Fuels Brewpubs in Wyoming as Kentucky Mines MiserySource: Bloomberg
Trying to find the boom in U.S. coal? Stop in the Gillette Brewing Company in Wyoming, which 38-year-old Tom Gorton opened using some of the $70,000 a year he earns mining coal.
Source: The Guardian
A recent World Meteorological Organisation report described the frightening increase in weather and climate related disasters that occurred over the last four decades. Floods became more frequent and costly, hurricanes caused...
Source: Denver Post
Not that long ago, nurse Cliff Willmeng would have reacted to a question about hydraulic fracturing with a blank stare. Fracking, oil shale, drilling: those were words used by geologists, not an emergency-room worker. But a...
July 21, 2014 Sonic cannons for E. Coast: Obama approves oil exploration despite ‘threat to sea life’Source: RT
The Obama administration has announced it is reopening the US Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, clearing the way for the use of sonic cannons to locate energy deposits - despite the threat to sea life.
July 21, 2014 Los Angeles River: From Concrete Ditch to Urban OasisSource: National Geographic
There's a stretch of the Los Angeles River in the Elysian Valley, roughly midway along its 51-mile route to the sea, where native willows rise from the east bank and arundo—an invasive grass—closes in from the west. If you're...
California's ongoing drought could complicate the state's effort to combat global warming. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday that a drought stretching on for years could slash the amount of clean energy collected from...
Source: The Telegraph
Britain, as the rest of the world, is facing a water crisis, leading some experts to predict that by the end of the decade H2O will be traded on financial markets like other finite commodities such as crude oil, or iron ore....
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