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February 17, 2015 In China, a fight to save a forest tests toughened environment law

Source: Reuters

A lawsuit filed against four Chinese mining executives accused of destroying a stretch of forest is shaping up as a test of China‘s strengthened environmental law and the ability of green groups to make companies more accountable...

February 17, 2015 EU launches pilot projects to leverage green energy spending

Source: Reuters

BRUSSELS - European Union climate and energy bosses launched two projects on Monday designed to unleash more than a billion euros ($1.1 billion) of spending on measures to save energy and adapt to climate change.

February 17, 2015 'Climate change hampering world food production'

Source: New Vision

The acceleration climate change and its impact on agricultural production means that profound societal changes will be needed in coming decades to feed the world's growing population, researchers at an annual science conference...

February 17, 2015 Brazil faces water rationing amid worst drought in 84 years

Source: RTCC News

Brazil is struggling to supply enough water to its 200 million people, amid the worst drought in 84 years. São Paulo’s 20 million citizens face having their tap water cut off five days a week, in a bid to conserve dwindling...

February 17, 2015 State’s (CA) population growth expected to outstrip water conservation in coming years

Source: Sacramento Bee

California water agencies are on track to satisfy a state mandate to reduce water consumption 20 percent by 2020. But according to their own projections, that savings won’t be enough to keep up with population growth just a...

February 17, 2015 Climate Change Poised to Make Infectious Disease Outbreaks More Frequent

Source: NewsWeek

As the catastrophic Ebola outbreak showed the world recently, the modern age of global air travel has made it far easier for disease to spread. But climate change, which is shuffling habitable zones for pathogen-carrying animals,...

February 16, 2015 California drought prompts San Francisco to utilize treated waste water

89.3 KPCC - As California's drought drags on, îone waterî district east of San Francisco is getting creative in their water recycling efforts. The water district is giving away treated sewage water to be utilized for...

February 16, 2015 EPA Releases Stormwater Management Tool

Environmental Leader - The new tool will enable users to add climate projections based on the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeîâs climate change scenarios to existing simulations to determine the...

February 16, 2015 Winter Weather Continues: Storm to Pelt 40 Million With Ice, Snow

Source: NBC News

More than 40 million Americans were bracing for a winter storm that was set to strengthen Monday, bringing ice that was expected to cause travel chaos and threatened to bring down power lines.

February 13, 2015 Sustainable And Ethical Cotton Forum

Source: Innovation Forum

Cotton is increasingly on the corporate sourcing agenda. Its growth and harvesting have high social and environmental impacts. For cotton-buying businesses and brands, securing a sustainable supply of cotton for myriad products...[more]

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