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May 13, 2016 Obama Gas Rules Set Table For Wide Emissions Cut, If Trump Loses

Source: Bloomberg

Oil-and-gas producers have a financial incentive to make sure methane isn't leaking from wells and pipelines. Yet methane has become a well-documented problem--and once it joins the atmosphere, scientists will tell you, it...

May 13, 2016 The Kuznets Curve: Poor Cities Should Be More Polluted Than Richer Ones

Source: Forbes

The World Health Organisation has just released new figures on air pollution around the world. There’s much tooth sucking and head shaking about the results which show that large cities in poor countries have bad air pollution....

May 13, 2016 Bees are in trouble. What's being done to save them?

Source: CS Monitor

In their tenth annual survey, the Bee Informed Partnership found that beekeepers across the United States lost 44 percent of their honeybee colonies during the year from April 2015 to April 2016.

May 13, 2016 Dying for gold: South Africa's biggest ever class action lawsuit gets go ahead

Source: CNN

Several studies estimate that there are at least two hundred thousand current and former miners in the region suffering from the disease. Researchers have called it a pandemic.

May 12, 2016 WHO: 4 in 5 city dwellers live in overpolluted urban areas

Source: CNN

New research released Thursday found that air quality levels exceed WHO limits for 80% of those living in urban areas that track air pollution, putting people more at risk for respiratory diseases, stroke, heart disease and lung...

May 12, 2016 California’s Wavering Water Rules

Source: Pacific Standard

California is contemplating relaxing some of its water-saving rules at the same time it’s permanently banning other flashier, water-using habits. Governor Jerry Brown issued an order on Monday that will forever forbid hosing off...

May 11, 2016 Water management flawed owing to vastly underestimated drought risk, study finds

Source: The Guardian

Drought and flood risk in New South Wales is vastly underestimated, with weather in the past 100 years being unusually stable, according to a detailed reconstruction of rainfall over a NSW catchment for the past 1,000 years.

May 10, 2016 New York Plans to Make Fighting Climate Change Good Business

Source: NY Times

A governor wants to lead on green energy. The state’s utilities are nervously falling in line. Young entrepreneurs are buzzing, determined to be part of the generation that finally solves climate change.

May 10, 2016 With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle

Source: US News

With mosquito season arriving in the Gulf Coast states, U.S. public health officials have begun deploying a three-pronged battle plan to combat Zika virus, which has caused thousands of birth defects in Latin America in the last...

May 10, 2016 California Governor Makes Some Water Restrictions Permanent

Source: NPR

California Gov. Jerry Brown has made some of the state's temporary water restrictions permanent. The executive order, in response to the state's drought, permanently bans wasteful practices like hosing sidewalks and washing cars...

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