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January 25, 2016 Alzheimer's 'cause' discovered: Poisonous algae found in UK freshwater lakes and reservoirs could be fuelling dementia epidemic afflicting one million peopleSource: Daily Mail
A poisonous toxin found in freshwater lakes and reservoirs across Britain could be fuelling the country’s dementia epidemic, scientists fear.Researchers have found the first direct evidence that a chemical, produced by algae,...
January 22, 2016 Old Buildings Are U.S. Cities’ Biggest Sustainability ChallengeSource: Harvard Business Review
In the United States, buildings consume 41 percent of the nation’s total energy use, through lighting, heating, air conditioning, elevators, and the thousands of items plugged into their sockets. In large urban centers such as...
January 22, 2016 The Climate Post: Climate Change Tops WEF Risk RankingSource: Huff Post
For the first time, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked an environmental risk--climate change--as the most severe economic risk facing the world. Global Risks Report 2016 says climate change is compounding and intensifying...
January 22, 2016 Fear of corruption now the biggest obstruction to doing business in emerging marketsSource: The Load Star
theloadstar.co.uk - It was followed by political instability, which 19% of respondents quoted as their major worry. These findings chime with those of Verisk Maplecroft's Political Risk Outlook for 2016, which also sees Latin...
January 21, 2016 EPA says its response to Flint water crisis too slowSource: Reuters
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it was reviewing its handling of a crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water in the Michigan city of Flint and acknowledged it did not respond fast enough.
January 21, 2016 Flint water crisis: Email release do little to ease pressure on Michigan Gov. SnyderSource: CNN
Flint, Michigan (CNN)—Saying the people of Flint deserve the truth about the city's water, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has released more than 250 pages of his emails that relate to the crisis.
January 21, 2016 The fight for clean water for everyone is also my fight
The Huffington Post - That is why we are present when water is on the agenda in both national and international forums. This also applies to the World Water Forum Summit. Recently, we have recently joined the 2030 Water Resource...
CleanTechnica - Earlier this month, Bloomberg New Energy Finance revealed that China's investment in clean energy increased in 2015 by 17%, reaching $110.5 billion, as its government spurred on wind and solar development to meet...
January 21, 2016 It’s official: 2015 ‘smashed’ 2014’s global temperature record. It wasn’t even closeSource: Washington Post
Last year shattered 2014’s record to become the hottest year since reliable record-keeping began, two U.S. government science agencies announced Wednesday in yet another sign that the planet is heating up.
January 21, 2016 Snow Soaks Up Toxic Pollutants In The Air, Study ShowsSource: Huff Post
A team of scientists recently revealed that snow in urban areas can absorb the same toxic and carcinogenic pollutants that come from car exhaust. The interaction of pollutants with cold elements and freezing temperatures in snow...
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