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December 4, 2012 Global water crisis: too little, too much, or lack of a plan?Source: CS Monitor
The global water crisis – caused by drought, flood, and climate change – is less about supply than it is about recognizing water's true value, using it efficiently, and planning for a different future, say experts.
December 4, 2012 World Energy Council ranks U.S. No. 12 in energy sustainabilitySource: Ethenol Producer.com
The World Energy Council recently published its Energy Sustainability Index, which shows that most countries are still far from achieving fully sustainable energy systems. According to the WEC, the index reveals that...
December 3, 2012 Latest figures show global CO2 emissions are risingSource: Telegraph.co.uk
Global carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise again in 2012 to new record highs, largely as a result of the growth of China, scientists have warned United Nations climate change summit in Qatar enters final week.
November 21, 2012 Climate change evident across Europe, says reportSource: BBC News
The effects of climate change are already evident in Europe and the situation is set to get worse, the European Environment Agency has warned.
November 20, 2012 World Bank warns of ‘4-degree’ threshold of global temperature increaseSource: Washington Post
The World Bank is urging stepped-up efforts to meet world carbon-reduction goals after looking at what it says would be the catastrophic consequences if average world temperatures rise more than 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees...
November 20, 2012 Carbon reductions generate positive return on investmentSource: Carbon Disclosure Project
Around two thirds of the emissions reduction projects reported by Global 500 companies to CDP this year exceeded a 30% return on investment and 88% of projects exceed firm level return on invested capital. These and other...
November 19, 2012 Study reveals Asian cities at highest risk to climate changeSource: Smart Planet
DELHI – Two Indian cities – Kolkata and Mumbai – are among the top ten facing the highest risk from climate change, according to a study released last week by Maplecroft, a British consultancy firm specializing in risk...
November 19, 2012 All nations will suffer effects of climate change, warns World Bank
The Guardian - These findings by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were recognized by the national science academies of all major industrialized nations in a joint statement in 2010. Kim said the World Bank plans...
Source: Alaska Dispatch
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and National Research Council (NRC) have released a reportcommissioned by the CIA and various other American intelligence agencies on the security threats posed by climate change. The...
Equities.com - The study being released Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) says that up to 18 percent of the nation's coal-based generation is ripe for retirement because adding up-to-date environmental controls...
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