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October 28, 2015 Is freshwater supply more dependent on good governance than geography?

Source: Phys.org

Is freshwater supply more dependent on good governance than geography? Scientists have analysed 19 different characteristics critical to water supply management in 119 low per capita income countries and found that vulnerability...

October 26, 2015 Why 400 U.S. cities will one day be under water

The Star - Anders Levermann is a co-author of the study. He is also the lead author of the Sea Level Change chapter of the î??Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî??, and a professor at the Potsdam Institute for...

October 26, 2015 Only four per cent of world's ocean is protected: Study

Economic Times - In 2010, representatives from nearly 200 countries met in Nagoya, Japan, and adopted the î??United Nationsî??' Aichi Targets, in a bid to stem the rapid loss of biodiversity. The countries committed...

October 23, 2015 How Is Sea Level Rise Affecting Your Region'

WRI - Coastal communities across the United States are already feeling the impacts of coastal flooding and sea level rise in the form of flooded businesses, overflowing sewers and crumbling infrastructure. These shoreline...

October 23, 2015 New book claims climate change is not being properly addressed by market based economies and business

ABC Online - "I think the science is clear and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is actually a very conservative body. "There are many groups and businesses that are looking at the impact of climate change if...

October 22, 2015 2015 On Track To Be Earth's Warmest Year Since 600s

WFMY News 2 - Current temperatures are unprecedented for at least 1,400 years, according to the most recent United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which met last year. Climate scientists can tell that by...

October 22, 2015 Sweeping study claims that rising temperatures will sharply cut economic productivity

Source: Washington Post

In a sweeping new study published Wednesday in Nature, a team of researchers say there is a strong relationship between a region’s average temperature and its economic productivity — adding another potential cost to a warming...

October 21, 2015 Majority of Texans support local control of fracking, UT poll shows

Source: Star-Telegram

A majority of Texans believe cities should be able to ban hydraulic fracturing even if state law otherwise permits it, according to a recent poll conducted by the University of Texas at Austin.

October 21, 2015 Fracking can cause nearby abandoned wells to leak methane: study

Source: Reuters

Hydraulic fracturing can cause nearby abandoned oil wells to leak methane, according to a study published on Tuesday in the peer-reviewed Water Resources Research journal, marking a potentially large source of unrecorded...

October 21, 2015 UT Energy Poll: Three-quarters of Americans now believe climate change is real

Source: FuelFix.com

WASHINGTON — Three out of every four Americans believe climate change is occurring, according to a University of Texas survey released Tuesday that documents the country’s rapidly evolving views on the issue.

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