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February 8, 2016 Are drought conditions in the American Southwest here to stay?

Source: CS Monitor

A new study suggests that extremely dry conditions may now be standard in the central and western US, as precipitation and storms there have seen a marked decrease through the past decades.

February 5, 2016 Will extreme weather events get Americans to act on climate change'

THE CONVERSATION - And there could be more to come. Although many extreme weather events are driven by natural variability alone, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change expects that climate change will raise the prevalence...

February 2, 2016 Climate change in charts: from record global temperatures to science denial

Source: The Guardian

The world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there haven’t been enough charts and graphs

February 1, 2016 Lung Cancer Most Common Cancer In China: Air Pollution Taking Its Toll With Estimates Of 7,500 Deaths Per Day

Source: Medical Daily

How do we understand China, home to one-fifth of the world’s population, a nation in which conditions and complexities remain half-hidden from our Western gaze? A new report illuminates one aspect of this country’s current...

January 28, 2016 Four Graphics (And A Book) That Help Explain Climate Change

Source: Huff Post

Though blizzards and cold snaps may have made you forget the news from last week, 2015 was the warmest year in NASA’s global temperature record, which dates back to 1880. During a January 2016 press conference (see the slides...

January 25, 2016 Reflections From Davos: Leaders Deliberate What's Next for Climate Action After Paris Deal

Source: Huffington Post

Arriving home after a whirlwind week in the snowy Swiss mountain village of Davos at the World Economic Forum, those of us engaged in the climate change discussions are feeling positive but pragmatic about the challenges ahead....

January 19, 2016 Global warming strikes deep into oceans – study

Source: New Vision

The oceans have soaked up as much heat from global warming over the last two decades as during the preceding 130 years, according to a study published Monday.While this accelerated absorption has helped keep human habitats...

January 19, 2016 We Need to Think as World Citizens for the Paris Agreement to Succeed in Combating Climate Change

Source: Huff Post UK

In December 2015 the outstanding results of the COP21 Climate Summit agreement to keep global warming under the 1.5C threshold were announced by the teary-eyed French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, who was applauded with...

January 19, 2016 GE Unveils White Paper At WFES 2016 With Strategies For Improved Energy And Water Resource Management

Abu Dhabi City Guide - According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, renewable water availability in MENA is under 2,000 m3 per capita per year, only a fraction of the world average of 7,240 m3 per...

January 18, 2016 Climate Change After Paris

Source: US News & World Report

The South Asian country of Bangladesh sits on a low-lying delta plain, where most elevations are less than 30 feet. The alluvial soil is rich but vulnerable to flooding and drought brought on by extreme weather. In 2009 alone,...

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