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August 20, 2014 If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

Source: National Geographic

Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates in the...

August 19, 2014 China's air pollution worsens in July, highest in north

Source: Reuters

Air pollution across 74 major Chinese cities worsened in July compared to last year, according to government data released on Tuesday, showing that the government is having trouble shaking its smog problem. The 74 cities...

August 19, 2014 Meet the companies that are trying to profit from global warming

Source: Vox

Global warming isn't necessarily bad news for everyone. For some companies and countries, it may be even be a huge boon.

August 19, 2014 Humans blamed for melting glaciers in new study

techtimes.com - They employed "state-of-the art modeling techniques, relying on 12 climate models. The reports analyzed were from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. It's a group of climate-change experts...

August 19, 2014 UK lobbying to keep open one of Europe's dirtiest coal power stations

Source: The Guardian

The UK government is lobbying the European commission (EC) to keep open one of Europe’s dirtiest coal power stations, even though its nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions exceed new legal limits by five times.

August 19, 2014 The Crisis in Clean Drinking Water

Source: Care2.com

According to the World Health Organization, the shortage of sanitary drinking water is one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world today. Children are especially hard hit by the lack of this staple for survival....

August 19, 2014 Henry calls water crisis life-changing (Toledo)

Source: The Blade

The man who will oversee the $264 million campaign to upgrade Toledo’s water treatment plant called the recent water crisis a shocking event that destroyed the community’s faith in the quality of the local water.

August 19, 2014 Globe sees fourth warmest July on record; Oceans tie for warmest July

Source: Washington Post

The average global temperature in July was the fourth highest on record for any July since records began in 1880, according to NOAA. This is after two months of record warm global temperature in May and June. So far, 2014 is the...

August 18, 2014 As Climate Changes, 'Underwater Mortgage' May Take on New Meaning

Source: Bloomberg

Looking to buy a house? That’s great, unless you’re in your 20s and 30s and regularly read climate reports. They tend to project dramatic changes to the climate over the next 50 years, and given that current life expectancy is...

August 18, 2014 China's carbon plans: secrecy and oversupply

Source: CNBC

As China lays down plans for a national carbon trading scheme, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases risks repeating mistakes made in carbon trading in Europe by flooding its pilot markets with free permits.

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