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April 27, 2015 Drought Frames Economic Divide of CaliforniansSource: NY Times
The fierce drought that is gripping the West — and the imminent prospect of rationing and steep water price increases in California — is sharpening the deep economic divide in this state, illustrating parallel worlds in which...
April 27, 2015 China is building a Great Wall of Trees to fight climate change and the encroaching Gobi DesertSource: Quartz
China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, but it is also engaged in a massive tree-planting program that has helped to offset tropical deforestation, and suck some of the climate-changing carbon dioxide out of the...
April 27, 2015 Climate Change Authority emissions reduction targets 'too weak', says Milne (Australia)Source: The Guardian
Greenhouse gas reduction targets suggested by the independent Climate Change Authority are too weak, according to the Greens, who say Australia should reduce emissions far more quickly, with the aim of net-zero pollution by 2040.
April 24, 2015 The 3 Greenest Oil & Gas Companies in the World
explorationworld.com - These are the three greenest oil and gas companies in the world, as ranked by Newsweek in partnership with îCorporate Knightsî Capital. You can see the full pan-industry ranking here. 3. Repsol...
Reuters - OXFORD, England (îThomson Reutersî Foundation) - A new climate deal this year ... An additional boost may come from a new set of international îSustainableî Development Goals due to be agreed in...
April 24, 2015 Global investor groups publish guidance on investing in solutions to address climate change
Evironmental Expert - A joint project of IIGCC in Europe, Ceresâ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) in North America, IGCC in Australia/New Zealand and îASrIAîâs Asia Investor Group on Climate Change...
April 23, 2015 2 degrees: The most important number you've never heard of
CNN - "It's almost kind of like a truth keeping mechanism," said Jennifer Morgan, global director of the climate change program at the îWorld Resources Instituteî. "It would be hard if it didn't exist to have a sense...
April 22, 2015 New Google Doodle Celebrates Earth Day 2015Source: Time
In 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets to spread the message of environmental awareness, and in the process created the first ever Earth Day. To honor what has become a global observance, a new Google Doodle has been...
April 22, 2015 California isn’t the only state with water problemsSource: Business Insider
As drought, flooding, and climate change restrict America's water supply, demands from population growth and energy production look set to increase, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Extreme weather, water shortages and imperiled polar bears: The effects of climate change are obvious and dire. To stem the tide — literally and figuratively — even educated experts are now pitching ideas straight out of science...
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