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August 5, 2015 'We woke up in a desert' – the water crisis taking hold across Egypt

Source: The Guardian

UN says the country will face ‘absolute water scarcity’ by 2025, but for some villages the catastrophe has already arrived – as the Middle East faces severe heatwave. Mada Masr reports

August 5, 2015 Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' larger than usual this year

Source: USA Today

The annual Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" — a region of oxygen-depleted water off the Louisiana and Texas coasts that is harmful to sea life — is larger than average this summer, federal scientists reported Tuesday.

August 4, 2015 UN Chief Welcomes Climate Change Plan Unveiled By President Obama

Silicon India - îUnited Nationsî: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Clean Power Plan formally unveiled today by President Barack Obama, saying it shows the determination of the United States to address...

August 3, 2015 Great Plains Faces Invisible Water Crisis

Source: Times Record

Unlike in California, where national headlines, severe water-use restrictions and images of cracked earth bear testament to the ravages of drought, the crisis unfolding on Peterson’s farm and others like it across western Kansas...

August 3, 2015 Obama's climate plan seeks to slash emissions from power plants

Source: Reuters

The White House said it will launch the first ever rule on Monday to cut carbon emissions from power plants, a plan that opponents in the coal industry and their political allies will fight in the courts. In a fact sheet issued...

August 3, 2015 California wildfires torch 134,000 acres -- and counting

Source: CNN

Wildfires engulfing parts of California could intensify Monday, with gusty winds potentially fanning fires caused by lightning strikes. More than 9,300 firefighters are now battling at least 21 wildfires, according to the...

July 30, 2015 The confounding case of the missing carbon

Source: CBS News

For several decades, scientists have seen searching for about a billion tons of carbon dioxide generated from the burning of fossil fuels.

July 29, 2015 How the UN’s latest initiative could end the water crisis in 15 years

Source: Eco-Business

The troubling state of the world’s water security has come into clear focus over the last decade, and the challenge is urgent. Scientists forecast some 1.8 billion people will live with water scarcity by 2025. Pakistan for...

July 28, 2015 Seattle, Everett, Tacoma urge water conservation in drought

Source: Rapid News Network

The cities of Everett, Seattle, and Tacoma have implemented the first stage of their water shortage response plans and are asking residents to manage water use. Though the response plan is just an “advisory”, the city...

July 28, 2015 Meet the Mega-Structure That Sucks CO2 Emissions Out of Thin Air

Source: Good Magazine

Unchecked carbon emissions are some of the worst culprits when it comes to damaging our planet’s fragile ecosystem. Unfortunately, carbon emissions are also something of an unavoidable fact of life in our highly-mechanized,...

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