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February 21, 2014 Beijing issues rare air pollution alertSource: Kansas City Star
BEIJING — When the air gets really bad, Beijing says it has an emergency plan to yank half the city's cars off the road. The only problem is: It may be difficult to ever set that plan in motion Read more here:...
February 21, 2014 Earth’s green canopy gets an online protectorSource: Reuters
A new online monitoring system will make it possible to quickly check the condition of tropical forests around the globe that were previously under no surveillance, potentially increasing pressure on governments to stop...
February 20, 2014 US, China Vow Increased Climate Cooperation
ictsd.org - In separate remarks the next day, the USâ top diplomat added that global warming was âperhaps the worldâs most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.â The announcement solidifies the US-China...
February 20, 2014 California Climate Scientists and Economists Urge Governor and Legislators to Make Steeper Reductions in Global Warming Emissions
ucsusa.org - Bales, Ph.D., of UC Merced; Hilda Blanco, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California; Gary Griggs, Ph.D., of UC Santa Cruz ... Somerville, Ph.D., of UC San Diego. In addition, seven of the letterâs signers...
February 20, 2014 Climate change deniers have grasped that markets can't fix the climateSource: The Guardian
It's an unmistakable taste of things to come. The floods that have deluged Britain may be small beer on a global scale. Compared with the cyclone that killed thousands in the Philippines last autumn, the deadly inundations in...
February 20, 2014 Water in America: Is It Safe to Drink?
A chemical spill that left 300,000 residents of Charleston, West Virginia, without tap water last month is raising new concerns about the ability of the United States to maintain its high quality of drinking water. While the U.S....
February 19, 2014 Climate change fuels water scarcity and hunger
Deutsche Welle - Investment in agriculture 37 nations already make do with the bare minimum in water resources, according to experts at the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI), a co-author of the Aqueduct Water Risk...
February 19, 2014 The financial toll of the floods: Britain is second most economically vulnerable country in Europe to extreme weather
The Independent - âPredictions for the UK suggest climate change is likely to boost the frequency of major storms and increase risks to economic output as a result of flooding,â he said. âThe future scale of the...
February 19, 2014 White House pledges $1 billion to prepare for climate changeSource: Reuters
President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a $1 billion fund in his 2015 budget to help communities across the United States prepare for the impact of climate change.The fund, announced in Fresno, California, is part of Obama’s...
February 19, 2014 Another scary NASA picture of the California droughtSource: UT San Diego
Remember that NASA picture showing how much less snowpack there was in the Sierra Nevada mountains this year compared to a year ago?
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