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June 24, 2015 Netherlands ordered to cut greenhouse gas emissionsSource: BBC
A Dutch court has ordered the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, in a case environmentalists hope will set a precedent for other countries. Campaigners brought the case on behalf of almost 900...
June 24, 2015 Climate Change Calls for Science, Not HopeSource: NY Times
Now, environmental experts are suggesting that some parts of the (US) strategy are, at best, a waste of money and time. At worst, they are setting the United States in the wrong direction entirely.
Reuters - Despite this, coal will continue to play a big part in world power with emissions continuing to rise for another decade and a half, unless further radical policy action is taken," said Michael Liebreich, chairman of...
Society has 10 years to tackle climate change or humanity could lose 50 years of progress in global health, a major new report claims. However the study also said that tackling global warming provides society with the greatest...
June 22, 2015 Oil exploration at the heart of new 'battle of Seattle'
Athens News - It has been more than 15 years since tear gas filled the streets of Seattle and tens of thousands of people protested the meeting of the îWorld Trade Organizationî, or WTO. That week of protests in late...
Source: The Sentinal
SACRAMENTO — The state's historic four-year dry spell has brought with it a flurry of finger-pointing. Now advocates, noting how California's water shortage ranks as the top public concern, are invoking the drought to bolster...
While the debate over climate change continues to rage, most people agree that the era of cheap, easy access to water is over. Estimates suggest demand for water will exceed viable resources by 40% by 2030 if we continue business...
June 16, 2015 Our scorched Earth in 2100: Nasa maps reveal how climate change will cause temperatures to soarSource: Daily Mail
New data released by Nasa scientists is revealing how temperature and rainfall patterns around the world may change by the year 2100. Using climate change predictions based on increasing levels of carbon dioxide, the data reveals...
The China Post - Alden Meyer, a veteran observer with the U.S.-based îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, pointed to about a dozen meetings in the coming months offering chances of leapfrogging the labyrinthine processes...
Bloomberg - The pattern is developing as food prices measured by the îUnited Nationsî are the lowest in more than five years because of increasing global supplies. The cost of rice, the staple for half the world, is...
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