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December 29, 2015 Water reform is 'needed in Asia'
BBC Online - The report will be presented on Tuesday to the World Water Week conference in Stockholm. The study was carried out by the International Water Management Institute and the United Nations Food and Agriculture...
December 29, 2015 Tech giants spot opportunity in forecasting China's smogSource: Reuters
Air pollution in China could be big business. Two of the world's largest technology firms, IBM and Microsoft, are vying to tap the nascent, fast-growing market for forecasting air quality in the world's top carbon emitters
December 28, 2015 Christmas time storms, tornadoes kill at least 43 in U.S.Source: Reuters
Storms hit the U.S. South, Southwest and Midwest over the Christmas holiday weekend, unleashing floods and tornadoes that killed at least 43 people, flattened buildings and snarled transportation for millions during a busy travel...
Source: The Guardian
Scientists say flooding in Britain, record US temperatures and Australian wildfires linked to El Niño making effects of man-made climate change worse
December 24, 2015 Exxon's Voodoo-Science Campaign to Keep Us Hooked on Fossil Fuels
Alter Net - "Global warming has begun," Hansen concluded. Then the United Nations' ntergovernmental panel on climate change issued an authoritative study in 1990 concluding that the warming was happening and the cause was...
December 24, 2015 California snowpack above average for this time of yearSource: CBS News
FRESNO, Calif. -- The Sierra Nevada snowpack measured above average for this time of year, but it's not enough to make a dent in California's stubborn four-year drought, state water managers said Wednesday.
December 22, 2015 Fearing pollution, Chinese families build 'bubbles' at homeSource: Reuters
China's persistent pollution and regular product safety scandals are driving an increasing number of consumers to build bubbles of clean air, purified water and safe products at home and in their cars.
The Energy Collective - One day before the Paris climate summit concluded with an agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions around the globe, MIT students, faculty, and staff packed a room in the Green Building to hear a panel...
December 21, 2015 Smog shrouds Beijing and Shanghai – videoSource: The Guardian
Smog continues to cover Beijing and Shanghai on Monday, as China’s government issues a ‘red alert’ for the capital. Factories were ordered to cut back or suspend production as levels of harmful particles hit seven times their...
December 21, 2015 Efforts To Knock Out Carbon Are Also Causing Coal Country To StaggerSource: Forbes
It’s the one-two punch that may knock-out the global carbon threat. But it is also the same duo that has staggered coal country here in the United States. Indeed, the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan in combination with...
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