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Source: Wahington Post
The global warming problem seemed to take on a new level of urgency last year, when a NASA study suggested that a key region the massive West Antarctic ice sheet may have been destabilized. “We conclude that this sector of West...
August 21, 2015 Global warming worsened the California drought, scientists saySource: Washington Post
California’s drought was spawned by natural weather variations that have bedeviled the West throughout recorded history. But a new study released Thursday says human-caused global warming is worsening the natural phenomenon. The...
August 21, 2015 July was warmest month on Earth in 136 years, NOAA saysSource: LA Times
Another month, another record high for global temperatures, U.S. government scientists announced Thursday. Earth’s average surface temperature for the month of July was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit (or 16.61 degrees Celsius). That...
August 19, 2015 Coal mining sector running out of time, says CitigroupSource: The Guardian
US banking giant Citigroup says the global coal industry is set for further pain, predicting an acceleration of mine closures, liquidations and bankruptcies.
August 19, 2015 Muslim leaders support Islamic declaration on climate changeSource: Washington Post
Muslim leaders and scholars from 20 countries made a joint declaration Tuesday (Aug. 18) at a conference in Istanbul, calling on Muslims and all nations worldwide to address climate change.
Source: Huffington Post
SACRAMENTO - California's ongoing drought will cost the economy in the most populous U.S. state an estimated $2.74 billion in 2015 and lead to the loss of 10,000 seasonal farm jobs, despite overall health in the state's...
August 18, 2015 Cuba on edge as drought worsensSource: Reuters
Cuba put its civil defense system on alert on Monday due to a year-long drought that is forecast to worsen in the coming months and has already damaged agriculture and left more than a million people relying on trucked-in water.
August 18, 2015 How Asia's melting glaciers could fuel conflictSource: CS Monitor
The glaciers in Asia's Tian Shan mountains have lost more than a quarter of their total mass over the past 50 years — a rate of loss about four times greater than the global average during that time, new research shows.
August 17, 2015 Soon, a pill to cut methane gas production by cows
Economic Times - The study is noteworthy because methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Globally, according to the îUnited Nationsî' Food and Agriculture Organisation, animal agriculture emits 44 per cent of the methane...
August 14, 2015 Global warming increases 'food shocks' threatSource: BBC News
Climate change is increasing the risk of severe 'food shocks' where crops fail and prices of staples rise rapidly around the world.
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