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March 6, 2015 Sin City's Thirst Is Drying Up the West

Source: Bloomberg

Casino resorts, five of which are Southern Nevada’s largest commercial water users, labor unions and the developer of a 22,500-acre mini-city west of Las Vegas argue their future depends on the water supply that the church,...

March 6, 2015 UN warns of escalating cost of climate disasters

Business Green - Meanwhile, risk management specialist Verisk îMaplecroftî this week released a new report detailing how a host of key emerging markets were amongst those countries most exposed to natural disaster...

March 5, 2015 Intergenerational report: climate change silence in 2015 a stark contrast to 2010

Source: The Guardian

Five years ago the 2010 intergenerational report declared that “climate change is the largest and most significant challenge to Australia’s environment. If climate change is not addressed, the consequences for the economy, water...

March 5, 2015 Global flooding risk could triple by 2030

Wired - A study of the risks posed by river flooding over the next 15 years by the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) has found that the number of people affected will rise substantially. Analysis of present-day risks...

March 4, 2015 Climate change linked to solar ‘cooling periods’

Source: Science Recorder

Researchers involved with the study learned that during the past 4,000 years, both solar activity and even the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean are strongly linked together

March 3, 2015 Norway Can Lead in Fighting Climate Change

Source: Huff Post

Early this year, Norway put its toe in the global movement to drop investments in fossil fuel companies. Its sovereign wealth fund (the Fund), at $850 billion the world's largest, divested from 14 coal mining companies, five...

March 3, 2015 Antarctic Sea Ice Did The Exact Opposite Of What Models Predicted

Source: Daily Caller

In the case of Antarctica, the climate models were dead wrong, according to a new study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Cryosphere. The study found that most climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice coverage...

March 2, 2015 Members of €32bn Danish pension funds to vote on fossil fuel divestment

Source: The Guardian

Series of resolutions asks six of Denmark’s pension funds to drop their ‘black money’ investments in coal, oil and gas projects that cause climate change

March 2, 2015 UK government rejects calls for higher diesel tax to cut pollution

Source: Reuters

London - The British government rejected calls on Sunday to raise taxes on diesel vehicles to reduce air pollution but said it will consider a national network of low-emission zones.

March 2, 2015 EU lawmakers back new limit for food-based biofuel

Source: Reuters

A European Parliamentary committee on Tuesday backed a new limit on traditional biofuels made from food crops that critics say stoke inflation and do more harm than good to the environment.

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