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May 17, 2016 Last Month Was The Warmest April Ever Recorded, Continuing 7-Month Hot Streak

Source: Huff Post

Last month was the warmest April ever recorded, with soaring temperatures that smashed the previous monthly record by the largest margin in known history.

May 17, 2016 Climate change puts 1.3bn people and $158tn at risk, says World Bank

Source: The Guardian

The global community is badly prepared for a rapid increase in climate change-related natural disasters that by 2050 will put 1.3 billion people at risk, according to the World Bank.

May 17, 2016 Water Sustainability Symposium to Examine Solutions for Middle East

Source: NorthWestern

at “Water in Israel and the Middle East: Geopolitical Conflicts, Technological Challenges, and Sustainable Solutions,” a half-day symposium to be held May 18 at Northwestern University. - See more at:...

May 16, 2016 9% possibility of earthquake off Aleutian Islands could result into mega-tsunami in Hawaii

Source: Perf Science

Possibility of a magnitude 9 earthquake striking Aleutian Islands within the next five decades has been found to be of 9%. This earthquake could create major problem for Hawaii, warn researchers in a fresh research paper.

May 16, 2016 G-7 environment ministers vow to take lead role in delivering Paris climate deal

Source: The Japan Times

Environment ministers and representatives from the Group of Seven nations expressed their resolve Monday to take a leading role in implementing the landmark climate accord reached last year.

May 13, 2016 The Kuznets Curve: Poor Cities Should Be More Polluted Than Richer Ones

Source: Forbes

The World Health Organisation has just released new figures on air pollution around the world. There’s much tooth sucking and head shaking about the results which show that large cities in poor countries have bad air pollution....

May 12, 2016 WHO: 4 in 5 city dwellers live in overpolluted urban areas

Source: CNN

New research released Thursday found that air quality levels exceed WHO limits for 80% of those living in urban areas that track air pollution, putting people more at risk for respiratory diseases, stroke, heart disease and lung...

May 12, 2016 California’s Wavering Water Rules

Source: Pacific Standard

California is contemplating relaxing some of its water-saving rules at the same time it’s permanently banning other flashier, water-using habits. Governor Jerry Brown issued an order on Monday that will forever forbid hosing off...

May 11, 2016 Water management flawed owing to vastly underestimated drought risk, study finds

Source: The Guardian

Drought and flood risk in New South Wales is vastly underestimated, with weather in the past 100 years being unusually stable, according to a detailed reconstruction of rainfall over a NSW catchment for the past 1,000 years.

May 10, 2016 New York Plans to Make Fighting Climate Change Good Business

Source: NY Times

A governor wants to lead on green energy. The state’s utilities are nervously falling in line. Young entrepreneurs are buzzing, determined to be part of the generation that finally solves climate change.

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