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March 4, 2019 Two billion people lack safe drinking water, more than twice lack safe sanitation

Source: UNICEF

according to a new report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: 2017 Update and Sustainable Development Goal Baselines, ...

February 28, 2019 Commentary: Acting on climate change can make difference

Source: Shakopee Valley News

These findings are consistent with the most recent report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, last year’s Fourth National Climate Assessment produced by 13 U.S. agencies under President Donald Trump and...

February 27, 2019 Iceberg twice the size of New York City about to break off Antarctica, says NASA

Source: USA Today

Researchers are monitoring a giant crack in the center of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica. The crack had been stable for 35 years but has started accelerating toward another fissure called the Halloween crack.

February 26, 2019 A World Without Clouds

Source: Quanta

Clouds currently cover about two-thirds of the planet at any moment. But computer simulations of clouds have begun to suggest that as the Earth warms, clouds become scarcer. With fewer white surfaces reflecting sunlight back to...

February 26, 2019 Developing world drought threat to EU rice and cotton intensifies research efforts

Source: Phys.org

Can you imagine the chocolate industry without cocoa,' said Dr Ercin, from the Water Footprint Network, a Dutch non-governmental organisation which is part of the IMPREX project. 'These (industries) are so vulnerable, and that is...

February 22, 2019 Ford hires outside firm to investigate US fuel economy and emissions compliance after employees raise concern

Source: CNBC

Ford announced Thursday the motor company is hiring an outside firm to conduct an investigation into its internal process for complying with U.S. fuel economy and emissions standards.

February 22, 2019 Climate change: obsession with plastic pollution distracts attention from bigger environmental challenges

Source: The Conversation

By now, most of us have heard that the use of plastics is a big issue for the environment. Partly fuelled by the success of the BBC’s Blue Planet II series, people are more aware than ever before about the dangers to wildlife...

February 21, 2019 “Issue With Tissue” Sustainability Scorecard Flunks Charmin and Other Toilet Paper Brands

Source: NRDC

WASHINGTON – A new report takes the largest tissue companies to task for destroying North American forests and exacerbating the world’s climate crisis. “The Issue with Tissue” reveals Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, and...

February 20, 2019 Amazon wants to reduce shipping's harm to environment

Source: CNET

The e-commerce behemoth on Monday set a goal of cutting in half the carbon footprint created by its shipments by 2030 as it moves to a long-term objective of using 100 percent renewable energy.

February 20, 2019 Cities With the Biggest Carbon Footprints

Source: US News

Seoul tops the list of cities with the largest carbon footprints. The country’s Ministry of Environment has started implementing tech solutions – such as the use of drones – to crack down on illegal incineration, which produces...

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