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‘Invisible’ Crisis of Water Quality Threatens Human and Environmental Well-being: World Bank Report

Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on Tuesday. It also warns that the “invisible crisis of water quality” is threatening human and environmental well-being.

From UN News

https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/08/1044551

2019-08-22T09:46:59-07:00August 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months

The BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48964736

Do you remember the good old days when we had “12 years to save the planet”?

Now it seems, there’s a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges.

2019-07-24T15:26:52-07:00July 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months

Climate is Warming Faster Than it Has in the Last 2,000 Years

In contrast to pre-industrial climate fluctuations, current, anthropogenic climate change is occurring across the whole world at the same time, according to new studies. In addition, the speed of global warming is higher than it has been in at least 2,000 years.

 

Source: University of Bern

From Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190724131624.htm

2019-07-24T15:23:07-07:00July 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Climate is Warming Faster Than it Has in the Last 2,000 Years

How Trees Could Save the Climate

Around 0.9 billion hectares of land worldwide would be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds of human-made carbon emissions. A study shows that shows this would be the most effective method to combat climate change.

Source: ETH Zurich

From Science Daily:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190704191350.htm

2019-07-11T09:37:11-07:00July 11th, 2019|News|Comments Off on How Trees Could Save the Climate

No Drips, No Drops: A City Of 10 Million Is Running Out Of Water

In India’s sixth-largest city, lines for water snake around city blocks, restaurants are turning away customers and a man was killed in a brawl over water. Chennai, with a population of almost 10 million, is nearly out of water.

From NPR

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/06/25/734534821/no-drips-no-drops-a-city-of-10-million-is-running-out-of-water

2019-07-02T10:44:14-07:00July 2nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on No Drips, No Drops: A City Of 10 Million Is Running Out Of Water

Protecting Coral Reefs in a Deteriorating Environment

Engineering, and MedicineSummary:A new report examines novel approaches for saving coral reefs imperiled by climate change, and how local decision-makers can assess the risks and benefits of intervention.

Source:National Academies of Sciences

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190612141356.htm

2019-06-12T13:34:19-07:00June 12th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Protecting Coral Reefs in a Deteriorating Environment