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Climate change could recreate horror drought

Archived, 3 days ago From nzherald.co.nz 

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - Researchers have created a model to reveal how climate change could combine the same weather patterns that led to a $1.3 billion drought.

The drought, that left much of the country brown over the 2012-13 summer, was the worst in 70 yea ...

Beijing to have world's biggest air purifier to fight smog

Archived, 3 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Gurgaon, INDIA - China will deploy world's largest outdoor air purifier designed by a Dutch engineer in its smog- hit capital Beijing, as the thick heavily-polluted haze returned to haunt the city, driving people indoors.

The seven-meter-tall tower, br ...

Global wine production expected to fall by 5% due to 'climatic events'

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Global wine production is expected to fall by 5% in 2016 because of “climatic events” causing steep drops in production in most of the southern hemisphere, particularly Chile and Argentina.

The International Organisation of Vine and Wi ...

Great Barrier Reef: Governments must spend more to save World Heritage Area, green groups say

Archived, 3 days ago From abc.net.au 

Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES - The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2015 has given the reef an overall grade of D, or poor.

Sugarcane and grazing management as well as river catchment pollution have been graded E (very poor) or D in most regions.

Inshor ...

Bolivia: Receding glaciers leave communities at risk

Archived, 3 days ago From eurasiareview.com 

Albany, OREGON - A new study published in The Cryosphere, an European Geosciences Union journal, has found that Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase.

“On ...

The world’s first wind-hydro turbines will generate energy even when there’s no breeze

Archived, 4 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - One of the biggest challenges wind farms face is how to generate power when there’s no wind. Max Bögl Wind AG and GE Renewable Energy are attempting to solve that issue by combining wind turbines with hydropower technology. The wind-hydro plant will ...

WWF - Greenpeace: Greece's environment ministry supports fossil fuel industry

Archived, 4 days ago From tornosnews.gr 

Athens, GREECE - In an open letter addressed to Greek Environment and Energy Minister Panos Skourletis on Tuesday, WWF Hellas and the Greek branch of Greenpeace said that Greece's environment ministry was working with those of Poland, Finland, United Kingdom and the ...

Air pollution more deadly in Africa than malnutrition or dirty water, study warns

Archived, 4 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Africa’s air pollution is causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition, and could develop into a health and climate crisis reminiscent of those seen in China and India, a study by a global policy forum has found.
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Precious corals bleached to death

Archived, 4 days ago From millenniumpost.in 

New Delhi, INDIA - The good news is that the current El Niño, a warm ocean current that drove temperatures up worldwide, is finally on its way out. But the bad news is that the unprecedented coral bleaching that El Niño triggered in 2014 shows little signs of slowing d ...

4 bold collaborations tackling California's drought

Archived, 4 days ago From greenbiz.com 

Oakland, CALIFORNIA - Water is California’s lifeblood, feeding Central Valley farmlands, inviting Malibu lawns and gardens to grow and cooling Silicon Valley data centers. It spurs the state’s diverse ecosystem, allowing for an economy and production exported all across t ...

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Climate change is dulling the survival instincts of fish

Action: Climate Change

The sensory systems of fish are short-circuiting, and a new study blames climate change.

As the climate warms, ...

Colorado's bears and lions need your help

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has proposed a plan to kill mountain lions and black bears in the Piceance Basin over a three-yea ...

Gold mining deforestation in Peruvian reserve surpasses 450 hectares

Action: Stop Deforestation

In the past two months, another 100 hectares of tropical rainforest have been demolished in Tambopata National Reserve, where ...

Oregon: Say no to a massive new factory farm

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Oregon officials are considering whether to permit a new factory farm in the northeast's Umatilla River Basin, and we need yo ...

No, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead, but it is very, very sick

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living structure, was trending on social media Friday, after it was declared dead ...

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