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18/3/2015
California’s record-breaking drought is heading into its fourth year, making headlines about water shortages, drying rivers and reservoirs, threatened fisheries, shrinking mountain snow cover, and battles between cities, consumers, agricultural ...   
17/3/2015
Nearly a quarter of the damages caused by natural disasters in the developing world affect the agricultural sector, exacting a heavy cost on poor farmers who do not have insurance or the resources to rebuild their lives after floods, droughts or ...   
15/3/2015
The agreement was to block the rise in global temperature before 2020, and start a process for gradually reverting the climate to safe levels, to be concluded before 2050. Well, in the last four years, we have already witnessed an ...   
14/3/2015
Future generations may have to make do with more expensive and poorer quality produce, including meat and dairy, because of the impact of climate change, according to new research. A study of the impact of climate change on 55 foods ...   
9/3/2015
In the third piece in the Guardian’s major series on climate change, Bill McKibben describes how relentless climate movements have shifted the advantage towards fossil fuel resistance for the first time in 25 years. But he argues triumph is not ...   
2/3/2015
Driven out of their best U.S. markets by the shale boom, Canada’s gas producers are turning to the power-hungry West Coast. Canadian gas shipments to Washington state are the highest seasonally since at least 2008, and exports through a ...   
14/2/2015
A new NASA study found that parts of the U.S. are at risk for Megadroughts during the second half of this century because of climate change. These droughts would hit the American southwest and great plains, and would be the worst the ...   
10/2/2015
The Midwest is no stranger to devastating floods. Last summer, the region was inundated with two month's worth of rainfall in just one week, submerging farms and killing crops. Torrential downpours following a drought in Illinois in 2013 led to ...   
5/2/2015
Pakistan has elevated the climate change division to a ministry but opinion is divided on whether it will translate into effective policy making or remain a merely cosmetic initiative. The Pakistan government’s decision to upgrade its ...   
4/2/2015
As rains have gotten heavier, Minnesota farmers in recent years have been expanding a 150-year-old drainage system, pulling billions of gallons more water off soggy land and letting the state's corn and soybean fields thrive.They have ...   
2/2/2015
The oceans have long taunted those who thirst. Records dating to A.D. 200 show that sailors boiled seawater and used sponges to absorb fresh water from the steam. Today, desalination is more sophisticated: multistage flash distillation, ...   
2/2/2015
Slow changes are the bane of humanity. The metaphor of a frog in a pot being warmed slowly seems quite apt for the way humanity is struggling with global warming. 2014 is now the warmest year in the instrumental record. Even as the global warming ...   
2/2/2015
Three months later, the dazzling sunlight was nowhere to be found when rain sheets pummeled the Duluth area. Muddy torrents of chocolate, fuming floodwaters tore through town, leaving shock and devastation.Both extremes happened in a ...   
1/2/2015
Worsening drought has led to over 80 percent of water resources in Pakistan’s southern Tharparker district becoming unfit for people to drink, a new study says. That has led to plans by the Sindh provincial government to invest 5.4 ...   
1/2/2015
A farmer in western Minnesota recently installed a new heating and cooling system to keep nearly a thousand sows eating and gaining weight during summers that have grown warmer.The Minneapolis Health Department established a comprehensive ...   
31/1/2015
It was 8 degrees in Minneapolis on a recent January day, and out on Interstate 394, snow whipped against the windshields of drivers on their morning commutes. But inside the offices of Cargill, the food conglomerate, Greg Page, the company’s ...   
31/1/2015
Felicia Marcus gets in the shower when it’s still cold. As full-time chair of California’s State Water Resources Control Board, Marcus has a key role in how California stewards its finite resources during a devastating drought. So Marcus ...   
24/1/2015
In the hilly Singrauli region of northern India, animals feed on ash-covered grass, smoke stings the eyes and burns the throat, and the reservoir is foul with toxins such as mercury and arsenic. Even the breakfast eggs are gray. The ...   
20/1/2015
It was a bad weekend for global warming “skeptics” but not so great for the rest of us either. A report from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. confirms that contrary to claims there’s been no warming for a ...   
16/1/2015
A report Friday by U.S. government scientists said 2014 was earth's warmest year on record. In Miami Beach, ocean water often floods downtown streets. Sea levels are rising at an alarming rate. In south Florida, they're expected to rise ...   
16/1/2015
Not all pipelines are the same; not all oil projects are good energy projects. Yet we tend to associate any North American oil project with greater energy security/stability and thousands of jobs. While there is no polling data to confirm it, I ...   
6/1/2015
California broke ground Tuesday on its $68 billion high-speed rail system, promising to combat global warming while whisking travelers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. The bullet train project, the first in ...   
19/12/2014
Speaking at his end-of-the-year press conference on Friday afternoon, President Obama sounded very much like he’s poised to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. He gave his sharpest assessment to date of its potential costs and benefits - lots of ...   
14/12/2014
Longtime readers will recall how I’ve cited the Talking Heads lyric “same as it ever was” quite often over the years in assessing negotiations aimed at forging a new global agreement on slowing global warming and limiting its impacts. Some ...   
10/12/2014
Green groups hoped for a big turnout at a protest in Lima Wednesday aimed at heaping pressure on ministers haggling over a post-2020 deal to curb carbon emissions. The "People's Climate March" in the Peruvian capital follows mobilisation ...   

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