Category Archives: Climate Change

Climate Change Deemed Top Economic Threat

Environmental Concerns Have Economists’ Attention Forced migration and climate change are the biggest risks facing the global economy this decade, according to 750 experts surveyed by the World Economic Forum. The warning was published in the 11th edition of WEF’s Global Risks … Continue reading

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Singapore Choking On Air Pollution From Indonesia

Singapore Pays Price For Bungle In Indonesia’s Jungles Illegal burning of Indonesian rainforest to make room for palm and paper plantations has left neighboring countries choking on smoke. Many hope the latest crisis will lead to stricter policies. More than … Continue reading

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Major US Banks Urge Global Leaders To Tackle Climate Change

Global Warming Threatens Business As Usual Six major U.S. banks are urging world leaders to adopt a strong agreement to slash carbon emissions and tackle climate change. The coalition warned in a letter Monday that warming global temperatures and related … Continue reading

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Are Cities Ready For The Next Major Hurricane

Coastal Cities Unprepared For Extreme Storms By Nick Stockton, Wired After the storm, after the flooding, after the investigations, the US came to realize that what happened to New Orleans on August 29, 2005 was not a natural disaster. The … Continue reading

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Technical Solutions Not A Silver Bullet In Battle Against Climate Change

Economic Incentives Must Change On Many Levels By Laurie Goering, Thomson Reuters Foundation Dealing with climate change and its risks will require not only technical responses like drought-resilient crops and higher sea walls but also reshaping economic and political incentives that … Continue reading

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Climate Fund Moving At Glacial Speed

Focus On Sustainability, Clean Energy The Green Climate Fund is finally getting some legs. The big question now is what direction it will pursue. Local ownership, sustainability and a firm commitment to clean energy are a few of the apparent priorities. … Continue reading

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U.N. Leaders Join Pope Francis To Build Momentum For Climate Action

Vatican Supports Climate Science, Policies For a 2,000-year-old institution hardly known for its mutability, there was a sense of urgency at the Vatican on Tuesday when scientists, diplomats and religious and political leaders discussed climate change and its impact on … Continue reading

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Water Conflict Rising Between Farmers, Cities In California

Agriculture Consumes 80 Percent Of Water In California  Editor’s Note: California is America’s most populous state with about 39 million people. It just overtook Brazil as the seventh-largest economy in the world. It’s the fifth-largest supplier of food in the … Continue reading

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Portland Defends Its Trees To Defend City

Urban Forests Benefit Citizens, Wildlife, Planet Property owners in Portland need to think twice before chopping down trees. A new city tree code took effect in January. It brings new protections to trees on both public and private property, along … Continue reading

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Cities In Brazil Cancel Carnival Due To Severe Drought

Drought Linked To Climate Change, Deforestation Cities in the southeast of Brazil have called off Carnival this year due to a serious drought that has plagued the region for months and shows no signs of abating. Brazil is famous for … Continue reading

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