Climate Change

India’s Terrifying Water Crisis

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Meera Subramanian
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India’s water crisis offers a striking reminder of how climate change is rapidly morphing into a climate emergency. Piped water has run dry in Chennai, the southern state of Tamil Nadu’s capital, and 21 other Indian cities are also facing the specter of “Day Zero,” when municipal water sources are unable to meet demand. ... Read more about India’s Terrifying Water Crisis

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One million species at risk of extinction due to human actions, report says

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NEWS WIRES
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Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN-backed report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends. ... Read more about One million species at risk of extinction due to human actions, report says

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Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction

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Gus Trompiz
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PARIS (Reuters) - One million animal and plant species are at imminent risk of extinction due to humankind’s relentless pursuit of economic growth, scientists said on Monday in a landmark report on the devastating impact of ... Read more about Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction

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Switching to smart charging electric vehicles could save the UK over £1bn

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NS Business staff writer
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The switch to electric vehicles could help to save the planet and adding smart charging could also help to save the UK electricity grid a lot of money ... Read more about Switching to smart charging electric vehicles could save the UK over £1bn

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New report: G20 still spending big on keeping coal-fired power alive

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Rod Walton
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From the Paris Accord and beyond, developed countries have talked the talk about climate change and phasing out coal-fired power generation. ... Read more about New report: G20 still spending big on keeping coal-fired power alive

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Monarch butterfly population wintering in Mexico increases 144%

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Monarch production will not be replicated next year, experts warn, as above average temperatures will cause problems

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Conflicting Data: How Fast Is the World Losing its Forests?

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FRED PEARCE
Trees cleared in the western Amazon region of Brazil in September 2017. CARL DE SOUZA / AFP / GETTY IMAGES
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The world is losing trees faster than ever. An area the size of Italy disappeared last year. Or did it? New research suggests three-quarters of those lost forests may already be regrowing. That hardly means we are out of the woods. Fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity still needs a global campaign to reforest the planet. But it does suggest that, given the chance, nature will do much of the work. ... Read more about Conflicting Data: How Fast Is the World Losing its Forests?

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