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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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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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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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UNDP, Oxford Study Shows Benefits of Development ‘Accelerators’ for SDGs

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Delia Paul
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Oxford University, in partnership with several other universities and UNDP, published results from a research study that shows how specific interventions such as cash transfers, parenting support and safe schools can have broad development impacts and promote achievement of the SDGs. The study focused on adolescents living with HIV in South Africa, measured the impacts of accelerators on 11 SDG-aligned targets. The study is the first output from a UK government research initiative to support interdisciplinary collaboration to address some of the world’s greatest sustainable development challenges.

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Sea Level Rise Will Flood Hundreds of Cities in the Near Future

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Laura Parker
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Many shore communities in the U.S. face inundation in the coming decades.

Sea level rise caused by global warming is usually cast as a doomsday scenario that will play out so far into the future, it’s easy to ignore. Just ask anyone in South Florida, where new construction proceeds apace.

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These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads

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John McKenna
More than half of the roads in the southern state of Tamil Nadu are plastic
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Every one of India’s 1.3 billion people uses an average 11kg of plastic each year. After being used, much of this plastic finds its way to the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, where it can maim and kill fish, birds and other marine wildlife. ... Read more about These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads

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