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Archive: Climate

25 Aug 2014

Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water

by FRED PEARCE
Conflicts over water have long haunted the Middle East. Yet in the current fighting in Iraq, the major dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are seen not just as strategic targets but as powerful weapons of war. READ MORE

18 Aug 2014

A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle

by ED STRUZIK
Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with companies exploring the region's rich shale oil deposits. But many indigenous people and conservationists have serious concerns about the impact of fracking in more fragile northern environments. READ MORE

31 Jul 2014

Making Farm Animal Rights A Fundamental Green Issue

by MARC GUNTHER
As president of the Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle has pushed the animal welfare group into areas that directly impact the environment. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about how what we eat, how we raise our food, and how we treat farm animals are basic conservation issues. READ MORE

17 Jul 2014

Scientists Look for Causes of Baffling Die-Off of Sea Stars

by ERIC WAGNER
Sea stars on both coasts of North America are dying en masse from a disease that kills them in a matter of days. Researchers are looking at various pathogens that may be behind what is known as sea star wasting syndrome, but they suspect that a key contributing factor is warming ocean waters. READ MORE

10 Jul 2014

Loss of Snowpack and Glaciers In Rockies Poses Water Threat

by ED STRUZIK
From the Columbia River basin in the U.S. to the Prairie Provinces of Canada, scientists and policy makers are confronting a future in which the loss of snow and ice in the Rocky Mountains could imperil water supplies for agriculture, cities and towns, and hydropower production. READ MORE

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e360 digest

27 Aug 2014: Obama Seeks Climate Accord Without Congressional Approval

25 Aug 2014: Health Care Savings Can Far Outweigh Costs of Carbon-Cutting Policies

21 Aug 2014: Antarctica and Greenland Losing Ice at Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

20 Aug 2014: Exporting Coal to Korea Could Slash Emissions by 21 Percent, Analysis Says

18 Aug 2014: Recent Glacier Losses Are Mostly Driven by Human Activity, Study Says

13 Aug 2014: New Maps Show Flooding Risks for Critical U.S. Energy Facilities

12 Aug 2014: Media Still Disproportionately Including Views of Climate Change Skeptics

11 Aug 2014: Climate Effects of Keystone XL Significantly Underestimated, Study Finds

08 Aug 2014: China Added Large Amount Of Solar Power in First Half of 2014

06 Aug 2014: Western U.S. In Its Quietest Fire Season In A Decade, Officials Report


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