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01 Jul 2015

Why a Leading Indian Politician Is Now an Environmental Hawk

by CHRISTIAN SCHWAGERL
Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh believes the “cult” of unfettered economic growth has been ruinous for India’s environment. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about his vision of “green growth,” which he says is essential for his nation’s future. READ MORE

23 Jun 2015

An Unnatural Disaster: How Warming Helped Cause India’s Catastrophic Flood

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
The flood that swept through the Indian state of Uttarakhand two years ago killed thousands of people and was one of the worst disasters in the nation’s recent history. Now researchers are saying that melting glaciers and shifting storm tracks played a major role in the catastrophe and should be a warning about how global warming could lead to more damaging floods in the future. READ MORE

15 Jun 2015

Beyond the Perfect Drought: California’s Real Water Crisis

by GLEN MACDONALD
The record-breaking drought in California is not chiefly the result of low precipitation. Three factors – rising temperatures, groundwater depletion, and a shrinking Colorado River – mean the most populous U.S. state will face decades of water shortages and must adapt. READ MORE

12 May 2015

As Andes Warm, Deciphering The Future for Tropical Birds

by DANIEL GROSSMAN
Scientists have theorized that tropical birds in mountainous regions will move uphill as the climate warms. But new research in the Peruvian Andes suggests that the birds will stay put and face a new threat — predator snakes that will climb into their territory to escape the heat. READ MORE

30 Apr 2015

How British Columbia Gained By Putting a Price on Carbon

by DIANE TOOMEY
Seven years ago, British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in North America to adopt an economy-wide carbon tax. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, economics expert Stewart Elgie explains how the tax helped cut the province’s fossil fuel use without hurting its economy. READ MORE

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26 Jun 2015: Fuels from Canadian Oil Sands Have Larger Carbon Footprint, Analysis Says

23 Jun 2015: Linking Disasters to Climate Makes Skeptics Less Likely to Donate

19 Jun 2015: Jet Contrails Can Affect Air Temperature in Some Areas, Study Shows

18 Jun 2015: Pope Calls for Global Action on Climate Change and Environmental Problems

10 Jun 2015: Jet Fuel from Sugarcane Cuts Aviation Carbon Emissions, Study Says

04 Jun 2015: Seven Tiny Frog Species Are Discovered in Brazilian Forest

02 Jun 2015: Pollution From Carbon Monoxide Has Fallen Steadily Since 2000, Data Show

27 May 2015: Power Plant Emissions to Drop To 1980s Levels Under U.S. Clean Power Plan

19 May 2015: Maps Depict China's Coasts Under Scenario of Dramatic Sea Level Rise

18 May 2015: Low Snowpack Raising Drought Concerns in Oregon and Washington


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