As Lake Michigan water levels have dipped lower and lower this year, so too has shoreline fisherman Patrick Finley.
A leisurely stand, cast and reel routine will no longer do. Actually catching a fish in such shallow water calls for methods more extreme. ... read more >>
India’s monsoon rains are retreating this week, a delayed end to a yearly wet season that has become ever more unpredictable as a result of global warming. Of all the challenges that face India, few are more pressing than how it manages water. In vast cities like New Delhi, where showers and flush toilets have become necessities for a rapidly expanding middle class, groundwater has been depleted. ... read more >>
Everyone knows that water is essential to the life of the planet and to the prosperity of its people.What fewer people know—and what political leaders are failing to address—is that the increasing pressures of climate change, population growth, urbanisation, and evolving energy needs, are together putting unprecedented pressure on our finite freshwater resources. We've got to do something about i ... read more >>
The report ists top 10 countries with most vulnerable water supplies. It also warns of 'looming crisis' in both Asia and Africa from pollution and depletion of natural water resources ... read more >>
Climate change contributed to a fivefold increase in weather-related natural disasters in North America over the past three decades, according to Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer. “Nowhere in the world is the rising number of natural catastrophes more evident than in North America,” Peter Hoeppe, head of Munich Re’s Geo Risks Research unit, told reporters in Munich today. There was a four ... read more >>
Governments and institutions should focus on developing adaption policies to address and mitigate against the negative impact of global warming, rather than putting the emphasis on carbon trading and capping greenhouse-gas emissions, argue Johannesburg-based Wits University geoscientist Dr Jasper Knight and Dr Stephan Harrison from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. "At present, gove ... read more >>
As controversy mounts over the Guardian's revelations that an American businessman conducted a massive ocean fertilisation test, dumping around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate off Canada's coast, it has emerged the Canadian government may have known about the geoengineering scheme and not stopped it.
The news combined, with Canadian obstructionism in negotiations over geoengineering at a United Na ... read more >>
The EU is changing its policy on biofuels to encourage energy production from waste rather than from food crops.
The European Commission says clearing land in order to plant biofuel crops can often cancel out the environmental benefits of biofuel. In some cases forests are chopped down.
The EU is putting a cap of 5% on the food-based biofuel allowed in the renewable energy used in transport.
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Environmental Activists issued a recent report calling the president of the US to regulate climate change by executive action, which bypass the Congress. ... read more >>