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The E in ESG: How to effectively evaluate your environmental risk 13.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Environmental, social or governance risks are relevant to the creditworthiness of rated entities across multiple sectors, but the materiality of those factors can differ by entity, industry and country.
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Why Climate Change is a Security Matter 6.7.2018 WRI Stories
Why Climate Change is a Security Matter Comments|Add Comment|PrintMopti riverfront. Photo by Mark Abel/flickr This blog post first appeared on NRC.nl On a satellite map of Mali, the Inner Niger Delta looks like a giant green smudge on a beige, sandy background. It is remote, remarkable and a reminder of the complex interplay between some of the biggest issues facing Europe and climate change. The delta itself is lush, blessed with a water supply from the Niger River that has turned this part... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
This Meteorologist Explains Why the Extreme Heat Is Way Worse Than You Think 6.7.2018 Mother Jones
The past seven days have set global heat milestones and sparked safety concerns from Quebec, where at least 18 people have died from the heat and humidity, to northern Siberia, home to the coldest town on Earth, which recorded temperatures “40 degrees above normal” on Thursday.  In Denver,  the temperature reached an all-time high of 105 […]
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The Human Cost of Climate Change 2.7.2018 WRI Stories
The Human Cost of Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintMother and child at flooded home in Bangladesh. Photo by Shawn/Flickr This post was originally published in Newsweek. Home is a place of stability and security. It is a place where families come together to work towards and celebrate mutual prosperity. But as the human and economic toll of climate change continues to rise, we face legitimate risk of this sense of home being uprooted. Last year, devastating floods in South Asia took... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
The big ways climate and water are connected 29.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Climate change and water are linked in many ways. During our Climate Cast Live program, meteorologist Paul Huttner talked to Radhika Fox, CEO of the U.S. Water Alliance, about the most significant ways.
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Hiding in plain sight: The carbon cost of everyday products 28.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Richer nations may import the products, but they're not held accountable for the emissions.
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4 Andean Cities Adapting to Glacier Retreat to Preserve Water Security 27.6.2018 THE CITY FIX
Glaciers do more than feed our rivers and lakes, they also serve as critical savings banks for water withdrawals when other sources dry up. In South America, the glaciers and snowpack that crown the Andes provide slow, consistent meltwater that ...
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NOAA’s Research Just Shifted from Climate Change to “Empowering the Economy” and “National Security” 26.6.2018 Mother Jones
One of the country’s major federal science agencies seems to have been forced to abandon climate change research as a key organizational focus, the New York Times revealed this week. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization is responsible for managing the National Weather Service and using its network of satellites to forecast the effects of climate change. […]
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Homeless People Are Dying at an Alarming Rate Because of Climate Change 25.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last year was the third hottest on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. We’ll probably see more of that, thanks to our warming climate: According to the most recent National Climate Assessment we’re on track to see average temperatures rise another 5 […]
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Storm damage to forests costs billions — here's how artificial intelligence can help 25.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
What happens when computer science and forest management meet.
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She Spoke out About Climate Change—and They Tried to Make Her Pay for It 24.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 2015, a University of California, Davis researcher named Sarah Moffit appeared in a four-and-a-half-minute video detailing her work studying ancient ocean ecosystems. Looking young and serious, with a long ash-blonde mane falling around a scarf that wouldn’t be out of place on a […]
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Toxic algae problem will 'get worse in a big way' as climate continues to warm 23.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Across the U.S., reservoirs that supply drinking water and lakes used for recreation are experiencing toxic algae blooms with growing frequency. The trend represents another impact of global warming and raises looming questions about the effects on human health, researchers say.
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In Brazil’s Drought-ravaged Caatinga Ecosystem, Small Farmers Know Best 21.6.2018 WRI Stories
In Brazil’s Drought-ravaged Caatinga Ecosystem, Small Farmers Know Best Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe landscape of Caatinga, the semi-arid but extraordinarily biodiverse region of Brazil. Photo by Luiz Fernando Ricci/WRI Brasi Northeastern Brazil’s Caatinga semi-arid region is a living laboratory for the impacts of climate change on a vulnerable, distinctive ecosystem. The Caatinga – “white woods” in the local Tupi language – is a very dry region that is nevertheless extraordinarily biodiverse,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The refugees that the world barely pays attention too 20.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
They're known as 'climate refugees.' But there's not even an international definition for them, let alone recognition or protection.
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Climate change and severe storms in Europe – new science shows we need a lower temperature target 19.6.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
As experts around the world consider ways to stabilize global temperatures at either 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, scientists are meticulously analyzing the risks of a world that warms by that additional half a degree. A growing number of studies have found that a 2 degree Celsius world is far worse than […]
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How an Ancient Extinction Foreshadowed the Planet’s Future 17.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In January, I stood in a ditch in the middle of nowhere in South Africa, and the summer sun beat down as I stared at a heap of grape soda-colored rocks. Bob Gastaldo, the paleontologist whose research team I had been following […]
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All risk, no reward: funding disaster mitigation can prove difficult 14.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Why do investments in climate adaptation lag behind the level of funding needed?
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Ocean Conservation Is an Untapped Strategy for Fighting Climate Change 8.6.2018 WRI Stories
Ocean Conservation Is an Untapped Strategy for Fighting Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintMangroves protect coastlines from storms, waves and erosion. Photo by patjosse/Pixabay The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the overall economy and assures the livelihood of 10-12 percent of the world’s population. But there’s another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they’re crucial for curbing climate change. A Key Moment for the Ocean and Climate Action Today is World Oceans Day,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Hell and polluted water: what holistic water management can do 7.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the 'One Water' movement is successfully leveraging new practices to improve the health, and wealth, of cities and businesses.
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The White House Apparently Forgot to Tell NOAA Not to Mention Climate Change 5.6.2018 Mother Jones
“Sea level rise” and “climate change” are not phrases Trump appointees typically use to describe anything but hoaxes. But on Monday, the acting head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), spoke to a crowd of more than 600 scientists, advocates, and policymakers about the agency’s commitment to studying climate change and its effect on the warming […]
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