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More Water Shortages Mean Energy Investors Need New Ways to Manage Drought Risk 10.10.2019 WRI Stories
More Water Shortages Mean Energy Investors Need New Ways to Manage Drought Risk Comments|Add Comment|PrintA thermal power plant in Rajasthan. Flickr/vedantlath On July 5, 2015, the first of six thermal power generation units at the Parli Thermal Power Station in Maharashtra, India shut down. Unable to draw enough water from the nearby Majalgaon dam, which had nearly run dry, the coal-powered unit was unable to run its cooling system and was forced to halt electricity production. This was just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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As Water Shortages Pile Up, Energy Investors Need New Ways to Manage Drought Risk 10.10.2019 WRI Stories
As Water Shortages Pile Up, Energy Investors Need New Ways to Manage Drought Risk Comments|Add Comment|PrintA coal plant on the banks of the Chambal River in India. Flickr/Carol Mitchell On July 5, 2015, the first of six thermal power generation units at the Parli Thermal Power Station in Maharashtra, India shut down. Unable to draw enough water from the nearby Majalgaon dam, which had nearly run dry, the coal-powered unit was unable to run its cooling system and was forced to halt electricity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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In Gorakhpur, India, Citizens Use Nature to Prevent Floods 9.10.2019 WRI Stories
In Gorakhpur, India, Citizens Use Nature to Prevent Floods Comments|Add Comment|PrintWaterlogged housing in Gorakhpur, India. Photo credit: Anna Brown Monsoon season has always brought torrential downpours to Gorakhpur, India, but the city has seen record-breaking rainfall in the last few years. Residents of the northern Indian city often find their streets submerged in water, their houses waterlogged. Stagnant floodwaters have made Gorakhpur a hub for diseases such as dengue fever, malaria and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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In Gorakhpur, India, Citizens Use Nature to Rein in Floods 9.10.2019 THE CITY FIX
Monsoon season has always brought torrential downpours to Gorakhpur, India, but the city has seen record-breaking rainfall in the last few years. Residents of the northern Indian city often find their streets submerged in water, their houses waterlogged. Stagnant floodwaters ...
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Climate Change Is Hurting Africa’s Water Sector, but Investing in Water Can Pay Off 7.10.2019 WRI Stories
Climate Change Is Hurting Africa’s Water Sector, but Investing in Water Can Pay Off Comments|Add Comment|PrintImproving water management in African countries can boost their climate resilience. Waretu Abera (pictured here) of Ethiopia's Water Land Resource Centre, is an expert working on the issue. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition. The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The climate risk you may not be thinking about 7.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Is your business prepared to adapt to an increasingly volatile present?
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To survive global warming, Mojave Desert birds will need a lot more water — and they probably won't get it 4.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Global warming doesn't make it easy for birds to survive in the Mojave Desert, but what exactly does them in? A lack of water to cool themselves down.

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This Ancient Fruit Holds Secrets for How to Farm in Climate Change 4.10.2019 Mother Jones
Cloverleaf Farm, a small produce operation in Davis, California, managed to do okay during the extreme drought that lasted from 2012 to 2016. But in the first wet year after the long dry period, the farm lost its entire apricot crop to disease—$40,000 to $50,000 down the drain. Researchers predict that as climate change worsens, […]
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Does climate change make predicting the weather more difficult? 27.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
MPR News is answering your climate change questions, and Climate Cast is helping out. Mary Dow-Bunnell asks: How is climate change affecting meteorologists’ ability to accurately predict the weather?
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Caltech gets $750 million for climate research from Resnicks, who depend on water for their businesses 26.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Billionaire California agriculture titans Stewart and Lynda Resnick have donated $750 million to Caltech for climate change research.

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Philadelphia International Airport grapples with climate change and sea-level rise 25.9.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The airport is next to the Delaware River, which will rise as the Atlantic does.
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The oceans are taking a beating under climate change, U.N. report warns 25.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The planet is literally in hot water and that will have dire consequences for humanity, warns a new IPCC report on the state of the world's oceans and ice.

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Editorial: At the U.N. climate summit, children lead while the world's politicians act like children 24.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Despite Greta Thunberg's advocacy, the U.N. climate summit fell short of pledging emissions rollbacks to avoid the worst impacts of global warming.

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PHOTOS: Climate protesters block Denver streets 24.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Members of the group Extinction Rebellion Denver marched and blocked traffic in a preplanned act of civil disobedience along Speer Boulevard in downtown Denver on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.
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RELEASE: At UN Summit, New Commitments of Over $790 Million to Support Climate Adaptation for Over 300 Million Small-Scale Food Producers 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: At UN Summit, New Commitments of Over $790 Million to Support Climate Adaptation for Over 300 Million Small-Scale Food Producers Support led by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the European Commission, and the governments of the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Germany Commitments are part of the Global Commission on Adaptation’s Action Track to advance adaptation for agriculture and food security NEW YORK (September 23, 2019)—At the UN... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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U.N. climate summit sets stage for new national emissions promises 23.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Humanity is not on track to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. Delegations from nearly 200 countries are meeting to discuss promises they made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Author Naomi Klein on the opportunity of multiple lifetimes: fighting the climate emergency 21.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
In her new book, the writer and activist urges us to take this chance to create a clean economy and save both humanity and its only home.
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How a Revolution in Climate Science Is Putting Big Oil Back on Trial 16.9.2019 Mother Jones
The outer banks of the Carolinas and the Bahamas are picking up the pieces after the battering from Hurricane Dorian—the first direct hit of this year’s extreme weather season. Already the damages for 2019 are well above the 40-year average for billion-dollar events, and the price tag for damages will rise dramatically over the next decades. […]
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The Democrats Are Ignoring a Climate Refugee Crisis That’s Happening Right Now 14.9.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The top 10 Democrats running for president repeated campaign promises to escalate US aid to Central American countries and welcome more refugees as they debated Thursday in Houston. And while they argued over differences on immigration and the climate crisis, no one […]
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4 reasons why urban landscapes are a linchpin for climate resilience 12.9.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Properly designed and managed using sustainable landscape strategies, outdoor areas can help communities significantly.
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