A $12.4 billion pharmaceutical industry and poor hygiene are fostering the growth of antibiotic-resistant super bacteria in India’s water, which could have serious implications for global health, Bloomberg News reported.
The Club of Rome, a Switzerland-based think tank, has released a report forecasting global changes over the next 40 years. The report predicts an average global temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius by 2052 due to inaction by policy makers and industry, Reuters reported.
A new ‘smart city’ operating system, which aims to integrate services like water, energy and transportation, will be tested in part of London, BBC reported.
Countries continue to pick sides in the hydraulic fracturing debate, with Poland asserting that it will not follow the Czech Republic in placing a moratorium on shale gas exploration, Reuters reported. The United Kingdom’s Environment Agency also said it supports fracking.
El Niño conditions could develop this year as the Pacific Ocean continues to warm, according to the Australia Bureau of Meteorology, Bloomberg News reported. El Niño can cause drought in Asia and Australia and cool temperatures in North America.
Codi Yeager-Kozacek is a news correspondent for Circle of Blue based out of Hawaii. She co-writes The Stream, Circle of Blue’s daily digest of international water news trends. Her interests include food security, ecology and the Great Lakes.
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