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 reporter for Circle of Blue based out of Enterprise, Alabama. She studied journalism and biology as an undergraduate at West Virginia University and graduated summa cum laude from the university’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. She has done research at the College of the Bahamas Gerace Research Center on San Salvador Island, Bahamas, and her study on coastal dune plants is currently pending publication in the Bahamas Natural History Proceedings. Her interests include food security and ecology. She co-writes The Stream, Circle of Blue’s daily digest of international water news trends.
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