melting glaciers

Climate change has had devastating affects on glaciers in the mountains of southwestern China, the Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences warned in a report last week. What will 7 billion people mean for the global environment? In Jordan, water is becoming increasingly scarce as more and more people demand it. The chronic […]

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The debt deal reached by the White House and the U.S. Congress will likely slash the funding for many energy and environmental programs for years to come, including those dealing with fuel cells, wind and nuclear energy, as well as drinking water and pollution monitoring efforts, according to Yale Environment 360. Mother Jones gives more […]

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An unprecedented drought, instability and higher global food prices are threatening famine and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti, The New York Times reported. About 10-11 million people are in urgent need of food aid in the Horn of Africa as a consequence of the dry spell, according to official estimates. Meanwhile, […]

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Some of Patagonia’s glaciers are melting up to 100 times faster than at any time in the last 350 years, according to a study by Aberystwyth University. The findings have worrying implications for crop irrigation and water supplies globally. Meanwhile, the European Space Agency has measured record loss of ozone over Arctic that might be […]

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Members of South Africa’s Parliament are pushing for the country to wean its dependence on coal-fired power plants and instead invest more in clean energy development, power saving and the nuclear sector. The proposal triggered a debate in Parliament about the country’s future energy portfolio. Water and carbon emissions will be top environmental priorities in […]

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Chewang Norphel, a civil engineer known locally as the Glacier Man, has been building artificial glaciers to supply irrigation water for the villages of the Ladakh region for the last 15 years. Norphel constructs the glaciers by redirecting autumn and winter melt to shady valleys above the fields.

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Black carbon soot clouds and rising temperatures.

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