Circle of Blue
November 24, 2015
Chinas Early Pivot Away From Carbon
Chinas Early Pivot Away From Carbon

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On the global resume of a world awakening to an era of ecological and economic reason, China's new reckoning with the dangerous consequences of carbon stands out.

This week,  Circle of Blue reports on how China is reworking a relationship with coal that has suddenly grown difficult.

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Daily Global Water News

  November 25: $16 Billion Plan For Africa Climate Adaptation Proposed
The World Bank announced a $US 16 billion plan to invest in climate adaptation projects in Africa, and a new report warned that current carbon reduction pledges ...Read more.

November 24: Weather Disasters Increased 14 Percent In Last Decade
The number of natural disasters occurring each year has increased, according to a new report from the United Nations. Floods could put thousands at risk in Ethi ...Read more.

November 23: Drought Raises Water Disputes in Maharashtra
Farmers in India's Maharashtra state debated how much water should be held or released by the state's dams as they struggle with drought, while government offic ...Read more.

November 20: European Commission Targets Greece Over Wastewater
The European Union's executive body is pursuing fines against Greece for the country's failure to address wastewater treatment problems. Poor conditions in a So ...Read more.

November 19: International Agreement Restricts Coal Financing
More than 30 countries, including the United States, agreed to dramatically scale back financing for overseas coal-fired power plants ahead of the Paris climate ...Read more.

November 18: Groundwater Dwindles in Mexico’s Chihuahua State
Farmers in Mexico's Chihuahua state are seeing their groundwater dry up, and some are moving out of the area. South Africa's abandoned gold mines pose a serious ...Read more.

November 17: U.S. Oil Draws Water From Other Countries
The production of oil used by the United States relies heavily on freshwater supplies in other countries, a new study found. El Nino will continue to strengthen ...Read more.

November 16: California Considers Keeping Water Restrictions After
California may keep rules restricting water use in place even after drought conditions subside. South Africa's largest water provider is facing daily deficits b ...Read more.

November 13: Study Finds Growing Risk to Water Supplies From Snowpack
Melting snowpack in regions around the world, including California's Central Valley and the Rio Grande basin, is expected to significantly increase the risk of  ...Read more.


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