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Pollution Sources in China Increased More Than 50 Percent in Eight Years

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The number of pollution sources in China has gone up by more than 50 percent since 2010, Reuters reported Thursday, indicating that the country still has a lot of work to do in its efforts to clean up its environment. ... Read more about Pollution Sources in China Increased More Than 50 Percent in Eight Years

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"Paris of the oceans" pact crucial to save seas, says WWF head

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Sophie Hares
Boys collect recyclable items from polluted waters in front of fishing boats at Fish Harbor in Karachi, Pakistan, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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People should pay attention to the origins of their seafood and push companies to play their part in ocean conservation - Pavan Sukhdev

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PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, March 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - To save the world's oceans from rampant over-fishing, pollution and degradation, countries should hammer out a deal like the Paris Agreement on climate change that sets stringent targets for protection, said the head of global conservation group WWF. ... Read more about "Paris of the oceans" pact crucial to save seas, says WWF head

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Want To Find Global Warming? It's Time To Get Planting.

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Kate Ryan
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1.5 million volunteers in India planted 66 million trees in 12 hours to set a world record and combat the effects of climate change. ... Read more about Want To Find Global Warming? It's Time To Get Planting.

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The rise of electric cars could leave us with a big battery waste problem

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The drive to replace polluting petrol and diesel cars with a new breed of electric vehicles has gathered momentum in recent weeks. But there is an unanswered environmental question at the heart of the electric car movement: what on earth to do with their half-tonne lithium-ion batteries when they wear out? ... Read more about The rise of electric cars could leave us with a big battery waste problem

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World's Biggest Drone Drug Deliveries Take Off in Tanzania

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NAIROBI, KENYA — 

Tanzania is set to launch the world's largest drone delivery network in January, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the skies to save lives.

California's Zipline will make 2,000 deliveries a day to more than 1,000 health facilities across the east African country, including blood, vaccines and malaria and AIDS drugs, following the success of a smaller project in nearby Rwanda.

"It's the right move," Lilian Mvule, 51, said by phone, recalling how her granddaughter died from malaria two years ago. ... Read more about World's Biggest Drone Drug Deliveries Take Off in Tanzania

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Monitoring Household Connectivity to the National Grids through Geospatial Technology: World Bank’s Electricity Access Tracking Tool

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The World Bank has entered into a tripartite arrangement together with the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the Sweden-based KTH Royal Institute of Technology, to launch an electricity access tool dubbed Electrification Pathways application and which countries can use to track and monitor households which have not yet been connected to their respective national grids. ... Read more about Monitoring Household Connectivity to the National Grids through Geospatial Technology: World Bank’s Electricity Access Tracking Tool

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German teenager promotes planting one trillion trees

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Felix Finkbeiner was 13 years old when he spoke before the United Nations General Assembly, urging them to take action and plant more trees.

“We children know adults know the challenges and they know the solution,” he said. “We don’t know why there is so little action.”

Finkbeiner started Plant-for-the-Planet when he was nine in 2007. A school assignment about climate change opened his eyes to how his favorite animal, the polar bear, was endangered by this. Further research caused him to discover the vast effects of climate change. ... Read more about German teenager promotes planting one trillion trees

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Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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Forzieri, G., Feyen, L., Rojas, R., Flörke, M., Wimmer, F., and Bianchi, A.
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Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe. ... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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Rising sea levels are threat to ports, experts say

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Joshua Stewart
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Due to rising sea levels, storms will make it more likely that the Port of Long Beach’s wharves will be damaged, critical roads submerged and utilities harmed, bringing activity at one of the state’s economic hubs to a disruptive lurch, experts say.

And to some extent, it’s inevitable, Rick Cameron, the director of environmental affairs and planning at the port, said Friday at the Aquarium of the Pacific during a joint hearing of the Assembly’s Select Committee On Sea Level Rise And The California Economy and the Select Committee On Ports. ... Read more about Rising sea levels are threat to ports, experts say

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British engineers create petrol from air and water

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LONDON (Reuters) - A small British company has developed a way to create petrol from air and water, technology it hopes may one day contribute to large-scale production of green fuels.

Engineers at Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS) in Teeside, northern England, say they have produced 5 liters of synthetic petrol over a period of three months. ... Read more about British engineers create petrol from air and water

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