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- Sen. Whitehouse Shreds Supreme Court ‘Gone Wild’ December 7, 2022
- Oldest Known DNA Offers Glimpse of a Once-Lush Arctic – The New York Times December 7, 2022
- Transforming US-Africa Economic Engagement into a 21st Century Partnership December 7, 2022
- Discussing GAI December 7, 2022
- Wow! See Artemis 1 spacecraft’s Earth-moon transit view in amazing time-lapse December 7, 2022
- How Trump’s Extreme Rhetoric Could Be Shifting Our Political Discourse December 7, 2022
- China’s space program December 7, 2022
- ‘Without nature we have nothing’ said UN Chief at COP15 Biodiversity summit December 7, 2022
- Dimming the Sun to Cool the Planet Is a Desperate Idea, Yet We’re Inching Toward It | The New Yorker December 7, 2022
- BBC World Service – HARDtalk, David Friedberg: Can tech fix our biggest challenges? December 7, 2022
- The $31BN Seawall to Save The Texas Coast December 7, 2022
- “The People Have Spoken”: Sen. Warnock Wins in Georgia in Victory Over GOP Voter Suppression Efforts December 7, 2022
- Ancient Ice & Our Planet’s Future Antarctica December 7, 2022
- The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel December 7, 2022
- BBC World Service – Newshour, Talks begin on UN plastic treaty December 7, 2022
- The Climate Question – What role is overpopulation playing in the climate crisis? – BBC Sounds December 6, 2022
- BBC World Service – Newshour, Iran’s ‘Morality Police’ said to be disbanded December 6, 2022
- BBC World Service – Newshour, Haiti gangs ‘control half the capital’ December 6, 2022
- BBC World Service – Newshour, UN: Haiti on the verge of an abyss December 6, 2022
- Pegasus Spyware Maker NSO Group Sued in U.S. Court by Central American Journalists December 6, 2022
- Publishing Is Not a Crime: NYT, The Guardian & More Urge Biden Admin to Drop Charges Against Assange December 6, 2022
- Jeffrey Sachs: A Negotiated End to Fighting in Ukraine Is the Only Real Way to End the Bloodshed December 6, 2022
- For 30th Year, U.N. Votes to End U.S. Embargo on Cuba – Economic Update with Richard Wolff December 6, 2022
- Charts, Books, Maps, & Prints: Imagining and Representing “The Other” on a Small Planet December 5, 2022
- Understanding Cameroon’s Crisis of Governance – Christopher Fomunyoh December 5, 2022
- Ambazonia: How Cameroon’s government is struggling to end separatist endeavours | DW News December 5, 2022
- “A Forgotten Conflict”: Sahrawi Activists Slam Moroccan Greenwashing Amid Western Sahara Occupation December 5, 2022
- Wave of Coups Disrupts Africa as U.S.-Trained Soldiers Play Key Role in Overthrowing Governments December 5, 2022
- What’s behind the coups in West Africa? December 5, 2022
- Why are so many coups happening in Africa? – BBC Africa December 5, 2022
- West Africa becomes terror hotspot as U.S. scales back military presence December 5, 2022
- Is a military solution in West Africa the only way out? | Inside Story December 5, 2022
- What’s behind the coups in West Africa? December 5, 2022
- What makes West Africa fertile ground for military coups | DW News December 5, 2022
- Cynthia Saltzman, “Plunder” December 5, 2022
- Raiders of the Lost Art – Episode 3: The Monuments Men | History Documentary December 5, 2022
- Plunder: Napoleon’s Theft of Veronese’s Feast: Cynthia Saltzman December 5, 2022
- ‘Glory of arms and art’: Napoleonic plunder and the birth of national museums December 5, 2022
- Good Night and Good Luck (2005) Good.Night,and.Good.Luck.2005 December 5, 2022
- BBC World Service – Newshour, Reports say a deal to return Elgin Marbles to Greece is at an “advanced stage” December 4, 2022
- British Museum pledges ‘not to dismantle’ Parthenon Sculptures amid reports of talks with Greece December 4, 2022
- VA denied benefits for Black veterans at higher rate for decades, lawsuit says December 4, 2022
- Royal Expert says royal visit to Boston is a big deal December 4, 2022
- Kate Stops for Selfies Outside Harvard University December 4, 2022
- Princess Catherine greets the crowd outside Harvard University December 4, 2022
- Three Plans to Revive Our Oceans | The Earthshot Prize 2022 | PBS December 4, 2022
- Incredible Solutions to Protect and Restore Nature | The Earthshot Prize 2022 | PBS December 4, 2022
- GLOBALink | Cotton Talk between Chinese & U.S. farmers December 4, 2022
- Richard D. Wolff | The SYSTEM Has FAILED December 3, 2022
- Ways to Build a Waste-Free World | The Earthshot Prize 2022 | PBS – YouTube December 3, 2022
Daily Archives: February 6, 2019
Changes to our climate and the natural world pose serious threats to our communities, our health and our planet. Yet, for decades there has been a lack of environmental reporting in local and national news. WBUR is committed to providing crucial and comprehensive coverage. Conversation with Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation Dr. John Holdren, former Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. WBUR Environmental Reporter Bruce Gellerman moderates.
Enjoy the livestream of this discussion on February 6.
YouTube link to be added soon.
Feb 06, 2019
A former Koch Industries official is overseeing research at the Environmental Protection Agency that will inform the regulation of certain toxic chemicals found in drinking water, causing some to raise concerns over a possible conflict of interest. David Dunlap was hired to the EPA in October and did not require Senate confirmation for his position. Regulations on the toxic chemicals will determine whether companies that produce them—such as Koch Industries—can be held liable for cleanup costs.
Damian Carrington Environment editor
@dpcarrington Mon 4 Feb 2019 06.45 EST
Melting ice on Khumbu glacier in the Everest-Khumbu region. Himalayan glaciers are a water source for 250 millions people. Photograph: Alex Treadway/ICIMOD
At least a third of the huge ice fields in Asia’s towering mountain chain are doomed to melt due to climate change, according to a landmark report, with serious consequences for almost 2 billion people.
Even if carbon emissions are dramatically and rapidly cut and succeed in limiting global warming to 1.5C, 36% of the glaciers along in the Hindu Kush and Himalaya range will have gone by 2100. If emissions are not cut, the loss soars to two-thirds, the report found.
The glaciers are a critical water store for the 250 million people who live in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region, and 1.65 billion people rely on the great rivers that flow from the peaks into India, Pakistan, China and other nations.
“This is the climate crisis you haven’t heard of,” said Philippus Wester of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (Icimod), who led the report. “In the best of possible worlds, if we get really ambitious [in tackling climate change], even then we will lose one-third of the glaciers and be in trouble. That for us was the shocking finding.”
Wester said that, despite being far more populous, the HKH region had received less attention than other places, such as low-lying island states and the Arctic, that are also highly vulnerable to global warming.
Prof Jemma Wadham, at the University of Bristol, said: “This is a landmark piece of work focused on a region that is a hotspot for climate change impacts.”