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- Sustainable soil management: A major step in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals August 16, 2022
- Sustainable Soil Management by Anne-Marie Steyn August 16, 2022
- Strengthening Agropastoralist Resilience Through Improved Fodder Value Chains in Somaliland August 16, 2022
- Taiwan: will there be war? August 16, 2022
- China’s Slowing Economy Prompts Mass Protests Over Mortgages, Banks | WSJ August 16, 2022
- What is the jet stream and how does it affect the weather? August 15, 2022
- Narendra Modi vows on Independence Day to turn India into a developed country within 25 years August 15, 2022
- Trump Panics: Rudy Giuliani Targeted For Indictment Over Georgia Coup Plot August 15, 2022
- Mar-a-Lago Classified Files Makes Spy Ask if Trump Foreign Asset Featuring Valerie Plame August 15, 2022
- Why August 8 Could Become A Hinge Point In U.S. History August 15, 2022
- The Psychology Of Trump’s Guilty Conscience Featuring Dr. Justin A. Frank August 15, 2022
- Water main break leaves sink hole, flooded apartments August 15, 2022
- City of Boston, “Coastal Resilience Solutions for East Boston and Charlestown (Phase II) August 15, 2022
- Antonin Scalia – On American Exceptionalism August 15, 2022
- The End of American Exceptionalism August 15, 2022
- Noam Chomsky – Foundations of World Order: the UN, World Bank, IMF & Decl. Human Rights 1999 August 15, 2022
- Noam Chomsky full length interview: Who rules the world now? August 15, 2022
- Researchers excavate slave burial in Brazil August 15, 2022
- Boston completes plans to strengthen all 47 miles of coastline against flooding August 15, 2022
- UK summers… are they getting longer? – 15/08/22 – Mostly climate – Met Office UK climate change August 15, 2022
- Noam Chomsky on George Orwell, the Suppression of Ideas and the Myth of American Exceptionalism August 15, 2022
- “Will We Become Our Enemy?”: After Salman Rushdie Assassination Attempt, See Rare Address August 15, 2022
- Trump’s “Call to Violence” Against FBI as He Faces Espionage Act Charges Is “Replay” of Jan. 6 Riot August 15, 2022
- Beyond Taiwan: Where is the South China Sea dispute headed? | News Desk August 15, 2022
- The Mosquito Factory August 15, 2022
- Surging Seas: Risk Finder – Boston, Massachusetts August 15, 2022
- Surging Seas: Risk Finder – Quincy, Massachusetts August 15, 2022
- Surging Seas: Risk Finder, Plymouth, Massachusetts August 15, 2022
- Surging Seas: Risk Finder – Hingham, Massachusetts + Plymouth + Quincy + Boston, etc. August 15, 2022
- Climate Central August 15, 2022
- Catastrophic climate change outcomes like human extinction ‘not being taken seriously’ – BBC News August 14, 2022
- Terrifying proof of global warming | 60 Minutes Australia August 14, 2022
- Scientists measure how quickly crucial Antarctica glacier is melting August 14, 2022
- Crisis as drought bakes Northeastern United States August 14, 2022
- The fight for water | DW Documentary August 14, 2022
- Our drinking water – Is the world drying up? | DW Documentary August 14, 2022
- The fight for water | DW Documentary August 14, 2022
- Ukraine farmers face challenging harvest season as grain silos already full • FRANCE 24 English August 14, 2022
- Ultimate Space Telescope | Full Documentary | NOVA | PBS August 13, 2022
- U.S. faces extreme heat and wildfire outbreaks August 13, 2022
- Burkina Faso’s interim leadership hosts talks on country’s future August 13, 2022
- Sarah Churchwell | American White Supremacy August 13, 2022
- EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM: WE ARE ALL IN KANSAS! | Ep. 251 Rumble with Michael Moore podcast August 13, 2022
- Europe asks Musk: can we use SpaceX rockets? August 13, 2022
- News Wrap: Trump’s lawyer told DOJ classified documents had been returned August 13, 2022
- How a Trump-era policy that separated thousands of migrant families came to pass August 13, 2022
- “Only Love Remains” Workshop, Deerfield, Massachusetts, 26-28 August 2022 August 13, 2022
- The World of Ptolemy and the Birth of the Cartographic Atlas August 13, 2022
- Schemes of Annotation in Ptolemy’s Geography August 13, 2022
- Legends on Martin Waldseemüller’s Carta Marina of 1516 August 13, 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.”