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- Roads: An Anthropology of Infrastructure and Expertise (Expertise: Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge): Penny Harvey, Hannah Knox October 25, 2021
- The Licit Life of Capitalism: US Oil in Equatorial Guinea: Hannah Appel October 25, 2021
- Africa’s Last Colonial Currency: The CFA Franc Story October 25, 2021
- The Agribusiness Alliance for a Green Revolution Failed Africa – Tim Wise (GDAE-Tufts University & IATP) October 25, 2021
- Africans publicly challenge Green Revolution backers | IATP October 25, 2021
- Beyond Africa’s Green Revolution: Time for donors to shift funding to agroecology | IATP October 25, 2021
- Bayer/Monsanto loses again: Mexico’s Highest Court Rejects Appeal of GM Corn Ban October 25, 2021
- Mexico’s Highest Court Rejects Appeal of GM Corn Ban – Food Tank October 25, 2021
- Jane Goodall’s message of hope October 25, 2021
- History Faculty Inaugural Lecture – Hillary Rodham Clinton Professor of Women’s History October 25, 2021
- Ilhan Omar Blasts Manchin & Sinema for Siding with Big Pharma, Big Oil & Wall Street in Budget Talks October 25, 2021
- “Dirty Empire”: Sen. Joe Manchin Demands Dems Drop Climate Funding as He Makes Millions from Coal October 25, 2021
- El volcán de La Palma está en el momento de mayor actividad October 25, 2021
- Terrible Explosion Lava La Palma (oct 2021) Spain★ Lava Drone Video || La Palma Volcano & Mount E tna October 25, 2021
- Incredible in 2021! Spectacular Huge Eruption of Mount Aso in Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan October 25, 2021
- America is on Strike | Robert Reich October 25, 2021
- How Kyrsten Sinema, Once a Socialist, Is Now Obstructing the Democrats’ Pr ogressive Platform October 25, 2021
- Sen. Joe Manchin’s Opposition to Biden Agenda Backed by History of Putting Corpora tions Over People October 25, 2021
- ‘Human greed causing death and destruction in the Himalayas’ – BBC News October 25, 2021
- Israel announces plans to build 1,300 new West Bank settlement homes • FRA NCE 24 English October 25, 2021
- ‘Four Seasons Total Documentary’ | Official Trailer October 25, 2021
- Storms in Northern California bring landslides and flooding October 25, 2021
- Public Citizen Blasts Pfizer for Putting Corporate Profit Over Increasing Access to COVID Vaccines October 25, 2021
- Live: Sudan’s General Burhan dissolves government, declares state of emergency • FRANCE 24 October 25, 2021
- Ethiopia launches air strikes in northern and western Tigray • FRANCE 24 Eng lish October 25, 2021
- Rep. Ro Khanna Slams Conservative Democrats for Holding Back Build Back Better Plan October 25, 2021
- Free Julian Assange: Snowden, Varoufakis, Corbyn & Tariq Ali Speak Out Ahead of Extradition Hearing October 25, 2021
- Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen appears before UK parliament committee – w atch live October 25, 2021
- Facebook Whistleblower Testifies In UK October 25, 2021
- The Art Market is a Scam (And Rich People Run It) October 25, 2021
- Former Saudi intelligence official accuses Mohammed bin Salman of multiple murder plots, kidnappi… October 25, 2021
- Sudan’s civilian leaders arrested amid military coup reports – BBC News October 25, 2021
- Crowds rally as Sudan PM held in apparent army coup; gunfire reported • FRANCE 24 English October 25, 2021
- Covid cases rising in UK – what happens next? – BBC News October 25, 2021
- Climate change: Italian beekeepers’ heavy losses in Sicily • FRANCE 24 Engl ish October 25, 2021
- Trump Loyalists Planned To Overturn The Election In ‘War Room’ of D.C. Hotel October 25, 2021
- Velshi: The Cost Of Climate Change October 25, 2021
- ‘Roads We Build Will Be Washed Away’: Joaquin Castro on how climate provisions help infrastructure October 25, 2021
- Bezos Upgrades Disaster Plan, La Palma, Ionospheric Disturbances | S0 News Oct. 25, 2021 October 25, 2021
- Etna erupts and floods hit over 24hrs in Sicily, Italy 🇮🇹 October 24 2021 Scordia Catania maltempo October 25, 2021
- Mount Etna erupts spectacularly spewing ash and lava October 25, 2021
- “Bomb cyclone” brings rough winds, heavy rain to North America’s west coa st – YouTube October 25, 2021
- ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Pummels California With Dangerous Mudslides And Flooding October 25, 2021
- Extreme Weather Strikes the West Coast October 25, 2021
- Tens of millions on alert as massive weather systems take aim October 25, 2021
- Live: Global Climate Talk－Funding for biodiversity October 25, 2021
- ‘Bomb cyclone’ slams the West Coast October 24, 2021
- A Look at Colin Powell’s Legacy, Following His Death at 84 October 24, 2021
- Colin Powell Was a Nice Man Who Helped Destroy Iraq October 24, 2021
- Defending Earth against asteroid impacts – NASA scientist explains October 24, 2021
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.”