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As the global economy grows, the world is going to get a lot more thirsty in 2030 if steps aren't taken to cut back on fresh water use now.
MarketWatch
 | Environment
March 24, 2015
China, Asia
The mainland's top weather official has issued a stark warning on climate change, saying that rising temperatures could have huge impacts on the world's most populous country.
SCMP
 | Environment
March 23, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Perry Carroll of The Solar Cloth Company explains why his flexible solar sail panels can generate energy not only at on sea but on millions of spaces on land.
The Guardian
 | Environment
March 23, 2015
World
Switching from conventional gas-burning vehicles to electric ones would have a positive impact on a phenomenon called the urban heat island effect.
CBS News
 | Environment
March 20, 2015
Indian, Asia
Toxic fumes constantly fill the air and 250 houses were once swallowed up by the ground in four hours. But for these Indian families, it's home.
Daily Mail
 | Environment
March 18, 2015
World
Solar, wind and other renewables are making such a big difference in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide that global emissions from the energy sector flatlined during a time of economic growth for the first time in 40 years.
Scientific American
 | Environment
March 16, 2015
United States, North America
In an increasing number of cities, bus riders experience the clean, quiet ride of electric buses.
National Geographic
 | Environment
March 13, 2015
World
Scientists have developed a power-generating urinal porta-potty which they hope can be installed in refugee camps in the near future.
GOOD
 | Environment
March 12, 2015
Botswana, Africa
Measures to be proposed included strengthening law enforcement and wildlife protection agencies, and making wildlife trafficking a serious crime.
The Citizen
 | Environment
March 11, 2015
World
Just when everyone had pretty much written it off, the El Niño event that has been nearly a year in the offing finally emerged in February and could last through the spring and summer.
Quartz
 | Environment
March 07, 2015
World
When we talk about conservation we cannot simply talk about preserving plants and animals and landscapes. We must also be improving the lives of those who live with these natural resources and rely on healthy, functioning ecosystems.
Maptia
 | Environment
March 06, 2015
World
The team found that kids attending a school in a high pollution area showed less cognitive development over the course of the year than their counterparts in less-polluted areas.
New Republic
 | Environment
March 05, 2015
World
Reporter Chai Jing weaves together her personal struggle to protect her newborn daughter from pollution with broader investigative probes of the country's coal, steel and oil industries.
Huffington Post
 | Environment
March 03, 2015
Bangladesh, Asia
Scientists in Bangladesh are working on ways to treat toilet waste in rural areas and use it to develop safe, nutritious compost for food crops.
The Guardian
 | Environment
February 28, 2015
World
The end of the hiatus, whenever it does happen, will be followed by a five-year period of accelerated warming.
Quartz
 | Environment
February 27, 2015
World
Report by UK waste experts warns that growing global middle class could see £388bn worth of food wasted every year by 2030.
The Guardian
 | Environment
February 26, 2015
Europe
While levels of air pollution have decreased throughout Europe over the past decades, a new study concludes that smog is far from being defeated on the continent.
The Washington Post
 | Environment
February 25, 2015
Australia, Oceania
If microplastic pollution increases on the Great Barrier Reef, corals could be negatively affected as their tiny stomach cavities become full of indigestible plastic.
Yahoo
 | Environment
February 25, 2015
Russia, Europe
Scientists found four new enormous holes in northern Russia that may be caused by gas from underground. They fear craters could become more common due to rising temperatures.
Daily Mail
 | Environment
February 24, 2015
China, Asia
Until today, there had only been subtle paw print evidence that Amur tigers were expanding their range back into China.
WWF
 | Environment
February 24, 2015
World
Zoologist Daniel Brooks' findings about how climate change is fueling the spread of infectious diseases have b​een inspired despairing headlines around the world.
Motherboard
 | Environment
February 19, 2015
Jordan, Asia, Middle East
The project will initially see some 120 mosques receive funding for solar power systems, but the eventual plan is apparently to install solar on all of Jordan's mosques.
Tree Hugger
 | Environment
February 17, 2015
Brazil, South America
As Brazil grapples with its worst drought in a century, a problem worsened by polluted rivers, deforestation and population growth, the largest reservoir system serving São Paulo is near depletion.
The New York Times
 | Environment
February 17, 2015
Antarctica
The Terra Projects' dwelling could keep scientists on stable ground as ice sheets melt just as coastal cities around the world prone to sea-level rise.
Takepart
 | Environment
February 16, 2015
Iceland, Europe
CarbFix seeks to tackle climate change by injecting greenhouse gasses into the ground for permanent storage.
The New York Times
 | Environment
February 16, 2015
United States, North America
Researchers have found proof of what caused a hot spring's drastic color modification - it's people, of course.
Smithsonian
 | Environment
February 14, 2015
United States, North America
This scenario could be thousands of years in the future, but it would render many of the world's best-loved coastal cities unrecognizable.
Business Insider
 | Environment
February 14, 2015
Egypt, Africa
This is how the city looked yesterday, as the sandstorm was developing.
Quartz
 | Environment
February 12, 2015
Australia, Oceania
Approximately 11% of Australia's 273 native land mammal species have gone extinct in the past 200 years, and an additional 21% are threatened with extinction today.
Mic
 | Environment
February 12, 2015
United States, North America
The project, located in Monterey County, will provide enough energy for 60,000 homes as well as Apple's future head office in nearby Cupertino.
Fortune
 | Environment
February 11, 2015
Hungary, Europe
An Hungarian inventor believes he has found a revolutionary and inexpensive way to construct buildings that could cut down our energy consumption considerably.
Hurriyet Daily News
 | Environment
February 11, 2015
World
Fighting climate change by pulling CO2 out of the atmosphere makes sense. Blocking the sun, not so much.
National Geographic
 | Environment
February 11, 2015
UAE, Middle East, Asia
The biodiesel will cost no more than conventional diesel. Some of it comes from McDonald's outlets.
World Economic Forum
 | Environment
February 10, 2015
World
iSnce 1991, the snow-free season has become extended, the soil has become hotter and drier, and there's been a shift from flowering to woody vegetation.
The Guardian
 | Environment
February 10, 2015
Norway, Europe
A number of universities, cities, and religious institutions have joined the so-called divestment movement, but Norway is the first nation to do so officially.
Quartz
 | Environment
February 07, 2015
UAE, Asia, Middle East
Oryx, giraffes and cheetahs roam an Arabian Ark nature reserve on a desert Gulf island where species once facing extinction in the region are making a comeback.
Your Middle East
 | Environment
February 06, 2015
United States, North America, World
For many Americans the idea of fewer freezing nights is a welcome prospect. But warmer winters can have negative impacts.
Quartz
 | Environment
February 06, 2015
World
Here are four arid regions looking to renewables for the energy-intensive work of squeezing drinkable water from the ocean.
National Geographic
 | Environment
February 04, 2015
Philippines, Asia
The strange sea creature is only the 60th Megamouth to ever be seen by humans.
Bustle
 | Environment
February 01, 2015
Iceland, Europe
What happens when sea levels rise? Things - lots of things - sink. Unless you're in Iceland.
PRI
 | Environment
February 01, 2015
Asia
Due to rapid development, air pollution in many places is worse today than ever before.
Quartz
 | Environment
January 30, 2015
Brazil, South America
The ongoing crisis has forced local governments to raise taxes on household water consumption.
telesur
 | Environment
January 29, 2015
Mexico, North America, United States
For the first time in 4 years, scientists have seen an uptick in the number of monarch butterflies migrating from the United States to Mexico.
ScienceMag
 | Environment
January 29, 2015
World
Even though it's the most lethal force on the planet, killing nearly 8.9 million people in 2012.
Quartz
 | Environment
January 28, 2015
Denmark, Europe
Cloudburst boulevards and innovative bowl-shaped parks are designed to protect the city from rising sea levels.
Al Jazeera
 | Environment
January 28, 2015
Antarctica
Scientists found that waters around the glacier are 1.5°C warmer than other areas visited on the same trip during the southern hemisphere summer.
News24
 | Environment
January 27, 2015
Australia, Oceania
The park where the ban will apply almost totally overlaps with an expanse designated as a World Heritage Area.
RTE
 | Environment
January 25, 2015
Antarctica
Biologists expected the seafloor under a glacier to be nearly barren, until life swam into view.
Smithsonian
 | Environment
January 25, 2015
Hong Kong, Asia
It doesn't look like the handiwork of pig manure, fertilizer, and sewage. But it's exactly what's feeding the colony of bioluminescent organisms.
Quartz
 | Environment
January 24, 2015
Russia, Europe
The water level in Lake Baikal - the world's largest and deepest freshwater lake - has reached the lowest point in 60 years.
Ukraine Today
 | Environment
January 21, 2015

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