Posts Tagged Developed countries

Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change Advertisements

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Where Water is Scarce, Communities Turn to Reusing Wastewater…

Recycling wastewater, capturing stormwater, and recharging aquifers, just a few ways that very dry places harshly affected by drinking water stortages are attempting to deal with the issue… Read about what California and Australia are doing in this report from Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/instead-of-more-dams-communities-turn-to-reusing-wastewater

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United Nations News Centre – Key trends for infrastructure development and industrialization in spotlight at special UN meeting… 

(News from un.org) The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) told the body’s special meeting that infrastructure, industrialization and innovation are essential in global efforts to eradicate poverty as they enable growth and sustainable development… Read the report here: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56873#.WTFS-_wpCSw

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Rich Countries Urged to Honor Climate Pledges | Climate Central… 

Intro:  China, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialized countries to honor financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries fight against global climate change…  Read the report here at climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/rich-countries-urged-to-honor-climate-pledges-21349

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France floods ease as Seine starts to recede…

Summary from Sciencedaily.com: The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris begins receding after reaching its highest level in three decades, easing fears after devastating floods sent the Louvre and other riverside museums scrambing to protect their treasures… Video provided by AFP Source: The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris begins receding after reaching its highest level in […]

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Historic agreement reached at COP21…

Summary from ecology.com: In a historic moment, all the world’s countries came together to signal that it’s game over for fossil fuels By supporting such an ambitious deal, governments have shown unity with the world’s most vulnerable For world leaders, the hard work begins now. A Paris agreement is not the end point, but rather […]

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International Day for Biological Diversity…

The International Day for Biological Diversity is a United Nations sanctioned event observed on May 22nd every year… Biodiversity is a topic of concern throughout the geographical arena affecting stakeholders in areas such as health, water, agriculture, urban development, energy, tourism, food security, climate change, and a myriad of other sectors… The theme for 2015 […]

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2015: Time for Global Action…

“2015 can and must be the time for global action”.  Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations In 2015, the world has an historic opportunity to chart a new era of sustainability, building on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals. The MDGs – global targets agreed by countries in 2000 to address extreme poverty, promote education and prevent disease […]

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Global Renewable Energy Generation Achieves New Record…

from dailyfusion.net… “The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report shows that the global renewable electricity capacity increased by 8,3% in 2013, thereby reaching a new record level. Last year, renewables accounted for more than 56% of the net additions to the global power capacity. The number of emerging economy nations with policies in place to support […]

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Plug up the COAL…

From the Environmental News Network – ENN… “Coal was at the heart of the developed world’s Industrial Revolution and brought affordable energy to parts of the developing world. However, while society has benefitted from coal-fuelled development, we now know there is an unacceptably high cost to human and environmental health.” Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: […]

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From NewsDaily: Deep divisions as climate talks enter final stretch…

UN climate talks enter their penultimate day in Warsaw… with divisions deeply entrenched between rich and poor nations on who must do what to curb planet warming… According to UN chief Ban Ki-Moon, “Climate change is the greatest single threat to peace, prosperity and sustainable development…” (see article below)…  NewsDaily: Deep divisions as climate talks enter final stretch.

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5 Ways we waste water…

From livescience.com… “Water is a resource that much of the developed world takes for granted, but that many in the developing world struggle to find enough of every day… and that struggle could spread as climate change and other man-made pressures change the availability of water around the globe…” Read the article here: http://www.livescience.com/41341-ways-we-waste-water.html  

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