WRI: We Predicted Where Violent Conflicts Will Occur in 2020. Water Is Often a Factor

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 22:41:21 +0000

Thousands of people took to the streets of southern Iraq in July 2018. Their anger stemmed from a litany of problems, everything from poor public services to lack of job opportunities to widespread government corruption

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A New Disaster In Australia: Toxic Water

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:00:50 +0000

The long-awaited rains in Australia that have provided relief to the bush fires are having a deadly side effect by creating toxic water systems that have killed fish and put other wildlife at risk. Thousands of fish have been found in the Macleay River in New South Wales. This was a fear of researches who suspected this may happen. This is likely caused by the rain carrying charred debris into rivers through dams and into the ocean

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Machine Learning Experts Issue Call To Arms For Climate Focus

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:30:03 +0000

A new machine learning paper is a must read for anyone engaged in climate action, whether they researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs or policy makers

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Help CleanTechnica Create A New Section — Key Renewable Energy Articles

Credit to Author: Barry A.F.| Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:00:44 +0000

CleanTechnica has posted 40,000 articles since 2008, written by hundreds of authors. In these, there are many that have covered current events, many that are instructional/timeless, and many that provide useful comparative knowledge such as renewable vs fossil fuel costs

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Zero Mass Water Shrinks Its Panels – Cleantech Talk With Founder Cody Friesen

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:30 +0000

In this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Kyle Field sits down with the founder of Zero Mass Water, Cody Friesen, about the significant improvements the company has made with its new Rexi Hydropanels

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How The Zayed Sustainable Prize Makes A Difference — 4 Interviews

Credit to Author: Jacek Fior| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 02:57:39 +0000

I thought I would go back to the Zayed Sustainability Prize winners from last year to check what has changed and how the prize has impacted their operations

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Natural Gas Provided False Promise, Deception — Severe Health Problems From “Natural” Gas

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 01:41:22 +0000

Pleasantly called natural gas and sold to many as a better solution, a good transition fuel, natural gas has been dominating new US electricity capacity alongside renewable energy. Yet, hydraulic fracking absolutely takes the “natural” out of it. Originally, natural gas was successfully sold as a cleaner transition fuel. Who knew there were not even laws on the books to address the hidden pollutants, and that there would be much information lacking about the truth of the acid stimulation, hydraulic fracturing, and other new extraction technologies

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How Can I Save Planet Earth?

Credit to Author: Andy Miles| Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 15:30:20 +0000

Man on the EarthWhen people ask the question, “what could I do to help save the planet?,” it is all too often on the same level as the whiny kid being asked to take on some responsibility. Those of you who have had, or still have, teenage children will know the kind of scenario

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Collective Action at the Crossroads: What to Watch in 2020

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 22:13:47 +0000

It seems like a lifetime ago when at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, I watched more than 100 heads of state and government queue to sign the original documents of the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Biodiversity Convention and Agenda 21. Negotiations had been tough, and some leaders were more enthusiastic than others

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