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Global Wind Energy Capacity Continues to Rise | Comprehending the Climate Crisis: Everything You Need to Know about Global Warming and How to Stop It

Global Wind Energy Capacity Continues to Rise | Comprehending the Climate Crisis: Everything You Need to Know about Global Warming and How to Stop It | Galaxies Science Environmental News | Scoop.it
RT @bradleyjdibble: So many argue it's either the environment or the economy. Actually, it's both. #globalwarming - http://t.co/bxbclSLkiY
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Record flooding threatens Midwest (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - RT News

Record flooding threatens Midwest (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - RT News | Galaxies Science Environmental News | Scoop.it
Torrential downpours along the Mississippi River have forced Midwesterners in half a dozen states to fight back floodwaters, which risk reaching record levels.
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Thirsty States Take Water Battle To Supreme Court - NPR

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The court will hear oral arguments in the case of Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, et al.
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A report connects global climate change, extreme weather, and national security.

A report connects global climate change, extreme weather, and national security. | Galaxies Science Environmental News | Scoop.it

A new report co-authored by Michael McElroy, the Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies, and D. James Baker, a former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, connects global climate change, extreme weather, and national security. During the next decade, the report concludes, climate change could have wide-reaching effects on everything from food, water, and energy supplies to critical infrastructure and economic security.

 

“Over the last century, the trend has been toward urbanization — to concentrate people in smaller areas,” McElroy said. “We’ve built an infrastructure — whether it’s where we build our homes or where we put our roads and bridges — that fits with that trend. If the weather pattern suddenly changes in a serious way, it could create very large problems. Bridges may be in the wrong place, or sea walls may not be high enough.”

Possible effects on critical infrastructure, however, only scratch the surface of the security concerns.

 

On an international scale, the report points to recent events, such as flooding in Pakistan and sustained drought in eastern Africa, that may be tied to changing weather patterns. How the United States responds to such disasters — whether by delivering humanitarian aid or through technical support — could affect security.

 

“By recognizing the immediacy of these risks, the U.S. can enhance its own security and help other countries do a better job of preparing for and coping with near-term climate extremes,” Baker said.


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Wringing out Water on the ISS - for Science!

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed a simple science experiment designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The... (RT @wintermeyer: Great experiment! "Wringing out Water on the ISS - for Science!
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Floodwaters overtake Indiana vehicles, killing one man, sweeping away another - NBCNews.com (blog)

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Environmental experts say China's new leadership has to tackle pollution

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New leadership has to declare war on pollution, end power struggles and take on vested interests

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Over 300 Groups Support Programs That Protect and Restore Habitats, Refuges and Parks | Sustainable Products and Practices

Over 300 Groups Support Programs That Protect and Restore Habitats, Refuges and Parks | Sustainable Products and Practices | Galaxies Science Environmental News | Scoop.it
According to a National Parks Conservation Association press release, more than 300 businesses, nonprofit and advocacy groups, industry trade groups, and tribal (Over 300 Groups Support Programs That Protect and Restore Habitats, Refuges and Parks...
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