Author: Bill Sosinsky

New report goes behind the headlines to examine some of the most worrying emerging environmental threats facing the world today, while offering ways to combat them Nairobi, 20 May 2016 - From the worrying rise in zoonotic diseases around the world to an examination of how...

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Published: May 18 2016 03:45 PM EDT By Sean Breslin Consecutive disappointing monsoon seasons in India have left 330 million people in a deep drought, and officials plan to fight the dry conditions by taking unprecedented measures. Water would be transferred from a slew of sources – including rivers...

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by Laurie Goering | @alertnetclimate | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 16 May 2016 19:00 GMT Cover AP Photo/David J.Phillip By 2050, 1.3 billion people and $158 trillion in assets will be menaced by worsening river and coastal floods alone LONDON, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cities around...

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Posted on May 17 2016 - 6:44pm by Sustainable Pulse A new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects” released today recommends pre-market safety assessments of GMOs, and it cites consumers’ social and economic choices as issues that policymakers...

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The US sometimes allows the killing of wolves, on the grounds that it can help conservation, but in fact there is a surprising knock-on effect By Nikki Rust 11 May 2016 (Cover Picture-A grey wolf (Canis lupus) (Credit: Lynn M. Stone/naturepl.com) As the cold early spring sun...

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April 30, 2016 By Dr. Mercola Nicolas Daniel’s documentary “Fillet-Oh-Fish” takes a critical look at the fish industry, featuring exclusive footage from fish farms and factories across the globe. Many still have a rather romanticized view of fishing, but when it comes to large-scale food production,...

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By LIZETTE ALVAREZ MAY 1, 2016 MIAMI — The large-scale dredging of Miami’s port to accommodate the newest generation of freighters, an undertaking that prompted a long-running battle with environmentalists, caused widespread damage to a portion of the area’s fragile and already distressed coral reef, according to...

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Geoffrey Kamadi Apr 29th 2016 9:31AM NAIVASHA, Kenya, April 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new project is using solar energy to transform toilet waste into efficient cooking fuel, in an initiative to improve hygiene for people in communities without indoor sanitation and at the same time...

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By Faith Kearns Government, Notes from the Field, Science, Science & Medicine Drought has gripped much of the western U.S. this year, with a particular stranglehold in California. In 2014, the majority of the state was classified as experiencing “extreme” to “exceptional” drought. Even recent large...

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Dr. Wendong Wang Water is everywhere: in our tubs, our bottles, our lakes, our bodies. And with scientific studies, such as in this Journal of Climate, reporting that average rainfall is increasing, it’s difficult to believe that the world’s water supply would ever dry up. But therein...

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