Tag Archives: climate change

America’s Green Manufacturing Boom isn’t Powered by Renewable Energy − Yet

As investments in a clean energy future accelerate, America will need to reengineer much of its power grid to run on more and more renewables and, simultaneously, electrify everything from cars to factories to homes.

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Water in a Warming World – These Cities are Testing Small-scale Treatment Systems

San Francisco has emerged as a pioneer in extreme decentralization, with initiatives extending down to the individual building level. In some buildings, water tanks, filters and treatment in the basement make water reusable for activities such as flushing toilets.

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Hard-fought COP28 Agreement Suggests the Days of Fossil Fuels are Numbered

Despite the diplomatic achievement of an agreement that looked unlikely only hours earlier, it’s still hard to say the international community is taking this enormous challenge as seriously as it should.

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How Well-managed Dams and Forecasting Can Limit Flooding in a Warming World

An engineer who managed dams for years explains the tradeoffs operators make as they decide when to release water and how much to stay safe.

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Confronting Climate Change — and the Taliban — in Afghanistan

his past December, a fleet of colorful swan-shaped boats lined the muddy banks of Qargha Lake, a reservoir on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The boats’ owner, 50-year-old Shah Maqsoud Habibi, said his business has vanished, along with much of the lake, a once popular weekend destination for war weary Afghans. Over the past few years, a series of droughts …

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Pakistan’s Sherry Rehman: A Leader for Climate Justice

Recently, we saw Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman emerge as a strong proponent for climate justice. The UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, saw her as a vocal advocate standing for Pakistan. Calling other countries to rethink their lifestyles, highlighting the vulnerable position of Pakistan and its inability in tolerating this dystopia, she defended her stance well. …

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Timely Warnings Avert Loss of Life from Surging Glacier in Pakistan

Floods rage through the Hunza valley every year from an unstable lake below the Shishper glacier, but an early warning system gives people time to evacuate.

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The Looming Climate-security Crisis in South Asia

Extreme weather has been called a ‘threat multiplier’ — feeding into existing social and political problems and making them even worse.

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COP26: Experts React to the UN Climate Summit and Glasgow Pact

We asked experts from around the world for their reaction to the outcomes of this year’s UN climate summit, COP26, including the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries attending the talks. Here’s what they had to say about the deals that were made. (This page will be updated as reactions come in.)

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‘Megadrought’ Along Border Strains US-Mexico Water Relations

Record heat and low rainfall are drying up water sources shared by the American Southwest and northern Mexico.

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