Category: Politics

Rural Water, Not City Smog, May Be China’s Pollution Nightmare

Originally Published by NYT > EnvironmentOver 80 percent of the water from underground wells across China’s plains is unfit for drinking because of contamination, according to statistics that alarmed many Chinese. Topic: People

Species rule change considered

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment A government consultation on whether to change the rules governing how contractors deal with protected species when developing sites ends this week. Topic: Biodiversity, Policy

Beijing raises ‘red alert’ threshold for air pollution warning

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianFrom March, China’s capital will bring in new sliding scale for air quality, after issuing its first ever ‘red alert’ for the city in December Topic: People, Policy

The Proof of Our Science Lies in the Telling

Originally Published by EOSCommunicating our science for the benefit of society. Topic: Policy, Technology

Market integration could help offset climate-related food insecurity

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth ScienceGlobal market integration is key to buffering future commodity prices and food security from the negative effects of climate change on agriculture, says a Purdue University agricultural economist. Topic: People

After Cecil Furor, U.S. Aims to Protect Lions Through Endangered Species Act

Originally Published by NYT > Environment Five months after the death of Cecil the lion spurred outrage, the new rules will make it more difficult for hunters to bring lion trophies into the United States. Topic: Policy

Paris climate change talks yield first draft amid air of optimism

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianRepresentatives of both countries and green groups say compared to Copenhagen five years ago, French summit has been more cordial and efficient Negotiators paving the way for a global climate change agreement in Paris have cleared a major hurdle, producing a draft accord in record time and raising hopes […]

Bhutan has ‘most ambitious pledge’ at the Paris climate summit

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianHimalayan kingdom’s forests absorb three times more CO2 emissions than its population create, helping to make it the world’s most ‘carbon negative’ country, new analysis show.   Topic: Policy

India set to unveil global solar alliance of 120 countries at Paris climate summit

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianIndia’s prime minister Narendra Modi to announce new alliance of nations and industry on large-scale expansion of solar energy use in the tropics and beyond. Topic: Policy

Beijing issues severe smog warning

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & EnvironmentAuthorities in the Chinese capital Beijing issue their highest smog alert so far this year after pollution readings reach 17 times safe levels. Topic: People