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War and Water: Conflict Surrounds Middle East Watersheds

Photo: Cory Smith

War and Water: Conflict Surrounds Middle East Watersheds

Source: Huffington Post/Peter Neill - October 24, 2014

Our time is fraught with war and water. The headlines confirm that, for what seems like forever, there has been conflict in the Middle East more…

UN Climate Talks to ‘Build Bridges’

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UN Climate Talks to ‘Build Bridges’

Source: AFP/Mariette Le Roux - October 23, 2014

Paris (AFP) - Fresh UN climate talks opened in Bonn on Monday with a plea for nations to overcome rifts as scientists reported record global more…

U.S. Arctic Envoy Draws Inspiration From 1970’s New York

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U.S. Arctic Envoy Draws Inspiration From 1970’s New York

Source: Reuters/Timothy Gardner - October 22, 2014

(Reuters) - As he contemplates dealing with crumbling shores, melting ice and other changes in the rapidly changing Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp looks back at the more…

Illegal Crab Harvesting in Russia Wreaking Global Havoc

Photo: Dmitry V Prozorkevich, Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography

Illegal Crab Harvesting in Russia Wreaking Global Havoc

Source: TakePart/David Kirby - October 21, 2014

Have you been eating “laundered crab”?

You might be, according to a World Wildlife Fund report that found the illegal overharvesting of king crabs and more…

UK Not Doing Enough To Protect Harbour Porpoise

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UK Not Doing Enough To Protect Harbour Porpoise

Source: The Guardian/Arthur Neslen - October 20, 2014

Britain is facing a referral to the European Court of Justice within two months unless it designates more protection sites for harbour porpoises, a threatened more…

Scottish Must Kill Crawfish on Sight, No Eating

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Scottish Must Kill Crawfish on Sight, No Eating

Source: The Advertiser/Megan Wyatt - October 17, 2014

Crawfish lovers, get ready to pinch some tails. What the Scottish people are doing to our favorite Lenten-time dinner will get your blood boiling.

Anyone more…

Federal Watchdog Reports Government Not Doing Enough About Ocean Acidification

Federal Watchdog Reports Government Not Doing Enough About Ocean Acidification

Source: Phys.org/Chris Adams - October 16, 2014

The federal government needs to pay more attention to what is often referred to as "the other carbon dioxide problem" - the acidification of the more…

Pentagon Releases ‘2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap’

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Pentagon Releases ‘2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap’

Source: LA Times/W. J. Hennigan - October 15, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas on Monday, unveiling a comprehensive plan for how the U.S. military will more…

Climate Change Becomes Military Issue

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Climate Change Becomes Military Issue

Source: AP/Lolita C Baldor - October 14, 2014

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America's military, including more and worse natural more…

Beijing’s Water Travels Thousands of Kilometers

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Beijing’s Water Travels Thousands of Kilometers

Source: Reuters/Stian Reklev - October 13, 2014

BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The water coming out of Beijing taps later this month may have travelled more than 1,400 kilometres, transported along a more…