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COMMENTARY: The unfolding tragedy of climate change in Bangladesh.

In some places, the impact of climate change is obvious. In others, scientists predict that climate change will occur based on elaborate computer models. In Bangladesh, it is already happening at a scale that involves unprecedented human tragedy. I witnessed this in December 2016, when I visited Bangladesh to give some talks at the University of Chittagong. December 9, 2016.“How ...

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How Singapore is creating more land for itself.

How Singapore Is Creating More Land for Itself By SAMANTH SUBRAMANIAN April 20, 2017 The Tuas Port Reclamation Project, led by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, will be home to a sprawling shipping-container terminal. The Climate Issue By SAMANTH SUBRAMANIAN April 20, 2017 Jurong Island, a man-made smear of sand, lies just off the southern coast of Singapore. A quarter the size ...

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The interaction of human population, food production, and biodiversity protection.

Abstract Research suggests that the scale of human population and the current pace of its growth contribute substantially to the loss of biological diversity. Although technological change and unequal consumption inextricably mingle with demographic impacts on the environment, the needs of all human beings—especially for food—imply that projected population growth will undermine protection of the natural world. Numerous solutions have ...

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California’s deluge of rain washes away a homeless colony.

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A foreseen environmental disaster in Colombia?

On the morning of April 1, more than 60,000 people were hit by a massive landslide that dragged large amounts of water, dirt and mud downhill and buried 17 neighborhoods of Mocoa in the process. For risk management expert Gustavo Wilches-Chaux, the lack of land use planning is one of the factors that determined the impact of this natural disaster. ...

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When rising seas transform risk into certainty.

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How a warming planet drives human migration.

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Our climate future is actually our climate present.

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Extreme weather more likely to hit Alberta as temperatures heat up.

Extreme weather events are more likely to hit Alberta and tourism will be significantly impacted by a gradually-warming province, according to some of Alberta’s leading scientists on the subject. It’s well documented that Alberta’s iconic glaciers have been slowly disappearing, but experts are warning they may vanish altogether within the foreseeable future, leaving scars on the Rocky Mountain landscape and ...

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Rural Kenyans protect wetlands to curb water scarcity.

Wetlands – which protect people from drought and floods – are suffering in Kenya’s drought By Justus Wanzala BUSIA, Kenya, April 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Armed with a hoe and Wellington boots, George Wandera planted bamboo seedlings in neatly dug holes along the banks of a stream on his farm that feeds a nearby lake in western Kenya. “I’ve ...

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