Tuesday, 26 July 2016

'You Cannot Explain it by Chance': Climate Crises Can Fuel Armed Conflict

CommonDreams

New research adds to argument that extreme weather is linked to deadly violence, particularly in fractured countries. Story here.

Worse Than Keystone XL? TransCanada's Terrifying "Plan B

CommonDreams

"TransCanada's Energy East proposal is truly Keystone XL on steroids," says Natural Resources Defense Council. Story here.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Worst Drought in Decades Plagues Western New York

The Buffalo News
Tractors plow through clouds of dust. Crops fail to germinate. Dairy cows aren’t producing milk. They can’t even eat and sleep in the heat. Story here.

Manitoba Growers Warned of Spreading Glyphosate Resistant Kochia

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Photo by WildBoar
A map will show where glyphosate resistant kochia has been found in Manitoba. Story here.

California Wildfire Triples in Size

EcoWatch
Wildfires are no stranger to California. And they're getting worse! This blaze raged around Santa Barbara in 2008.
 http://flickr.com/photos/edward-vielmetti/
A huge wildfire burning since Friday in the Santa Clarita Valley area north of Los Angeles has tripled in size over the weekend, destroying at least 18 homes and leaving one man dead. More than 1,500 homes have been evacuated as 1,673 firefighters battle the Sand fire. Story here.

White House Takes Aim at a Fast-Growing Source of Emissions: Airplanes

The Washington Post
PinP photo.
The Environmental Protection Agency has taken a key step toward limiting pollution caused by the nation’s fleet of commercial aircraft, part of a broader push in the Obama administration’s waning months to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.  Story here.