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Environmental Woes Could Reverse Global Development

Published: 
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 8:40am
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Climate change and other environmental disasters could put 3.1 billion people into extreme poverty by 2050, if no significant steps are taken, says an annual United Nations report on the state of global development.

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Top U.S. Admiral: Climate Change Biggest Threat

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Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:32am
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Despite renewed threats from nuclear North Korea, missile stockpiling in China and a standoff between China and Japan over a small string of islands, the head of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific fleet has declared the greatest threat to long-term peace in the region is climate change.

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Heat, Flood or Icy Cold, Extreme Weather Rages Worldwide

Published: 
Fri, 01/11/2013 (All day)

WORCESTER, England — Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of drought, deluge and flooding, but the unpredictability of it all turns out to have been all too predictable: Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace.

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Will Climate Get Some Respect Now?

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Wed, 10/31/2012 (All day)

President Obama and Mitt Romney seemed determined not to discuss climate change in this campaign. So thanks to Hurricane Sandy for forcing the issue: Isn’t it time to talk not only about weather, but also about climate?

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Summer from Hell: Climate Change Makes Its Presence Known

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Tue, 09/04/2012 (All day)

The summer of 2012 has come to a close, but it won’t be forgotten anytime soon. It delivered one extreme weather event after another, from heat waves to freak storms, wildfires to drought. People lost their homes and livelihoods, yet even as they try to pick up the pieces, more powerful weather systems are looming on the horizon.