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The Financial Express
If monsoon is as expected, first 3 years of Modi could possibly be best three years ever. Read Surjit Bhalla columnover the place. Some people mention that acche din were promised, and if one l
If monsoon is as expected, first 3 years of Modi could possibly be best three years ever. Read Surjit Bhalla column
The Financial Express / Posted an hour ago
over the place. Some people mention that acche din were promised, and if one looks out of the window, and two successive droughts, it is “clear” that the good new days are not here. But is this the correct method of evaluation? It is not. It is... Read more
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dna
Govt has set the stage, corporates may soon steal the showfor businesses to take seed and grow. The macro-level achievements are commenda
Govt has set the stage, corporates may soon steal the show
dna / Posted 4 hours ago
for businesses to take seed and grow. The macro-level achievements are commendable: low and steady inflation despite two droughts, healthy revenue receipts, strict fiscal control, and a current account in near balance. Yet, investments have... Read more
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iol.co.za
How climate change is threatening tourismand the Galapagos Islands, that are under threat from extreme weather events li
How climate change is threatening tourism
iol.co.za / Posted 12 hours ago
and the Galapagos Islands, that are under threat from extreme weather events like increasing temperatures, rising seas and droughts. Preserving World Heritage sites was also important because forests and coastal habitats can help store carbon and... Read more
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DW
US climate policy: Why young Americans are done waiting for change |our jobs and prosperity," Schrode says. According to a study from August 2015,
US climate policy: Why young Americans are done waiting for change |
DW / Posted 12 hours ago
our jobs and prosperity," Schrode says. According to a study from August 2015, the probability of California suffering droughts like the current one, which started in 2012, has roughly doubled over the last century. When asked to explain the... Read more
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New York Post
You may have to say goodbye to the Statue of Libertythis goal. But scientists say even a 2C increase will result in sea levels swa
You may have to say goodbye to the Statue of Liberty
New York Post / Posted 13 hours ago
this goal. But scientists say even a 2C increase will result in sea levels swallowing up land, longer and more frequent droughts, dramatically-altered storm and rainfall patterns, and increasingly acute water shortages. Beyond the 2C threshold,... Read more
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Fortune
UNESCO Just Warned That Climate Change Could Cause Apocalypse Movie-Level Disastersthat are vulnerable to “increasing temperatures, melting glaciers, rising seas,
UNESCO Just Warned That Climate Change Could Cause Apocalypse Movie-Level Disasters
Fortune / Posted 14 hours ago
that are vulnerable to “increasing temperatures, melting glaciers, rising seas, intensifying weather events, worsening droughts and longer wildfire seasons.” All have already felt some level of impact from global warming. “As the report’s... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Bonn Sets Stage for Climate Change Adaptation Finance Showdownto support the world's poorest, who are least responsible for climate change, a
Bonn Sets Stage for Climate Change Adaptation Finance Showdown
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
to support the world's poorest, who are least responsible for climate change, and most vulnerable to its floods, storms, droughts, and diseases. "Incoming UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa showed her considerable diplomatic skills when she... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Climate Smart Technology Mitigating Drought EffectsThompson from Agri GreenGrow in response to questions posed by the Economist sa
Climate Smart Technology Mitigating Drought Effects
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
Thompson from Agri GreenGrow in response to questions posed by the Economist said that the battle against year-on-year droughts, lower rangeland carrying capacities, bush encroachment and loss of livestock to predators are often problems that... Read more
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The Economic Times
Politicians must avoid comments on second term for Raghuram Rajan: Assochama big leap into the economic growth, after two years of dealing with global uph
Politicians must avoid comments on second term for Raghuram Rajan: Assocham
The Economic Times / Posted 14 hours ago
a big leap into the economic growth, after two years of dealing with global upheavals and domestic issues like successive droughts," it added. Rajan has constantly been attacked by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy who yesterday fired a fresh salvo... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Lopez Group subsidiaries commit to tap only ‘green energy’ sourcepower plants, “as one of the main reasons behind adverse weather patterns assoc
Lopez Group subsidiaries commit to tap only ‘green energy’ source
Manila Bulletin / Posted 15 hours ago
power plants, “as one of the main reasons behind adverse weather patterns associated with climate change, such as floods, droughts as well as more destructive and more frequent typhoons.” According to FPH vice president for corporate... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Key US official assesses drought crisisneeds of the food insecure while at the same time building resilience so that t
Key US official assesses drought crisis
New Zimbabwe / Posted 16 hours ago
needs of the food insecure while at the same time building resilience so that they will be able to cope with future droughts.” In Hwange, Esposito visited activities implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP). Since the beginning of the... Read more
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The Economic Times
Politicians must avoid comments on 2nd term for Raghuram Rajan: Assochama big leap into the economic growth, after two years of dealing with global uph
Politicians must avoid comments on 2nd term for Raghuram Rajan: Assocham
The Economic Times / Posted 16 hours ago
a big leap into the economic growth, after two years of dealing with global upheavals and domestic issues like successive droughts," it added. Rajan has constantly been attacked by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy who yesterday fired a fresh salvo... Read more
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USA Today
Fly fishing in Great Smoky Mountains National Parkor smallmouth bass. Anglers, however, have a negligible impact on fish numbers.
Fly fishing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
USA Today / Posted 17 hours ago
or smallmouth bass. Anglers, however, have a negligible impact on fish numbers. Most GSMNP trout are victims of floods or droughts. Annual natural fish mortality hovers between 55% and 70%. A 3-year-old Smoky Mountain trout is a senior... Read more
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dna
Politicians must avoid comments on 2nd term for Raghuram Rajan: Assochama big leap into the economic growth, after two years of dealing with global uph
Politicians must avoid comments on 2nd term for Raghuram Rajan: Assocham
dna / Posted 17 hours ago
a big leap into the economic growth, after two years of dealing with global upheavals and domestic issues like successive droughts," it added. Rajan has constantly been attacked by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy who yesterday fired a fresh salvo... Read more
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Salon.com
Here’s Donald Trump’s energy policy: Kill the planetquick buck, but you’ll kill people with poisonous air. You’ll also accelerate t
Here’s Donald Trump’s energy policy: Kill the planet
Salon.com / Posted 19 hours ago
quick buck, but you’ll kill people with poisonous air. You’ll also accelerate the heating of the planet, which will lead to droughts, wildfires, famines, and the rapid degradation of “our beautiful national habitats” which, I’m sorry to say, will... Read more
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The Financial Express
Do not drag RBI governor Raghuram Rajan into unnecessary controversies: India IncNarendra Modi. “Certain amount of dignity must be attached to the post, especi
Do not drag RBI governor Raghuram Rajan into unnecessary controversies: India Inc
The Financial Express / Posted 19 hours ago
Narendra Modi. “Certain amount of dignity must be attached to the post, especially when India is on the verge of a big leap into economic growth, after two years of dealing with global upheavals and domestic issues like successive droughts,” it sa... Read more
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Business Standard India
Do not drag RBI governor into unnecessary controversies: India IncNarendra Modi. "Certain amount of dignity must be attached to the post, especi
Do not drag RBI governor into unnecessary controversies: India Inc
Business Standard India / Posted 19 hours ago
Narendra Modi. "Certain amount of dignity must be attached to the post, especially when India is on the verge of a big leap into economic growth, after two years of dealing with global upheavals and domestic issues like successive droughts," it sa... Read more
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PhysOrg
UN climate talks flesh out landmark Paris pactplans go into effect. Barely 1 C of global warming so far has already fuelled
UN climate talks flesh out landmark Paris pact
PhysOrg / Posted 19 hours ago
plans go into effect. Barely 1 C of global warming so far has already fuelled a crescendo of devastating impacts. Droughts in Africa and Asia are threatening food supplies, and rising seas could force millions to seeking higher... Read more
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New Kerala
Do not drag RBI governor into unnecessary controversies: India Inc - newkerala.com #68673Narendra Modi. "Certain amount of dignity must be attached to the post, especi
Do not drag RBI governor into unnecessary controversies: India Inc - newkerala.com #68673
New Kerala / Posted 20 hours ago
Narendra Modi. "Certain amount of dignity must be attached to the post, especially when India is on the verge of a big leap into economic growth, after two years of dealing with global upheavals and domestic issues like successive droughts," it sa... Read more
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iol.co.za
Stonehenge under threat from molesthat are said to be vulnerable to increasing temperatures, melting glaciers, ri
Stonehenge under threat from moles
iol.co.za / Posted 21 hours ago
that are said to be vulnerable to increasing temperatures, melting glaciers, rising seas, more intense weather, worsening droughts and longer wildfire seasons. Mechtild Rossler, director of Unesco’s World Heritage Centre, said: ‘Globally, we need... Read more
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The Economic Times
Above normal monsoon may add to farmers’ foesPUNE: Forecast of excess rainfall this monsoon season is heartening after back
Above normal monsoon may add to farmers’ foes
The Economic Times / Posted 21 hours ago
PUNE: Forecast of excess rainfall this monsoon season is heartening after back to back droughts, but it's also likely to bring along a lot of problems for the country's farmers, agriculture experts said. Initial lethargy in monsoon's progress,... Read more
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Business Standard India
India Inc shows growth spreading by end of Modi's sophomore yearfive quarters of double-digit declines, operating profit in the materials secto
India Inc shows growth spreading by end of Modi's sophomore year
Business Standard India / Posted 22 hours ago
five quarters of double-digit declines, operating profit in the materials sector rose 22% in the March quarter. Following droughts in the past two years, monsoon rains, due in coming weeks, are forecast to be better than average, which should... Read more
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The Economic Times
India Inc shows growth spreading by end of PM Narendra Modi's sophomore yearof double-digit declines, operating profit in the materials sector rose 22 perc
India Inc shows growth spreading by end of PM Narendra Modi's sophomore year
The Economic Times / Posted 22 hours ago
of double-digit declines, operating profit in the materials sector rose 22 percent in the March quarter. Following droughts in the past two years, monsoon rains, due in coming weeks, are forecast to be better than average, which should... Read more
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The Financial Express
2 years of Modi: India Inc posts best earnings since 2014, clearest sign yet of economic recoveryof double-digit declines, operating profit in the materials sector rose 22 per
2 years of Modi: India Inc posts best earnings since 2014, clearest sign yet of economic recovery
The Financial Express / Posted 23 hours ago
of double-digit declines, operating profit in the materials sector rose 22 per cent in the March quarter. Following droughts in the past two years, monsoon rains, due in coming weeks, are forecast to be better than average, which should... Read more
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News.com.au
Iconic tourist sites we may soon lose for goodthis goal. But scientists say even a 2C increase will result in sea levels swa
Iconic tourist sites we may soon lose for good
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
this goal. But scientists say even a 2C increase will result in sea levels swallowing up land, longer and more frequent droughts, dramatically-altered storm and rainfall patterns, and increasingly acute water shortages. Beyond the 2C threshold,... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Climate change a 'big blow' for tourist sitesWorld Heritage sites in 29 countries, including the Colombian port city of Cart
Climate change a 'big blow' for tourist sites
Sky News Australia / Posted yesterday
World Heritage sites in 29 countries, including the Colombian port city of Cartagena, Vietnamese town of Hoi An and the Galapagos Islands, that are under threat from extreme weather events like increasing temperatures, rising seas and... Read more
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CTV News
Lunenburg, N.S. among world heritage sites threatened by climate change: UNESCOas has the western United States … That threatens places like Yellowstone (Nati
Lunenburg, N.S. among world heritage sites threatened by climate change: UNESCO
CTV News / Posted yesterday
as has the western United States … That threatens places like Yellowstone (National Park).” In drier countries, long-term droughts are the biggest threat to world heritage sites such as the Islamic structures in the Saharan region of Africa,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Could moles really end up toppling Stonehenge?29 countries that are vulnerable to increasing temperatures, melting glaciers,
Could moles really end up toppling Stonehenge?
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
29 countries that are vulnerable to increasing temperatures, melting glaciers, rising seas, more intense weather, worsening droughts and longer wildfire seasons. Climate change will - or is already - exacerbating problems faced by some of the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN climate talks flesh out landmark Paris pactplans go into effect. Barely 1 C of global warming so far has already fuelled
UN climate talks flesh out landmark Paris pact
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
plans go into effect. Barely 1 C of global warming so far has already fuelled a crescendo of devastating impacts. Droughts in Africa and Asia are threatening food supplies, and rising seas could force millions to seeking higher... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
ETS subsidy removal one small step on long roadmonths the serious loss of food and water supplies and other devastation caused
ETS subsidy removal one small step on long road
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
months the serious loss of food and water supplies and other devastation caused by extreme weather – such as cyclones and droughts. Clearly we are in the midst of global climatic changes and New Zealand’s commitment to the Paris Agreement requires... Read more
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News Mail
This is a message to Barnaby Joyce: Qld farmer's videovideo, Mr Love calls on politicians to give farmers a hand up. "Over the last
This is a message to Barnaby Joyce: Qld farmer's video
News Mail / Posted yesterday
video, Mr Love calls on politicians to give farmers a hand up. "Over the last six years we've gone through three droughts and two massive floods - all of which have left us in considerable debt," he says in the video. "We were told last... Read more
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Business Standard India
Excess late rains could hit agri hopesfood grain production target at 270 million tonnes for FY17, almost 17 million
Excess late rains could hit agri hopes
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
food grain production target at 270 million tonnes for FY17, almost 17 million tonnes more than FY16. With back-to-back droughts, there is little hope for a bumper crop growth. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) would come out with its... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Climate change threat to top tourist sitesWorld Heritage sites in 29 countries, including the Colombian port city of Cart
Climate change threat to top tourist sites
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
World Heritage sites in 29 countries, including the Colombian port city of Cartagena, Vietnamese town of Hoi An and the Galapagos Islands, that are under threat from extreme weather events like increasing temperatures, rising seas and... Read more
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Business Standard India
Drought cripples farm sectortime to materialise. The one sector that is unfazed by slogans is agriculture.
Drought cripples farm sector
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
time to materialise. The one sector that is unfazed by slogans is agriculture. The sector is crippled by back-to-back droughts coupled with a record fall in farm prices. A slump in global markets meant that agriculture exports, which could... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Rules for implementing Paris climate agreement could be two years awaysaid there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of cl
Rules for implementing Paris climate agreement could be two years away
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
said there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of climate change such as more powerful storms, droughts and rising seas. Last year was the warmest on record and recent months have all set monthly heat records. Many... Read more
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PhysOrg
Climate change still a 'race against the clock': UN climate chief(3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and even 1.5 C if possible. Barely 1 C of warming so
Climate change still a 'race against the clock': UN climate chief
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
(3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and even 1.5 C if possible. Barely 1 C of warming so far has fuelled a crescendo of devastating droughts, super storms and rising seas threatening the homes and livelihoods of tens of millions. But the tally of national... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Climate change still a 'race against the clock': UN climate chief(3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and even 1.5 C if possible. Barely 1 C of warming so
Climate change still a 'race against the clock': UN climate chief
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
(3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and even 1.5 C if possible. Barely 1 C of warming so far has fuelled a crescendo of devastating droughts, super storms and rising seas threatening the homes and livelihoods of tens of millions. But the tally of national... Read more
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The Economic Times
Sensex climbs 485 points! Nifty reclaims 8,000 mark on hopes of economic recovery and good monsoonreclaimed the 8,000 mark on rising hopes of an economic recovery and the return
Sensex climbs 485 points! Nifty reclaims 8,000 mark on hopes of economic recovery and good monsoon
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
reclaimed the 8,000 mark on rising hopes of an economic recovery and the return of heavy monsoon rains after successive droughts. Index heavyweight and capital goods major Larsen & Toubro recorded the best single-day gain in seven years as its... Read more
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Perth Now
UN negotiators start work on climate rulessaid there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of cl
UN negotiators start work on climate rules
Perth Now / Posted yesterday
said there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of climate change such as more powerful storms, droughts and rising seas. Last year was the warmest on record and recent months have all set monthly heat records. Most... Read more
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Adelaide Now
UN negotiators start work on climate rulessaid there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of cl
UN negotiators start work on climate rules
Adelaide Now / Posted yesterday
said there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of climate change such as more powerful storms, droughts and rising seas. Last year was the warmest on record and recent months have all set monthly heat records. Most... Read more
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Weekly Times
UN negotiators start work on climate rulessaid there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of cl
UN negotiators start work on climate rules
Weekly Times / Posted yesterday
said there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of climate change such as more powerful storms, droughts and rising seas. Last year was the warmest on record and recent months have all set monthly heat records. Most... Read more
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Herald Sun
UN negotiators start work on climate rulessaid there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of cl
UN negotiators start work on climate rules
Herald Sun / Posted yesterday
said there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of climate change such as more powerful storms, droughts and rising seas. Last year was the warmest on record and recent months have all set monthly heat records. Most... Read more
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The Courier Mail
UN negotiators start work on climate rulessaid there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of cl
UN negotiators start work on climate rules
The Courier Mail / Posted yesterday
said there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of climate change such as more powerful storms, droughts and rising seas. Last year was the warmest on record and recent months have all set monthly heat records. Most... Read more
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dna
'Honeymoon over', rules for UN climate pact may take two yearssaid there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of cl
'Honeymoon over', rules for UN climate pact may take two years
dna / Posted yesterday
said there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of climate change such as more powerful storms, droughts and rising seas. Last year was the warmest on record and recent months have all set monthly heat records. Many... Read more
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News.com.au
UN negotiators start work on climate rulesStates. He said there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting
UN negotiators start work on climate rules
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
States. He said there was an urgent need to fix the rules because of mounting impact of climate change such as more powerful storms, droughts and rising seas. Last year was the warmest on record and recent months have all set monthly heat rec... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers identify critical factors that determine drought vulnerability of wheat, maizeand dairy-producing animals, as well as the biofuel industry, according to stat
Researchers identify critical factors that determine drought vulnerability of wheat, maize
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
and dairy-producing animals, as well as the biofuel industry, according to statistics cited by the researchers. But with droughts projected to intensify in most parts of Asia and beyond, it is more important than ever to fully understand how... Read more
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CBC.ca
Venice, Stonehenge among World Heritage sites threatened by climate changeyears. However, the new report also looks at the impact of other threats, inclu
Venice, Stonehenge among World Heritage sites threatened by climate change
CBC.ca / Posted yesterday
years. However, the new report also looks at the impact of other threats, including wildfires, increasing temperatures and droughts. Here's a look at some of the climate change threats faced by 10 of the sites listed in the report:Old Town... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Michael Klare, The Oil World in Chaosto the charms of the weather to television news, which could be summed up this
Michael Klare, The Oil World in Chaos
Op-Ed News / Posted yesterday
to the charms of the weather to television news, which could be summed up this way: plenty of drama -- storms, floods, droughts, fires, wrecked homes, weeping survivors, shipwrecked people -- and no politics to muck things up. Just Ma Nature,... Read more
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Herald Sun
Climate change threat to top tourist sitesincluding the Colombian port city of Cartagena, Vietnamese town of Hoi An and t
Climate change threat to top tourist sites
Herald Sun / Posted yesterday
including the Colombian port city of Cartagena, Vietnamese town of Hoi An and the Galapagos Islands, that are under threat from extreme weather events like increasing temperatures, rising seas and droughts. Most popular World Breaking News s... Read more
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News.com.au
Climate change threat to top tourist sitesWorld Heritage sites in 29 countries, including the Colombian port city of Cart
Climate change threat to top tourist sites
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
World Heritage sites in 29 countries, including the Colombian port city of Cartagena, Vietnamese town of Hoi An and the Galapagos Islands, that are under threat from extreme weather events like increasing temperatures, rising seas and... Read more
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