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Insect Ecosystem Collapse

October 22nd, 2017

Via: Guardian: They are multitudinous almost beyond our imagining. They thrive in soil, water, and air; they have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every continent bar Antarctica, in every habitat but the ocean. And it is their success – staggering, unparalleled and seemingly endless – which makes all the more alarming the […]

Global Pollution Is the World’s Biggest Killer and a Threat to Survival of Mankind, Study Finds

October 21st, 2017

Via: USA Today: Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world, accounting for three times more deaths in 2015 than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to a sweeping global study published Friday in The Lancet medical journal. The report by the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health blames […]

BYD Predicts Ambitious China Shift to Electric Cars by 2030

September 24th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd (002594.SZ) expects the country’s shift to cleaner new-energy vehicles (NEV) to be complete in just over a decade, an aggressive timeframe that would challenge traditional carmakers in the world’ top auto market. All vehicles in the country will be “electrified” by 2030, which could range from full electric […]

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

September 22nd, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: The company’s operation in Michigan reveals how it’s dominated the industry by going into economically depressed areas with lax water laws. … The Michigan operation is only one small part of Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company. But it illuminates how Nestlé has come to dominate a controversial industry, spring by […]

Hurricane Maria: Direct Hit Puerto Rico

September 20th, 2017

Via: Weather.com: Metal roofs were flying off buildings and windows were breaking in San Juan, Puerto Rico even before Hurricane Maria made landfall as a Category 4 storm on the island’s southeastern coast early Wednesday morning. According to the Associated Press, nearly 900,000 people were already without power as the storm approached.

Volkswagen Spends Billions More on Electric Cars in Search for Mass Market

September 12th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Volkswagen is stepping up its shift to electric cars and plans to invest more than 20 billion euros ($24 billion) in zero-emission vehicles by 2030 to challenge pioneer Tesla in creating a mass market. The world’s largest automaker by sales said on Monday it would roll out 80 new electric cars across its […]

Irma Devastation, Image Galleries

September 12th, 2017

Daily Mail 1 Daily Mail 2 Boston Globe – Big Picture

Irma: Over 5 Million Homes and Businesses Without Electricity in Florida

September 10th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida, even as the storm’s power waned as it crept up the state’s west coast, according to state officials and local electric utilities.

Monitoring Hurricane Irma

September 8th, 2017

7 News Miami Live CBS Miami Live Miami Herald

New Zealand: Polluted Paradise

September 7th, 2017

Update: Part 2: Government Backing Policies Destroying Water Resources — Via: Al Jazeera: I also discovered that the country is harbouring a disturbing secret, little known to the rest of the world: its freshwater is in severe crisis. Two-thirds of New Zealand’s rivers are too polluted to swim in and half its lakes are irreversibly […]

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