2013’s over 600 natural disasters resulted in 37 mass migrations of between 100,000 to more than 4 million people. World leaders are set to meet in Japan to try to address the situation by updating the Hyogo Framework for Action.
EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that global warming is causing our crops to be less nutritious? – William Persson, Glendale, OH It is difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now experiencing is negatively impacting the nutritional quality…
Contributing billions of dollars per year to local communities and national economies, UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites provide critical ecosystem benefits and a lifeline that keeps our connection to nature intact.
A coalition of 120 organizations has sent a letter to the White House requesting the first-ever federal regulations governing coal ash disposal be strong and comprehensive. The EPA is expected to issue a final proposed rule by December 19.
A combination of emissions from vehicles, power and industrial plants along with wind and weather patterns is responsible for dangerously high levels of air pollution in Beijing and cities across China, a threat that China’s government are just now taking steps to address.
Guest post by Anne Staley Last year, Sims Metal Management, one of the world’s leading scrap metal management companies, celebrated the first anniversary of its mobile education center called Recyclarium. Designed as an innovative learning experience for students and their families, the 16-foot trailer consists of themes covering the lifecycle of products – right from manufacturing down to recycling. The…
Researchers and governments in Mexico and Peru collaborated to produce quickly and cheaply produce national inventories of carbon stocks that could prove invaluable to reducing deforestation and carbon emissions, and charting sustainable development pathways.