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Mountain Digest Highlights Wide-Scale, Varied Effects of Climate Change on Glaciers Worldwide

From discovery of frozen mummies in the Alps to a scientific expedition to Peru’s highest peak and an anomalous summer cold air vortex in the Karakoram, unprecedented changes are taking place across the world’s glaciers and high mountians.

Living large in an overshoot world

Earth Overshoot: Living Large in the 21st Century

Buying on credit Today is Earth Overshoot Day. As of today, the year is done for planet Earth, she has given a year’s worth of natural resources.  It may seem counter-intuitive at first. Obviously, we aren’t done with 2017 yet. How can we take more than the Earth makes, for decades on end? Have you ever run out of money…

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Beach erosion

Caribbean Nations Look to International Community to Help Conserve Region’s Sandy Beaches

A prospective US$4.5 million from South Korea could lead to the launch of an inter4national project on the part of Association of Caribbean States’ members to stem the loss of sandy beaches throughout the region.

Chronic inundation and real estate value

Chronically Inundated US Coastal Communities Could Jump from 90-plus to Nearly 170 In Less Than 20 Years

Government authorities and residents in a fast rising number of US coastal communities across the nation will face some very difficult choices in coming years as a result of chronic inundation, including the possibility of having to abandon entire towns and perhaps even cities, according to a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Health risk from degrading air quality

Nearly 127 Million Americans’ Health Risks Rise as Air Quality Worsens

In addition to producing mapping air quality nationwide, NRDC is calling on government leaders at all levels to do what needs to be done to mitigate the rising health risks posed by rising greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, temperatures and unhealthy air days.

World Religious, Indigenous Leaders Join in Launch of Global Initiative to End Deforestation

Religious and indigenous leaders from around the world gathered in Oslo, Norway June 19-21 to draw international attention to the growing threats and costs posed by ongoing tropical rainforest deforestation and take initial steps to stem the tide. Buddhist, Christian, Daoist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim leaders were joined by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway in launching the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, which was deemed an “unprecedented initiative” to end deforestation and protect our world’s tropical rain forests.

Information is Power: Böll Foundation Releases Inaugural World Ocean Atlas

Highlighting the threats and costs climate change and human activites are having on the world ocean, the Heinrich Böll Foundation released its inaugural “Ocean Atlas 2017.”