International

"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011

"Bees Facing a Poisoned Spring"

"A new generation of pesticides is making honeybees far more susceptible to disease, even at tiny doses, and may be a clue to the mysterious colony collapse disorder that has devastated bees across the world, the US government's leading bee researcher has found. Yet the discovery has remained unpublished for nearly two years since it was made by the US Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory."

Source: UK Independent, 01/20/2011

"100 Countries Push To Phase Out Potentially Disastrous Greenhouse Gas"

"A loose coalition of more than 100 countries, including the US and European nations, is pushing for an early phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a powerful greenhouse gas that if left unchecked is set to add a potentially disastrous 0.5C to global temperatures by the end of the century."

Source: Guardian, 09/26/2016

"India Announces It Will Ratify The Paris Climate Agreement"

"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Sunday that the country will ratify the Paris Agreement early next month, giving the climate pact a major boost needed to go into effect this year.

Modi made the announcement at the Bharatiya Janata Party council meet, local outlets The Times of India and The New Indian Express reported. He said India will sign the agreement on Oct. 2, which is Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.

Source: Huffington Post, 09/26/2016

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