Author Lisa Palmer tackles a question many experts in the natural and social sciences are also pondering: How can we feed a growing world population in the coming decades when climate change is stressing global food production systems?
"India's holy Ganges begins as a crystal clear river high in the icy Himalayas but pollution and excessive usage transforms it into toxic sludge on its journey through burgeoning cities, industrial hubs and past millions of devotees."
"BEIJING -- California said it would cooperate with China on clean technology, emissions trading and other 'climate-positive' efforts in a bid to fill a gap left after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord last week."
"California said it will cooperate with China on clean technology, emissions trading and other 'climate-positive' opportunities as it bids to fill the gap left after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord last week."
"China’s devastating pollution problems began here, in coal country, where legions of workers toiled and often died to exhume the rich deposits that fueled the country’s sooty rise to economic power. Today, these muddy plains are home to a potent symbol of China’s new ambition: to bypass the United States and cement its dominant role in clean energy."
"GUANGZHOU, China — The rains brought torrents, pouring into basements and malls, the water swiftly rising a foot and a half."
"India's $3 billion plan to clean the holy Ganges river is badly behind schedule with large stretches contaminated by toxic waste and sewage, forcing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene, according to government officials and documents seen by Reuters."
"For years, cutting carbon emissions to stave off the worst impacts of climate change was routinely near the top of the agenda at talks between the leaders of the United States and China. Not anymore."