Climate Change

UN Tries To Hide Involvement In Deleting Australia From Climate Report

"The United Nations has tried to cover up its involvement in the Australian government’s successful attempt to have all mentions of the country removed from a report on climate change and world heritage sites, freedom of information documents show."

Source: Guardian, 08/02/2016

"Wildfires Burn In 7 Western States, Prompt Evacuations"

"Wildfires are burning in seven Western U.S. states, from California's famed Big Sur region to tribal towns and hamlets near Reno, Nevada. More than a dozen homes were destroyed in Montana, and evacuations were ordered in Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming. Firefighters were trying to stop a Washington blaze from reaching a thickly forested security zone at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation." The Associated Press had an overview of some of the fires August 2, 2016.

Source: AP, 08/02/2016

"Zika Fear Prompts Travel Warning For Miami, CDC’s First In U.S."

"Federal health authorities on Monday urged pregnant women not to visit a South Florida neighborhood where new cases of the Zika virus have emerged, the first time officials have warned against travel to part of the continental United States due to the outbreak of an infectious disease."

Source: Wash Post, 08/02/2016

"Climate Change Divide Bursts to Forefront in Presidential Campaign"

"During the 2012 race for president, the issue of climate change was nearly invisible.  ... But this year, as Hillary Clinton thrusts climate change to the heart of her campaign, the issue is taking on a prominence it has never before had in a presidential general election."

Source: NY Times, 08/01/2016

In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

"There was a time when Sandra Gologergen's freezer never ran out. Packed with traditional Inuit foods like whale, walrus, seal and fish, her freezer has been an essential lifeline, ensuring her husband, three kids and grandson make it through the long harsh winters of Savoonga, Alaska. 'Then that changed,' she says."

Source: NPR, 07/28/2016

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