Climate Change

"How Climate Change Is Playing Havoc With Olive Oil (and Farmers)"

"TREVI, Italy — It was in June, the time of year when the first olives normally burst from their blossoms in the mild warmth of early summer, when Irene Guidobaldi walked through her groves in blistering heat and watched in horror as the flowers on her trees began to wither and fall."

Source: NY Times, 10/25/2017
November 6, 2017 to November 17, 2017

UN Climate Change Conference

The UN Climate Change Conference - November 2017 will take place 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany and will be presided over by the Government of Fiji.

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"Native American Secrets Lie Buried in Huge Shell Mounds"

"DAMARISCOTTA, Me. — Alice Kelley stood on the bank of a tidal river, next to a grassy bluff dotted with apple trees. This is not just a scenic spot: Hidden beneath the grass is a massive pile of oyster shells left by Native Americans. And hidden among those shells are rich, detailed stories thousands of years old."

Source: NY Times, 10/24/2017

‘Let Us Do Our Job’: Anger Over EPA’s Apparent Muzzling Of Scientists

"The Trump administration’s decision to prevent government scientists from presenting climate change-related research at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday gave the event a suddenly high profile, with protesters outside, media inside and angry lawmakers and academics criticizing the move."

Source: Washington Post, 10/24/2017

"Congressional Auditor Urges Action to Address Climate Change"

"Fires, floods and hurricanes are already costing the federal government tens of billions of dollars a year and climate change will drive those costs ever higher in coming years, a new federal study warns. The report by the Government Accountability Office, Congress’s auditing arm, urges the Trump administration to take climate change risks seriously and begin formulating a response."

Source: NY Times, 10/24/2017

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