March 12, 2015--Could China & India's air pollution be behind our cold, snowy winters? (Environmental News Network)

Many scientists think that climate change might be one cause of this year's "snowpocalypse" in Boston and bitter cold snaps in New York and Washington. But physicists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been looking into another culprit: air pollution in China and India. "Over the past 30 years or so, man-made emission centers have shifted from tr

February 13, 2015--Which countries create the most ocean trash? (Wall Street Journal)

China and Indonesia are likely the top sources of plastic reaching the oceans, accounting for more than a third of the plastic bottles, bags and other detritus washed out to sea, an international research team of environmental scientists reported Thursday.

November 28, 2014--China turns to drastic measures to avoid water crisis (CBS News)

The Yongding River, which once fed Beijing, ran dry along with 27,000 other rivers in China that have disappeared due to industrialization, dams and drought. "Some of the large parts of the north China plane may suffer severe water shortages," said environmentalist Ma Jun.

November 13, 2014--U.S.-China climate deal includes provision on water-energy research (Circle of Blue)

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced on Wednesday new targets for reducing the amount of heat-trapping gases that their countries release into the atmosphere, a historic move that both sides hope will catalyze a global climate agreement in Paris next year to rein in carbon emissions and avoid the devastating ecolog

February 14, 2014--China’s polluted air is changing the weather (Texas A&M)

Air pollution over Asia, most of which is coming from China, is affecting the world’s weather. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, are based on analysis of climate models and data collected about aerosols and meteorology over the past 30 years.

March 6, 2013--US scientists report big jump in heat-trapping CO2 (Denver Post)

The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped dramatically in 2012, making it very unlikely that global warming can be limited to another 2 degrees as many global le

October 6, 2012--Parched in the West but shipping water to China, bale by bale (Wall Street Journal)

In 2012, the drought-stricken Western United States will ship more than 50 billion gallons of water to China. This water will leave the country embedded in alfalfa—most of it grown in California—and is destined to feed Chinese cows. The strange situation illustrates what is wrong about how we think, or rather don't think, about water policy in the U.S.

August 9, 2012--Global water sustainability flows through natural and human challenges (Science Daily)

Water's fate in China mirrors problems across the world: fouled, pushed far from its natural origins, squandered and exploited.

July 24, 2012--Water is the new gold, a big commodity bet (Wall Street Journal)

“Is water the gold of the 21st century?” asks Fortune. Answer: Yes, water is the New Gold for investors this century. In 2010 global water generated over a half trillion dollars of revenue. Global world population will explode from 7 billion today to 10 billion by 2050, predicts the United Nations.

Syndicate content