Fact of the Day for April 21, 2014
Four Degrees: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities
The majority of Egypt's population lives in the fertile Nile River valley and the river's sprawling delta on the Mediterranean Sea. The delta city of Alexandria is home to four million people, and her two harbors support 40% of Egypt's industry. The delta... more

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Running Out of Time
Running Out of Time
Next year, in December, delegates from more than 190 nations will gather in Paris to take another shot at completing a new global treaty on climate change. This will be the 21st Conference of the Parties under United Nations auspices since the first summit meeting in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
2014-04-21  nytimes.com
India's Worsening Water Crisis | The Diplomat
India's Worsening Water Crisis | The Diplomat
114 million Indians will soon face desperate domestic, agricultural and industrial shortages borne of a water crisis.
2014-04-20  thediplomat.com
Climate changes visible by ZIP code with new online tools
Climate changes visible by ZIP code with new online tools
With the click of a computer mouse, the potential risks of rising sea levels will soon be searchable -- by zipcode -- for all U.S. coastal communities.
2014-04-20  usatoday.com
Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue
Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue
Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.
2014-04-20  phys.org
Wheat rust: The fungal disease that threatens to destroy the world crop
Wheat rust: The fungal disease that threatens to destroy the world crop
Experts in Europe and Africa are racing to develop resistant grain varieties as university researchers predict the likely spread across continents of the air-borne spores of the fungus
2014-04-20  independent.co.uk
Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels
Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels
One million cubic metres of waste near Sellafield are housed at a site that was a mistake, admits Environment Agency
2014-04-20  theguardian.com
Dying for a drink. Peru's glaciers are melting at an incredible rate
Dying for a drink. Peru's glaciers are melting at an incredible rate
Disappearing Act: Part 1 of the CBC Multimedia feature Dying for a Drink, examining the struggle to find adequate drinking water supplies in Peru.
2014-04-20  cbc.ca
Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights - latimes.com
Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights - latimes.com
The Koch brothers and large utilities have allied to reverse state policies that favor renewable energy.
2014-04-20  latimes.com
Rising tides threaten communities on the beach - and far from it, too
Rising tides threaten communities on the beach - and far from it, too
The mud in Folsom Lake, near Sacramento, Calif., is dry and chapped, like cracked heels. The bottom of the reservoir, once under water, now is largely barren, save for its shallow center and a smattering of
2014-04-19  usatoday.com
Pseudoskeptics Are Not Skeptics
Pseudoskeptics Are Not Skeptics
Genuine scientific skepticism is not just the unmoving rejection of evolution or climate change by fake skeptics, called pseudoskeptics.
2014-04-19  desmogblog.com
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