How climate change will worsen the refugee crisis

September 7, 2015 by  
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The thousands of people fleeing Syria right now may well be the first major wave of climate refugees in the world, but according to the Guardian , the world will continue to see such crises if climate change continues unabated. Citing a paper from the National Academy of Sciences, Craig Bennett says one of the inciting factors in the 2011 Syrian uprising and subsequent refugee crisis was a severe drought in fertile farmland that was “probably caused or exacerbated by climate change.” Read the rest of How climate change will worsen the refugee crisis

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More than 250 wildfires are burning in Alaska right now

June 26, 2015 by  
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Wildfires as of 6/23/15, via Alaska Division of Forestry Wildfires in Alaska rarely make the national news, but this year’s season is off to a particularly dramatic start, with the Alaska Division of Forestry reporting that as of Wednesday there are 278 wildfires burning in the state. And while the land area covered by these fires is not especially large, it is part of a trend of increasing fires that burn not only woodland, but threaten to burn soil and permafrost, triggering large releases of carbon into the atmosphere. Read the rest of More than 250 wildfires are burning in Alaska right now Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alaska permafrost , alaska wildfire , arctic fire , Arctic warming , carbon emissions , carbon permafrost , carbon stores , carbon wildfire , global warming , west coast fire

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Russian Environmentalists’ Office is Ransacked

January 31, 2010 by  
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Image from livejournal Being an environmental activist is serious business. And even more so in Russia right now. Ten days ago TreeHugger wrote about the paper mill in Lake Baikal in Siberia that had been re-opened on Prime Minister Putin’s orders

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