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China can harness wind of change

28 June, 2016 – Strategically siting wind turbines where their energy can most easily be fed into the national grid could help meet over a quarter of China’s massive electricity demand.

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Warming Arctic creates GHG danger zone

27 June, 2016 – Researchers warn that thawing soils in the Arctic tundra’s permafrost will release increasing quantities of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.

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China aims to halve meat eating

26 June, 2016 – The Chinese government has issued guidelines to help wean its citizens onto a more vegetarian diet − offering huge potential health gains and cuts in greenhouse gases.

California Boulevard, on the way from Caltech to Lake Avenue.  The Pie-&-Burger place is shortly ahead to the right.  I walked this way many times when I was living here.

California trees have $1bn street value

25 June, 2016 – Researchers calculate the huge environmental and economic benefits to taxpayers of the trees that line many streets in California’s cities and suburbs.

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Renewables fuel optimism in Nepal

24 June, 2016 – Cattle dung and kitchen waste used in biogas plants are helping to save 400,000 trees a year and reduce fossil fuel imports in Nepal.

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Climate’s coral killers move in swiftly

23 June, 2016 – Worst-ever bleaching event affects 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef as rising temperatures and sea levels bring swift death to swathes of colourful corals.

Violet Gavin holds up maize that they have grown, but can't afford to have ground, inside their small hut in  Chimteka, Malawi on the 15th April, 2009. They are recipients of a cash transfer grant that is provided through a local NGO via UNCIEF, as part of an AUSAID programme to assist orphans and vulnerable people throughtout Malawi.

Race is on to feed warming world

22 June, 2016 – Scientists warn that plant breeders will need to accelerate development schedules if they are to ensure the ever-growing population can be fed as global temperatures rise.

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Climate puts squeeze on cuddly koalas

21 June, 2016 – More frequent extremes of heat and drought predicted for Australia could have a devastating impact on the habitat of the unique marsupial found nowhere else on Earth.

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Ducks give lowdown on Pacific changes

18 June, 2016 – Tracking eider ducks with satellite transmitters as they seek to stock up on food before the Arctic winter gives scientists a deeper insight into shifts in ocean ecosystems.

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