(New York Times)
Somalia’s twin killers — war and drought — have sent more than 20 percent of the country’s population on the run. Now, the drought has become so bad, even the camels are dying.
One would have to go back at least 15 million years to find carbon dioxide levels on Earth as high as they are today, scientists report in the online edition of the journal Science.
Drought in India may slash rice output in the world’s second-largest grower by about 18 percent this year, cutting global supplies available for importers, a United Nations official says.
Fifteen million European buildings should have eco-renovations over the next decade, with builders and architects re-educated to do the job, a draft EU report says.
Palestinian residents of a West Bank village with no electricity grid connections now have light thanks to an unlikely benefactor — a group of pro-peace Israeli scientists who installed solar and wind power systems.
(Yale Environment 360)
As the international community focuses on climate change as the great challenge of our era, it is ignoring another looming problem — the global crisis in land use.