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India, US commit to implement Paris Agreement

Sushma Swaraj

India and the United States have reiterated their commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and to boost solar energy and other low carbon technologies. During the second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi on 31 August, External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India Nirmala Sitharaman ...

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Can elephants ever recover from poaching?

elephant ivory

It’s easy to kill an elephant, as hunters and ivory poachers have shown for quite some time. Creating one, however, is an entirely different story. Among the forest elephants in Central Africa, females don’t typically breed until they’re 23 years old – “a markedly late age of maturity relative to other mammals,” notes Andrea Turkalo, a scientist for the Wildlife ...

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How cannabis legalisation is impacting water security


Beyond the arguments over medical benefits, cash crops, and cross-border “drug wars”, Montgomery Simus explains in The Source how the global footprint of cannabis trafficking is rapidly diversifying, complicating the lives of water, carbon and energy managers On the desert edge of Las Vegas, Nevada, an organic farmer harnesses ample sun and soil – and water siphoned from the distant Colorado River – to offer his customers year-round access to local produce. ...

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World Bank, IWA partner to reduce water losses

pipe leak

The World Bank and the International Water Association (IWA) on Thursday in Stockholm, Sweden at World Water Week declared their intentions to establish a global partnership to help countries, especially the poorest, improve water management. The agreement essentially focuses on water that is pumped but then lost or unaccounted for, called non-revenue water (NRW). In developing countries, roughly 45 million ...

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