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How Michigan’s Flint River is poisoning the city’s residents

Farmers Market

To date, over 25,000 children in Flint, Michigan, have been exposed to lead contamination from the city’s water supply. How did the water get that way? Lee-Anne Walters and her family in Flint, Michigan, drank water laced with hazardous levels of lead contamination for nearly eight months, beginning in the spring of 2014. The water was brown. Her three-year-old son Gavin ...

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American voters prefer candidates who support climate action, says survey

Survey

A recent survey by the George Mason University’s Centre for Climate Change Communication has found that majority of voters in the United States of America prefer candidates who support actions to address the menace of climate change. Too often, the debate about climate change in the US is portrayed as one between Democrats and Republicans. In fact, study has shown ...

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$248m pledged to GEF climate fund for vulnerable countries

Naoko Ishii

New financing for Least Developed Countries Fund sends strong signal of commitment as Paris talks get underway Eleven donors on Monday November 30, 2015 in Paris, France pledged close to $250 million in new money for adaptation support to the most vulnerable countries on the planet giving a welcome boost to the start of the climate talks here in Paris. ...

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US approves use of experimental Ebola drug

A victim of Ebola virus

Tekmira Pharmaceutical Corp said on Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration had modified its clinical hold status on Tekmira’s experimental Ebola treatment to enable its potential use in humans infected with the virus. The FDA told Burnaby, British Columbia-based Tekmira that it had modified the full clinical hold on the drug to a partial clinical hold, the company ...

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Obama to take sweeping action on climate

President Obama will announce his intention to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants, increase appliance efficiency standards and promote renewable energy development on public lands in a speech Tuesday outlining his plan to use executive powers to address climate change. While the president has talked about the need to address global warming, using sweeping rhetoric in his second inaugural address to suggest it ranks as ...

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World’s greenest building and Nigeria’s challenges

The Bullitt Center is a commercial office building at the northern edge of the Central District neighborhood, near Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington, USA. It was officially opened on Earth Day, April 22, 2013. It was designed to be – and indeed it is – the greenest commercial building in the world. The building has similarly been classified a “Living Building” by the International Living Future Institute, world’s ...

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