(Time) - Erratic weather has not allowed Mozambique residents to recover as they continue to flee from Cyclones and tropical storms. This marks a first for the nation being hit by two cyclones in one season. The relentless storms have lead to flooding disasters, leaving over 160,000 people in dangerous and inaccessible areas.Read More
(Modest Fish) - Coral bleaching can be caused by a variety of elements, most of those attributable to the effects of climate change. The result is serious economic and ecological losses. Read more to better understand coral bleaching and preventative measures to stop the loss of coral reefs and the disruption of aquatic ecosystems.
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(New York Times) - Automakers are less opposed to new auto-efficiency regulations than the oil industry. Marathon and other oil giants have hired government relations firms and requested private meetings with EPA director Scott Pruitt and their lobbyists. Oil execs argue that oil scarcity no longer being an issue justifies tapering off on fuel-efficient auto production.Read More
(Market Place) The leading threat to human life is air pollution, most of it caused by burning fossil fuels. Studies show that the average person will have their life shortened by two years. The Clean Air Act saw an uptick in air quality and an increase of 1.5 year life expectancy, but certain urban areas still trail behind due to environmental racism.Read More
(New York Times) Mr. Wyss has seen local communities push for safeguarding their land and water conservation resulting in sustainability and economic growth. Some scientists agree that to save the whole planet, we need to protect about half of it. The best part about all of this is that it is totally possible. Mr. Wyss hopes to see 1/3 of our planet protected by 2030 through funding of scientific studies, raising public awareness and climate action.Read More