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In Texas, the Race to Build in Harm’s Way Outpaces Flood-Risk Studies and Warming Impacts

Dot Earth - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 15:07
In Texas's exurban counties, a population and building boom has outpaced efforts to cut flash-flood risks and dominates any impact so far from climate change. 0
Categories: Sustainability

One-Two Punch of Earthquakes and Landslides Exposes Hydropower Vulnerability in Nepal

Dot Earth - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:25
A pitch for a more resilient and distributed electricity supply in quake-prone Nepal. 0
Categories: Sustainability

The R&B Star Akon and an Emirates Foundation Invest in a Solar Energy Work Force for Africa

Dot Earth - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:06
A hip-hop star, Akon, and a young solar-technology instructor visit the U.N. to show how they are lighting up Africa. 0
Categories: Sustainability

Study Finds Sun Belt Population Growth and Warming Climate Could Quadruple Exposure to Extreme Heat

Dot Earth - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:56
A study finds that climate change and the Sun Belt boom will contribute equally to an enormous rise in potential exposure to extreme heat. 0
Categories: Sustainability

Pressure Builds for Swift U.S. Action Against Spreading Salamander Threat

Dot Earth - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 14:03
Federal wildlife officials say they are prepared to act swiftly in the face of a threat to American salamanders. 0
Categories: Sustainability

A Film Explores Curaçao’s Effort to Become a Caribbean Haven for Coral

Dot Earth - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:16
A documentary explores how Curacao is trying to lead the Caribbean in building an economy around its coral reefs, instead one that threatens them. 0
Categories: Sustainability
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