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On Thin Ice: Big Northern Lakes Are Being Rapidly Transformed

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

As temperatures rise, the world’s iconic northern lakes are undergoing major changes that include swiftly warming waters, diminished ice cover, and outbreaks of harmful algae. Now, a global consortium of scientists is trying to assess the toll.

Europe’s oldest lake faces destruction to make way for tourists

Originally Published by New Scientist – Earth

Lake Ohrid in Macedonia is one of the world’s most biodiverse lakes, but its unique ecosystems may soon be cemented over to make way for development
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Human water use ‘greater than thought’

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

New calculations show that our already sizeable water footprint is 18% bigger than previously recognised – at 10,700 cu km a year.
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Record US temperatures are work of El Niño and polar vortex, experts say

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Two weather systems keep 2015 on track to be hottest year ever, with current El Niño phenomenon likely to be one of three strongest in half century

 

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XPrize Challenges Researchers to Explore the Great Depths of the Ocean

On the first day of AGU’s 2015 Fall Meeting, X-Prize keynote speakers announced a $7 million prize that challenges competitors to revolutionize underwater exploration and mapping of the deep ocean floor.

Great Barrier Reef water quality under threat without urgent funding – report

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Queensland report calls for corporate and philanthropic funding to help cut water pollution as a bulwark against climate change

Governments will need to move faster and find more money to meet “ambitious” targets of cutting pollution in Great Barrier Reef waters, a Queensland government taskforce has found.

Climate change: Will ‘1.5 to stay alive’ deal be enough to save Seychelles?

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

The half a degree difference between the target of 1.5C – included in the draft text with the agreed goal of 2C – is critical for small, low-lying coastal states

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Landmark Agreement on Climate Is Reached in Paris to Cap Warming

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

Climate negotiators meeting in Paris have achieved a deal that could change the world.

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Two Billion People at Risk of Losing Water Supplies Due to Snowpack Loss

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360

Roughly 2 billion people are at risk of declining water supplies in the northern hemisphere due to decreasing snowpack, according to Snowpack in the Lesser Caucasus mountains.

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