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Climate Change, Terrorism, Seen as Major Global Threats

Climate change is now tied with the Islamic State as the most-feared security threat across much of the world. In the United States, cyberattacks are considered a greater danger than global warming, according to a Pew Research Center report that was recently released. Residents of 13 countries ranked climate change as the greatest threat to national security, while […]

A Year’s Worth of Earth’s Resources Already Exhausted in 2017 at Fastest Pace Ever

On August 2, 2017, we have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. We are using more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester. Earth Overshoot Day, previously known as Ecological Debt Day, is […]

The Nightmare Scenario for Florida’s Coastal Homeowners

Because of consistent global warming and rising seas, South Florida braces with the possible flooding scenarios associated with extreme water level events. The Florida Keys are well known to experience impacts from hurricane storm surges and from tidal flooding of streets and neighborhoods. Key West intends to plan, design, and construct a seawall using a 50-year […]

5 Reasons for China’s Clean Tech Boom

China is now shifting its energy mix to focus on renewable energy, using clean technologies to drive growth. Breakthroughs in technology, such as energy storage and energy efficiency, vital to the country’s future. Policies are being put in place to make every step of recycling profitable. China will prioritize green development and focus on clean […]

Tackling Climate Change is Part of Many Countries’ Sustainable Development Plans

We are living in a time of immense challenges to sustainable development. Billions of people on Earth continue to live in poverty and are denied a life of dignity. There are rising inequalities within and among countries. There are enormous disparities of opportunity, wealth, and power. Gender inequality remains a key challenge and unemployment is […]

Sweden is Using Algae to Eliminate Carbon Emissions

Sweden is implementing a revolutionary technique of using algae to curb the carbon emissions from concrete. In February, the country’s green party introduced a bill that would commit the country to reaching net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2045. On June 15, the bill became the Climate Act and the Scandinavian country is now legally […]