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Why climate cash could make or break COP27 | Climate Crisis

International climate change conferences are weighty enterprises — they must stand on solid pillars of action, not just warm words and hot air. Starting on Sunday, the United Nations climate meeting in Egypt, COP27, will be no different. And no pillar is more important for Africa than international climate finance. This year’s meeting of world …

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Arab states snuggle up and strategy ahead of COP27 summit

In a water-scarce but oil-rich region, some Arab states are feeling the effects of the climate crisis more than others. Ahead of COP27 in Egypt, Arab states have been bartering with each other over their demands and expectations for the summit. As the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference approaches countries across the Arab world …

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Floods wash away salt and tourism at Senegal’s ‘Pink Lake’ | Environment

Maguette Ndiour stands on the edge of Senegal’s Lake Retba, famous for its pink-hued waters, and points to a mound of salt slowly being shovelled into bags by men toiling under the hot midday sun. “This is the last of what we were able to save as the waters rose,” Ndiour, head of an association …

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Drought-stricten Mississippi River creates woes across US region | Drought News

Adam Thomas starts harvesting soybeans on his farm in the US state of Illinois when the dew burns off in the morning. This year, dry weather accelerated the work, allowing him to start early. His problem was getting the soybeans to market. About 60 percent of the Midwest and northern Great Plain states are in …

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As Maine’s winters shorten, tiny ticks threaten state’s moose

In Maine, the warming climate has shortened the winter by between one to two weeks compared to a century ago. In Maine, the warming climate has shortened the winter by between one to two weeks compared to a century ago. Shorter winters in Maine’s woodlands have created a huge problem for the state’s iconic moose, …

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From electricity to snow sports, Alpine water is key. Can these 8 countries protect it?

A battle is brewing around ‘Europe’s rooftop’ over the planet’s most precious resource. Bountiful for centuries, the crystal-clear waters issuing from the Alps could become increasingly contested as climate change and glacier melt affect the lives of tens of millions in the coming years. Italy wants them for crop irrigation in the spring and summer. …

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Pakistan’s tourism industry rocked by climate change | Climate Crisis News

Lahore, Pakistan – Tour guide Adil Lahorei was told by his clients from Eastern Europe that it was time to head north immediately as temperatures hit 40 degrees Celsius in the capital city of Punjab state. In May, Pakistan witnessed its hottest April in 61 years. March had been the ninth driest since 1961. The …

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One City in China Plans More Offshore Wind Capacity by 2030 than the Entire United States

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The Shenzhen Daily reports that the city of Chaozhou in China’s southern Guangdong Province is planning the world’s largest offshore wind farm, at 43.3 gigawatts. The United States has almost no offshore wind now, but the Biden Administration has a goal of 30 gigawatts by 2030 and the Interior Department …

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The Pacific’s future: ‘It’s either rats or reefs’ | Climate Crisis

Do you remember the remote South Pacific island where Tom Hanks’ character was stranded in the 2000 film Cast Away? That’s Monuriki, in my country of Fiji. While some people might remember it for its Hollywood association, the small, uninhabited island has other claims to fame. In 2011 the island’s Indigenous owners — the village …

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Frontseats to apocalypse: Watching climate change unfold at Arctic

Climate change has long been the subject of science-fiction films, or rather disaster flicks, with the phenomenon bringing armageddon to Earth. Today, though, the plots of science fiction have become the reality of our world. Today, without fiction, science suggests armageddon truly is headed our way if we do nothing. A sled dog breeder senses …

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