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Local Actions Lead The Global Efforts To Address Climate Change

By Park Won-soonMayor of Seoul ~ Park Won-soon is the mayor of Seoul, South Korea and a board member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. Date: 06/27/2017 03:38 pm ET Climate change is happening at home and around the world. Seoul is doing its part by embracing clean energy and climate solutions and …

In Africa’s drylands, opportunities to cut vulnerability to drought and famine are within reach

SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL MORRIS & RAFFAELLO ON THU, 06/15/2017 As the global development community marks World Day to Combat Desertification on June 17, large areas of Sub-Saharan Africa will be gripped by extreme drought, leaving millions of people in need of emergency assistance. This is lamentable, because interventions are available that could significantly increase long term …

Closer look: Landscape level assessment for the Central Namib Desert

Written by: Pippa Howard The southern African country of Namibia has been high on Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI) agenda since early 2007. Both Pippa Howard and Dave Wright from FFI’s Business & Biodiversity programme have written lauding the dramatic beauty and high level of biodiversity of the Namib Desert’s varying landscapes. In these blog …

Fighting Climate Change Can Be a Lonely Battle in Oil Country, Especially for a Kid

By Neela Banerjee, Zahra Hirji. JUN 13, 2017 RAYNE, Louisiana —As far back as Jayden Foytlin can remember, her cousin Madison came over to celebrate her birthday. The girls had been best friends since they were toddlers and spent nearly every weekend together, playing video games and basketball in their driveways. This year, things were …

France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research

By Chris Weller at the Business Insider, Jun. 8, 2017, 11:41 AM If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for you to stay awhile. Following President Trump’s June 2 decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement — a multi-country pact that acknowledges global warming …

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