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MDB Climate Finance Hit Record High of US$35.2 billion in 2017

An increase of nearly 30 per cent on the previous year, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks.

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2018 – Climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017, up 28 per cent on the previous year. 543 more words

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Desalination for South Africa

The drought in the Western Cape has caused thought to be given to how the water supply can be increased. With available surface water being a finite resource there are basically only two possible solutions to effectively augmenting that supply, the repeated recycling of waste water or desalination. 1,125 more words

Environment

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

In communities across the country, the billionaire conservatives are waging a sophisticated fight against new rail projects and bus routes.

Published: June 19, 2018 at 05:30AM… 70 more words

NYT

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country by HIROKO TABUCHI


By Bhavesh Patil

In communities across the country, the billionaire conservatives are waging a sophisticated fight against new rail projects and bus routes.

Published: June 19, 2018 at 05:30AM

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Tornado Quest Science Links In Review For June 11 - 18, 2018

Greetings everyone! El Nino and other climate topics have been given a good deal of discussion lately and we’ve got some links covering those topics. The latest State Of The Climate report from NOAA is out…and I’ll let the data speak for itself. 511 more words

Climate

GIF: Five shared socio-economic pathways scenarios

As part of my internship, I was asked to do an animation of the five IPCC pathways scenarios.

An explainer by Carbon Brief on these scenarios: 312 more words

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