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Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the world – Science Daily – 13/09/2017

Researchers have published the first analysis looking at how vulnerable the world's freshwater and marine fishes are to climate change. Their study used physiological data to predict how nearly 3,000 fish species living in oceans and rivers will respond to warming water temperatures in different regions.

Source:  Science Daily, 13/09/2017

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Study projects climate change to increase heat-related deaths – The Brown Daily Herald Tribune – 13/09/2017

Potential increase in heat-related deaths indicate public health concern with climate change

Source:  The Brown Daily Herald Tribune, 13/09/2017

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Emerging markets: The next growth vector – Money Web – 13/09/2017

After a long period of fragile growth, the global economy appears to be in recovery mode. Global stock markets are performing remarkably well – hitting all-time highs on the back of low interest rates. In this environment, emerging markets have piqued the interest of investors.

Source:  Money Web, 13/09/2017

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Electricity Access in Developing Countries

The vast majority of people without access to electricity are in sub-Saharan Africa and the Oceania region, and most of them live in rural areas.

“In Africa, nearly 60% of people have no access to reliable electricity. 5 To put these numbers in perspective, the entire continent of Africa has about 150 GW of installed power [...]

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Carbon pricing schemes are planned or in place all round the world

This map shows the schemes already in place or planned. Most schemes focus on carbon intensive sectors, but their scope is expanding to other industries. They are also expanding geographically to cover a significant proportion of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

“Carbon pricing has expanded significantly over the last 10-15 years. The number, stringency and [...]

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Twin megastorms have scientists fearing this may be the new normal – The Guardian – 06/09/2017

Destructive force of Irma and Harvey has Trump expressing awe, but those in power should focus on the environmental causes

Source:  The Guardian, 06/09/2017

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Heat wave, fires, hurricanes bear the ‘fingerprints of climate change,’ scientists say – Sacbee – 06/09/2017

As Hurricane Irma prepared to strike the Florida coast and millions of acres continued to burn in the West, climatologists said it was overly simplistic to blame global warming for the flurry of chaotic weather afflicting portions of the United States. Wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes are common this time of year.

Source:  Sacbee, 06/09/2017

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Global Investor Sentiment Improves, Except in US – Financial Tribune – 05/09/2017

Investor sentiment towards most geographic regions improved in September, although according to the results of one widely-followed survey there is some skepticism surrounding the situation in the US.

Source:  Financial Tribune, 05/09/2017

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Global Infrastructure investment needs are huge

The World today invests some $2.5 trillion a year on transportation, power, water and telecommunications systems. Yet it’s not enough – and needs are only growing steeper. The McKinsey Global Institute finds that the world needs to invest an average of $3.3 trillion annually just to support currently expected rates of growth. Emerging economies will [...]

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Global distribution of natural gas deposits

Natural gas is environment-friendly. It exists abundantly and can be supplied stably. Expansion of its use is expected in the future.

“Natural gas, which is primarily composed of methane, when burned, generates only small amounts of carbon dioxide that is the key contributors to global warming and nitrogen oxide that causes photochemical smog, and sulfur oxide [...]

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