Tag Archives: Global Warming

US Food Costs Rising Fastest in 17 Years

NEW YORK (AP) – Steve Tarpin can bake a graham cracker crust in his sleep, but explaining why the price for his Key lime pies went from $20 to $25 required mastering a thornier topic: global economics. He recently wrote

Rapidly Melting Mountain Snow and Glaciers bring for water shortages

VIENNA, April 14 (Reuters) – Glaciers and mountain snow are melting earlier in the year than usual, meaning the water has already gone when millions of people need it during the summer when rainfall is lower, scientists warned on Monday.

Poisonous algae bloom threatens giant Chinese lake

A pollution-linked algae bloom has reappeared in China’s third-largest lake, prompting renewed fears for the drinking water supplies of millions of residents, state press said Tuesday. Taihu Lake in eastern China has seen a re-emergence of algae growth that last

China has become the world’s worst polluter

China is now the world’s biggest carbon emitter ahead of the US, a soon-to-be-published report says. Report courtesy of www.bbc.co.uk

China drought leaves 670,000 without drinking water

BEIJING, April 13 (Reuters) – A drought in China’s northeast Liaoning province has left nearly 700,000 people without drinking water after rainfall in the first three months of 2008 tumbled to one-fifth levels last year, the Xinhua agency said on

Indonesia’s thirsty capital is sinking as sea levels rise

Separated by a road and a viscous finger of black, garbage-choked water, the stilt-house slum of Muara Baru and the BMW car dealership that faces it appear as if from different worlds. But on December 6, 2025, these two extremes

EU defends biofuel goals amid food crises

BRUSSELS (AFP) – The EU Commission on Monday rejected claims that producing biofuels is a “crime against humanity” that threatens food supplies, and vowed to stick to its goals as part of a climate change package. “There is no question

Drought Ridden Farmers Commit Suicide in India

LUCKNOW, India — Authorities in northern India have banned the sale of a cheap variety of hair dye after debt-ridden farmers were found to be drinking it to end their lives, an official said Friday. At least 11 farmers have

World Food riots to worsen without global action: U.N.

ROME (Reuters) – Food riots in developing countries will spread unless world leaders take major steps to reduce prices for the poor, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Friday. Despite a forecast 2.6

Scientists predict more floods, droughts

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Scientists predicted Thursday that climate change in coming decades will cause more flooding in the Northern Hemisphere and droughts in some southern and arid zones. In addition, they said that some areas around the Mediterranean, parts of