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Resource Shortage News
December 8, 2019

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With climate change, plants of the future will consume more water than in the present day, leading to less water available ... read more

Investments to Address Climate Change Are Good Business

New research suggests that over the next few decades, acting to reduce climate change is expected to cost much less than the damage otherwise inflicted by climate change on people, infrastructure and ... read more

Lack of Reporting on Phosphorus Supply Chain Dangerous for Global Food Security

A new study shows that while Phosphorus is a key element to global food security, its supply chain is a black box. This can lead to social, political ... read more

Ancient Civilizations Were Already Messing Up the Planet

As issues like climate change, global warming, and renewable energy dominate the national conversation, it's easy to assume these topics are exclusive to the modern world. But a huge collaborative ... read more
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US Public Views on Climate and Energy

Majorities of Americans say the federal government is doing too little for key aspects of the environment. And most believe the US should focus on development of alternative sources of energy over ... read more

Using Controlled Environment Food Production to Solve Food Shortages

Before land and labor shortages prompted by the Industrial Revolution forced food production to move away from cities, agriculture was central to urban environments and their planning. Now, certain ... read more

Half of Piedmont Drinking Wells May Exceed NC's Hexavalent Chromium Standards

A new study which combines measurements from nearly 1,400 drinking water wells across North Carolina estimates that more than half of the wells in the state's Piedmont region contain levels of ... read more

Mosquito Nets: Are They Catching More Fishes Than Insects?

Mosquito nets designed to prevent malaria transmission are used for fishing which may devastate tropical coastal ecosystems, according to a new scientific study. The researchers found that most of ... read more

US Economy to Expand, but at a Slower Pace, Reaching About 2% Growth in 2020

The US economy will continue to expand for a 12th consecutive year in 2020, but by only about 2% and struggling to remain at that level by year's end. Indiana's economic output will be more ... read more

Does Climate Change Affect Real Estate Prices? Only If You Believe in It

A new study shows that at-risk homes sell for more in areas where people don't believe in climate ... read more

Scientists Declare Climate Emergency, Establish Global Indicators for Effective Action

A global coalition of scientists says 'untold human suffering' is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and other ... read more

Sea Levels to Continue Rising After Paris Agreement Emission Pledges Expire in 2030

Sea levels will continue to rise around the world long after current carbon emissions pledges made through the Paris climate agreement are met and global temperatures stabilize, a new study ... read more

Housing Developers Could Be the Secret Weapon to Improving Air Quality

Housing developers and urban planners could be the unlikely heroes in the battle against the 'new tobacco' -- air pollution -- say ... read more

Climate: Uncertainty in Scientific Predictions Can Help and Harm Credibility

The ways climate scientists explain their predictions about the impact of global warming can either promote or limit their ... read more

Climate Change Concerns Have Largely Ignored Role of Access to Effective Contraception

Climate change concerns have largely ignored the importance of universal access to effective contraception, despite the impact of population growth on greenhouse gas emissions, argue ... read more

Study on Climate Protection: More Forest -- Less Meat

Forests help protect the climate. Reforestation can decisively contribute to mitigating global warming according to the Paris Agreement. Based on simulations, researchers have studied the conditions ... read more

Hydrologic Simulation Models That Inform Policy Decisions Are Difficult to Interpret

Hydrologic models that simulate and predict water flow are used to estimate how natural systems respond to different scenarios such as changes in climate, land use, and soil management. The output ... read more

Dual Approach Needed to Save Sinking Cities and Bleaching Corals

Local conservation can boost the climate resilience of coastal ecosystems, species and cities and buy them time in their fight against sea-level rise, ocean acidification and warming temperatures, a ... read more

Sinking Groundwater Levels Threaten the Vitality of Riverine Ecosystems

Groundwater is the world's largest source of freshwater and it is of vital importance for food production. Increasing extraction of groundwater in recent decades has resulted in sinking water ... read more

African Child Deaths Could Be Prevented by Improving Environmental Quality and Reducing Population

Children under 5 years of age in Africa are much more likely to die as a direct result of poor health linked to air pollution, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, increased family size, and ... read more

To Address Hunger, Many Countries May Have to Increase Carbon Footprint

Achieving an adequate, healthy diet in most low- and middle-income countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use due to food production, according to new ... read more

Focusing on Key Sustainable Development Goals Would Boost Progress Across All, Analysis Finds

The world could make greater progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by prioritizing a subset of the goals rather than pursuing them all equally, a first-of-its-kind ... read more

How Media Around the World Frame Climate Change News

Researchers analyzed thousands of climate change articles from 45 countries and territories around the world to determine how they frame the issue, and differences were revealed mostly by the wealth ... read more

Tariffs Lead to Creative Supply Chains

Where there's a will to peddle soybeans in the global marketplace, there's a way. Scholars apply a new, more holistic way to examine global agricultural trade to better understand ... read more

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