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United Kingdom: Flooding: five lessons we have learned

Guardian: For centuries flood protection has meant building ever higher walls and radically straightening and clearing rivers, to rush water ever faster to the sea. But a more crowded island, rising sea levels and increasing extreme weather caused by climate change mean the hard engineering approach is hitting its limit. Dredging is a prime example: experts say it would not have prevented flooding in the Somerset Levels, nor drained the water significantly quicker. Continue reading

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Calgary floods spotlight cities’ costly failure to plan for climate change

CBC: But a community’s ability to react during a disaster is one thing. Minimizing the impact of a flood is another. Continue reading

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Arctic Resources, Exposed by Warming, Set Off Competition

New York Times: With Arctic ice melting at record pace, the world’s superpowers are increasingly jockeying for political influence and economic position in outposts like this one, previously regarded as barren wastelands. Continue reading

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Arctic Resources, Exposed by Warming, Set Off Competition

New York Times: With Arctic ice melting at record pace, the world’s superpowers are increasingly jockeying for political influence and economic position in outposts like this one, previously regarded as barren wastelands. Continue reading

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U.S. shale boom seen casting long shadow over global energy landscape

Greenwire: The United States is in the early stages of a boom in domestic oil production, sparked by the same innovations in drilling technologies that tapped shale to spur a 20 percent spike in natural gas output. Shale oil production is already booming in western North Dakota where light crude production from the Bakken Shale formation is transforming the state economy Continue reading

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