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Even In A Desert, Drought Spells Trouble For Ranchers

National Public Radio: In northern Nevada, a place famous for its wide, open spaces and expansive cattle operations, ranchers are in a bind due to the historic drought. Continue reading

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High in the sky, with a keen focus on changes below

Daily Climate: The message on the monitors was clear: Nine images from satellites circling the top of the globe, each showing summer ice extent for a different year from 2002 to 2011, yet none coming close to the historic average. Then the screens flickered, and up came nine snapshots of a dying Aral Sea from 2000 to 2009, the blue-green waters never wetting more than a portion of the dry lakebed Continue reading

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High in the sky, with a keen focus on changes below

Daily Climate: The message on the monitors was clear: Nine images from satellites circling the top of the globe, each showing summer ice extent for a different year from 2002 to 2011, yet none coming close to the historic average. Then the screens flickered, and up came nine snapshots of a dying Aral Sea from 2000 to 2009, the blue-green waters never wetting more than a portion of the dry lakebed. Some of it is showing how beautiful the planet is Continue reading

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Island nations warn of climate disaster at UN

Associated Press: The Palestinians want the United Nations to recognize a state. And the island nation of Tuvalu wants the United Nations to act — now — to keep their state above water. Continue reading

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Q&A: NGOs Must Play Key Role in Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development

Inter Press Service: As the United Nations readies for a major international conference on sustainable development next June in Brazil, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are preparing to play a key role in the run-up to the summit meeting and are preparing a plan of action to be adopted by world leaders. Continue reading

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