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Low Water levels concern Quinte Conservation officials

Climate change is affecting water resources in Canada, as discussed in this article.  The lack of consistent rainfall has threatened the reservoirs of eastern Ontario.  Water levels are low in several rivers, including the Napanee, Salmon, Skootamatta, and the Black River.   If the dry conditions do not end soon, there will be major water supply

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Our new contributors!

Published on September 30, 2011 by in Admin

ClimateYou is pleased to announce several new contributors to our site!  Students from the New York City College of Technology will be posting articles and their summaries as part of a class project focusing on climate change impacts in three areas, water resources, public health, and energy. Please keep checking back for the latest updates!

 
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Battling energy waste in hot, rich cities

Why is there so much energy wasted in big, rich, hot cities like Hong Kong?  In part, it’s because real estate is so expensive that energy costs seem trivial, a tiny fraction of the building’s value.  The main alternatives are oil, coal, nuclear, and renewables like solar.  Little attention is paid to the “fifth fuel,”

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Taking stock of campus sustainability

Many colleges and universities now measure their environmental footprint, but few have taken the next steps toward true sustainability by focusing on environmental justice and ecological economics.  Most have not rigorously addressed their role in planetary deterioration, nor have they done well in meeting the challenges confronting humans now or that will in the future.

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Tropical Storm Lee

Saturday morning 9/3 update on Tropical Storm Lee, now pelting southern Louisiana with heavy rain that is expected to last several days. The storm will test the levees that were rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina devestated the area six years ago. GR On Friday 9/2, Tropical storm Lee is gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico,

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