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California Safe Schools Celebrates Pearl August Humanitarian Award Recipients (tags)
California Safe Schools Environmental Health Summit & 15th Anniversary Honors Humanitarians & Environmental Victories
Climate-change summary and update. (tags)
These are the latest updates as of July 28 2013 from Guy Mcpherson's update page which is quite large, so I'm only publishing here the latest news.
On Typhoon Bhopa and the Doha Conference (tags)
Typhoon Bhopa (Philippine name Pablo) have resulted to a total number of 647 casualties, with another 1,842 people injured, and 780 missing.
Climate Changing 3x Faster Since 2000 (tags)
The National Acadamy of Sciences published a report from a series of studies on many aspects of global warming. The May 22 report states that the rise in CO2 emissions and the Arctic Ice Cap melting are three times faster than the worst case predictions of the IPCC report. They also found that the sea level rise is twice as fast as expected by the scientists just last year.
S. California Dead Zone one of 150 Worldwide (tags)
Human-kind is engaged in a gigantic, global, experiment as a result of the over-use of fertilizers, the discharge of untreated sewage and the ever rising emissions from vehicles and factories. The result, 150 dead zones -- one off the coast of Southern California.
Peacekeepers not Informed about Depleted Uranium in South Iraq (tags)
As the UN-backed ‘stabilisation force’ in Iraq (SFIR) is taking shape, peacekeepers are not well informed about the risks of DU contamination, since the US government refuses to disclose information on DU firing locations. Dutch troops arriving in the southern province of Al Muthanna are particularly ill-informed, as the Dutch government has unduly asserted that "no DU ammunition was used in the area during the recent conflict". If this information comes from US officials, as the government claims, it has been deceived--as much as it has misinformed parliament.