- “Australia Weather: How Much Rain Did It Take To Put Out NSW Fires?” • Since July there have been fires – sometimes hundreds at once – burning across New South Wales. Things finally changed though when rain arrived in NSW last weekend. It was a massive dump of water – more than 400 mm (15.7 in) in some places. [BBC]
- “A Third Of Fossil Fuel Assets May Soon Be Stranded” • Fossil fuel companies hold vast oil, gas and coal riches that they frequently tout to the investing universe to help elevate their market values. Few, if any, have ever told investors that a large chunk of these assets could be doomed to forever remain buried in the ground. [OilPrice.com]
- “A plague of locusts has descended on East Africa. Climate change may be to blame” • A plague of locusts is spreading across East Africa, threatening the food supply of tens of millions of people. Desert locusts thrive following periods of heavy rainfall that trigger blooms of vegetation, such as a series of cyclones in the last two years. [National Geographic]
- “Why The Vegan Diet Is Not Always Green” • Having a vegan smoothie to start your day may be packed with nutrients and will do wonders for your health. But it may be doing far less good for the planet. Anyone looking to adopt a vegan or vegetarian diet for environmental reasons may also want to consider the heavy price that comes with some vegan food. [BBC]
- “Coastal Erosion: The Homes Lost To The Sea” (Video) • As sea level rise, a senior figure in the UK Environment Agency says he wants the country to start “difficult conversations” about which areas should be protected and which should not. Science editor David Shukman has been investigating the dilemma of where to save and where to retreat. [BBC]
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