EPA Releases Report Advising Communities to Prepare for Climate Change-Related Disasters

Policymakers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a report in the Federal Register outlining how local communities should start planning for near-future catastrophes associated with climate change. As first reported by the Washington Post, the 150-page report – titled “Planning for Natural Disaster Debris” – offers updates to …

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Heineken Brews Up Water Reduction Pledge

Heineken has pledged to reduce its water usage and treat 100% of the water used for brewing by 2030. Its ‘Every Drop’ water ambitions – developed in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal – aims to maximise water circularity in water stressed areas through recovery, reuse and recycling and …

UN Predicts Dire Future for Planet Unless People Change Their Ways Now

Mother Earth got a bad health report from the United Nations this week, and the scientific team that conducted the exam didn’t shirk from delivering the bad news. The word “dire” comes to mind. The assessment is contained in the sixth Global Environmental Outlook, a 708-page compendium of the planet’s …

World’s Largest River Floods Five Times More Often Than It Used to

Extreme floods have become more frequent in the Amazon Basin in just the last two to three decades, according to a new study. After analyzing 113 years of Amazon River levels in Port of Manaus, Brazil, researchers found that severe floods happened roughly every 20 years in the first part …

People in Coastal Areas ‘Need to Seriously Consider Relocation’

People living in coastal areas need to seriously consider moving further inland to escape the threat of climate change-related flooding. That’s according to Luciana Esteves, Associate Professor at Bournemouth University, who says coastal flooding and erosion are posing an increasingly real threat to property, local economies and even life. She …

Climate Change To Lead To More Frequent UK Flooding, Warns Environment Agency

5.2 million properties in England are at risk of flooding, and increases in the frequency of intense bouts of flooding are expected across England due to changes in the country’s climate, warns the nation’s Environment Agency. The UK Environment Agency last week launched its Flood Action Campaign after warning that …