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Leymah Gbowee to Serve on G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council

Projected climate and other (non-climate/development) migrants in Mexico and Central America between now and 2050: total (top) and as a percentage of the population in the region (bottom)

Addressing Climate Migration Within Borders Helps Countries Plan, Mitigate Effects

A new report is the first to focus on longer-term climate impacts on crop and water resources, and the ways in which they may influence internal migration.

Climate Migrants Will Soon Shift Populations of Many Countries, Says World Bank

If emissions of greenhouse gases remain high, as many as 143 million “internal migrants” might move within their own countries by 2050.

by |March 19, 2018
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Palm Trees Are Spreading Northward. How Far Will They Go?

A new study explores what it will take for the iconic tropical tree to expand into areas that have long been too cold for palm trees to survive.

by |March 19, 2018
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California’s Misguided Attempt to Force Urban Density

Government should encourage urban living by making it more affordable and attractive, and provide incentives for density; it should not try to mandate it.

by |March 19, 2018
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Lamont-Doherty Receives Donation of Marine Seismic Technology Upgrades

A generous donation from leading geoscience firm CGG Inc. will advance the research capacities of the Langseth research ship.

by |March 16, 2018