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11/26/2020 - More than 3 billion people affected by water shortages, data shows



Water shortages are now affecting more than 3 billion people around the world, as the amount of fresh water available for each person has plunged by a fifth over two decades, data has shown.

11/26/2020 - When autumn leaves begin to fall: As the climate warms, leaves on some trees are dying earlier



New research shows that, as the planet warms, deciduous trees in temperate European forests are losing their leaves earlier, and that could reduce the amount of CO2 forests will remove from the atmosphere in the decades ahead.

11/26/2020 - Offsetting pivots from carbon to plastic



The average person is responsible for the disposal of an estimated 22 pounds of single-use plastic waste per month. A new programme launching tomorrow will offer consumers the option to "offset" that plastic waste by funding the clean up of 22 pounds of plastic from the environment.

11/26/2020 - Ohio State, landfill among largest greenhouse gas emitters in Franklin County



Emissions data for greenhouse gas emitters was released by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in October, revealing the largest polluters in Franklin County.

11/26/2020 - Economy on edge as militants blow up Shell/Agip gas pipelines



Oil facilities owned by Shell/Agip were attacked recently in a sign that militant activities may have resumed again in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

11/26/2020 - What is ghost fishing and why is it killing dolphins, whales and turtles?



Endangered turtles and dolphins species in the River Ganges are at risk from becoming entangled in abandoned fishing gear, new research has found.

11/26/2020 - U.S. Justice Department suing over Puyallup River pollution



The U.S. Justice Department is suing the owners of the Electron dam for violating the Clean Water Act by polluting the Puyallup River.

11/26/2020 - Ontario hiking ethanol content in gasoline to help fight climate change



Ontario plans to raise by half the ethanol content required in gasoline in a move to fight climate change that could also dangle benefits to Southwestern Ontario's vast corn belt.

11/26/2020 - The lasting influence of the Tofurky



Twenty-five years ago, a food called Tofurky made its debut on grocery store shelves. Since then, the tofu-based roast has become a beloved part of many vegetarians' holiday feasts.

11/26/2020 - Premature deaths in Europe remain high despite better air quality



The number of premature deaths due to air pollution in Europe remains too high, at some 400,000 a year, despite improved air quality over the past decade.