Climate change unites religions: Australia’s religious leaders have united to demand stronger action on climate change, with at least one major Christian lobby group urging churchgoers to compare the parties’ environmental policies before voting at the next federal election. The Age

Canada’s clean air auto loan : The Citizens Bank of Canada wants to make it easier for drivers to get behind the wheel of a vehicle with low carbon dioxide
(CO(2)) emissions with the introduction of the Clean Air Auto Loan. CNW Group

Rise in temp to affect Californian crops: Increasing temperatures in California during the next 45 years could negatively affect the amount of almonds, walnuts, oranges, avocados and table grapes that Americans put on their tables. According to new research … production losses in some of California’s most popular crops could be as high as 40% by mid-century. EurekAlert

Rain water to solve water problems in Uganda: Kampala city can support water needs of a population of between 3.5 million and 5.5 million with 60 litres a day, if rainwater harvesting is adopted. Uganda’s rainwater harvesting potential is estimated at over 9,900 cubic metres per person compared to the annual renewable water availability of 1,500 cubic metres. All Africa

Europe’s warmest autumn in 500 years: Do you still have roses in bloom in your English garden? Then you might not be surprised to hear that Europe is experiencing the warmest autumn since Columbus first sailed to America. Preliminary analysis shows that continental mean temperatures in September and October were 11°C — that’s 1.8 °C higher than the long-term average for these months. November was 2.5 °C higher than the average. [email protected]

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