$1B Clean Energy Fund Launched by Bill Gates & World’s Wealthiest Individuals
December 16, 2016
Bloomberg (12/11) said Bill Gates and more than a dozen of the world’s wealthiest individuals launched Breakthrough Energy Ventures – a 20 year, $1 billion investment fund aiming to foster major advances in clean energy production.
Dabanga Sudan (12/11) said climate change is impacting food security and sustainable development in Sudan as seen through recent droughts and floods. The Sudanese government released a National Adaptation Plan in July 2016 that includes strategies for drought resistant crop varieties, more efficient irrigation and improved crop storage.
Inside Climate News (12/9) said a new report found that hundreds of species around the world are experiencing local extinctions due to climate change.
The New York Times (12/9) reported on a new, freely available project developed by scientists with the European Commission’s Joint Research Center and Google engineers that used Landsat satellite images to illustrate how rivers, lakes and other bodies of water have changed over three decades.
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