Newsdesk to March 17

How global warming punishes the world’s poorest. Amid this new normal, a people long hounded by poverty and strife has found itself on the frontline of a new crisis: climate change. More than 650,000 children under age 5 across vast stretches of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are severely malnourished – NewYorkTimes

  • 22 National Science Academies urge government action on climate change – InsideClimateNews
  • Global recycling industry in turmoil – Guardian
  • WHO – microplastics found in 90% of bottled water – Guardian
  • Stephen Hawking’s final warnings urged world to halt climate change – EcoWatch
  • France’s Macron pledges €700m to solar energy push – ClimateChangeNews
  • Germany reports NO2 emissions, mainly from diesel cars, led to 6,000 premature deaths in 2014 – TerraDaily
  • China beefs up environmental ministry to protect air, water, soil and the country’s ecology – Reuters
  • China ‘winning’ war on smog, helping life expectancy – TerraDaily
  • White House feared Pruitt’s climate debate would be huge embarrassment –ThinkProgress