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Major Report: Some Extreme Weather Can Only Be Blamed on Humans

A high-profile science panel finds several severe events in 2016 could not have naturally occurred -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
15 Dec, 19:20 - scientificamerican -  - 

'Explore lightly': Palau makes all visitors sign pledge to respect environment

International arrivals must sign promise to children of Pacific nation that they will ‘tread lightly, act kindly’ during their stay. The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau has introduced a new law requiring visitors to sign a pledge not to harm the environment before entering the country. The pledge will be stamped into the passports of international arrivals from this month. »
15 Dec, 11:40 - guardian -  - 

EU must not burn the world's forests for 'renewable' energy

A flaw in Europe’s clean energy plan allows fuel from felled trees to qualify as renewable energy when in fact this would accelerate climate change and devastate forests. The European Union is moving to enact a directive to double Europe’s current renewable energy by 2030. »
14 Dec, 13:30 - guardian -  - 

Global warming made Hurricane Harvey deadly rains three times more likely, research reveals

The unprecedented downpour and severe flooding was also 15% more intense due to climate change, which is making weather more violent around the world. Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented deluge, which caused catastrophic flooding in Houston in August, was made three times more likely by climate change, new research has found. »
13 Dec, 15:20 - guardian -  - 

Exxon deal aside, tough proxy season looms at U.S. energy firms

Climate activists said on Tuesday they would take a tough shareholder resolution off the table at Exxon Mobil Corp after the company agreed to provide new details about how climate change could affect its business. »
13 Dec, 03:50 - reuters -  - 

‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief

Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge. »
12 Dec, 19:40 - UN -  - 

California and Washington state join carbon pledge in defiance of Trump

California and Washington state joined five nations on the Pacific coast of the Americas on Tuesday to agree to step up the use of a price on carbon dioxide emissions as a central economic policy to slow climate change. »
12 Dec, 18:20 - reuters -  - 

World is losing the battle against climate change, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the global fight against climate change to dozens of world leaders and company executives on Tuesday, telling them: "We are losing the battle". »
12 Dec, 18:20 - reuters -  - 

Wind Turbines May Turn Slower in a Warmer World

Changes in global temperatures could affect air flow around the planet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
12 Dec, 17:20 - scientificamerican -  - 

EU announces €9bn in funding for climate action

EU funds will be focused on clean energy, and sustainable cities and agriculture, with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also pledging $300m towards climate adaptation. The European commission has announced funding of €9bn (£8bn) for action on climate change, one of a flurry of measures from governments, businesses and investors aimed at achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement. »
12 Dec, 17:10 - guardian -  - 

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