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Red State America Acts on Climate Change--but Calls It Other Names

Surveys of Great Plains mayors show policies push “conservation,” “air quality,” “energy savings” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
23 Feb, 01:40 - scientificamerican -  - 

Government 'watering down' pollution limits to meet Heathrow pledge

MPs say ministers are not doing enough to demonstrate how third runway would meet obligations on noise and air quality. The government is set to “water down” limits on aviation emissions and is shifting targets to meet its pledge to mitigate the environmental impact of expanding Heathrow, MPs have said. »
23 Feb, 01:40 - guardian -  - 

Australian coal 'risks being caught out' by Trump climate U-turn

The president could spring a surprise with a carbon price, making renewables cheaper, US Republican warns. Fossil fuel industries in Australia could be left behind by improvements in renewables and the possibility Donald Trump changes tack on a carbon tax, a former US Republican congressman has warned. »
22 Feb, 09:51 - guardian -  - 

Oil Industry, in Court, Claims Ignorance about CO2

Industry attorney tells judge he "does not know" what atmospheric CO2 levels are, even though data from scientists worldwide are crystal clear -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
21 Feb, 18:50 - scientificamerican -  - 

Trump's potential science adviser William Happer: hanging around with conspiracy theorists | Graham Readfearn

The Princeton atomic physicist is no climate scientist – and he’s pushing the same old denier myths. William Happer is a physicist at Princeton University – one of those US academic institutions with brand recognition for academic excellence that travels the globe. Happer is well known for his contrarian views (that’s the polite term) on human-caused climate change. Continue reading... »
21 Feb, 05:20 - guardian -  - 

Climate scepticism is a far-right badge of honour – even in sweltering Australia

It’s up to progressives to fight back against this idiocy-promoting rhetoric and save the Earth It hits you in the face and clings to you. It makes tall buildings whine as their air conditioning plants struggle to cope. It makes the streets deserted and the ice-cold salons of corner pubs get crowded with people who don’t like beer. It is the Aussie heatwave: and it is no joke. »
20 Feb, 19:50 - guardian -  - 

Fish under threat from ocean oxygen depletion, finds study

Oxygen levels in oceans have fallen 2% in 50 years due to climate change, affecting marine habitat and large fish such as tuna and sharks. The depletion of oxygen in our oceans threatens future fish stocks and risks altering the habitat and behaviour of marine life, scientists have warned, after a new study found oceanic oxygen levels had fallen by 2% in 50 years. »
20 Feb, 16:40 - guardian -  - 

Alarm as climate sceptic named head of US environment agency

Scientists within the EPA say work continues as usual for now, but they worry about potential changes when Scott Pruitt – a climate change sceptic – takes charge. »
20 Feb, 15:50 - newscientist -  - 

Expect to see more emergencies like Oroville Dam in a hotter world | Dana Nuccitelli

Scientists predicted decades ago that climate change would add stress to water management systems like Oroville Dam The evacuation of nearly 200,000 people near Oroville Dam is the kind of event that makes climate change personal. »
20 Feb, 13:30 - guardian -  - 

This week in climate news (19 February 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
19 Feb, 18:00 - climatiq -  - 

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