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New coal power plants may block Japan's carbon emissions goal: minister

Japan may not achieve its carbon emissions target if an ambitious plan to build more coal-fired power plants pushes ahead, its environment minister said, underlining Tokyo's struggle to meet globally agreed goals to halt climate change. »
29 Jun, 13:30 - reuters -  - 

Failure to update building regulations could triple heatwave deaths by 2040

The government has rejected advice to approve the new regulations that ensure homes, hospitals and schools do not overheat as the number of deadly heatwaves rises with climate change. »
29 Jun, 09:10 - guardian -  - 

Turning the climate tide by 2020

The world needs high-speed climate action for an immediate bending -- down of the global greenhouse -- gas emissions curve, leading experts caution. Aggressive reduction of fossil-fuel usage is the key to averting devastating heat extremes and unmanageable sea level rise, authors argue. »
29 Jun, 06:40 - sciencedaily -  - 

Britain's progress on climate change is stalling, government advisers say

Britain's progress in tackling climate change is stalling and new strategies and policies are needed to ensure ambitious greenhouse gas emissions cuts continue, the government's climate advisers said in a report on Thursday. »
29 Jun, 04:00 - reuters -  - 

House panel wants to know how climate change impacts the military

U.S. lawmakers on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon on Wednesday to produce a report on climate change and its effects on the military. »
29 Jun, 04:00 - reuters -  - 

World has three years left to stop dangerous climate change, warn experts

Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres among signatories of letter warning that the next three years will be crucial to stopping the worst effects of global warming. »
28 Jun, 20:30 - guardian -  - 

Lightning-Caused Fires Rise in Arctic as the Region Warms

The trend could worsen significantly in the future if tree cover spreads northward -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
27 Jun, 17:40 - scientificamerican -  - 

Monitoring changes in wetland extent can help predict the rate of climate change

Monitoring changes to the amount of wetlands in regions where permafrost is thawing should be at the forefront of efforts to predict future rates of climate change, new research shows. »
27 Jun, 17:40 - sciencedaily -  - 

Vulnerable ‘chokepoints’ threaten global food supply, warns report

Fourteen critical bottlenecks, from roads to ports to shipping lanes, are increasingly at risk from climate change, say analysts. Increasingly vulnerable “chokepoints” are threatening the security of the global food supply, according to a new report. »
27 Jun, 09:40 - guardian -  - 

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