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How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas

New research reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for the destruction of the potent global warming and ozone-depleting gas nitrous oxide. Alongside carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane, the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O), commonly known as 'laughing gas', is now a cause for great concern, and there is much international focus on reducing emissions. »
19 Apr, 19:50 - sciencedaily -  - 

Extinction Rebellion may be our last chance | Letters

Guardian readers on the past week of protests, what global finance can do to save us from climate change, and other environmental matters I hope Extinction Rebellion pushes climate chaos to the top of the political agenda, but Ben Smoke is right that glorifying arrest won’t advance the climate cause (Journal, 16 April). »
19 Apr, 18:30 - guardian -  - 

Climate change protesters descend on France's SocGen, energy companies

Climate activists blocked thousands of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said. »
19 Apr, 15:20 - reuters -  - 

Climate-change protesters say they will target London's Heathrow Airport

The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital. »
18 Apr, 23:32 - reuters -  - 

New York City to force buildings to slash greenhouse gas emissions

New law aims for 40% cut by 2030Buildings account for 67% of city’s climate change emissions New York City has approved an ambitious plan to combat climate change by forcing thousands of large buildings to slash their greenhouse gas emissions. »
18 Apr, 23:31 - guardian -  - 

Buying international permits is a cheap way to cut emissions. It's that simple | Katharine Murphy

As recently as 2017 the Coalition was in favour of it. Now it’s losing its mind over Labor’s climate policy. It’s the climate policy debate, so veering into Numptyville is par for the course, but I confess we are there earlier than even I expected. »
18 Apr, 10:50 - guardian -  - 

'Malicious': Shorten and business groups defy Coalition's assault on climate policy

High-quality international offsets should be part of any credible policy, industry says. Business groups are defying the Morrison government’s political assault on the use of international permits, arguing a credible climate policy should include access to high-quality international offsets, because they are a key mechanism to help Australia meet its Paris target. »
18 Apr, 10:50 - guardian -  - 

Mark Carney’s warning on climate change is timely, but it’s only a start | Larry Elliott

The Bank of England governor spoke the language that the City would understand, but governments also need to embrace new ideas to help shift the dial Mark Carney got right to the heart of the matter in his message to the City about the risks of climate change: take global warming seriously or you will lose money. »
18 Apr, 07:40 - guardian -  - 

Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: Clouds

In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests, finds a study published today. If greenhouse gas emissions continue increasing as they have been, 90% of Western Hemisphere cloud forests would be affected as early as 2060. »
18 Apr, 00:40 - sciencedaily -  - 

EU set to cut carbon dioxide emission levels for new trucks by 30%

European parliament expected to pass laws forcing industry to cut CO2 pollution by 2035. European lorry makers face having to cut the carbon dioxide emissions for new trucks by almost a third by 2035, while a UK government body has called for a total ban on new petrol and diesel heavy goods vehicles by 2040. »
17 Apr, 22:10 - guardian -  - 

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