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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 June 2017, 13:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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 June 2017, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 June 2017, 06:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 June 2017, 04:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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 June 2017, 04:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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 June 2017, 20:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 June 2017, 17:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

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 June 2017, 17:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 June 2017, 09:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Panda love spreads to benefit the planet

Loving pandas isn't just a feel-good activity. Recent work shows China's decades of defending panda turf have been good not just for the beloved bears, but also protects habitat for other valuable plants and animals, boosts biodiversity and fights climate change. »
26 June 2017, 23:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

EU ministers agree on energy savings targets after 2021

EU ministers on Monday reached a compromise on energy saving targets after 2021, taking a first hurdle toward implementing the Paris Agreement on lowering carbon emissions and limiting the worst effects of a warming planet. »
26 June 2017, 22:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Most Australians want renewables to be primary energy source, survey finds

Climate Institute survey points to overwhelming frustration with government’s inaction and lack of leadership on clean energy. The vast majority of Australians want to see the country dramatically increase the use of renewable energy, a new survey has found, despite attempts by the federal government to characterise renewables as unreliable and expensive. »
26 June 2017, 21:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Global sea level rise accelerates since 1990, study shows

The rise in global sea levels has accelerated since the 1990s amid rising temperatures, with a thaw of Greenland's ice sheet pouring ever more water into the oceans, scientists said on Monday. »
26 June 2017, 19:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (25 June 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
25 June 2017, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Living with climate change: You can make a difference

With climate change, individual behaviour does matter. Here's how to influence the future through how you travel, where you get your electricity and what you eat. »
24 June 2017, 19:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

New Orleans mayor: US climate change policy cannot wait for Trump

Mitch Landrieu says cities will lead as federal government is ‘paralysed’NYC’s de Blasio backs push as Miami Beach shows anti-sea rise work US cities will lead national policy on climate change after the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans said at an... »
24 June 2017, 18:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Living with climate change: How to cope in a warmer world

Feeding and housing a growing human population when seas are rising and extreme weather hits will be hard – but manageable if we take the right decisions now. »
23 June 2017, 18:41 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots

Global warming will not affect everyone equally. Here we look at seven key regions to see how each is tackling the consequences of climate change. It could have been the edge of the Sahara or even Death Valley, but it was the remains of a large orchard in the hills above the city of Murcia in southern Spain last year. »
23 June 2017, 13:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australian health groups urge coal phase-out and strong emissions reduction

World-first climate and health framework from 30 health and medical groups calls for recognition of citizens’ ‘right to health’. To save hundreds of lives and billions of dollars, Australia should rapidly phase out coal power stations and establish strong emissions reduction targets, according to a coalition of 30 major health and medical groups. »
22 June 2017, 03:01 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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