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Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle

A new study shows that nitrogen-feeding organisms exist all over the deep ocean, and not just in large oxygen-depleted 'dead zones,' changing the way we think about the delicate nitrogen cycle. »
21 April 2018, 19:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

What steps can the UK take to reach net zero emissions by 2050?

The government has pledged to review its long-term climate targets. Renewable energy, housing and and transport are just some areas where new policies could cut emissions fast. More wind farms, solar power and electric cars: these are likely to be the future of the UK, under government plans announced this week to seek a zero-carbon economy in the next 30 years. »
20 April 2018, 18:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Great Barrier Reef coral predicted to last at least 100 years before extinction from climate change

A common Great Barrier Reef coral species has enough genetic diversity to survive at least 100 years before succumbing to global warming, researchers predict. »
20 April 2018, 06:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Japan carbon capture site shows promise for industrial use

A test site in Japan for burying carbon dioxide (CO2) below the seabed off Hokkaido island is showing more promise than other carbon, capture and storage (CCS) projects by cutting costs and increasing efficiency, its developer says. »
19 April 2018, 10:52 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Low-Carbon Investment Is Moving Too Slowly to Rein in Warming, U.N. Warns

Growing recognition of climate change’s economic threat has not stymied fossil fuel investments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
18 April 2018, 23:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Study reveals new Antarctic process contributing to sea level rise and climate change

A new study has revealed a previously undocumented process where melting glacial ice sheets change the ocean in a way that further accelerates the rate of ice melt and sea level rise. »
18 April 2018, 23:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

The Commonwealth can kickstart a global offensive on climate change | Jacinda Ardern

The task ahead is immense, but New Zealanders know it can be achieved. We have a proud history of this kind of leadership. Leaders of Commonwealth nations are meeting in London this week instead of the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu because things did not go according to plan. »
18 April 2018, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

To lead on climate, countries must commit to zero emissions | Isabella Lövin

The UK’s climate laws forged a path for others to follow. But as progressive nations commit to zero emissions, it must reclaim its leading role, writes Sweden’s deputy prime minister What does it mean for a nation to be a “climate leader” in 2018? At the very least, it must mean having a firm plan in place to deliver your nation’s fair share of the Paris agreement. »
17 April 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UK to review climate target raising hopes of a zero emissions pledge

The government pledged in 2016 to enshrine a zero target in law to meet its Paris commitments, but has yet to pass any legislation. The UK is to review its long-term target to cut climate emissions as part of global efforts to curb rising temperatures, the government has announced. »
17 April 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

National energy guarantee will 'lock in' poor climate outcomes, ACT says

ACT will push for improvements as federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg urges states and territories to get behind scheme Sign up to receive the top stories every morning. »
17 April 2018, 11:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Labor states urged to reject 'woefully inadequate' emissions reduction target

Environment group says states must not rubber stamp Malcolm Turnbull’s government’s national energy guarantee. A key environment group is urging the Labor states not to rubber stamp the Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee at Friday’s meeting of energy ministers. »
16 April 2018, 22:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change mitigation project threatens local ecosystem resilience in Ethiopia

To increase forest cover in the Global South in order to mitigate climate change does not always have positive effects, as shown in a new study in southern Ethiopia. It can also threaten biodiversity and the survival of unique alpine plants. »
16 April 2018, 22:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Shell defends climate strategy in clash with investors

Royal Dutch Shell defended its ambition to cut carbon emissions on Monday, urging investors to oppose a shareholder resolution arguing that the oil and gas giant is not doing enough to meet international targets to tackle climate change. »
16 April 2018, 16:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

'Lightweight PR and greenwash' – BP's low-carbon plan dismissed

Environmentalists call strategy ‘20th century response to a 21st century problem’. Environmental leaders have dismissed BP’s new low-carbon strategy as “greenwash” and a lightweight response to climate change and the energy market’s rapid switch to renewables. »
16 April 2018, 16:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The courts are deciding who's to blame for climate change | Dana Nuccitelli

Oil companies? The government? The public? All of the above share the blame. There are numerous ongoing legal challenges in an effort to determine who’s responsible for climate change. »
16 April 2018, 13:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Hurricane-hit islands need debt relief | Letters

Those who have contributed the most to climate change are the real debtors so it is unfair that small island states be indebted as a result, write Keith Mitchell, prime minister of Grenada, and Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda. »
15 April 2018, 21:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (15 April 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
15 April 2018, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Carbon dioxide from ships at sea to be regulated for first time

Shipping firms to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 as part of historic agreement. Carbon dioxide from ships at sea will be regulated for the first time following a historic agreement reached after two weeks of detailed talks in London. »
13 April 2018, 21:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Algae-forestry, bioenergy mix could help make CO2 vanish from thin air

An unconventional mélange of algae, eucalyptus and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage appears to be a quirky ecological recipe. But, scientists have an idea that could use that recipe to help power and provide food protein to large regions of the world -- and simultaneously remove carbon dioxide from Earth's atmosphere. »
13 April 2018, 20:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Massachusetts top court rules against Exxon in climate change probe

Massachusetts' top court on Friday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp's bid to block the state's attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play in climate change. »
13 April 2018, 18:41 - reuters - Search similar - Email
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