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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 April 2019, 19:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 April 2019, 18:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 April 2019, 15:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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 April 2019, 23:32 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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 April 2019, 23:31 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 April 2019, 10:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'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 April 2019, 10:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 April 2019, 07:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 April 2019, 00:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 April 2019, 22:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate-change protesters vow to disrupt London underground

Environmental activists vowed to disrupt London underground train services in a third day of action on Wednesday in a bid to force the British government to take more radical measures to avert what they cast as an imminent global climate cataclysm. »
17 April 2019, 12:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

The financial sector must be at the heart of tackling climate change

A new report from the Network for Greening the Financial System shows the industry is key to achieving a low-carbon economy. The catastrophic effects of climate change are already visible around the world. From blistering heatwaves in North America to typhoons in south-east Asia and droughts in Africa and Australia, no country or community is immune. »
17 April 2019, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers

Financial sector warned it risks losses from extreme weather and its stakes in polluting firms. The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and France’s central bank have warned, writing in the Guardian. »
17 April 2019, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall

Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research finds. »
17 April 2019, 00:01 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change

On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in sea levels. This helps to better understand important trends in the global climate system. »
17 April 2019, 00:01 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

How inland waters 'breathe' carbon -- and what it means for global systems

A new study reveals important insights into the factors that influence the release of greenhouse gases from rivers and streams, including a key relationship between storm events, ecology, and topography in moderating this release. »
17 April 2019, 00:01 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

The Republican breaking rank with his party on climate change

Garret Graves has seen the damage at home in Louisiana – but don’t expect him to embrace the Green New Deal As the top Republican on a congressional climate change committee, Louisiana’s Garret Graves is a surprising pick. Other Republicans on the Democrat-initiated panel have publicly doubted climate change science. »
16 April 2019, 08:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream

The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future. »
15 April 2019, 23:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Plastic's carbon footprint

From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world's oceans. However, its effect on the air is far less obvious. Plastic production, use, and disposal all emit prodigious amounts of greenhouse gasses, but scientists haven't had a firm grasp on the scope. »
15 April 2019, 23:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

U.S. presidential candidate Warren wants drilling, mining banned on federal lands

U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said on Monday she would ban all fossil fuel extraction on federal land and in coastal waters, setting herself apart from a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls who have made climate change a central campaign issue but have yet to outline specific policies. »
15 April 2019, 19:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email
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