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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

Living with climate change: What’s the worst that can happen?

If Earth reaches dangerous tipping points like the Antarctic glaciers melting, we'll have to engineer our way out of the crisis. It's difficult to gauge how far we are from either of those things. »
21 June 2017, 23:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that will pump a forest full of carbon dioxide to measure how it copes with rising levels of the gas - a key driver of climate change. »
21 June 2017, 21:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

'Ocean Elders' urge Malcolm Turnbull to reject Adani coalmine

Prominent oceanographers and global leaders write to Australian prime minister and Queensland premier. »
21 June 2017, 20:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Top global banks still lend billions to extract fossil fuels

Analysis of world’s lenders reveals many claim green credentials while still financing fuels like tar sands, oil and coal. Some of the world’s top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders. »
21 June 2017, 20:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Democrats Hold Alternative Hearing on Climate Change

The discussion was meant to show that lawmakers are not yielding the climate discussion to those who reject mainstream science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
21 June 2017, 19:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Norway warns Brazil that funds to safeguard rainforests at risk

Norway has warned Brazil that funds to help protect the Amazon rainforest under a billion-dollar program are in jeopardy because more forests are being destroyed, a Norwegian government letter showed on Wednesday. »
21 June 2017, 18:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Heatwaves are national emergencies and the public need to know

Lethal risks of extreme weather are under-reported and government must stop cutting public awareness funds. Hundreds of people across the UK are likely to be killed by a natural disaster this week, but their deaths will not be the subject of ministerial statements or newspaper reports, even though a failure of government policy is partly responsible. »
21 June 2017, 11:11 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia warned it has radically underestimated climate change security threat

Senate inquiry starts as report into political, military and humanitarian risks of climate change across Asia Pacific released. As the Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and severe humanitarian crises across the Asia-Pacific. »
20 June 2017, 22:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Ten years ago Turnbull called out Peter Garrett on climate. What went wrong? | Graham Readfearn

After a decade of policy backflips and uncertainty, we are now being sold ‘technology neutral’ energy policy. But we need it to be discriminatory – and favour clean power. Ten years ago today Malcolm Turnbull was getting stuck in to a debate in Parliament House with Peter Garrett about climate change. »
20 June 2017, 22:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate goals: inside California's effort to overhaul its ambitious emissions plan

In the wake of Trump’s Paris withdrawal, California is taking the lead to fight emissions – and it’s rethinking how to get more out of its cap-and-trade program. »
20 June 2017, 22:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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