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Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal

Campaigners call for an end to fossil fuel finance and subsidies to avoid dangerous global warming at a meeting to mark two years since the signing of the landmark agreement. »
12 December 2017, 14:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Big investors press major companies to step up climate action

More than 200 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management said on Tuesday they would step up pressure on the world's biggest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to combat climate change. »
12 December 2017, 12:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

'Make the planet great again': France awards climate grants to US scientists

Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several US-based scientists to relocate to France. »
12 December 2017, 07:30 - smh - Search similar - Email

Exxon to provide details on climate-change impact to its business

Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday said it would publish new details about how climate change could affect its business in a move aimed at appeasing critics and forestalling another proxy fight next year. »
12 December 2017, 02:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Theresa May puts tackling climate change back on Tory agenda

Prime minister says there is a ‘moral imperative’ to help vulnerable countries as she prepares for summit in Paris. Theresa May has declared that tackling climate change and reducing its effects on poorer countries is a “moral imperative”, as the Conservative party renewed its push to portray itself as environmentally friendly. »
12 December 2017, 01:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Theresa May: It’s Britain’s duty to help nations hit by climate change

The benefits of clean growth lay at the heart of our industrial strategy. But we must be at the forefront of the effort to keep global temperature rises at manageable levels. Tackling climate change and mitigating its effects for the world’s poorest are among the most critical challenges the world faces. »
12 December 2017, 01:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

France awards climate grants to U.S.-based scientists on summit eve

Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several U.S.-based scientists to relocate to France, his office said on Monday on the eve of a climate summit hosted by the president to raise finances to counter global warming. »
11 December 2017, 20:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Global warming will weaken wind power, study predicts

Wind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut wind power across US and UK, though Australia will see winds strengthen. Wind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut the power of the wind across northern mid-latitudes, including the US, the UK and the Mediterranean, according to new research. »
11 December 2017, 19:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Cyanobacteria in lakes: risks linked to loss of diversity

The composition of cyanobacterial communities in peri-alpine lakes has become increasingly similar over the past century. Climate warming and a period of eutrophication have favoured in particular potentially toxic species which can adapt rapidly to environmental changes. These are the findings of an Eawag-led study analysing DNA extracted from sediment cores. »
11 December 2017, 19:00 - - Search similar - Email

On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains

On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges. »
11 December 2017, 19:00 - UN - Search similar - Email

No more green rhetoric. A sustainable future is vital and possible

Climate change is at the heart of Labour’s industrial strategy, which means investing in green tech and renewable energy, and divesting from fossil fuels. The climate crisis is the most significant issue facing humanity. Natural disasters are already displacing entire communities. More intense droughts are leading to unprecedented levels of food insecurity and hunger across the globe. »
11 December 2017, 15:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

California's hellish fires: a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Future | Dana Nuccitelli

California is burning in December. Climate scientists predicted global warming will make Christmas wildfires more commonplace. In Charles Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol,’ the Ghost of Christmas Future appears to Ebenezer Scrooge to show what will happen if he doesn’t change his greedy, selfish life. »
11 December 2017, 12:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report

‘Sin taxes’ to reverse the rapid global growth in meat eating are likely in five to 10 years, according to a report for investors managing over $4tn. “Sin taxes” on meat to reduce its huge impact on climate change and human health look inevitable, according to analysts for investors managing over $4tn of assets. »
11 December 2017, 09:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions highest on record

Exclusive: Renewable energy and proper climate policy are key to dropping emissions, carbon consultancy chief says. Australia’s emissions over the past year were the highest on record, when relatively unreliable emissions from land use are excluded, according to estimates by the carbon consultancy NDEVR Environmental. »
10 December 2017, 20:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (10 December 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
10 December 2017, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

'Existential threat': climate change risks finally grab Australia's attention

This year is closing with a flurry of activity on the climate front - including the release of the Turnbull government's review of climate policies. »
9 December 2017, 17:50 - smh - Search similar - Email

France's Macron hunts for more money to slow climate change

French President Emmanuel Macron will next week press rich countries to increase climate financing and urge investors worldwide to turn their backs on polluters in a bid to accelerate efforts to combat global warming. »
8 December 2017, 16:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

‘Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money

Air pollution and climate change policies are pushing coal-fired electricity stations to the brink, says a new report. Closing them would avoid €22bn in losses by 2030. More than half of the European Union’s 619 coal-fired power stations are losing money, according to a new report. »
8 December 2017, 08:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

EU fluorinated gases phase-down remains on track

European Union efforts to phase-down the production and import of fluorinated greenhouse-gases (F-gases) made good progress in 2016, according to the latest annual update published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. »
8 December 2017, 02:30 - eea - Search similar - Email

EPA chief says may launch public climate debate in January

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency continued to unwind Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming. »
7 December 2017, 21:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email
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