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Border Wall Could Sap Military Funding for Climate Adaptation

Under the emergency declaration, some money to build the wall will come from a military construction account -- Read more on »
20 February 2019, 17:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Earth may be 140 years away from reaching carbon levels not seen in 56 million years

Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds. »
20 February 2019, 17:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Glencore to limit coal production after pressure from investors

Church of England among shareholders who pushed for environmental decision. The commodities trader Glencore has bowed to pressure from shareholders, including the Church of England, to limit coal production for environmental reasons – days after reporting that it produced nearly 130m tonnes of the fossil fuel last year. »
20 February 2019, 16:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Jay Inslee, potential 2020 contender, on climate: 'We need to blow the bugle'

Washington state’s Democratic governor wants to ‘put the pedal to the metal’ to save the planet. The US stands virtually alone in the world in having a leader who openly dismisses the reality of climate change. But amid growing concern among Americans about the overheating planet, one potential 2020 presidential candidate is aiming to hoist climate to the top of the agenda. »
20 February 2019, 10:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Murray-Darling authority promises to upgrade climate science after criticism

Scientists invited to collaborate on climate change following mass fish kills and royal commission findings. In the wake of mass fish kills in the Menindee Lakes in January and scorching criticism of its stewardship of the Murray-Darling Basin, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority has announced that it will upgrade its scientific work on climate change and the river system. »
20 February 2019, 06:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Ocean acidification harms cod larvae more than previously thought

The Atlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in the world. Recent studies have shown that ocean acidification threatens the early life stages of this species. So far it was hoped that at least the larvae that survive might be more robust and therefore may aid in the adaptation of this population. A new article suggests otherwise. »
20 February 2019, 05:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change

A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that ocean warming is the primary cause of the global decline of reef-building corals and that the only effective solution is to immediately and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. »
20 February 2019, 05:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate-friendly labriculture depends on an energy revolution

In a first-of-its-kind study, the climate-change impact of several production methods for lab-grown and farmed beef was assessed accounting for the differing greenhouse gases produced. »
19 February 2019, 17:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change science pioneer Wallace Smith Broecker dies

US professor raised early alarms about climate change and popularised term ‘global warming’. The scientist Wallace Smith Broecker, who raised early alarms about climate change and popularised the term “global warming”, has died was 87. »
19 February 2019, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Majority of European firms have no CO2 reduction targets

Only one in three firms have climate goals set to go beyond 2025, report finds. Most European companies have no target for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions even though 80% see climate change as a business risk, a survey has found. Among those that have set climate goals, only one in three stretch beyond 2025, according to the annual Carbon Disclosure Project report. Continue reading... »
19 February 2019, 08:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant

Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe, and Asia, a new study finds. »
19 February 2019, 04:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Where Climate Change Fits into Venezuela's Ongoing Crisis

A severe and persistent drought has led to rationing of water and electricity from hydropower -- Read more on »
18 February 2019, 16:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (17 February 2019)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
17 February 2019, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Sharp rise in methane levels threatens world climate targets

Experts warn that failure to act risks spike in global temperatures. Dramatic rises in atmospheric methane are threatening to derail plans to hold global temperature rises to 2C, scientists have warned. »
17 February 2019, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mercedes-Benz EU emissions jump under new testing regime

Daimler will push electric and hybrid cars more aggressively after tougher emissions tests revealed pollution levels in Europe at Mercedes-Benz Cars rose 7 percent last year. »
15 February 2019, 13:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

UN announces roadmap to Climate Summit in 2019, a ‘critical year’ for climate action

2019 is a critical year, the “last chance” for the international community to take effective action on climate change, General Assembly President Maria Espinosa said on Thursday, during a briefing to announce the UN’s roadmap to the Climate Summit in September. »
15 February 2019, 01:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

Climate crisis could speed demise of Norwegian oil: central bank chief

Global efforts to fight a "crisis" of man-made climate change could spell a faster than expected end to Norway's oil and gas industry, the nation's central bank governor said on Thursday. »
14 February 2019, 21:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Arctic Lakes Might Emit Less Carbon than Suspected

As northern landscapes warm, researchers are looking to understand the role of lakes in the carbon cycle -- Read more on »
14 February 2019, 19:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Carbon gas storage cavern is the best way to obtain clean energy from a fossil fuel

Scientists are developing technology to separate CO2 and methane in oil and gas exploration and store it in offshore salt caverns. »
14 February 2019, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence

Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters. Researchers say what is not as clear is the indirect effect of these disasters and rapid climate change on violence and aggression. They have identified three ways climate change will increase the likelihood of violence. »
14 February 2019, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email
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