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Trees for Trump: one million plants pledged to offset U-turn on climate change

Environmentalists say forest the size of Kentucky could compensate for ‘monumental stupidity’ of US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement. More than one million trees have been pledged for Trump Forest, a bid by environmentalists to offset the US president’s curtailing of Obama-era clean energy initiatives by planting 10 billion trees around the globe. »
20 February 2018, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change spells turbulent times ahead for air travel

From rising temperatures preventing take-off to rising seas flooding runways, aviation needs to adapt to changes already grounding flights around the world. Phoenix gets hot. But not usually as hot as last June, when the mercury at the airport one day soared above 48C. That exceeded the maximum operating temperature for several aircraft ready for take-off. They didn’t fly. »
19 February 2018, 13:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (18 February 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
18 February 2018, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Climate Deniers Support Likely Candidate for Top White House Environment Job

Donald van der Vaart might listen to scientists but won't say humans are major cause of climate change -- Read more on »
16 February 2018, 18:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

News network climate reporting soared in 2017 thanks to Trump | Dana Nuccitelli

But the networks need to improve reporting on climate events unrelated to Trump. In 2016, US TV network news coverage of climate change plummeted. News coverage was focused on the presidential election, but the corporate broadcast networks didn’t air a single segment informing viewers how a win by Trump or Hillary Clinton could affect climate change or climate policy. »
15 February 2018, 14:31 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Balearics launch pioneering plan to phase out emissions

Green manifesto for 2050 includes measures for transport and clean energy but could put islands on a path to confrontation with Madrid. The Balearic islands’ government has launched a pioneering plan to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, potentially setting itself on a collision course with the Spanish government. »
15 February 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Decline in krill threatens Antarctic wildlife, from whales to penguins

Climate change and industrial-scale fishing is impacting the krill population with a potentially disastrous impact on larger predators, say scientists. »
14 February 2018, 16:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

OECD says energy taxes in developed economies too low to fight climate change

Energy taxes in major advanced economies are not doing enough to reduce energy use, improve energy efficiency and drive a shift toward low-carbon sources, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday. »
14 February 2018, 13:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Melting ice sheets are hastening sea level rise, satellite data confirms

Research shows that pace of melting in Antarctica and Greenland has accelerated. Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite data shows. »
13 February 2018, 11:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Weatherwatch: Extreme flooding on rise in Europe over past 20 years

Scientists track global statistics and conclude past events are not reliable predictors for future risk. For the inhabitants of the Cumbrian village of Glenridding, the winter of 2015/16 was a miserable one. »
12 February 2018, 23:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The EPA debunked Administrator Pruitt’s latest climate misinformation | Dana Nuccitelli

Until Pruitt deleted the EPA climate webpages. Last week, a Las Vegas news station interviewed Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. The interviewer brought up the topic of climate change, and virtually everything Pruitt said in response was wrong, and was often refuted on his own agency’s website, until he started deleting it. Continue reading... »
12 February 2018, 13:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (11 February 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
11 February 2018, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Burying carbon emissions gets boost in U.S. budget deal

Oil drillers that use a method to store carbon dioxide emissions underground to boost crude production, a technique that coal miners and some environmentalists support, got a boost in the budget agreement President Donald Trump signed on Friday. »
9 February 2018, 22:21 - reuters - Search similar - Email

National governments neglecting development needs of cities: report

Only one quarter of the world’s governments have urban development policies and most are not enough to make cities sustainable. National governments around the world are neglecting the needs of their major cities with non-existent or inadequate development policies, a new report has found. »
9 February 2018, 03:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

New Study Finds Cutting Oil Subsidies Will Not Stop Climate Change

The effect of removing fossil fuel subsidies would fall far short of the reductions promised in the Paris Agreement  -- Read more on »
8 February 2018, 19:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Climate change is increasing flood risks in Europe | John Abraham

A new study finds strong agreement that flood risks in central and western Europe are rising due to global warming. As humans continue to emit greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, the world continues to warm. We see that warming everywhere – in the atmosphere, in the oceans, with rising sea levels, and melting ice. »
8 February 2018, 14:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

EPA head Scott Pruitt says global warming may help 'humans flourish'

EPA administrator says ‘There are assumptions made that because the climate is warming that necessarily is a bad thing’. Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has suggested that global warming may be beneficial to humans, in his latest departure from mainstream climate science. »
7 February 2018, 19:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change: Tourism is Australia's least prepared industry, report says

Beaches, wildlife, the Great Barrier Reef, unspoilt natural wilderness and national parks all considered threatened by climate change. Tourism is Australia’s most vulnerable and least prepared industry to deal with climate change despite the fact it is already feeling its effects, according to an advocacy group report. »
7 February 2018, 19:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Cricket and golf join snowsports under threat from climate change

Skiing industry in Scotland could be finished within 50 years Cricket hit by increased rainfall while links suffer coastal erosion. The future of snowsports is under threat, according to a report into the impact of climate change on grassroots and elite sport. Related: Cape Town faces Day Zero: what happens when the city turns off the taps?. Continue reading... »
7 February 2018, 03:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Greenpeace appeals after losing Norwegian Arctic drilling lawsuit

Environmental groups launched an appeal on Monday after an Oslo court rejected their arguments that Norway's oil and gas exploration in the Arctic violates citizens' right to a clean environment. »
5 February 2018, 13:51 - reuters - Search similar - Email
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