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From thin air to stone: greenhouse gas test starts in Iceland

A Swiss company will start to extract carbon dioxide from thin air in Iceland on Thursday, seeking to transform the gas into rock far below ground in a first test of a costly technology meant to slow climate change. »
11 October 2017, 22:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

What Dead Birds Tell Us about Climate Change

The feathers of museum bird specimens are giving scientists a rare glimpse into the history of U.S. carbon emissions -- Read more on »
11 October 2017, 20:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

World will need 'carbon sucking' technology by 2030s, scientists warn

New methods to capture and store emissions, such as planting more forests and pumping carbon underground, are currently costly and need testing. As efforts to cut planet-warming emissions fall short, large-scale projects to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere will be needed by the 2030s to hold the line against climate change, scientists have said. »
11 October 2017, 05:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tony de Brum obituary

Climate change campaigner and Marshall Islands politician who was instrumental in securing the Paris agreement To live on one of the Pacific atolls is to come face to face with climate change on a daily basis. Few people in the world had such personal experience as Tony de Brum of the realities of sea level rises and storm surges, of warmer seas, receding beaches and abandoned land. »
10 October 2017, 19:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fightback begins over Trump's 'illegal and irresponsible' clean power repeal

NY attorney general to sue administration for scrapping Clean Power PlanMajor companies including Apple and Google support Obama-era initiative The US is set for a fresh battle over climate change after the Trump administration moved to tear up the country’s primary policy to lower emissions and stave off dangerous global warming. »
10 October 2017, 19:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Tony Abbott dares us to reject evidence on climate, but reveals a coward | Graham Readfearn

The former Australian prime minister’s misleading speech to a London thinktank was full of climate denial mythology. Tony Abbott titled his London speech on climate change “Daring to Doubt” – a challenge, if you will, to reject mountains of evidence and instead lick your fingers and shove them into the plug socket of denial. Go on, I dare you. Continue reading... »
10 October 2017, 19:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'The war on coal is over': US a step closer to rolling back clean energy target

At an event in a town aptly named Hazard, Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, said he's signing the rule to roll back Obama's Clean Power Plan. »
10 October 2017, 09:51 - smh - Search similar - Email

Tony Abbott says climate change is 'probably doing good'

Former Australian PM delivers speech in London comparing global warming action to ‘killing goats to appease volcano gods’. Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has suggested climate change is “probably doing good” in a speech in London in which he likened policies to combat it to “primitive people once killing goats to appease the volcano gods”. »
10 October 2017, 00:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (8 October 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
8 October 2017, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Nate heralds latest US destruction as 2017 poised for record clean-up bill

Nate follows hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in quick successionDecade of disaster: a timeline of $1bn extreme weather damage in the US As Hurricane Nate crossed the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, it brought with it the prospect of yet more destruction in a storm-battered year that is shaping up to be the most costly on US record. »
7 October 2017, 22:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trump EPA plan will roll back Obama standards on power plant emissions

Measures expected soon are part of promise to revive coal industryEx-EPA chief: ‘This administration has no intention of following the law’ The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s attempt to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. »
7 October 2017, 15:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Instrument of ratification deposited: Paris climate agreement to enter into force for Switzerland on 5 November 2017

Switzerland deposited its instrument of ratification in New York on 6 October 2017, making it an official party to the Paris Agreement. The agreement will come into effect for Switzerland 30 days later, on 5 November 2017. One of the agreement's main objectives is to maintain the increase in global temperatures well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. »
6 October 2017, 23:00 - - Search similar - Email

Climate change in the Caribbean – learning lessons from Irma and Maria

Increasingly unfamiliar and unpredictable weather events mean that business as usual is not an option for these islands to survive. As a Caribbean climate scientist, I am often asked to speak about how climate change affects small islands. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, one of two category five storms to batter the eastern Caribbean in just a week, three words resonate in my mind. »
6 October 2017, 14:23 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Queensland tree clearing wipes out federal emissions gains

Accelerating rates of land clearing in Queensland are undermining Australia’s Direct Action greenhouse gas cuts. Accelerating rates of tree clearing in Queensland are wiping out any cuts to greenhouse gas emissions the federal government has made through its $2.55bn Direct Action fund, according to the latest data released by the Queensland government. »
6 October 2017, 08:01 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trump picks coal lobbyist for EPA deputy role, drawing mixed reaction

President Donald Trump on Thursday named Andrew Wheeler, a coal industry lobbyist and former congressional staffer, as his pick for deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, prompting contrasting reactions from industry and environmental groups. »
6 October 2017, 02:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 2 percent in 2016, led by power industry: EPA

Greenhouse gas emissions from America's largest industrial facilities fell 2 percent in 2016 to 2.99 billion tonnes, led by a large cut from the power sector, according to data published on Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency. »
6 October 2017, 02:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Most glaciers in central Switzerland to disappear by 2090

The vast majority of glaciers in central Switzerland will have totally disappeared by the end of the 21st century, a study by Fribourg University has revealed.  Around 90% of the Hüfi Glacier in the Glarus Alps mountain range in central Switzerland will have melted by 2090, according to canton Uri’s environmental protection service, which commissioned a study into the state of the region’s... »
6 October 2017, 01:00 - swissinfo - Search similar - Email

Greenland's Coasts Are Growing as Seas Rise

Melting glaciers are causing Greenland’s delta regions to expand -- Read more on »
5 October 2017, 22:31 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop

26-year study reveals natural biological factors kick in once warming reaches certain point, leading to potentially unstoppable increase in temperatures. »
5 October 2017, 22:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Norway to study shift from oil to tackle climate risks: minister

Norway will study ways to make its economy greener and reduce dependence on oil and gas reserves that are likely to lose value amid efforts to slow climate change, Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen said on Thursday. »
5 October 2017, 17:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email
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