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10 June 2018, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

‘We face a global emergency’ over oceans: UN chief sounds the alarm at G7 Summit event

Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday, declaring that the world now faces a “global emergency” over the oceans. »
9 June 2018, 21:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

Pope Francis tells oil bosses world must reduce fossil fuel use

Pontiff says clean energy is needed as climate change risks destroying humanity. Pope Francis has told oil company chiefs that the world must switch to clean energy because climate change risks destroying humanity. “Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation,” he said at the end of a two-day conference at the Vatican. Continue reading... »
9 June 2018, 15:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Arctic's Message to G7: Commit on Climate

International decision makers must look to the environmental elephant in the room: our rapidly melting Arctic sea ice -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
8 June 2018, 20:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Hurricanes are slowing down, and that's bad news

Some hurricanes are moving more slowly, spending increased time over land and leading to catastrophic local rainfall and flooding, according to a new study. »
8 June 2018, 20:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Consumer food choices can help reduce greenhouse emissions contributing to climate change

Changes in diet have been proposed as a way to reduce carbon emissions from the food system. A new study provides the latest and most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions generated by US consumer food purchases, and assesses how those choices could affect diet and climate change. »
8 June 2018, 20:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Heathrow third runway protesters vow to go on hunger strike

Activists to escalate action in opposition to environmental impact of proposed expansion. Activists opposed to the government’s Heathrow expansion plans have vowed to escalate their protests in the coming weeks to avoid what they say would be an “environmental catastrophe”. »
8 June 2018, 14:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

It's time for Ireland to deliver a credible climate plan | Peter Thorne

A recent Citizens’ Assembly ballot shows that there is a huge public appetite for strong action on emissions. Last week the Irish Environmental Protection Agency confirmed that Ireland will miss its 2020 international emissions target by a wide margin. The goal is 20% cuts on 2005 levels; in reality we’re on track for 1%. Continue reading... »
8 June 2018, 11:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Move to renewables a 'good thing', says Nationals' agriculture minister

David Littleproud says climate is changing and Australia must ‘use the best science available’. The agriculture minister, David Littleproud, says the climate is changing and the transition in the energy market – with renewables displacing traditional power generation sources – is “exciting, not only for the environment but for the hip pocket”. »
7 June 2018, 22:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Hurricanes Slow Their Roll around the World

Storms' slowdown means more rain, and potentially more damage, for populated areas -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
7 June 2018, 19:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Scientists say cost of sucking carbon from thin air could tumble

High costs of extracting greenhouse gases from thin air could tumble with new technologies that can help to combat climate change, scientists said on Thursday. »
7 June 2018, 19:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Peatland Protection Equals Efficient Climate Protection

Is there a cost-efficient way to curb climate stress caused by land use? Globally, peatlands store twenty per cent of all the carbon lying untapped in the soil – despite the fact that they account for less than three per cent of the Earth’s land mass. New findings from Agroscope show that peatland protection is a highly efficient climate-protection measure. »
7 June 2018, 17:01 - admin.ch - Search similar - Email

IKEA to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment. »
7 June 2018, 16:01 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution: Greenpeace

Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. »
7 June 2018, 03:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

U.S. Cities Need to Plan for an Influx of Internal Climate Refugees

Migrations have already started in the face of droughts and hurricanes, and the situation is likely to get worse -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
6 June 2018, 18:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Disaster recovery requires rebuilding livelihoods

The short-term losses people suffer when natural disasters strike can turn into long-term poverty if reconstruction policies don't consider how people are going to make a living. »
6 June 2018, 18:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Flooding from high tides has doubled in the US in just 30 years

Shoreline communities may be inundated in the next two years as ocean levels rise amid serious climate change concerns. »
6 June 2018, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

EU’s Climate-ADAPT found to be a key tool for adaptation in Europe

The number of users of the joint European Environment Agency (EEA) – European Commission Climate-ADAPT online knowledge hub has increased fivefold since its launch in 2012, according to an EEA report published today. »
6 June 2018, 14:40 - eea - Search similar - Email

National party comments on drought and climate 'a disservice' to farmers

The majority of farmers and National party voters say they are ‘increasingly frustrated’ at the lack of action on climate change at a federal level. Farmers have challenged National party claims that conditions in drought-stricken regions in eastern Australia should not be politicised by attributing them to climate change. »
6 June 2018, 11:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Judge Orders EPA to Produce Science behind Pruitt's Warming Claims

The EPA head has suggested humans are not the main cause of climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
6 June 2018, 00:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email
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