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U.N. shipping agency under pressure to tackle growing CO2 emissions

The United Nations' shipping agency is under pressure this week to agree on a plan to cut carbon emissions from the sector, following years of slow progress, but the strategy could fall well short of what is required to limit global warming. »
9 April 2018, 16:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Cement industry urged to reduce 'invisible' global emissions

Report warns carbon footprint of heavy emitter cement companies must be reduced sharply in order to meet Paris climate goals. Greenhouse gas emissions from cement production must be reduced sharply if the world is to meet the climate change goals set out in the Paris agreement, a new report has suggested. »
9 April 2018, 13:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (8 April 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
8 April 2018, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

1C rise in atmospheric temperature causes rapid changes to world's largest High Arctic lake

An interdisciplinary team of scientists examining everything from glaciology to freshwater ecology discovered drastic changes over the past decade to the world's largest High Arctic lake. And from glacial melt to the declining lake ice to changes in lake ecology, the results from Lake Hazen on Ellesmere Island in Canada are alarming. »
8 April 2018, 04:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Oxygen-deprived black sea provides insights on future carbon budget

Scientists are studying the oxygen-deprived waters of the Black Sea to help answer questions about the deepest parts of the ocean and Earth's climate. »
6 April 2018, 21:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Mark Carney warns of climate change threat to financial system

Bank of England governor says firms must acknowledge risks to avoid ‘catastrophic impact’. The governor of the Bank of England has warned of the “catastrophic impact” climate change could have for the financial system unless firms do more to disclose their vulnerabilities. »
6 April 2018, 18:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

EPA sued by 14 states over delay in methane emission standards

Fourteen states filed suit on Thursday accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of failing to issue regulations for curbing emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse pollutant, from existing oil and gas operations as required under the Clean Air Act. »
6 April 2018, 03:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Solar power eclipsed fossil fuels in new 2017 generating capacity: U.N.

Chinese solar power led a record 157 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added worldwide last year, more than double the amount of new generation capacity from fossil fuels, a U.N.-backed report showed on Thursday. »
5 April 2018, 17:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Norway targets IMO to halve global shipping emissions by 2050

Global shipping should set a goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Norway's government and shipowners' association said on Thursday before talks by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London next week. »
5 April 2018, 17:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Scientists suggest a giant sunshade in the sky could solve global warming

Scholars from developing countries call for greater say in solar geoengineering research, arguing poor nations have most at stake. It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: the creation, using balloons or jets, of a manmade atmospheric sunshade to shield the most vulnerable countries in the global south against the worst effects of global warming. »
5 April 2018, 11:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

You don't have to be a climate science denier to join the Monash coal forum, but it helps | Graham Readfearn

The Coalition’s backbench group of coal fans have a history of attacking climate science. There seems to be three rules for membership of the Coalition’s new backbench Monash Forum that wants taxpayer subsidies for new coal fired power stations. »
4 April 2018, 22:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Global warming can turn monarch butterflies' favorite food into poison

Researchers have discovered a new relationship between climate change, monarch butterflies and milkweed plants. It turns out that warming temperatures don't just affect the monarch, Danaus plexippus, directly, but also affect this butterfly by potentially turning its favorite plant food into a poison. »
4 April 2018, 20:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Eco-farming can solve hunger and climate crises, experts say

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asian farmers are growing rice and rearing fish in the same fields to increase their income and reduce weeds, while Ghanaians are using crop residues as compost to boost yields. »
4 April 2018, 19:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Shell threatened with legal action over climate change contributions

Friends of the Earth demands the oil firm move away from fossil fuels to comply with Paris deal. The global flurry of legal campaigns against “big oil” has widened, with Royal Dutch Shell being threatened with legal action unless it steps up efforts to comply with the Paris climate agreement. »
4 April 2018, 13:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Developing nations to study ways to dim sunshine, slow warming

Scientists in developing nations plan to step up research into dimming sunshine to curb climate change, hoping to judge if a man-made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures. »
4 April 2018, 03:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Scientists examine threats to food security if we meet the Paris climate targets | John Abraham

Even with aggressive climate policies to limit global warming, food security in some areas will be threatened We have delayed action for so long on handling climate change, we now can no longer can “will it happen?” Rather we have to ask “how bad will it be?” and “what can be done about it?” As our society thinks about what we should do to reduce our carbon pollution and the... »
3 April 2018, 14:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Only revolutionary new laws can stop Brexit harming the environment | Michael Jacobs

Michael Gove has promised an independent watchdog but not what is required – legally enforceable targets As the EU withdrawal bill inches its way through parliament, the environmental implications of Brexit are being revealed. Leaving the European Union could be the single most environmentally damaging act taken by government in the past half-century. »
3 April 2018, 14:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Vegetation controls the future of the water cycle

Researchers have found that vegetation plays a dominant role in Earth's water cycle, that plants will regulate and dominate the increasing stress placed on continental water resources in the future. »
3 April 2018, 01:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Underwater melting of Antarctic ice far greater than thought, study finds

The base of the ice around the south pole shrank by 1,463 square kilometres between 2010 and 2016 Hidden underwater melt-off in the Antarctic is doubling every 20 years and could soon overtake Greenland to become the biggest source of sea-level rise, according to the first complete underwater map of the world’s largest body of ice. »
2 April 2018, 19:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change could raise food insecurity risk

Weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortages in many countries, new research suggests. »
2 April 2018, 18:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email
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