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Major Report: Some Extreme Weather Can Only Be Blamed on Humans

A high-profile science panel finds several severe events in 2016 could not have naturally occurred -- Read more on »
15 December 2017, 19:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

'Explore lightly': Palau makes all visitors sign pledge to respect environment

International arrivals must sign promise to children of Pacific nation that they will ‘tread lightly, act kindly’ during their stay. The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau has introduced a new law requiring visitors to sign a pledge not to harm the environment before entering the country. The pledge will be stamped into the passports of international arrivals from this month. »
15 December 2017, 11:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

EU must not burn the world's forests for 'renewable' energy

A flaw in Europe’s clean energy plan allows fuel from felled trees to qualify as renewable energy when in fact this would accelerate climate change and devastate forests. The European Union is moving to enact a directive to double Europe’s current renewable energy by 2030. »
14 December 2017, 13:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Global warming made Hurricane Harvey deadly rains three times more likely, research reveals

The unprecedented downpour and severe flooding was also 15% more intense due to climate change, which is making weather more violent around the world. Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented deluge, which caused catastrophic flooding in Houston in August, was made three times more likely by climate change, new research has found. »
13 December 2017, 15:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Exxon deal aside, tough proxy season looms at U.S. energy firms

Climate activists said on Tuesday they would take a tough shareholder resolution off the table at Exxon Mobil Corp after the company agreed to provide new details about how climate change could affect its business. »
13 December 2017, 03:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief

Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge. »
12 December 2017, 19:40 - UN - Search similar - Email

California and Washington state join carbon pledge in defiance of Trump

California and Washington state joined five nations on the Pacific coast of the Americas on Tuesday to agree to step up the use of a price on carbon dioxide emissions as a central economic policy to slow climate change. »
12 December 2017, 18:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

World is losing the battle against climate change, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the global fight against climate change to dozens of world leaders and company executives on Tuesday, telling them: "We are losing the battle". »
12 December 2017, 18:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Wind Turbines May Turn Slower in a Warmer World

Changes in global temperatures could affect air flow around the planet -- Read more on »
12 December 2017, 17:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

EU announces €9bn in funding for climate action

EU funds will be focused on clean energy, and sustainable cities and agriculture, with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also pledging $300m towards climate adaptation. The European commission has announced funding of €9bn (£8bn) for action on climate change, one of a flurry of measures from governments, businesses and investors aimed at achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement. »
12 December 2017, 17:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal

Campaigners call for an end to fossil fuel finance and subsidies to avoid dangerous global warming at a meeting to mark two years since the signing of the landmark agreement. »
12 December 2017, 14:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Big investors press major companies to step up climate action

More than 200 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management said on Tuesday they would step up pressure on the world's biggest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to combat climate change. »
12 December 2017, 12:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

'Make the planet great again': France awards climate grants to US scientists

Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several US-based scientists to relocate to France. »
12 December 2017, 07:30 - smh - Search similar - Email

Exxon to provide details on climate-change impact to its business

Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday said it would publish new details about how climate change could affect its business in a move aimed at appeasing critics and forestalling another proxy fight next year. »
12 December 2017, 02:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Theresa May puts tackling climate change back on Tory agenda

Prime minister says there is a ‘moral imperative’ to help vulnerable countries as she prepares for summit in Paris. Theresa May has declared that tackling climate change and reducing its effects on poorer countries is a “moral imperative”, as the Conservative party renewed its push to portray itself as environmentally friendly. »
12 December 2017, 01:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Theresa May: It’s Britain’s duty to help nations hit by climate change

The benefits of clean growth lay at the heart of our industrial strategy. But we must be at the forefront of the effort to keep global temperature rises at manageable levels. Tackling climate change and mitigating its effects for the world’s poorest are among the most critical challenges the world faces. »
12 December 2017, 01:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

France awards climate grants to U.S.-based scientists on summit eve

Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several U.S.-based scientists to relocate to France, his office said on Monday on the eve of a climate summit hosted by the president to raise finances to counter global warming. »
11 December 2017, 20:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Global warming will weaken wind power, study predicts

Wind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut wind power across US and UK, though Australia will see winds strengthen. Wind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut the power of the wind across northern mid-latitudes, including the US, the UK and the Mediterranean, according to new research. »
11 December 2017, 19:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Cyanobacteria in lakes: risks linked to loss of diversity

The composition of cyanobacterial communities in peri-alpine lakes has become increasingly similar over the past century. Climate warming and a period of eutrophication have favoured in particular potentially toxic species which can adapt rapidly to environmental changes. These are the findings of an Eawag-led study analysing DNA extracted from sediment cores. »
11 December 2017, 19:00 - - Search similar - Email

On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains

On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges. »
11 December 2017, 19:00 - UN - Search similar - Email
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