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'We can move forward now': UN climate talks take significant step

Delegates agree ‘rulebook’ for Paris goals, but key questions have been ignored or put off. They lacked the drama, excitement and eventual breakthrough that marked the Paris agreement of 2015, but this year’s UN climate talks produced important steps forward in putting the landmark accord into practice. »
16 December 2018, 14:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

Fractious UN climate change talks ended with a deal on putting the Paris agreement into practice – but much else left unresolved. ‘We can move forward now’: climate talks take significant step Countries settled on most of the tricky elements of the “rulebook” for putting the 2015 Paris agreement into practice. »
16 December 2018, 14:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

To take on climate change, we need to change our vocabulary

When we talk about saving the planet, we employ the narrative of war. Does it only deepen our divisions? Each dead house fly was worth a quarter, my mom told us kids, but I never earned any money. Every time I cornered a fly, I pictured goo marks left on the wall – spots splayed with tiny black guts and twisted legs. My halfhearted swats gave even the most sluggish fly time to escape. »
16 December 2018, 10:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming. »
16 December 2018, 01:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Progress and problems as UN climate change talks end with a deal

Nations agree on implementing 2015 Paris agreement, but put trickiest issues on back burner. The UN climate change talks ended late on Saturday night in Poland with a deal agreed on how to put the 2015 Paris agreement into action, but with other contentious problems left to be resolved next year. »
16 December 2018, 01:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

U.N. climate talks go into overtime as negotiators grapple with text

The United Nations' climate talks went into overtime early Saturday morning as negotiators from nearly 200 nations grappled with disagreements over parts of a package of rules to implement a landmark agreement to combat global warming. »
15 December 2018, 03:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Scientific basis for EPA's Endangerment Finding is stronger than ever

The evidence used to support the EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding on greenhouse gases is even stronger and more conclusive now. This finding comes three months after a senior Republican senator said that the Trump Administration might still try to repeal the landmark decision. »
14 December 2018, 21:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow

Researchers suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a selection of major nesting beaches. »
14 December 2018, 21:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Alaska's vanishing ice threatens to destroy cultures – including our own | Victoria Herrmann

Climate change is putting the very existence of one remote indigenous community in doubt but we are all feeling the effects of a warming Arctic. There’s a line in the 2018 Arctic Report Card that I keep coming back to. Released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it notes with alarm the record low extent for virtually the entire ice season in the Bering Sea. »
14 December 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming

Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. »
14 December 2018, 03:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

France's EDF faces delay in Brazil dam over clearing trees

A consortium led by Electricité de France SA is ready to fill the reservoir of a hydroelectric dam built in Brazil's soy belt, but could be delayed by a year over removal of trees from the area to be flooded, the company and state officials said. »
13 December 2018, 22:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

UK bids to host 2020 UN climate change summit

Chile and Costa Rica thought to be considering alternative bids after Brazil withdrew offer. Britain is bidding to host the UN climate change conference in 2020, the biggest since the Paris agreement was signed in 2015, as part of the government’s aim to be seen as a green leader. »
13 December 2018, 22:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

China demands developed countries 'pay their debts' on climate change

Key sticking point at UN negotiations is how countries should account for their greenhouse gas emissions. China called on rich countries to “pay their debts” on climate change at global talks on Thursday, criticising developed countries for not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance to help poor countries do the same. »
13 December 2018, 22:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

People Living on Mountains Face Avalanche of Climate Risks

As higher elevations warm, melting glaciers and disappearing snow will create major challenges -- Read more on »
13 December 2018, 21:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Governments, researchers underestimate impact of inefficient land-use on climate change

Policymakers and researchers have underestimated the effect that changes in land management and people's diets would have on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and countering the effects of climate change, according to a new study. »
13 December 2018, 21:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Organic food worse for the climate

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. »
13 December 2018, 21:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

More Americans view climate change as 'imminent' threat: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

A growing percentage of Americans see climate change as an “imminent” threat driven mainly by human activity, and more than two-thirds want Washington to work with other nations to combat it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday. »
13 December 2018, 16:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Maldives tells U.N. climate talks: 'We are not prepared to die'

The Maldives will do all in its power to keep "our heads above water", the head of its delegation at U.N. climate talks said on Thursday in an impassioned appeal for nations to overcome their divisions over how to tackle global warming. »
13 December 2018, 16:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

'Global heating' more accurate to describe risks to planet, says key scientist

Rising temperatures have passed comfort zone for humanity, says lead expert. “Global heating” is a more accurate term than “global warming” to describe the changes currently taking place to the world’s climate, according to a key scientist at the UK Met Office. »
13 December 2018, 13:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture

Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon. The minerals, members of the hydrotalcite group, are the first outside of the carbonate family to naturally capture atmospheric CO2 in mine waste, important as society continues to forge ways to lower our carbon emissions and combat climate change. »
13 December 2018, 08:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email
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