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Sharp rise in methane levels threatens world climate targets

Experts warn that failure to act risks spike in global temperatures. Dramatic rises in atmospheric methane are threatening to derail plans to hold global temperature rises to 2C, scientists have warned. »
17 February 2019, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mercedes-Benz EU emissions jump under new testing regime

Daimler will push electric and hybrid cars more aggressively after tougher emissions tests revealed pollution levels in Europe at Mercedes-Benz Cars rose 7 percent last year. »
15 February 2019, 13:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

UN announces roadmap to Climate Summit in 2019, a ‘critical year’ for climate action

2019 is a critical year, the “last chance” for the international community to take effective action on climate change, General Assembly President Maria Espinosa said on Thursday, during a briefing to announce the UN’s roadmap to the Climate Summit in September. »
15 February 2019, 01:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

Climate crisis could speed demise of Norwegian oil: central bank chief

Global efforts to fight a "crisis" of man-made climate change could spell a faster than expected end to Norway's oil and gas industry, the nation's central bank governor said on Thursday. »
14 February 2019, 21:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Arctic Lakes Might Emit Less Carbon than Suspected

As northern landscapes warm, researchers are looking to understand the role of lakes in the carbon cycle -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
14 February 2019, 19:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Carbon gas storage cavern is the best way to obtain clean energy from a fossil fuel

Scientists are developing technology to separate CO2 and methane in oil and gas exploration and store it in offshore salt caverns. »
14 February 2019, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence

Images of extensive flooding or fire-ravaged communities help us see how climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters. Researchers say what is not as clear is the indirect effect of these disasters and rapid climate change on violence and aggression. They have identified three ways climate change will increase the likelihood of violence. »
14 February 2019, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

How Climate Will Change in Cities Across the U.S.

A new tool compares what the climate of towns will be in 2080 to various locations today -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
13 February 2019, 19:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Undersea gases could superheat the planet

Geologic carbon and hydrate reservoirs in the ocean pose a climate threat beyond humanmade greenhouse gases. »
13 February 2019, 19:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Republican leader says U.S. Senate will vote on Green New Deal

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate will vote on a "Green New Deal" introduced by Democrats that seeks to eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade. »
12 February 2019, 21:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Dominion aims to cut U.S. methane releases by 50 percent by 2030

Dominion Energy Inc said on Tuesday it plans to cut the amount of methane escaping from its natural gas wells, pipelines and other infrastructure by 50 percent over the next decade as part of its effort to combat global warming. »
12 February 2019, 18:31 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Harrison Ford: leaders who deny climate change are 'on the wrong side of history'

Actor attacked Trump and other leaders at World Government Summit for denying science to justify not facing the ‘moral crisis’. Harrison Ford has launched a scorching attack on Donald Trump and other world leaders, for denying science in order to justify doing nothing to face the “moral crisis” of climate change. »
12 February 2019, 18:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Humanity faces an existential crisis – Labour must join the fightback | Owen Jones

Amid the threat of social and environmental catastrophe, our politicians could learn from the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Here’s the bad news. We are quite in a lot of trouble. A new study by the Institute for Public Policy Research suggests that a series of crises – from global warming to soil infertility – are set to hit us at the same time. »
12 February 2019, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Sand from glacial melt could be Greenland's economic salvation

As climate change melts Greenland's glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, an international group of researchers has identified one unforeseen economic opportunity for the Arctic nation: exporting excess sand and gravel abroad, where raw materials for infrastructure are in high demand. »
12 February 2019, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

New model predicts how ground shipping will affect future human health, environment

The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. A new project developed a new model that predicts through 2050 the impact of different environmental policies on human mortality rates and short- and long-term climate change caused by particulate and greenhouse gas emissions. »
12 February 2019, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

What is the Green New Deal and how would it benefit society?

Republicans call it a ‘social manifesto’, environmental groups hail it, and some say it doesn’t go far enough. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, along with dozens of co-sponsors, have introduced a vision for the Green New Deal. One Republican called it a “socialist manifesto”. »
11 February 2019, 13:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia is the canary, and the coalmine, for the world when it comes to water stress | R Keller Kopf

As extreme climate events happen around the world, Australian communities are running out of water. “The skies are brass and the plains are bare, Death and ruin are everywhere- Related: Is deep freeze the latest sign climate change is accelerating?. Related: For centuries the rivers sustained Aboriginal culture. Now they are dry, elders despair. »
11 February 2019, 01:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (10 February 2019)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
10 February 2019, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo

Amid record temperatures, severe flooding and devastation of wilderness, the political message from the government is business as usual. The people of Townsville know about heavy rain, but this was new. »
9 February 2019, 23:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Some States Still Lag in Teaching Climate Science

While climate education has made major strides, many teachers still lack resources and training -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
8 February 2019, 22:00 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email
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