This week in climate news - 23 October 2016

The most popular articles from the past week.

Planning cities is critical challenge in 21st century, United Nations says

QUITO, Ecuador (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Urban planning has failed to keep up with mass urbanization around the world, placing cities at the epicenter of the 21st century's most pressing challenges, a top United Nations official said on Monday. »
18 October 2016, 01:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Super typhoons and a soaking for Australia: weird weather explained

Take your pick: there's some bizarre weather and climate signals out there. »
18 October 2016, 06:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

Reforesting Kilimanjaro could ease East Africa's severe water shortages – UN

There is a need to reforest Africa’s highest mountain to help protect vital water supplies that are under threat across large parts of East Africa, a UN Environment report urged today. »
19 October 2016, 20:40 - UN - Search similar - Email

US energy shakeup continues as solar capacity set to triple

Solar expected to almost triple in less than three years by 2017 as coal continues to fall, solidifying gas as country’s chief electricity source, reports Climate Central. »
21 October 2016, 13:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Environmental groups file lawsuit against Norway over Arctic oil

Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Norway of violating its pledges under a global agreement to combat climate change by letting energy firms explore for oil and gas in the Arctic Barents Sea. »
18 October 2016, 17:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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