This week in climate news - 7 October 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Great Barrier Reef: forest three times size of ACT cleared in past five years

Clearing of forests in reef catchment zone show Australia a global deforestation hotspot, campaigners say. New official data shows clearing of forests near and along the Great Barrier Reef continued despite Australian government pledges to protect the natural wonder, with at least 152,000 hectares felled in 2016-17 alone. »
3 October 2018, 21:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

A warmer spring leads to less plant growth in summer

Due to climate change, springtime growth begins earlier each year. Up to now, it was thought that this phenomenon was slowing climate change. However, as evaluations of satellite data have now shown, the opposite is the case. »
4 October 2018, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

In Comments on New Climate Report, U.S. Plays Up Uncertainties, Fossil Fuels

Government representatives are weighing in before a final international report on limiting warming is released -- Read more on »
4 October 2018, 00:00 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Trump races against clock to roll back major Obama-era environment rules

The administration’s lengthy slate of rollbacks will slow progress on reducing air pollution and greenhouse gases that warm the planet, health experts say. Donald Trump’s administration is racing against the clock to rescind or rewrite every major pro-environment policy enduring from Barack Obama’s presidency. »
3 October 2018, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

First commercial flight partly fuelled by recycled waste lands in UK

Virgin Atlantic flight from Florida to Gatwick powered by fuel containing carbon from industrial pollution. The first commercial flight to use jet fuel partly made from recycled industrial waste has landed at a London airport. »
3 October 2018, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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