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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 Feb, 09:10 - guardian -  - 

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 Feb, 13:00 - reuters -  - 

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 Feb, 01:20 - UN -  - 

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 Feb, 21:10 - reuters -  - 

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 Feb, 19:50 - scientificamerican -  - 

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 Feb, 01:20 - sciencedaily -  - 

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 Feb, 01:20 - sciencedaily -  - 

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 Feb, 19:10 - scientificamerican -  - 

Undersea gases could superheat the planet

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

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 Feb, 21:40 - reuters -  - 

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