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Senior EPA officials collaborated with climate change denial group, emails show

Newly released emails show senior officials from the Environmental Protection Agency worked closely with conservative thinktank the Heartland Institute. »
26 May 2018, 06:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Phosphorus nutrition can hasten plant and microbe growth in arid, high elevation sites

Glacial retreat in cold, high-altitude ecosystems exposes environments that are extremely sensitive to phosphorus input, new research shows. The finding upends previous ecological assumptions, helps scientists understand plant and microbe responses to climate change and could expand scientists' understanding of the limits to life on Earth. »
25 May 2018, 23:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

As CO2 Levels Rise, Rice Becomes Less Nutritious

New findings raise public health concerns in poorer nations where rice is a major dietary staple -- Read more on »
24 May 2018, 22:41 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

'We can't see a future': group takes EU to court over climate change

Litigants from eight countries claim EU institutions are not protecting fundamental rights. Lawyers acting for a group including a French lavender farmer and members of the indigenous Sami community in Sweden have launched legal action against the EU’s institutions for failing to adequately protect them against climate change. »
24 May 2018, 13:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Excess nutrients, coupled with climate change, damage the most highly resilient corals

Experimentalists conducted a simulation of future conditions in the Red Sea caused by global warming and acidification, while simultaneously increasing levels of nutrients such as nitrate and phosphate. They found that when nitrate and phosphate were added, the coral thermal resilience was compromised while algal growth benefited from excess CO2 and nutrients. »
24 May 2018, 10:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Floridians could far far more frequent, intense Heatwaves

By the late 21st century, if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations reach worst-case projections, Floridians could experience summer heatwaves three times more frequently, and each heatwave could last six times longer and be much hotter than at present, according to new research. »
23 May 2018, 22:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Streams may emit more carbon dioxide in a warmer climate

Streams and rivers could pump carbon dioxide into the air at increasing rates if they continue to warm, potentially compounding the effects of global warming, a new worldwide analysis has shown. »
23 May 2018, 22:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows

Almost all nations would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C, a new study indicates Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis. »
23 May 2018, 21:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Exxon to cut methane emissions in bid to tackle climate change

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it was targeting a 15 percent cut in methane emissions by 2020, the latest effort by an oil major to reduce its carbon footprint and address climate change concerns. »
23 May 2018, 18:12 - reuters - Search similar - Email

How high-latitude corals cope with the cold

Corals growing in high-latitude reefs in Western Australia can regulate their internal chemistry to promote growth under cooler temperatures, according to new research. »
23 May 2018, 15:51 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

China could meet emissions pledge early; carbon market on track: officials

China's top climate envoy on Wednesday said the country could meet its pledge to cap carbon emissions ahead of its target of around 2030, while a senior environmental official said plans for a carbon market were on track despite ministerial restructuring. »
23 May 2018, 15:01 - reuters - Search similar - Email

How the "Carbon Budget" Is Causing Problems

Confusion over how much CO2 can be emitted could undermine global climate action -- Read more on »
22 May 2018, 21:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Global schemes to price CO2 emissions worth $82 billion: World Bank

The value of global schemes to put a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and designed to reduce greenhouse gases blamed for global warming totals $82 billion, the World Bank said in a report on Tuesday. »
22 May 2018, 13:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Carbon markets back from the brink of collapse, says World Bank

Development of major new markets in China and reforms in Europe have provided a crucial boost as countries look at tools to cut carbon and meet their Paris climate targets. Global carbon markets have been revived from the brink of collapse as, after years in the doldrums, recent developments have provided a much-needed boost, according to a new report from the World Bank. »
22 May 2018, 10:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Rich variety of life on earth essential says UN chief Guterres, marking biological diversity day

The welfare and prosperity of people now and in the future, depends on a “rich variety of life on earth” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his message for the International Day for Biological Diversity, marked on Tuesday. . »
22 May 2018, 09:21 - UN - Search similar - Email

Russia's first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives in Arctic

Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk over the weekend in preparation for its maiden mission, providing electricity to an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska. »
21 May 2018, 15:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Drax power station to lead fresh carbon capture trial

Biomass-burning unit to use pioneering technology that aims to cut emissions. Drax Group will lead a £400,000 trial to capture and store carbon at its north Yorkshire power station in an attempt to kickstart a technology that has repeatedly failed to get off the ground in the UK. »
21 May 2018, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (20 May 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
20 May 2018, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Nine in one swoop

Atmospheric pollutants put a strain on the environment and harbor health hazards for humans. The Empa spin-off MIRO Analytical Technologies developed a technology to simultaneously analyze nine greenhouse gases and pollutants with only one device and at an unprecedented speed and precision. »
18 May 2018, 22:30 - - Search similar - Email

New NASA Chief Says He Will Protect Climate Research

After his previous rejection of climate science, Jim Bridenstine tells employees he will keep politics out of the agency’s work -- Read more on »
18 May 2018, 18:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email
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