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UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks. »
7 December 2017, 04:10 - UN - Search similar - Email

Swiss climate change risks outweigh opportunities

​​​​​​​ That’s the conclusion of an unprecedented nationwide study examining the risks and opportunities for Switzerland in the context of a changing climate, the results of which were released on Tuesday. »
6 December 2017, 22:00 - swissinfo - Search similar - Email

Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study

World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. »
6 December 2017, 19:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

US government report finds steady and persistent global warming | John Abraham

All of nature’s thermometers indicate a rapid rise in global temperatures. The US Global Change Research Program recently released a Climate Science Special Report. It is clearly written – an authoritative summary of the science, and easy to understand. The first main chapter deals with changes to the climate and focuses much attention on global temperatures. »
6 December 2017, 12:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Caring for the planet starts with ‘the ground we walk on;’ UN says on World Soil Day

Soil is a major carbon storage system, essential for sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation, the United Nations agriculture agency said Tuesday, launching on World Soil Day a comprehensive global map showing the amount of carbon stocks contained in soil. »
5 December 2017, 21:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

Careless disposal of antibiotics could produce ‘ferocious superbugs,’ UN environment experts warn

Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to the discharge of drugs and some chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, according to new research from the United Nations that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in environment. »
5 December 2017, 21:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

Turnbull’s department head says Tony Abbott damaged public service

Martin Parkinson says Abbott sacked him for following legally mandated directions of Rudd and Gillard governments. The head of Malcolm Turnbull’s department says he has no “personal animus” towards Tony Abbott, but he says the former prime minister damaged the public service when he sacked him for following the legally mandated directions of the Rudd and Gillard governments. »
5 December 2017, 20:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Melting Ice Could Cause More California Droughts

Sea ice loss in the Arctic may trigger atmospheric effects that drive precipitation away from the state -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
5 December 2017, 18:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

"Alternative Facts" about Climate Change

The Trump administration’s proposal to re-evaluate the science is really an attempt to muddy the waters -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
5 December 2017, 18:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution – UN chief

Noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to both people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the need for rapid, large-scale and coordinated action by all actors to make the world pollution-free. »
5 December 2017, 02:50 - UN - Search similar - Email

Trump Poised to Shrink Two National Monuments

Scientists who have studied the region say redrawing boundaries could be detrimental to scientific research and discoveries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
4 December 2017, 18:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

The moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican Party | Dana Nuccitelli

The GOP strategy on taxes and climate: reject evidence and expert opinion, lie, and wage culture wars The parallels between the Republican Party positions on taxes and climate change are striking. Both are morally appalling and reject the available evidence and expert opinion. The Initiative on Global Markets’ panel of economic experts was recently asked about the Republican tax plan. »
4 December 2017, 12:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Environmental injustice is rising in America. And minorities and the poor pay the price | Mustafa Santiago Ali

When you intentionally dismantle and deconstruct these basic environmental protections, you are placing the lives of vulnerable people at risk. »
4 December 2017, 12:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (3 December 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
3 December 2017, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Republican Voters Not in Denial About Climate

An analysis of voter opinions finds that half of Republican voters think climate change is happening, and would support regulating CO2 as a pollutant. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
2 December 2017, 04:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Top US firms including Walmart and Ford ignore Trump on climate change

Big businesses appear at Miami summit to show progress on sustainability‘We’ve been working on this for a long time, prior to this administration’ Since taking office, Donald Trump has pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, rolled back numerous protections against environmental pollution and espoused coal as the fuel of the future, all in the name of job creation and... »
1 December 2017, 18:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

China's carbon intensity falls four percent in first three quarters: official

China's carbon intensity - the level of carbon emissions per unit of economic growth - fell about 4 percent in the first three quarters of 2017, putting the country on track to meet its five-year targets, a senior official said. »
1 December 2017, 03:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

How Much CO2 Will the World Need to Remove from the Air?

Scientists increasingly agree that the world may need negative emissions to prevent catastrophic warming -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
30 November 2017, 21:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Scientists look to Bali volcano for clues to curb climate change

Climate scientists are tracking an erupting volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for clues about a possible short-cut to curb global warming by injecting sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth. »
30 November 2017, 18:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

German court to hear Peruvian farmer's climate case against RWE

Decision to hear Saul Luciano Lliuya’s case against the energy giant is a ‘historic breakthrough with global relevance’, campaigners say. A German court has ruled that it will hear a Peruvian farmer’s case against energy giant RWE over climate change damage in the Andes, a decision labelled by campaigners as a “historic breakthrough”. »
30 November 2017, 17:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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