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Norway warns Brazil that funds to safeguard rainforests at risk

Norway has warned Brazil that funds to help protect the Amazon rainforest under a billion-dollar program are in jeopardy because more forests are being destroyed, a Norwegian government letter showed on Wednesday. »
21 June 2017, 18:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Heatwaves are national emergencies and the public need to know

Lethal risks of extreme weather are under-reported and government must stop cutting public awareness funds. Hundreds of people across the UK are likely to be killed by a natural disaster this week, but their deaths will not be the subject of ministerial statements or newspaper reports, even though a failure of government policy is partly responsible. »
21 June 2017, 11:11 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia warned it has radically underestimated climate change security threat

Senate inquiry starts as report into political, military and humanitarian risks of climate change across Asia Pacific released. As the Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and severe humanitarian crises across the Asia-Pacific. »
20 June 2017, 22:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Ten years ago Turnbull called out Peter Garrett on climate. What went wrong? | Graham Readfearn

After a decade of policy backflips and uncertainty, we are now being sold ‘technology neutral’ energy policy. But we need it to be discriminatory – and favour clean power. Ten years ago today Malcolm Turnbull was getting stuck in to a debate in Parliament House with Peter Garrett about climate change. »
20 June 2017, 22:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate goals: inside California's effort to overhaul its ambitious emissions plan

In the wake of Trump’s Paris withdrawal, California is taking the lead to fight emissions – and it’s rethinking how to get more out of its cap-and-trade program. »
20 June 2017, 22:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Exxon, BP support Republican elders' climate proposal

Major oil companies like Exxon Mobil and BP Plc have thrown their support behind a carbon tax plan proposed by a group of elder Republican statesmen, according to an advertisement published in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. »
20 June 2017, 17:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio

Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study describes a more complicated reality. »
20 June 2017, 00:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Global warming brews big trouble in coffee birthplace Ethiopia

Rising temperatures are set to wipe out half of Ethiopia’s coffee-growing areas, with loss of certain locations likened to France losing a great wine region. Global warming is likely to wipe out half of the coffee growing area in Ethiopia, the birthplace of the bean, according to a groundbreaking new study. »
19 June 2017, 18:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Sovereign investors tweak portfolios for environmental risk

Some sovereign investors are reducing their exposure to fossil fuels or seeking clean alternatives to protect their portfolios from rising environmental risk. »
19 June 2017, 16:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Religious, indigenous leaders meet to protect rainforests

Religious and indigenous leaders began talks on Monday on ways to protect tropical rainforests, with host Norway warning that a global plan to slow climate change will be doomed without action ranging from the Congo basin to the Amazon. »
19 June 2017, 12:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (18 June 2017)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
18 June 2017, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Help preserve land – our 'home and future' – UN urges on World Day to Combat Desertification

With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification – the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farming or mining practices, or climate change – United Nations agencies have called for better management of land so that it can provide a place where individuals and communities “can build a future.”. »
17 June 2017, 12:40 - UN - Search similar - Email

Maryland Island Denies Sea Level Rise, Yet Wants to Stop It

Scientists, skeptics, crabbers and pastors try to find common ground, offering a glimmer of hope for a divided country -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
15 June 2017, 22:00 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Billion-dollar dams are making water shortages, not solving them

Dams are mitigating climate change impacts for certain populations, but the overall effect of such interventions may be increased drought. »
15 June 2017, 19:30 - newscientist - Search similar - Email

European action can help ease pressure on threatened Arctic environment

The Arctic region is warming at a rate of almost twice the global average, resulting in profound and rapid changes in its living conditions and the environment. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today, looks at how the rest of Europe affects the Arctic environment and how changes in the region impact Europe in return. »
15 June 2017, 18:40 - eea - Search similar - Email

The Arctic Environment

This European Environment Agency (EEA) report contributes to the growing international discourse on the Arctic region. It is both timely and important, since it examines the increasingly rapid changes that are taking place in the Arctic from a European perspective. It considers the national, regional and global challenges and opportunities that are emerging as a result. »
15 June 2017, 18:40 - eea - Search similar - Email

Defying Trump, EU Parliament backs Paris climate goals

The European Parliament backed curbs on EU states' emissions on Wednesday to share the burden of the bloc's Paris climate goals and forge ahead despite President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the 195-nation pact. »
14 June 2017, 15:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

New research may resolve a climate ‘conundrum’ across the history of human civilization | Dana Nuccitelli

The new study also confirms the planet is warming 20 times faster than Earth’s fastest natural climate change. Earth’s last ice age ended about 12,000 years ago. The warmer and more stable climate the followed allowed for the development of agriculture and the rise of human civilization. »
14 June 2017, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

At EXPO 2017, UN agencies highlight benefits of clean energy for all

Showcasing the centrality of the energy sector to address global sustainable development challenges, United Nations agencies in Kazakhstan at EXPO 2017 have urged the global community for new momentum to ongoing efforts towards transition to clean energy. »
14 June 2017, 04:30 - UN - Search similar - Email

Large Canadian Arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change. »
14 June 2017, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email
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