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Dominion aims to cut U.S. methane releases by 50 percent by 2030

Dominion Energy Inc said on Tuesday it plans to cut the amount of methane escaping from its natural gas wells, pipelines and other infrastructure by 50 percent over the next decade as part of its effort to combat global warming. »
12 February 2019, 18:31 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Harrison Ford: leaders who deny climate change are 'on the wrong side of history'

Actor attacked Trump and other leaders at World Government Summit for denying science to justify not facing the ‘moral crisis’. Harrison Ford has launched a scorching attack on Donald Trump and other world leaders, for denying science in order to justify doing nothing to face the “moral crisis” of climate change. »
12 February 2019, 18:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Humanity faces an existential crisis – Labour must join the fightback | Owen Jones

Amid the threat of social and environmental catastrophe, our politicians could learn from the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Here’s the bad news. We are quite in a lot of trouble. A new study by the Institute for Public Policy Research suggests that a series of crises – from global warming to soil infertility – are set to hit us at the same time. »
12 February 2019, 15:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Sand from glacial melt could be Greenland's economic salvation

As climate change melts Greenland's glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, an international group of researchers has identified one unforeseen economic opportunity for the Arctic nation: exporting excess sand and gravel abroad, where raw materials for infrastructure are in high demand. »
12 February 2019, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

New model predicts how ground shipping will affect future human health, environment

The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. A new project developed a new model that predicts through 2050 the impact of different environmental policies on human mortality rates and short- and long-term climate change caused by particulate and greenhouse gas emissions. »
12 February 2019, 00:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

What is the Green New Deal and how would it benefit society?

Republicans call it a ‘social manifesto’, environmental groups hail it, and some say it doesn’t go far enough. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey, along with dozens of co-sponsors, have introduced a vision for the Green New Deal. One Republican called it a “socialist manifesto”. »
11 February 2019, 13:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia is the canary, and the coalmine, for the world when it comes to water stress | R Keller Kopf

As extreme climate events happen around the world, Australian communities are running out of water. “The skies are brass and the plains are bare, Death and ruin are everywhere- Related: Is deep freeze the latest sign climate change is accelerating?. Related: For centuries the rivers sustained Aboriginal culture. Now they are dry, elders despair. »
11 February 2019, 01:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (10 February 2019)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
10 February 2019, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo

Amid record temperatures, severe flooding and devastation of wilderness, the political message from the government is business as usual. The people of Townsville know about heavy rain, but this was new. »
9 February 2019, 23:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Some States Still Lag in Teaching Climate Science

While climate education has made major strides, many teachers still lack resources and training -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
8 February 2019, 22:00 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Britain's Drax becomes world's first biomass plant to capture carbon

Britain's Drax has started capturing carbon dioxide at its wood-burning power plant in North Yorkshire, a world first in technology it hopes could lead to carbon negative power plants in the future. »
8 February 2019, 13:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds

Judge rejects Rocky Hill mine near Gloucester, NSW, because of its impact on the town and ‘dire consequences’ of increasing emissions. The controversial Rocky Hill coalmine in the Hunter Valley will not go ahead after a landmark ruling in the land and environment court on Friday that cited the impact it would have had on climate change. »
8 February 2019, 03:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

World's largest wealth fund to press firms for climate data at AGMs

Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund will push the 9,000 firms it invests in to disclose more data on greenhouse gases they emit and how they adapt to climate change during the coming annual general meeting season, a top fund official said. »
8 February 2019, 00:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

The Battle over Public Opinion on Climate Is Over

Now it’s time to focus on pragmatic policy, but the just-announced outline for a Green New Deal may prevent citizens and legislators from doing exactly that -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
7 February 2019, 21:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

How does the Amazon rain forest cope with drought?

The Amazon rain forest isn't necessarily a place that many would associate with a drought, yet prolonged dry spells are projected to become more prevalent and severe because of climate change. The question at hand is how these droughts are going to affect the rain forest, as it has a large influence on global climate and future warming. »
7 February 2019, 21:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez unveils bold plan to fight climate change

Blueprint for a carbon-neutral economy has been embraced by prominent Democrats and evokes FDR’s famous legacy. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is releasing a broad outline of a vision for the Green New Deal, a plan to battle economic and racial injustice while also fighting climate change. »
7 February 2019, 14:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos' according to new modelling

The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century -- in part, because the water from melting ice sheets off Greenland and in the Antarctic will cause extreme weather and unpredictable temperatures around the globe. »
7 February 2019, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

How landscape plants have an impact on the carbon footprint

A new study provides a base of understanding of carbon footprint terminology and illustrates carbon footprint analyses using data from previous research that modeled nursery and greenhouse crop production systems and their life-cycle impact. »
7 February 2019, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Guterres underlines climate action urgency, as UN weather agency confirms record global warming

In the wake of data released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), showing the past four years were officially the ‘four warmest on record,’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for urgent climate action and increased ambition, ahead of his climate summit in September.  . »
7 February 2019, 02:10 - UN - Search similar - Email

Coastal catastrophe looms larger as sea level forecasts creep upwards

Sea level rise estimates are moving upwards. There could be at least a 1.3 metre rise by 2100, which would spell disaster for coastal communities. »
7 February 2019, 00:20 - newscientist - Search similar - Email
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