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This week in climate news (18 June 2017)

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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

Recalling Michael Gove is an act of environmental vandalism | Ed Davey

I used to sit in cabinet meetings with the new environment secretary. He couldn’t help playing to his Tory climate-sceptic audience Perhaps Theresa May has a sense of mischief after all. Putting Michael Gove in charge of the Department of the Environment is much like putting a wolf in charge of the chicken coop. »
13 June 2017, 22:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Apple issues $1 billion green bond after Trump's Paris climate exit

Apple Inc offered a $1 billion bond dedicated to financing clean energy and environmental projects on Tuesday, the first corporate green bond offered since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. »
13 June 2017, 17:30 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Revisiting a Climate Data Viz Icon

This humble 59-year old chart reveals that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to climb upwards. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
13 June 2017, 14:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Iqaluit could start running out of fresh water by 2024

Without action, the supply of fresh water in Iqaluit will begin to dwindle by 2024 due to climate change and increased demand, new research has found. »
13 June 2017, 08:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era

New York City, Houston, Miami and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures. Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level? Wholly unintentionally, Donald Trump may have sparked unprecedented determination within the US to confront the danger of climate change. Continue reading... »
12 June 2017, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Michael Gove 'entirely unfit' to be environment secretary, says Greens

Appointment of Gove greeted with anger by environmental campaigners, who lament his record on green issues. Green activists and politicians have reacted with dismay to Theresa May’s decision to bring Michael Gove back to frontline politics as environment secretary. »
12 June 2017, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (11 June 2017)

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11 June 2017, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Italy sees no hope of winning over U.S. on climate change at G7

Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and are destined to stay that way, Italy's environment minister Gian Luca Galletti said on Sunday. »
11 June 2017, 14:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows 'men can destroy the planet', warns UN chief Guterres

Continuing his visit to Central Asia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today visited the Aral Sea – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – where he urged the world to take lesson from the catastrophe and to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated. »
11 June 2017, 02:40 - UN - Search similar - Email

U.S. backs call to save oceans, but notes plan to quit climate deal

The United States supported a global call to action at the United Nations on Friday to conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas and marine resources, even as it noted President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from a pact to fight climate change. »
10 June 2017, 00:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email
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