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Climate change is wiping out the baobab, Africa’s ‘tree of life’ | Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

The trees are a scientific wonder, once capable of living for thousands of years, but now becoming endangered species Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years. Morondava in Madagascar, the skyline in Senegal and Kruger national park all have something in common. »
13 June 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Dutch PM Rutte urges EU to cut CO2 emissions by more

Europe needs to reduce its carbon emissions by more than currently planned to limit global warming as agreed under the Paris climate agreement, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told the European Parliament on Wednesday. »
13 June 2018, 11:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Rising Temperatures Could Cut Corn Production

Unrestrained warming could reduce yields of the staple crop, as well as many vegetables and legumes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
12 June 2018, 22:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Warmer climate will dramatically increase the volatility of global corn crops

Warmer temperatures by the end of this century will dramatically increase the volatility in global supplies of corn, the most widely grown crop in the world. »
12 June 2018, 04:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Australia's emissions reduction target 'unambitious, irresponsible'

New Australia Institute paper finds neither Coalition nor Labor’s pollution reduction targets would see us doing our fair share. Pollution reduction targets for 2030 proposed by the Coalition and Labor will not see Australia contributing its fair share to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement, according to new research. »
11 June 2018, 21:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Wall Street Journal keeps peddling Big Oil propaganda | Dana Nuccitelli

The WSJ disguises climate misinformation as “opinion”. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Opinion page has long had a conservative skew, and unfortunately that has extended to politicizing climate change with biased and factually inaccurate editorials. Over the past several weeks, the WSJ’s attacks on climate science have gone into overdrive. »
11 June 2018, 15:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (10 June 2018)

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

‘We face a global emergency’ over oceans: UN chief sounds the alarm at G7 Summit event

Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday, declaring that the world now faces a “global emergency” over the oceans. »
9 June 2018, 21:20 - UN - Search similar - Email

Pope Francis tells oil bosses world must reduce fossil fuel use

Pontiff says clean energy is needed as climate change risks destroying humanity. Pope Francis has told oil company chiefs that the world must switch to clean energy because climate change risks destroying humanity. “Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation,” he said at the end of a two-day conference at the Vatican. Continue reading... »
9 June 2018, 15:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Arctic's Message to G7: Commit on Climate

International decision makers must look to the environmental elephant in the room: our rapidly melting Arctic sea ice -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
8 June 2018, 20:10 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Hurricanes are slowing down, and that's bad news

Some hurricanes are moving more slowly, spending increased time over land and leading to catastrophic local rainfall and flooding, according to a new study. »
8 June 2018, 20:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Consumer food choices can help reduce greenhouse emissions contributing to climate change

Changes in diet have been proposed as a way to reduce carbon emissions from the food system. A new study provides the latest and most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions generated by US consumer food purchases, and assesses how those choices could affect diet and climate change. »
8 June 2018, 20:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Heathrow third runway protesters vow to go on hunger strike

Activists to escalate action in opposition to environmental impact of proposed expansion. Activists opposed to the government’s Heathrow expansion plans have vowed to escalate their protests in the coming weeks to avoid what they say would be an “environmental catastrophe”. »
8 June 2018, 14:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

It's time for Ireland to deliver a credible climate plan | Peter Thorne

A recent Citizens’ Assembly ballot shows that there is a huge public appetite for strong action on emissions. Last week the Irish Environmental Protection Agency confirmed that Ireland will miss its 2020 international emissions target by a wide margin. The goal is 20% cuts on 2005 levels; in reality we’re on track for 1%. Continue reading... »
8 June 2018, 11:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Move to renewables a 'good thing', says Nationals' agriculture minister

David Littleproud says climate is changing and Australia must ‘use the best science available’. The agriculture minister, David Littleproud, says the climate is changing and the transition in the energy market – with renewables displacing traditional power generation sources – is “exciting, not only for the environment but for the hip pocket”. »
7 June 2018, 22:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Hurricanes Slow Their Roll around the World

Storms' slowdown means more rain, and potentially more damage, for populated areas -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
7 June 2018, 19:30 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Scientists say cost of sucking carbon from thin air could tumble

High costs of extracting greenhouse gases from thin air could tumble with new technologies that can help to combat climate change, scientists said on Thursday. »
7 June 2018, 19:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Peatland Protection Equals Efficient Climate Protection

Is there a cost-efficient way to curb climate stress caused by land use? Globally, peatlands store twenty per cent of all the carbon lying untapped in the soil – despite the fact that they account for less than three per cent of the Earth’s land mass. New findings from Agroscope show that peatland protection is a highly efficient climate-protection measure. »
7 June 2018, 17:01 - admin.ch - Search similar - Email

IKEA to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment. »
7 June 2018, 16:01 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution: Greenpeace

Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. »
7 June 2018, 03:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email
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