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Professor models system using baking soda filled capsules to capture CO2 emissions

Coal and natural gas represent the majority of the US energy supply. Even with pollution controls, burning these fossil fuels for energy releases a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Research uses microcapsule technology that may make post-combustion carbon capture cheaper, safer, and more efficient. »
13 December 2018, 02:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Australia turns back on allies as it refuses to cut emissions above Paris pledge

EU and 27 countries vow to toughen commitments as environment minister’s address at COP24 UN climate change summit accused of flying in face of reality. Australia will not commit to larger carbon emissions reductions above its Paris agreement target, despite a coalition of former allies and Pacific neighbours urging greater cuts. »
13 December 2018, 00:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Guardian view on global warming: time is running out | Editorial

Rightwing nationalism threatens the global solidarity needed to avoid a climate catastrophe Global warming is a crisis for civilisation and a crisis for life on Earth. Human-caused climate change was behind 15 deadly weather disasters in 2017, including droughts, floods and heatwaves. »
12 December 2018, 21:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide

More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe -- triggering both wet and dry records, a new study shows. Yet there are big differences between regions: The central and Eastern US, northern Europe and northern Asia have experienced heavy rainfall events that have led to severe floods in recent past. »
12 December 2018, 20:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

UN chief attempts to revive flagging climate change talks

António Guterres returns to Katowice to urge China to intervene as globe is ‘running out of time’. The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has made a dramatic intervention to revive flagging climate talks in Katowice, Poland by flying back to the conference and preparing a personal call to the Chinese president, Xi Jinping. »
12 December 2018, 18:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate Conference Notebook: avoid micro issues, Poland says

Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change are in their crucial final week in Katowice, the capital of Poland's Silesian coal mining district. »
12 December 2018, 15:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Australia likely to use controversial Kyoto loophole to meet Paris agreement

New Zealand urges others not to meet emissions pledge with ‘dodgy accounting’, but UN rules unlikely to prohibit using carryover credits. Australia appears likely be allowed to exploit a controversial climate loophole, using carryover carbon credits from the Kyoto protocol to meet its Paris agreement targets. »
12 December 2018, 05:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Five ways to talk to your family and friends about the climate crisis this Christmas | Simon Black

Compelling stories steeped in emotion and backed with facts – that’s the way to talk about global warming Climate marches, raging and unseasonal bushfires, the Adani coal mine. It seems like climate change and global warming is a conversation that’s going to be hard to avoid this Christmas. But some ways of talking are better than others. »
12 December 2018, 05:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation across Europe’s border regions

Europe’s border regions and shared maritime areas are facing increased negative impacts due to climate change, but countries and regions responsible for these areas are already taking action at transnational scale to adapt to these impacts according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today. »
12 December 2018, 03:20 - eea - Search similar - Email

US accused of obstructing talks at UN climate change summit

Vanuatu’s foreign minister says worst offenders on global warming are blocking progress. The United States and other high carbon dioxide-emitting developed countries are deliberately frustrating the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, Vanuatu’s foreign minister has said. »
11 December 2018, 23:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Deforestation in Brazil's Cerrado savanna falls to record low

Deforestation in Brazil's tropical Cerrado savanna, which makes up a quarter of the country, fell 11 percent to a record low in 2018 compared with a year earlier, the Ministry of Environment said in a statement on Tuesday. »
11 December 2018, 20:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Arctic posts second warmest year on record in 2018: U.S. NOAA

The Arctic had its second-hottest year on record in 2018, part of a warming trend that may be dramatically changing earth's weather patterns, according to a report released on Tuesday by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. »
11 December 2018, 20:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Extreme Events "Virtually Impossible" Without Warming

Marine heatwaves, drought and heavy rains in 2017 all bore the fingerprints of climate change -- Read more on »
11 December 2018, 19:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Bioenergy crops could be as bad for biodiversity as climate change

A large scale expansion in bioenergy crop production could be just as detrimental to biodiversity as climate change itself, according to new research. »
11 December 2018, 19:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

East Antarctica glacial stronghold melting amid climate change

Nasa detects ice retreat linked to probable ocean changes in region once thought stable. A group of glaciers spanning an eighth of the East Antarctica coastline, are being melted by the warming seas, scientists have discovered. »
11 December 2018, 16:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

'Window is narrowing': scientists urge action at UN climate talks

Gilet jaunes protests cast shadow as concerns raised over backlash against rapid change. Scientists have laid down the gauntlet for political leaders as the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, wrestles with the challenge of cutting emissions without sparking social tensions like those seen recently in France. »
11 December 2018, 16:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate policies put world on track for 3.3C warming - CAT study

Average world temperatures are on track to far exceed the central goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting global warming, a study showed on Tuesday. »
11 December 2018, 13:41 - reuters - Search similar - Email

EU talks to set CO2 emission limits for cars founder

The European Union failed on Tuesday to reach a compromise over how sharply to curb carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans as car-producing countries and more environmentally conscious lawmakers could not find a compromise. »
11 December 2018, 07:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Trump's climate adviser sparked protests, but he found a receptive audience in Australia

"No country should have to sacrifice their economic prosperity or energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability," President Trump's international energy and climate adviser, Wells Griffith, said. »
11 December 2018, 03:30 - smh - Search similar - Email

Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years

Our future on Earth may also be our past. Researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And it's taken just two centuries. »
11 December 2018, 01:20 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email
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