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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 »
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

Trump Touts Infrastructure in State of the Union; Ignores Climate Change

Extreme weather events must be factored into infrastructure upgrades, experts say -- Read more on »
6 February 2019, 20:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Diffusing the methane bomb: We can still make a difference

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, causing the carbon containing permafrost that has been frozen for tens or hundreds of thousands of years to thaw and release methane into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to global warming. A new study suggests that it is still possible to neutralize this threat. »
6 February 2019, 20:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate modeling shows significant shifts in 21st century Pacific Northwest coastal forests

A changing climate in the 21st century will significantly alter the coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest. »
6 February 2019, 20:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Last year was fourth hottest on record: outlook sizzling - U.N.

Last year was the fourth warmest on record and the outlook is for more sizzling heat approaching levels that most governments view as dangerous for the Earth, a U.N. report showed on Wednesday. »
6 February 2019, 20:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

2018 was world's fourth hottest year on record, scientists confirm

World 1.5F hotter than average set between 1951 and 1980Current five-year stretch the warmest since records began Global temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest on record, US government scientists have confirmed, adding to a stretch of five years that are now collectively the hottest period since modern measurements began. »
6 February 2019, 19:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Virginia crisis deepens as attorney general also admits to wearing blackface – live

Mark Herring, second in line of succession to be Virginia governor, says he wore blackface at a college party in 1980. Sign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 6.27pm GMT. »
6 February 2019, 19:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Met Office: global warming could exceed 1.5C within five years

Lowest Paris agreement target may temporarily be surpassed for first time between now and 2023. Global warming could temporarily hit 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for the first time between now and 2023, according to a long-term forecast by the Met Office. »
6 February 2019, 19:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trump speech: climate change omission 'ignorant and irresponsible', experts say

Top scientists condemn State of the Union address and say future presidents must confront climate change as urgent priority. A climate scientist and a former government expert in the audience for Donald Trump’s annual address to Congress said this will probably be the last administration that can forego talking about climate change in the State of the Union speech. »
6 February 2019, 16:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

A bold new plan to tackle climate change ignores economic orthodoxy

The Green New Deal touted by Democrats largely dispenses with cost-benefit analysis. »
5 February 2019, 20:50 - economist - Search similar - Email

Brutal Australian Summer Heat Spurs Climate Research

Scientists are hoping to get ahead of some of the worst impacts of warming -- Read more on »
5 February 2019, 20:00 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email
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