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Total brings down the curtain on coal operations

34 hours ago From businessgreen.com  View Original Article

London, U K - French energy giant Total has this week made good on its pledge to divest from coal-related activities, confirming it no longer produces or markets coal.

The company, which said earlier this summer it would end production and marketing ...

The carbon credit scheme is doing more harm than good, costing 600 million tonnes of extra CO2

36 hours ago From zmescience.com  View Original Article

Bucharest, ROMANIA - The road to hell is paved with good intentions. In a bid to curb global emissions, the carbon credit scheme was introduced by the UN as an annex to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Apparently, this honestly good idea has backfired after some participants in ...

Big ag is devastating the Amazon but a new plan could preserve rainforests and wildlife

39 hours ago From takepart.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - What’s the hidden cost of your coffee, tobacco, and beef?

Every year, the U.S. imports more than $3 billion worth of agricultural goods from Brazil. Those products, more often than not, are grown in the Amazon, where deforestation has ...

Adapting to air pollution with clean air stands in China

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - To adapt or to mitigate? That is the question that faces governments and industries across the globe as the impacts of climate change and pollution become ever clearer. It turns out, we will need to do both. The longer we allow pollution to be freely ...

MGM Resorts International joins American Business Act on climate pledge

Archived, 2 days ago From marketwatch.com 

New York, NEW YORK - MGM Resorts International MGM, -5.10% joined the American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge by pledging to reduce energy consumption 20% by 2020, during the National Clean Energy Summit held at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center, sponsored ...

Great Barrier Reef species more at risk from climate change, says study

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Species native to the Great Barrier Reef are more likely to face extinction through climate change than marine life elsewhere that can adapt by “invading” new regions, according to new research.

The largest study to date on the impacts ...

Warming seas will set marine life on the move, with some good news among the bad

Archived, 2 days ago From theconversation.com 

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - How will climate change affect life in the oceans? In research to be published in Nature Climate Change* we, among several other authors, show that the answer is likely good and bad.

Our study models how species might move in response ...

While you were on vacation, a chunk of ice the size of an asteroid fell into the ocean

Archived, 2 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Imagine Manhattan buried under a thousand feet of ice. That’s how much of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier fell into the Arctic Ocean last week, becoming a 7.8-square-mile iceberg.

“As a single event, this is a fairly rare size,” said Tw ...

Earth is on track to lose an India-sized chunk of its tropical forests by 2050

Archived, 2 days ago From smh.com.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Tropical forests face a lot of threats, particularly from the logging and agriculture industries. Their continued disappearance from the face of the Earth is therefore no great news — but new research suggests that they may be disappearing even faste ...

Greenpeace tracks Arctic seismic ship off east Greenland coast

Archived, 2 days ago From nunatsiaqonline.ca 

Iqaluit, CANADA - The same company that hopes to conduct seismic testing off Baffin Island’s east coast next summer is currently doing seismic testing in the Greenland Sea.

And Greenpeace campaigners want you to know what that looks and sounds like.

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Torrential rains, prolonged drought - climate change causing more extreme weather

Action: Climate Change

Heavy rains in Europe, wildfires in California, desertification in North Africa: extreme weather is one way climate change in ...

Gorillas on the brink in Congo

Action: Wildlife Conservation

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Over the next 35 years, between 2016 and 2050, an area of tropical forests, the size of India, will be cut down, warned a U.S ...

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