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We are running out of time on climate change

Archived, 2 days ago From scoop.co.nz 

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - In nearly two decades since the United Nations conference that produced the Kyoto Protocol, New Zealand has still not adopted robust policies to adequately tackle climate change. In a forceful addition to the BWB Texts series, Dr Ralph Chapman asks w ...

Stopping mangrove deforestation in Indonesia could help slow climate change

Archived, 2 days ago From rappler.com 

Pasig City, PHILIPPINES - Preventing the loss of Indonesian mangroves would help in the global fight against climate change, new research shows.

The study, published recently in Nature Climate Change, estimated that if Indonesia halts mangrove deforestation it ...

Washington DC sinking fast, adding to threat of sea-level rise

Archived, 3 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Scientists have found that land under the Chesapeake Bay — the largest estuary in the US — is sinking rapidly and the country's capital, Washington, DC, could drop by six or more inches by 2100 — adding to the problems of sea-level rise.

London's dirty air kills almost 10,000 people every year

Archived, 3 days ago From fastcoexist.com 

New York, NEW YORK - In London, a double dose of pollutants, made up of toxic gas and fine, lung-clogging particles, is choking the capital.

According to a new study, London's dirty air is killing up to 9,500 people per year. The report, commissioned by Tr ...

2015 Arctic melting season won't break records, but could wipe the 'recovery'

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Following the post of my colleague, Dana Nuccitelli on misreporting of ice trends, this article is a timely guest post by Neven Acropolis who runs the Arctic Sea Ice blog.

“After the record smashing 2012 melting season had ended, Arcti ...

Greenpeace US climbers block Shell's Arctic-bound vessel

Archived, 3 days ago From greenpeace.org 

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - 26 climbers have blocked Shell's Arctic icebreaking vessel, the MSV Fennica, as it attempted to leave Portland, Oregon. The climbers are currently preventing the ship from passing underneath the bridge on its way to meet Shell’s drilling fleet. The c ...

Tony Abbott wrong on coal being ‘good for humanity’, Oxfam report finds

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Tony Abbott is mistaken in claiming coal is “good for humanity”, with the fossil fuel causing numerous health problems and ineffective in delivering electricity to the world’s poor compared with renewables, a new Oxfam report has found.


As desert encroaches, Niger turns to natural gas

Archived, 3 days ago From mb.com.ph 

Intramuros, PHILIPPINES - Threatened by the advance of a desert that already covers two-thirds of Niger, the poor Sahel nation hopes to halt rapid deforestation by promoting natural gas.

Giant billboards, media ads starring local celebrities and door-to-door ca ...

Germany breaks a renewable energy record

Archived, 3 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Germany’s transition from coal- and oil-fired power to carbon-free electricity hit a new milestone on July 25, when solar, wind, and other sources of renewable energy met 78 percent of the day’s energy demand.

That beat the old record ...

Enviromental Defenders call for NSW fracking ban

Archived, 4 days ago From gladstoneobserver.com.au 

Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - The Environmental Defenders Office has called for NSW landholders to be given the right refuse coal seam gas companies access to their properties.

A federal inquiry into fracking laws began in Brisbane on Monday with the EDO backing th ...

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