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Dog walkers take note! You could be fined for letting your pet off the lead in some places

North Tyneside Council has brought in new rules making it an offence for a dog to be let off the lead at cemeteries and promenades We are part of the Trust Project Dog owners are being warned about new rules introduced in North Tyneside as part of a crackdown on environmental crime. North Tyneside C

NECHRONICLE - 2017-11-20 11:00:00

Keystone XL pipeline decision: what's at stake and what comes next?

Indigenous activists demonstrate in front of the White House in March, during a rally against the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Associated Press and Guardian staff Nebraska regulators are expected to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-11-20 11:00:27

More Harvey-Sized Hurricanes Likely to Hit Texas

By Tim Radford The probability that some city in the U.S. state of Texas will be hit again by Harvey-sized hurricanes, rainstorms that will dump half a meter of water in a short space of time, has increased sixfold in this century and will have increased 18-fold by 2100, thanks to climate change dri

ECOWATCH.COM - 2017-11-20 13:21:09

Scientists warn of huge earthquakes in 2018 due to Earth's slowing rotation

High-budget Hollywood disaster flicks love to make up weird natural phenomena to vaguely explain why a bunch of crazy catastrophes are about to threaten the very existence of mankind, but they're almost always complete bunk. Now, a new study featuring actual science suggests that 2018 could see a sp

BGR - 2017-11-20 15:41:07

High Energy Costs Make Vulnerable Households Reluctant To Use Air Conditioning

With a hot summer forecast, keeping cool will put a strain on financially vulnerable households The trifecta of rising electricity prices, soaring temperatures and concerns over possible blackouts risks increasing heat-related deaths and illness this summer, as households struggle to afford to run c

GIZMODO AUSTRALIA - 2017-11-20 10:30:48

Record Number of Americans 'Very Worried' About Climate Change

As someone who writes about the environment on a near-daily basis, the fact that a large chunk of Americans (about one in eight) reject the near scientific consensus of climate change can be a tough pill to swallow. But after a year of record-breaking heatwaves, massive wildfires in the west, and

ECOWATCH.COM - 2017-11-20 16:32:33

World's largest sovereign wealth fund could ditch oil and gas stocks

Norway raked in money from oil in the past. But now the country's Norges Bank, which manages its $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund - the world's largest - is recommending the government dump fossil fuel stocks. They said the move "will make the government's wealth less vulnerable to a permanent drop

INHABITAT.COM - 2017-11-20 09:13:43

Antarctic landscape insights keep ice loss forecasts on the radar

The research team used snow vehicles equipped with radar sensors to carry out a detailed survey of around 1500 sq km of ice. Credit: University of Aberdeen Scientists from the University of Aberdeen have helped carry out a detailed survey of the landscape beneath thick Antarctic ice that researche

PHYS.ORG - 2017-11-20 08:00:00

Keystone Pipeline clears final hurdle, proving that pipeline safety is for the weak

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline demonstrate on the Dodge Street pedestrian bridge during rush hour in Omaha, Neb. on Nov. 1, 2017. As TransCanada Pipeline officials continue to clean up a leak in the Keystone Pipeline near Amherst, South Dakota, the Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3-t

MASHABLE - 2017-11-20 17:16:27

White Christmas Odds Slashed By Bookies But Met Office Warns It's Too Early To Tell

It's just over a month to go until Christmas, and the usual frenzy over whether we can expect a white one has already begun. Bookmaker Coral has started the race odds-on at 4-5 that snow will fall anywhere in the UK on Christmas day. The firm is evens that the winter will be the coldest ever and has

HUFFINGTONPOST.CO.UK - 2017-11-20 12:37:58

Earth 'Breathes' in Amazing Time-Lapse Video from Space

Plant life on land and at the ocean's surface in September 2017 was visualized with data from NASA satellites such as SeaWiFS, using instruments that included the NASA/NOAA Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer.Credit: NASA For 20 years, NAS

LIVESCIENCE.COM - 2017-11-20 17:21:00

Global warming didn't pause, and is carrying on at catastrophic levels, scientists warn

There was never any "pause" in global warming, new data shows, and the world is warming at a pace that scientists warn will be catastrophic. Gaps in the data about the world temperature led people to believe that climate wasn't heating as much as suggested. But that was wrong and global warming is p

THE INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-20 16:00:41

Rains returns to Mumbai, likely to remain cloudy for three days

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials reveal the reason behind grey weather in the city Even as several parts of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan and adjoining areas woke up surprised to find- slight to heavy drizzle, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said that it was a result

DNA - 2017-11-20 06:06:00

North Wales could have White Christmas as temperatures start to plummet

Bookies have slashed the odds of it being a white Christmas this year. Bookmaker Coral is now odds-on at 4-5 that snow will fall anywhere in the UK on Christmas Day and they are evens that this winter will be the coldest on record. Ladbrokes have odds of 6-1 of there being a white Christmas in the W

NORTHWALES - 2017-11-20 12:06:30

This Week In Climate Change - Things You Might Have Missed

You're busy, we get it. Here's everything you need to know from the last week's environmental news. *** 1. The UK government are looking into a tax on single-use plastics. Chancellor Philip Hammond has called for "evidence" to support that a tax on plastic packaging, takeaway cartons and other dispo

HUFFINGTONPOST.CO.UK - 2017-11-20 13:16:00

Chicago plans to sue US Steel for toxic metal leak into Lake Michigan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel accused US Steel of attempting to hide the fact it had spilled nearly 60 pounds of toxic metal into Lake MichiganREUTERS/Andrew Nelles/File Photo The City of Chicago is suing US Steel after the company dumped toxic metal into Lake Michigan in October. US Steel leaked nearly 60 pou

IBTIMES.CO.UK - 2017-11-20 02:03:31

Global Warming 'Weaponizing Smallpox' on CBS's 'Madam Secretary'

We've heard all the usual warnings about the dangers of global warming, like rising sea levels and uncontrollable weather patterns. However, the reemergence of smallpox was a new one for me. CBS's Madam Secretary dives into that latent threat in the latest episode. The November 19 episode "North To

NEWS BUSTERS - 2017-11-20 06:28:00

Soil Management: Key to Fighting Climate Change?

An important tool for mitigating climate change may lie beneath our feet-soil management could increase our ability to keep carbon out of the atmosphere, a new study shows. A paper published last week in the journal Scientific Reports estimates that by altering land use practices, the top layer of s

ECOWATCH.COM - 2017-11-20 13:46:10

World Leaders Go Behind Trump's Back to Negotiate with Democrats

Global leaders are choosing to deal with Democrat mayors and governors rather than President Donald Trump on issues that the White House ignores, it has been claimed. The Washington Post reported that six Democratic figures-including four governors and two big-city mayors-are bypassing the Trump ad

NEWSWEEK - 2017-11-20 12:56:57

Massive Oil Spill Not Expected to Influence Nebraska's Decision on Keystone XL

Nebraska regulators will announce Monday whether pipeline operator TransCanada can build its proposed Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline across the state. The decision is the last regulatory hurdle for the highly contested $8 billion, 1,179-mile pipeline. The Nebraska Public Service Commission will not f

ECOWATCH.COM - 2017-11-20 13:53:57