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Ignore climate science, and we will see you in court
It would accelerate sea-level rise, which poses an existential threat to low-lying countries like the Netherlands. Right now, we are heading for a catastrophic 3 to 4 degrees of warming.
Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels
The UN’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) channels taxpayer fundsfrom rich countries, including the UK, the US, EU member states and others, to developing countries that would otherwise struggle to invest in low-emissions technology and infrastructure to adapt to a warming world. About $10bn has so far been
A New Climate Tipping Point
A landmark United Nations report says that we’re likely to witness some of the most devastating effects of global warming within our lifetimes. We talk to one man with a solution.Hosted by Michael Barbaro, produced by Alexandra Leigh Young, Michael Simon Johnson and Clare Toeniskoetter, and edited b
Doubling down, Trump calls congressman who body-slammed reporter a 'tough cookie'
"Greg is a tremendous guy, tough cookie," Trump said of Gianforte at a Friday bill signing.Nicholas Kamm / AFP - Getty Images
Climate Change Could Lead To A Beer Apocalypse - American Craft Beer
You see, barley, the fourth largest grain crop globally, after heat, rice, and corn, is along with hops, yeast and water, one of beer’s most important components. And although it is primarily grown to feed livestock, beer accounts for about 17% of worldwide barley production.
Climate Change Divides the US Church. It Unites the Global One.
Last week, the world’s leading climate scientists released a sobering report, which claimed that there are only a dozen years to keep the Earth’s climate from increasing by 1.5 degrees Celsius. If the planet fails to do so, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned, the ris
Stephen Colbert Pillories Trump for Rejecting Climate Change Science
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Climate change endangers dozens of World Heritage sites
There are 1,092 cultural historical sites on the 2018 World Heritage List, which, according to the authors, have "high intangible value as they represent icons of human civilization."Because our ancestors often settled near water for both food and commerce, a good many are in coastal areas, especial
Seriously, would you wear these nose warmers?
It's that time of the year again when we force ourselves to dig out our coats, scarves, hats ... and nose warmers?
‘We'll have space bots with lasers, killing plants’: the rise of the robot farmer
Tiny automated machines could soon take care of the entire growing process. Fewer chemicals, more efficient – where’s the downside?
Brazil front-runner proposals could lead deforestation to 'explode': NGOs
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Proposals made by Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country's environment that could lead deforestation "to explode," a group of non-government organizations said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a tract of Amazo
Minor earthquakes detected near fracking site in Lancashire
The British Geological Survey, which provides impartial advice on environmental processes,recorded four tremorsin the vicinity of the energy firm Cuadrilla’s site on Preston New Road near Blackpool on Friday.
£7m crowdfunding bid for Orkney tidal energy turbine launches
Those who invest would be buying debentures, which are like IOUs issued by companies. The investment has a 30-month term and offers 12% interest a year before tax, which is rolled up and paid at maturity in June 2021. The minimum investment is £5.
Bill Gates and the EU announce a €100M fund to combat climate change
Bill Gates and the EUannouncedthat the union andBreakthrough Energy— an investor group led by Gates — will together launch a €100 million clean energy investment fund to combat climate change in 2019.Gates is currently in Brussels working on the pilot project on behalf of the investor group, which c
EPA withdraws proposed Obama-era rule change for uranium mining
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen
Testy humpback whale chases away watchers who get too close
One agitated humpback female, swimming with her calf, was seen on Wednesday swiping at encroaching divers with her fin, which can measure up to 18 feet (5.5 meters).
Plastic recycling industry's problems costing councils up to £500,000 a year
Major problems in the plastic recycling industry are costing local councils in England up to £500,000 extra a year, as they struggle to deal with the continuing fallout from import bans imposed by countries who are no longer able to take the UK’s waste.
How to Approach Driving in the Face of Climate Change | RealClearEnergy
Can you be an environmentalist and still drive a car? The question came to mind last week, when the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that gave us 12 years to stave off cataclysmic climate change. If the world's governments, businesses and people don't act a
Country diary: my baby and I move through different landscapes
Airedale, West Yorkshire:My six-week-old daughter still can’t see very well, but her sense of smell is fierce, and we can both hear the magpies, which are everywhere
Recycling costs surge for UK councils after Chinese ban on ‘foreign garbage’ imports
Councils are calling on companies to fundrecyclingcosts and invest in efforts to cut packaging after many were struck by China’s decision to stop importing “foreign garbage”.At least a fifth oflocal councilsreported they had seen a direct impact of this ban, which restricted imports of plastics and