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Trump’s Environmental Plans Spell Disaster

The president-elect has called global warming a hoax and denies climate science. What do his climate plans mean for international agreements?

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Politicians Will Feel the Heat From Rising Temperatures

It’s not just the planet that climate change is bad for—it could also get more government leaders thrown out of office.

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Iraq’s Skies Darken as Islamic State Torches Oil

With many civilians likely to die in the conflict in Iraq and Syria, the fighting also threatens the environment as ISIS torches oil wells.

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Fossil Fuel Investors Want to Know How Much They Could Lose to Climate Change

U.S. investors worried about the value of their shares in fossil fuel companies want more information about climate change’s financial effects.

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The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Ignoring the Climate Crisis

Eminent U.S. environmentalist Bill McKibben warns that fossil fuel use is destroying the planet, and calls for curbs on the political power of the oil industry.

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Investments in Fossil Fuels Take a Nosedive

Energy experts say global investment patterns show a spectacular shift, with renewables on the rise and support for fossil fuels in sharp decline.

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The Western United States Faces an Explosion of Wildfires

Wildfires used to hit California only in the latter part of the year, but a changing climate and persistent drought mean they are now a constant threat.

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Anthrax Strikes Wildlife in Rapidly Thawing Arctic

Record-high temperatures are believed to be among the main factors in the emergence of the deadly disease in northwestern Siberia.

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Irish Agriculture Faces Emissions Dilemma

Pledges by Ireland to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases could be undermined by government plans for a major expansion of the country’s agricultural sector.

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Offshore Wind Projects Power Ahead in Europe

Falling costs mean that power generated by offshore wind farms is becoming increasingly competitive with other fuels—and that’s good news for the climate.

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Europe’s Precious Beech Forests Could Succumb to Drought

A warming climate and intense droughts are hitting some of Europe’s most coveted forest areas, with beech trees in southern Britain particularly vulnerable.

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Climate Change Would Stoke Conflict in South Asia

Senior military experts warn that the nations of South Asia must cooperate on climate change adaptation to avoid major political instability and conflict in the region.

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U.S. Insurance Aid Props Up Climate-Risk Homes

A major insurer calls for an end to government subsidies that encourage expensive house-building schemes in areas of the U.S. at high risk of floods and storms.

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Major Oil Companies Tread Cautiously Toward Renewables

In face of falling oil prices and plunging profits, big oil companies are investing in renewables and clean energy, but still focusing on fossil fuels.

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Nuclear Costs Roll Onward and Upward

Building new nuclear power stations is becoming hugely more expensive, but decommissioning old ones might prove even more costly.

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Despite Chernobyl, Belarus Goes Nuclear

Thirty years after the Chernobyl accident in Ukraine, one of its neighbors is close to completing its own nuclear power station.

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Asia Is Losing Its Appetite for Coal

Many hundreds of planned coal-fired power plants in Asia will probably be shelved as economies slow and climate change and air pollution worsen.

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Electric Car Sales Are Powering Ahead

Improved technology and falling costs are moving electric car sales into the fast lane as manufacturers are now able to achieve significant economies of scale.

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Climate Change Helped Trigger Ancient Angkor’s Fall

Scientific evidence is growing that the decline of once-mighty Angkor, the famed temple site in modern Cambodia, was in large part due to abrupt climate change.

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Pakistan Turns to Coal to Keep Factories Running

To tackle chronic energy shortages, Pakistan plans to mine and burn millions of tons of coal, with help from China’s money and expertise.

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China Clamps Down on Coal

A slowing economy and falling energy demand—as well as concerns over air pollution—spur Beijing to halt new coal mines and close hundreds of existing operations.

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Cli-Fi Is All the Rage

Stuck for some new-year reading material? How about a thriller on a world in climate-driven turmoil?

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Paris Attacks Cast Shadow Over Climate Talks

Organizing a climate change conference involving nearly 200 countries has been made considerably more difficult by last week’s attacks.

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Royal Call for Switch to Low Carbon Investment

Prince Charles urges investors to play a key role as future-makers by pressuring governments to take decisive action on climate change.

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Bonn Climate Talks Fail to Narrow Rich-Poor Divide

Negotiations to smooth the way toward a new global agreement on tackling climate change ended without closing deep rifts between developed and developing countries.

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Climate Cash Flow to Poorer Nations Is Still Too Slow

Rich countries are failing to fulfill pledges to make billions of dollars available to help the developing world face climate change.

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Climate-Smart Villages Boost Nepali Farmers’ Harvests

Nepali farmers are finding that environmentally friendly cultivation methods increase yields—and also help them adapt to rising temperatures and increasingly erratic rainfall.

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Investors Opt Out of Fossil Fuels as Climate Summit Nears

As momentum builds for a new deal on climate change, investors are becoming increasingly nervous about having their cash in fossil fuels.

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Too Warm, Too Few Fish: Health Warning for World’s Oceans

Rampant overfishing combined with the impact of climate change is seriously endangering the well-being of the oceans, environmental analysts say.

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Irish Leader Says Economic Changes Are Needed to Tackle Climate Challenges

At a meeting building toward the Paris climate summit, Ireland’s president calls for a new economic order to address the threats of global warming.

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Muslim Scholars Say Climate Change Poses Dire Threat

An Islamic declaration adds to growing pressure religious leaders are exerting on richer nations to reduce the burden they are putting on the Earth’s climate.

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Prospect of Warmer Winters Doesn’t Mean Fewer Deaths

New scientific study pours cold water on the theory that mortality rates will drop in winter months as the climate warms.

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Health Sector Needs Firmer EU Hand on Climate Change

Health care systems should be required to observe tighter rules with regard to their climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions, lobbyists say.

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Pope Calls for Moral Campaign on Climate Crisis

A hard-hitting message from the Vatican warns of the threat global warming poses to the world’s ecosystems—and everyone on the planet.

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World Must Wake Up to China’s Energy Revolution

A new report says a successful outcome at this year’s Paris climate talks will be far more likely if the world takes note of how China is reducing emissions.

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 READ MORE



United Nations: Global Finance Must Face Up to Climate Challenge

Trillions of dollars need to be redirected into building low-carbon economies to avoid serious climate change, the U.N. warns.

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U.S. Braces for Even Worse Wildfire Season

Years of drought and higher temperatures mean the chance of devastating wildfires in the southwest U.S. is higher than ever—particularly in southern California.

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Call for an End to Business as Usual on Climate and Human Problems

A U.N. special envoy urges a unified approach to global action on tackling the interlinked issues of climate change, sustainable development and human rights.

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 READ MORE



Changing Climate Causes Weather Chaos in Chile

What is being described as an environmental catastrophe is hitting Chile as torrential rains batter the north while the south suffers prolonged drought and wildfires.

Posted on Apr 1, 2015 READ MORE



China Ramps Up Rhetoric on Climate Change

A senior Chinese official warns that climate-related temperature rises could seriously affect the country’s harvests and major infrastructure projects.

Posted on Mar 28, 2015 READ MORE



Serious Doubts Over Europe’s Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Target

Europe has made substantial progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but its long-term reduction aims look unachievable, says a new report.

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 READ MORE



Urgent Campaign Aims to Curb Pollutants’ Deadly Effects

Carbon dioxide is public enemy No. 1 in the fight against climate change, but other pollution is having a big impact—and causing millions of premature deaths.

Posted on Mar 6, 2015 READ MORE



Cannabis Growers Blamed for Leaving California High and Dry

As California endures its worst drought since records began, illegal marijuana plantations are being accused of further depleting precious water resources.

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California Rains Bring Little Relief From Devastating Drought

Unless substantial rain falls soon, California’s worst drought on record threatens dire consequences for the state’s massive agricultural industry.

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Investment Falters as Fossil Fuels Face ‘Perfect Storm’

Increasing oil production but falling demand is creating big problems for the fossil fuel industry as some investors are now turning away from the sector.

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Debate Heats Up on Risk of Frozen Fossil Fuel Assets

Investors are wondering whether putting money into fossil fuels makes sense—and the same question is now being asked by heavy hitters in the banking industry.

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Obama Pledge Gets Dollars Flowing Into Climate Fund

Many developing countries are already suffering the impacts of climate change, but a special fund to help them adapt to a warming world has been bolstered by promises of billions of dollars from wealthier nations.

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A Wrench Thrown Into Coal’s Publicity Machine

An Australian think tank’s data challenges coal industry claims that it drives economic growth, is a key element of alleviating “energy poverty” worldwide and improves quality of life.

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Insurance Industry Sleeps Through Climate Alarm Calls

Disasters linked to climate change could cost insurance companies billions of dollars, but a new survey finds that many of them—particularly in the U.S.—are paying scant attention to the threat.

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Europe Faces Crunch Decision on Climate Policy

As European leaders meet to take a final decision on a new climate and energy policy up to 2030, there is keen interest worldwide to see if Europe opts to take a bold lead in tackling climate change.

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