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‘Extraordinarily Hot’ Arctic Temperatures Alarm Scientists

Researchers say warmer air and sea surface could lead to record lows of sea ice at north pole next year

The Arctic is experiencing extraordinarily hot sea surface and air temperatures, which are stopping ice forming and could lead to record lows of sea ice at the north pole next year, according to scientists. photo by Mike Beauregard Arctic sea-ice, Nunavut, Canada. Temperatures in…
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by: The Guardian – November 22, 2016

Thousands of Chinese Ships Trawl the World, So How Can We Stop Overfishing?

The UN has pledge to ensure healthy, productive oceans, but demand for fish has never been higher

When I was in Senegal in 2003, the few Chinese vessels fishing along the coast from Mauritania to Liberia were unseaworthy rust-buckets, existing off what licenses they could cadge. Then in the past five years shining new trawlers appeared on the horizon, churned out…
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by: The Guardian – November 15, 2016

Paris Climate Deal Thrown into Uncertainty by US Election Result

Many fear Donald Trump will reverse the ambitious course set by Barack Obama and withdraw the US from the accord

Just days after the historic Paris agreement officially came into force, climate denier Donald Trump’s victory has thrown the global deal into uncertainty and raised fears that the US will reverse the ambitious environmental course charted under Barack Obama. photo by Pembina…
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by: The Guardian – November 9, 2016

Army Corp of Engineers Ordered Police to Arrest Standing Rock Water Protectors

Police deployed pepper spray, tear gas, and rubber bullets in 'standoff with protestors'

The US army corps of engineers ordered North Dakota police to arrest Native American protesters and destroy a bridge that activists built over a creek at the center of the increasingly tense Dakota Access pipeline demonstrations. Photo by Sara Lefleur-VetterPaddlers arrive at the shore…
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by: The Guardian – November 3, 2016

Global Deal Reached to Limit Hydrofluorocarbons, Potent Greenhouse Gases

Agreement on HFCs could bring ‘largest temperature reduction ever achieved by single agreement’

A global deal to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the battle to combat climate change is a “monumental step forward”, John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has said. Photo by Niall Kennedy/a>Air conditioning units mounted on a Hong Kong…
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by: The Guardian – October 18, 2016

Is Using Less Water the Secret to Cutting Our Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

California, which uses 20 percent of its electricity in supplying water, just passed a law to collect emissions data from water utilities

When most of us think of slowing global warming, we think of reducing car exhaust and power plant emissions — limiting activities that involve combusting fossil fuels. But we rarely draw the connection between the production of energy and another important resource:…
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by: The Guardian – October 12, 2016

‘Trump’s Promises Are Empty:’ Energy Experts Lay Waste to His Proposals

From making coal great again to ‘cancelling’ the Paris accord, industry analysts say Trump's ideas are farfetched

Donald Trump’s energy agenda — which includes pledges of “complete energy independence,” making coal great again and ditching the Paris climate deal — is drawing bipartisan fire from industry analysts, former members of Congress, and even one coal mogul. All of them,…
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by: The Guardian – September 29, 2016

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