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Fossil fuel lobbies cripple UN climate talks, report says

Archived, 23 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - As government delegates prepare for the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, so are hundreds of lobbyists from environmental and human rights nongovernmental organizations, as well as industry representatives.

But accord ...

Global warming 'hiatus' doesn't change long term climate predictions – study

Archived, 23 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - An apparent hiatus in global warming that spawned a decade-long controversy has had no impact on long-term climate projections, a detailed analysis has concluded.

The slower rise in temperatures from 1998 to 2012 has repeatedly been ci ...

The Ocean Cleanup raises $21.7 million to begin ridding the Pacific Ocean of plastic

Archived, 23 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Last fall The Ocean Cleanup found 1,000 large pieces of plastic in two hours in the Pacific Ocean during their first aerial reconnaissance mission. Today the Dutch foundation announced they’ve raised $21.7 million, and can now begin large-scale trial ...

Wind + solar provide majority of new generating capacity in Q1

Archived, 23 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - According to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) monthly Energy Infrastructure Update (with data through March 31), wind and solar provided 50.84 percent of the new electrical generating capacity added to the U.S. gr ...

Atlanta becomes 27th city to commit to 100% renewables

Archived, 24 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Atlanta City Council unanimously approved a measure Monday establishing a community-wide goal of transitioning 100 percent to renewable energy by 2035.

The legislation was introduced by city councilman Kwanza Hall, who is also a candi ...

450 groups to Trump: 'Americans want more protected public lands, not less'

Archived, 24 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - More than 450 organizations representing millions of members across the country sent a letter on Tuesday to President Donald Trump, Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke and Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross in opposition to any effort to remove or decrease protections f ...

Lawsuit challenges fracking plan for Ohio's only national forest

Archived, 24 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - Conservation groups today sued the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management over plans to permit hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Ohio’s only national forest, the Wayne. The lawsuit aims to void BLM leases and halt fracking in the nat ...

There are now more than 9.4 million people working in the renewable energy sector

Archived, 24 days ago From zmescience.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - According to a new report released by an environment and energy consultancy, 9.4 million people globally work in renewable energy, more than at any other point in history.

The report was released by Allen and York, and it states that 2 ...

Climate change is altering the Arctic faster than expected

Archived, 25 days ago From salon.com 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Evidence continues to mount that climate change has pushed the Arctic into a new state. Skyrocketing temperatures are altering the essence of the region, melting ice on land and sea, driving more intense wildfires, altering ocean circulation and diss ...

Three-year plan to let Delhi breathe

Archived, 25 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Underlining air pollution as a serious problem, the government's think tank Niti Aayog in its latest action agenda has come out with a five-point remedy, including higher taxes on petroldiesel, higher parking fees and shutting down coal-based power p ...

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NASA finds new, frightening way glaciers are melting in Greenland

Action: Climate Change

Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, wha ...

Tell the EPA to protect monarchs from toxic herbicides

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The number of monarch butterflies has declined by more than 80% in the last 20 years. What's to blame? Big Ag's use of potent ...

Deforestation means perilous future

Action: Stop Deforestation

At a time when India is reeling under successive inadequate monsoons, dwindling forests will be an additional problem. Effici ...

Air pollution is significantly weakening our hearts, major new study finds

Action: Stop Pollution

The hearts of people who live in polluted areas are weaker than those who regularly breathe cleaner air, according to a new s ...

'We can't be passive bystanders': Advisers call for dramatic re-think on Great Barrier Reef

Action: Save Our Oceans

A handpicked expert panel advising the federal government on its plan to protect the ailing Great Barrier Reef has warned the ...

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