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Groups move to defend pause in federal coal leasing against lawsuit by Utah counties

Archived, 2 days ago From earthjustice.org 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Conservation groups filed a motion in U.S. District Court late Friday to defend a pause in the outdated federal coal-leasing program against a legal challenge by two Utah counties. The pause was put in place by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to allo ...

Paris vehicle pollution sticker scheme comes into force

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Drivers in Paris must display an anti-pollution sticker in their vehicles or face fines in the latest attempt by the French authorities to improve air quality.

The sticker scheme, which became mandatory on Monday, includes cars, lorrie ...

Southeast Asia air pollution deaths could triple for coal emissions

Archived, 2 days ago From energybangla.com 

Dhaka, BANGLADESH - Coal emissions in Southeast Asia are projected to triple by 2030, resulting in an increase in pollution-related deaths, according to a new Harvard-backed report published Friday.

Researchers at Harvard and Greenpeace say the demand for ...

Flood disasters more than double across Europe in 35 years

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The number of devastating floods that trigger insurance payouts has more than doubled in Europe since 1980, according to new research by Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company.

The firm’s latest data shows there were 30 flo ...

Earth2Trump resistance roadshow, rallying 5,250 in 15 cities, arrives in D.C.

Archived, 2 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance has arrived in Washington, D.C., for the presidential inauguration as the country’s biggest, broadest grassroots organizing campaign focused on resisting Trump’s attacks on the environment and civil rights.

Sea level rise inevitable, even with dramatic cuts in carbon emissions

Archived, 3 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Even supposing the world does make dramatic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, the fate of the small island states remains uncertain.

New research suggests that other, more short-lived greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could driv ...

China’s war on coal continues — the country just canceled 104 new coal plants

Archived, 3 days ago From vox.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Because China is such a behemoth, its energy decisions absolutely dwarf anything any other country is doing right now. Case in point: Over the weekend, the Chinese government ordered 13 provinces to cancel 104 coal-fired projects in development, amou ...

Eastern Australia swelters under heatwave as hottest January on record looms

Archived, 3 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Eastern Australia is sweltering in the second heatwave of 2017, setting the stage for what could be the hottest January on record.

A cool change that brought sudden relief to coastal Sydney on Wednesday after record morning heat failed ...

Climate change is causing Antarctic snows to shrink

Archived, 3 days ago From news24.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Vast icy rock peaks tower above Argentina's Carlini research base in Antarctica. But scientists who have worked here for decades say the glaciers are less icy than they once were.

For international experts stationed at the base, the fr ...

US contributes $500 million to UN Green Climate Fund

Archived, 3 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The outgoing Barack Obama administration announced Tuesday a contribution of half a billion dollars to the UN Green Climate Fund, just three days before Donald Trump takes over the White House.

The $500 million payment, announced by St ...

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