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For the first time in history, solar jobs outnumber coal jobs in Virginia

36 hours ago From zmescience.com  View Original Article

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - Virginia is one of the traditional “coal states” — but even there, renewable energy has a strong foothold. For the first time ever, Virginia has more solar than coal jobs.

The economic benefits of renewable energy are sending ripples t ...

Virginia joins other states in Paris climate goal alliance

Archived, 2 days ago From normangeestar.net 

San Antonio, TEXAS - With Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement, the United States is abandoning its role as a global leader in the fight against climate change and instead joining only two other countries not participating in the accord: Syria, which is ...

Hong Kong is setting standards in coral reef restoration

Archived, 2 days ago From gulf-times.com 

Doha, Qatar - When people think of Hong Kong, they usually picture the city’s imposing skyline. But less well known, perhaps, is Hong Kong’s equally impressive underwater architecture.

In fact, the waters off the city’s coast contain more than 90 sp ...

Global warming brews big trouble in coffee birthplace Ethiopia

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Global warming is likely to wipe out half of the coffee growing area in Ethiopia, the birthplace of the bean, according to a groundbreaking new study. Rising temperatures have already damaged some special areas of origin, with these losses being like ...

3-year global coral bleaching event over, but still bad

Archived, 2 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - A mass bleaching of coral reefs worldwide has finally ended after three years, U.S. scientists announced Monday.

About three-quarters of the world's delicate coral reefs were damaged or killed by hot water in what scientists say was th ...

Fracking study links pollution, earthquakes to drilling in Texas Shale

Archived, 2 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - A new analysis of Texas' oil and gas development underscores how there really are two sides to the energy debate. We know that drilling has brought the state billions in wealth, but its vast impacts on the environment cannot be ignored.

...

Heat wave creates health hazard in southwestern US

Archived, 3 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The southwestern U.S. is about to feel the wrath of a punishing heat wave that includes a forecast of 120 degrees (48.8 Celsius) in Phoenix—a temperature not seen in the desert city in more than 20 years.

The broiling temperatures will ...

Lebanon garbage crisis pollutes Mediterranean

Archived, 3 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - Lebanon's garbage crisis has sparked fresh outrage, after activists shared images of what they say is untreated waste being dumped into the sea.

"They are throwing everything in the sea - directly," Paul Abi Rached, director of the Leb ...

Reef rescuers fight to outrace climate change

Archived, 3 days ago From timescolonist.com 

Victoria, CANADA - Ten years ago, when scientists in South Florida began a massive rescue effort to rebuild the U.S.’s only inshore reef, replanting nursery-grown staghorn coral with a gardening technique perfected in the Pacific seemed like an easy solution.

Cool Effect partners with WCS to save Madagascar’s Makira Natural Park

Archived, 3 days ago From newsroom.wcs.org 

Burlington, MASSACHUSETTS - Cool EffectTM, a non-profit organization curating the world’s premier carbon reduction projects, announced the addition of Madagascar’s Makira Natural Park Project to its platform in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Individua ...

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By 2100, climate change-driven heatwaves could threaten 74% of the population

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Thousands of dolphins killed in fishing nets used in EU waters

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New data from French scientists reveals that unprecedented numbers of common dolphins have died and stranded this year as a r ...

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