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Solar prices in India dip below coal

Archived, 7 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Solar power is soaring in India as prices plummet. A recent auction for 500 megawatts (MW) of capacity at Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan saw a record-low tariff of 2.44 rupees per kilowatt-hour (kWh) – that’s around four cents in dollars. Solar tarif ...

Prince Charles: It's time to solve the 'human disaster' of plastics in the world's oceans

Archived, 7 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Britain's Prince Charles is lending his clout to a $2 million competition to stop the 8 million tonnes of plastics entering our oceans each year.

The Prince of Wales has teamed up with Dame Ellen MacArthur and philanthropist Wendy Schm ...

World’s commitment to Paris agreement remains strong as Bonn climate talks end

Archived, 7 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Two weeks of climate talks in Bonn, Germany wrapped up Thursday with a reminder from Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of Fiji, whose nation will lead COP23 this fall, that "no-one, no matter who they are or where they live, will ultimately escape the ...

Climate change is causing trees in the eastern U.S. to move north, west

Archived, 8 days ago From usatoday.com 

McLean, VIRGINIA - It's getting so hot that even the trees are heading north.

Man-made climate change — including warmer temperatures and deviations in rainfall patterns — appears to be one of the reasons tree populations in the eastern U.S. are shifting ...

Beijing takes a deep breath as a weekend of smog heads its way

Archived, 8 days ago From scmp.com 

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong - Beijing residents are bracing for another round of hot and polluted days, starting today, but this time, the main pollutant will be ozone, a key element in forming photochemical smog.

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection said o ...

Rising seas set to double coastal flooding by 2050: study

Archived, 8 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Rising sea levels driven by global warming are on track to dramatically boost the frequency of coastal flooding worldwide by mid-century, especially in tropical regions, researchers said Thursday.

A 10-to-20 centimetre (four-to-eight i ...

Peru lost more than 1 million hectares of Amazon forest over a period of 15 years

Archived, 8 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Technology has become a headache for those who indiscriminately clear forest in the Peruvian Amazon. Until a few years ago, it was thought that deforesting an area of primary forest in a secluded, remote area could not be discovered by authorities or ...

LEGO smashes 100% renewable energy goal

Archived, 8 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - The LEGO group announced it reached its goal of balancing 100 percent of its energy use with renewable sources.

The beloved toymaker's ambitious feat was achieved three years early thanks to its 25 percent stake in the massive, 258-meg ...

Air pollution kills more people in the UK than in Sweden, US and Mexico

Archived, 9 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - People in the UK are 64 times as likely to die of air pollution as those in Sweden and twice as likely as those in the US, figures from the World Health Organisation reveal.

Britain, which has a mortality rate for air pollution of 25.7 ...

India and China are cutting down on coal, and this will save the atmosphere from 2-3 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2030

Archived, 9 days ago From zmescience.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - Five years ago, before the landmark Paris Agreement was signed at COP21, the simple thought of China and India stopping coal use was seen as utopic in some circles. These are the most populated countries in the world with some of the fastest growing ...

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

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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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