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Using a board game to plan for a changing planet

This story was originally published by Hakai Magazine and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Two kilometers inland from Hawke’s Bay on the…

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How debt cancellation could help poor countries prepare for climate change

As the planet warms, compounding crises are pushing poor countries toward a humanitarian catastrophe. Global warming disproportionately threatens the developing world with rising sea levels,…

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Biden calls off oil and gas leases in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico — but not for the climate

The Department of the Interior will not hold sales of oil and gas leases for millions of acres off the coast of Alaska and in…

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Ohio residents fight to get radioactive oil and gas waste off their roads

Joe Mosyjowski has watched a decade-long boom in oil and gas drilling unfold in the region surrounding his 50-acre farm in northeast Ohio. Mosyjowski, a…

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What overturning Roe v. Wade means for pregnant people in pollution hotspots

For many pregnant people in Baytown, Texas, there aren’t a whole lot of options. That’s not just in terms of seeking services for reproductive health…

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The UN and SEC focus on Climate Change While Bloody Conflict in Ukraine Rages On

While a bloody war rages in Ukraine, inflation has hit a historic high of 7.9 percent, and possibilities of a Russian cyberattack on U.S. interests,…

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Record-breaking offshore wind lease sale announced by Biden Administration

The Biden Administration has made the production of green energy one of its top priorities, and a recent lease sale off the coast of New…

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Democrats unsure where Joe Manchin stands on climate change action

Just before Congress broke for the Christmas holidays, Joe Manchin (D-WV) unequivocally told Bret Baier on Fox News Sunday that he was a hard “no”…

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State of Emergency Declared as Wildfires Ravage Colorado

When we hear the terms “state of emergency” and “wildfires” used in a casual conversation, we often think of the West Coast. However, the end…

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U.S. sets 55-mile-a-gallon fuel-efficiency standard for 2026 models

In 1975, President Gerald Ford’s administration introduced the Strategic Fuel Reserve, at the same time introducing fuel economy standards. NASA began work on wind and…

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NASA’s Cynthia Rosenzweig Receives 2022 World Food Prize

In Brief: A NASA climate researcher has received the 2022 World Food Prize, comparable to a Nobel Prize for food and agriculture. Cynthia Rosenzweig, a…

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NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects ‘Heat Islands’ in Extreme Indian Heat Wave

In Brief: The instrument aboard the space station documents blistering temperatures in urban areas around Delhi during the historic heat wave on the Indian subcontinent….

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International Satellite to Track Impacts of Small Ocean Currents

In Brief: The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will explore how the ocean absorbs atmospheric heat and carbon, moderating global temperatures and climate change….

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From Weather Forecasting to Climate Change, NASA’s AIRS Builds a Legacy

NASA’s AIRS instrument tracked a record-breaking heat wave as it intensified in the Pacific Northwest last June. AIRS remains a vital resource for weather forecasting,…

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New NASA Training for Greenhouse Gas Earth Observations

This month, the NASA Earth Applied Sciences Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) program will host a three-part training series called “Atmospheric CO2 and CH4 Budgets…

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Red River Flooding is Worst in a Decade

A blizzard, multiple rainstorms, and melting winter ice swelled rivers out of their banks and across a flat floodplain in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba….

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Unforced Variations: May 2022

Sorry for delay posting this month, but we’ve been considering how (or if) to go forward with open threads and comments. Looking at the multitude…

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River Ice break-up trends 2022

As in previous years, the spring break-up of river ice on the Tanana River at Nenana and the Yukon River at Dawson City in Canada…

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Digital Twinge

A couple of weeks ago the EU announced that they were funding a project called DestinE (Destination Earth) to build ‘digital twins’ of the Earth…

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The modern demarcation problem

Defining (and enforcing) a clear line between information and mis-information is impossible, but that doesn’t mean misinformation doesn’t exist or that there is nothing to…

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Lloyd’s of London attempts to shift AGM online to avoid climate protesters

Insurance market chair urges members to attend virtually due to ‘significant risk’ activists will disrupt meeting Insurance market Lloyd’s of London is urging members to…

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England fails to reach household waste recycling target

Wales only UK nation to exceed 50% as households in England recycle less in 2020 than 2019Recycling rates in England are falling and the government…

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Coldplay labelled ‘useful idiots for greenwashing’ after deal with oil company

The Transport and Environment campaign group says Neste is cynically using the band Coldplay have been branded “useful idiots for greenwashing” after announcing a partnership…

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Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial support

1,500 civil society groups from 130 countries back Vanuatu’s move to seek protection from the international court of justiceVanuatu’s push for the international court of…

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John Kerry warns a long Ukraine war would threaten climate efforts

Exclusive: US presidential envoy says limiting global heating to 1.5C could be made harder by conflictThe longer the war in Ukraine carries on, the worse…

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‘Devastating’: 91% of reefs surveyed on Great Barrier Reef affected by coral bleaching in 2022

Report reveals extent of sixth mass bleaching event with worst-affected reefs between Cape Tribulation and WhitsundaysFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet…

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Kīlauea’s Lava Lake Persists

Since May 2018, when Kīlauea’s lava lake last drained, the summit crater has filled with water, erupted again, boiled off the water, and refilled with…

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Twin Cyclones in the Indian Ocean

The pair of weakening storms probably will not bring catastrophe to land, but they lined up and put on a show for satellites. Read More…

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Wild Fluctuations in Sierra Snow

The California mountain range alternated between extreme precipitation and none at all this winter. Read More…

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Karst and Colors on the Yucatán Peninsula

Sediments and mangroves paint the wetlands, while sinkholes dot the land surface. Read More…

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The Emerald Isles of Hạ Long Bay

Limestone mountains that rise steeply from the waters off Northern Vietnam feature distinctive geologic formations, verdant forests, and extreme biodiversity. Read More…

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RePlanet Nederland letter to the EU Commission about the sustainable finance taxonomy

Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European CommissionMr. Frans Timmermans, Commission VP for the European Green DealMr. Valdis Dombrovskis, Commission VP for an…

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RePlanet Nederland’s review of the draft Delegated Regulation on nuclear energy and gaseous fossil fuels in the sustainable finance taxonomy

At RePlanet Nederland, we are delighted that the European Commission has proposed, on December 31, 2021, to include nuclear energy in the sustainable finance taxonomy….

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GERMAN ELECTRICITY TO GET DIRTIER IN 2022, NEW ANALYSIS FINDS

Germany is expected to increase its fossil fuel consumption for electricity generation in 2022, if its weather conditions and electricity demand are similar to 2021,…

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Why Earth Overshoot Day And The Ecological Footprint Are Pseudoscientific Nonsense

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez iciHumans consume more resources than our planet can sustainably produce, according to the Global Footprint Network (GFN), which has been…

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Parents of Children Killed by Fentanyl, and Environmental Progress, Request Action by Los Angeles Sheriff

July 28, 2021Sheriff Alex VillanuevaHall of Justice211 West Temple StreetLos Angeles, CA 90012(213) 229-1700Dear Sheriff Villanueva,Thank you for taking action to end the homeless encampments…

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How Companies Can Plan to Mitigate Climate Risk

Climate change is considered the greatest single threat to humankind, and while individuals are working to minimize their carbon footprints, the overwhelming majority of climate…

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Are Global Supply Chains A Thing of the Past?

How Climate Change Will Impact Global Supply Chains Global supply chain issues have hit the news recently as the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the…

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Paving the Way for Green Roads

As we forge ahead into the 21st century, it is no secret that sustainable infrastructure is not just a novelty, but a necessity in order…

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Wakuna’s PIECE: The Future Has Never Seemed So Gooey

Algae!!!…Green, gooey, slimy, messy, smelly, unpleasant…All these words come to mind when I hear the word “Algae”.  What if I told you algae has the…

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Utilities One — Doing Great Things with Great Dedication

Many talented people are forced to leave their native countries in search of a better life. Of course, not all of them achieve outstanding results….

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The Evolution of Ethical Investing

Ethical investing is becoming mainstream and more accessible to people who care about where their money is invested. It is now much easier to find…

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How To Get ISO 14000 / 14001 Certification

ISO 14000 / 14001 standards support and promote the incorporation of sustainable practices in business. In this article, you will learn how ISO 14000 can…

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What goes in the recycling bin?

Home recycling is one of the best ways that you can do your bit for the environment. Your local council provides you with all the…

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How You Can Help the Environment by Driving Less

Cars often become the main topic of conversation when people mention going green. They’re something people use every day that makes life easier. You can…

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Unique Green Ideas for Business

In the wake of the enormous challenges faced during the first half of 2020, the awareness of environmental issues is perhaps greater than ever, and…

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THAIGROOVE Showcasing 50 Thai Eco-Friendly Brands at Green Day Helping Change the World

With the conclusion of COP26, 50 Thai brands are stepping up to meet the climate challenge by reducing waste and shifting the mindset of consumers….

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Skylife invests in cleantech leader eleXsys Energy

Innovative Australian investment group Skylife has become the latest investor in eleXsys Energy, the inventor of a game-changing solution that unleashes the full potential of…

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COP 26: FOCUS TO MOVE FROM INTERNATIONAL TO NATIONAL MONITORING; HUGE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES EMERGE

A key legacy of COP 26 will be attention shifting from big international events to closely monitoring implementation country by country, according to AXA Investment…

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GameChange Solar Completes Largest Solar Tracker Project in India for Tata Power

Today, GameChange Solar announced the completion of its first Genius Tracker project in India. This 394 MW project is located 110 km from Ahmedabad, the…

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Governments must bring engineers to the table to combat climate change

Statement from Engineers Australia on the IPCC climate change study “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report presents a stark and accelerating risk to…

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The HVAC Industry: Upcoming Trends for Technicians

Do you work in the HVAC industry? If so, you probably already know that you need to keep up with its new technology and features….

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Healthy Trees = Healthy Environment

How to Take Care of The Trees on Your Property   What has lots of bark, but no bite? Trees, of course! Ensure your landscaping…

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How to Be a More Sustainable Clothes Shopper

Knowing where to begin and how to go about being a more sustainable clothes shopper is one of the most challenging aspects of the process….

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Effective Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly

People are becoming more enlightened on the need to be eco-friendly. Many people recycle rubbish without putting too much thought into it. But, if you…

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How to Ensure you are Properly Disposing of your E-Waste

The latest threat to health and the environment is the disposal of electronic e-waste. There is a growing concern for the environmental effects of technological…

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Laos • Hydropower 10 x Tonnes CO2e Offset

See Price Description Xenamnoy Clean Hydropower Certified as: Gold Standard Certified Emissions Reduction (GSCER) Sustainable Development Goals supported: THE STORY Many people in Laos rely…

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Kenya • Efficient cookstoves 10 x Tonnes CO2e Offset

Buy Certificate Description Cookstoves for Maasai Communities Certified as: Gold Standard Voluntary Emissions Reduction (GSVER) Sustainable Development Goals supported: THE STORY The Maasai people inhabit…

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Indonesia • Geothermal Energy 10 x Tonnes CO2e Offset

Buy Certificate Description Gunung Salak Geothermal Energy Certified as: International REC Standard (I-REC)Verified Carbon Units (VCU) Sustainable Development Goals supported: THE STORY There are over…

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Indonesia – Musi River • Hydro Power

Buy 10 x Tonnes CO2e Offset Description Musi River Hydro Certified as: Verified Carbon Units (VCU) Sustainable Development Goals supported: THE STORY Sumatra, Indonesia’s largest…

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India • Solar 10 x Tonnes CO2e Offset

https://www.climatechange.org.au/product/india-solar-10-x-tonnes-co2e-offset/ Description Bhadla Solar Certified as: Gold Standard Certified Emissions Reduction (GSCER) Sustainable Development Goals supported: THE STORY Rajasthan, and particularly its agricultural sector, has…

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Guatemala •Forest Preservation 10 x Tonnes CO2e Offset

Description Lacandón – Forest for Life Certified as: Verified Carbon Units Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standard Sustainable Development Goals supported: THE STORY The Sierra…

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Colombia • Afforestation 10 x Tonnes CO2e Offset

See Price Vichada Forest Restoration Afforestation, Reforestation Revegetation (ARR) Certified as: Gold Standard Voluntary Emissions Reduction (GSVER) Sustainable Development Goals supported: THE STORY Situated nearby…

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5 Tonne Multi Project Carbon Offset certificate

Buy Certificate 5 Tonne Carbon Offset Certificate Multi-Project Our Multi-Project Certificate currently supports these three outstanding projects. Sustainable Development Goals supported: United States Wind Power  Crow…

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New study suggests protecting land is no guarantee of biodiversity

With the world scrambling to safeguard 30% of the planet from development, researchers have issued a warning that simply stopping habitat destruction may not be…

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Department for Education announces plans to be ‘world leader’ in sustainability

New plans announced today by Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi outline the UK education sector’s ambition to become a world leader in climate education.  Launched as…

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Deforestation of indigenous lands in Brazilian Amazon could derail climate targets

If vast swathes of the world’s largest rainforest are not protected from industrial activity Brazil’s commitments on the environment will be irrelevant.  If Brazil does…

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Wildfires in US Pacific Northwest impact air pollution patterns across North America

As blazes in the region increase in intensity and size evidence shows an entire continent’s air quality is being adversely effected.  A team of scientists…

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Coastal populations unaware homes are unprotected from potential flooding

Homeowners in UK coastal areas are not aware they have responsibility for their own flood risk management and have taken little steps to put in…

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Meet the Blue Dragon

Earlier this month a man in Texas took a video of a curious creature he found on the beach. Not knowing what it was, he…

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11 Must-Read Ocean Books in 2022

The summer will be here before we know it! With warmer weather comes more time spent outside enjoying longer, sun-drenched days with peaceful breezes. One…

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Forecasting Seasonal Red Tide

In less than two months, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release its outlook of the number of hurricanes making landfall in the United…

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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut’s Ocean Champion

I love Connecticut. With March Madness bringing another incredible college basketball season to an end for the University of Connecticut Huskies (albeit championship-less yet again),…

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Reviewing Plastic Waste in Vietnam

The convenience store is both a staple of modern living and an allegory for the way urban life impacts the environment. By definition, these shops…

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Racing to save the planet

Cars – and in particular racecars – might seem the villains in a world grappling with climate change. Racing Green: How Motorsport Science Can Change…

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Geophysical surveys reveal Yellowstone’s hydrothermal underworld

The iconic hydrothermal attractions of Yellowstone National Park attract millions of visitors each year. Now, using geophysical imaging, a US–Danish research team has mapped the…

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Solar geoengineering is a ‘fire extinguisher’ for global warming, shark’s skin inspires underwater vehicles

In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, we talk about the pros and cons of injecting large amounts of aerosols into the atmosphere…

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Research infrastructures found to have an astronomical impact on astronomy’s carbon footprint

The construction and operation of space missions, telescopes and other facilities produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than any other aspect of doing astronomy and cosmology research….

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The huge carbon footprint of large-scale computing

(Courtesy: iStock/mediaphotos) Simon Portegies Zwart, an astrophysicist at Leiden University in the Netherlands, is ecologically conscious. He hardly ever flies for professional reasons anymore, preferring…

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Federal government approves controversial Bay du Nord oil project

Toronto – In reaction to the Federal government approval of the controversial Bay du Nord oil project, Keith Stewart, Senior Energy Strategist at Greenpeace Canada…

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Greenpeace disrupts Scotiabank AGM with (un)happy birthday party to call out continued financing of fossil fuels

(TORONTO) – Greenpeace activists disrupted Scotiabank’s 190th AGM with a satiric birthday party calling out the bank’s continued financing of fossil fuels, failure to respect…

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6 things to know about the IPCC climate solutions science report

An estimated seventy-thousand people are participating in the third global climate strike in Cologne. Greenpeace activists are demanding better climate change policies in 86 cities…

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Stop procrastinating, solutions exist for a safer future, latest IPCC report urges

Toronto – Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III delivered the third part of the Sixth Assessment Report to world governments….

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Protecting Nature’s rainbow of life: digging in on the biodiversity crisis

Gentoo penguins are pictured on Greenwich Island, part of the South Shetland Island group, Antarctica. Greenpeace is documenting the Antarctic’s unique wildlife, to strengthen the…

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True costs: How the oil industry cast climate policy as an economic burden

On February 22, 1989, Duane LeVine, Exxon’s manager of science and strategy, gave a presentation to the company’s board of directions. Governments around the world…

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As Russia attacks Ukraine, experts weigh European ‘renaissance’ for nuclear energy

As European leaders condemn Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and unspeakable violence against civilians, many have found themselves in an awkward situation: They need Russian…

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Texas pledged access for non-English speakers to environmental documents and meetings. The rollout has been riddled with issues.

This piece originally appeared at The Texas Tribune. In the summer of 2018, dozens of residents in Manchester — a predominantly Latino neighborhood of Houston…

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The little-known open-source community behind the government’s new environmental justice tool

In February, the White House published a beta version of its new environmental justice screening tool, a pivotal step toward achieving the administration’s climate and…

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The deadly acid refineries are reluctant to quit

Hydrofluoric acid can form a deadly cloud of gas that can travel for miles. At oil refineries nationwide, a toxic release is only an accident…

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Issues and Errors in a new Scafetta paper

Earlier this week, a new paper appeared in GRL by Nicola Scafetta (Scafetta, 2022) which purported to conclude that the CMIP6 models with medium or…

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The Future of Climate Modeling?

There was an interesting workshop last week focused on the Future of Climate Modelling. It was run by the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Core…

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The end of blog comments?

Over the last decade, commenting has dramatically moved from specific web-sites to general social media platforms, radically changing how people interact with longer-form content (such…

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Forced responses: Mar 2022

This month’s open thread on climate solutions. The post Forced responses: Mar 2022 first appeared on RealClimate.

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Unforced variations: Mar 2022

This month’s open thread on climate science issues. The post Unforced variations: Mar 2022 first appeared on RealClimate.

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Antarctic sea ice falls to lowest level since measurements began in 1979

Scientists say record drop can’t yet be linked to global heating but urgent research needed to work out causeBlack carbon pollution from tourism and research…

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AGL open to higher takeover bid but says Cannon-Brookes plan to close coal by 2030 is unrealistic

Chief operating officer says consortium needs to offer at least 30% premium on share price and ‘engage once more or two times more’Get our free…

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Almost 15,000 ‘ghost flights’ have left UK since pandemic began

Exclusive: Thousands of near-empty planes flown since March 2020, new figures revealAlmost 15,000 “ghost flights” have departed from the UK, according to newly revealed official…

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Oxford University took at least £1.6m last year from fossil fuel firms

Donations include £1.3m from Italian oil group Eni and appear to run contrary to aim of being net zero by 2035The University of Oxford accepted…

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London flooding poses ‘significant risk’ unless immediate action taken

Expert report warns of dangers of relying on Victorian drainage system, lack of funding and awareness of risksThere is now a significant risk of people…

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Homeowners, businesses and insurers count the cost of Storm Eunice’s ferocity

After Friday’s record-breaking winds, rail chaos and power cuts, weather warnings remain amid fears of more storms to comeWill your insurance cover Storm Eunice damage…

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How bad is Storm Eunice – and is it a result of climate breakdown?

A rare red warning has been issued as back-to-back storms sweep the UKStorm Eunice is battering parts of the UK, felling trees and scattering roof…

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The great greenwashing scam: PR firms face reckoning after spinning for big oil

A comprehensive study confirms that oil companies are largely all talk and no action when it comes to clean energy initiativesThis week a peer-reviewed study…

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Guidance on political impartiality in English classrooms ‘confusing’ say teachers’ unions

Education secretary Nadhim Zahawi warns against promoting contested theories as factNew guidance on political impartiality in the classroom is confusing and likely to scare teachers…

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World spends $1.8tn a year on subsidies that harm environment, study finds

Research prompts warnings humanity is ‘financing its own extinction’ through subsidies damaging to the climate and wildlifeHarmful subsidies: why is the world still funding the…

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