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February 28, 2017 Shell's 1991 warning: climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age’

Source: The Guardian

Climate change “at a rate faster than at any time since the end of the ice age – change too fast perhaps for life to adapt, without severe dislocation”. That was the startling warning issued by the oil giant Shell more than a...

February 27, 2017 The advisers striking fear in the boardroom

Source: Telegraph

It is a three-letter acronym capable of striking fear into the most hardened of boardroom hearts: ISS. In corporate governance season, as boards prepare to face binding votes on executive pay policies this year, Institutional...

February 26, 2017 Australia's summer heat hints at worse to come

Source: The Guardian

Right now south-eastern Australia is having an unbearable summer. Temperatures in Sydney have regularly been in the upper 30s (C) in recent weeks, while inland areas have had several days in the mid-40s.

February 24, 2017 German Environment Minister Bans Meat At Official Functions

Source: Huff POst

Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s environment minister, announced that her ministry would no longer be serving meat, fish or meat-derived products at official functions. Hendricks said her ministry must serve as a “role model” on...

February 24, 2017 Exxon's New Chief Endorses Carbon Tax to Combat Climate Change

Source: Bloomberg

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods said a revenue-neutral carbon tax “would promote greater energy efficiency and the use of today’s lower-carbon options, avoid further burdening the economy, and also provide...

February 24, 2017 Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change

Source: BBC

Using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a flawed policy that is speeding up not slowing down climate warming.

February 23, 2017 Thousands of emails detail EPA head’s close ties to fossil fuel industry

Source: Washington Post

In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new administrator regularly huddled with fossil fuel firms and electric utilities about how to combat federal environmental regulations...

February 23, 2017 Deep Rockies snowpack likely to forestall Colorado River water shortage

Source: Las Vegas Review

With snow piling up in the mountains that feed the Colorado River, the short-term outlook for Lake Mead has suddenly improved. But new research warns of more trouble ahead.

February 23, 2017 What does ‘climate leadership’ mean for companies?

Source: Reuters

The latest UNEP report concludes that even if the Paris INDC commitments are kept, the world will likely see dramatic rises in temperature, exceeding 3 degrees C.

February 23, 2017 Red State America Acts on Climate Change--but Calls It Other Names

Source: Scientific America

President Donald Trump has the environmental community understandably concerned. He and members of his Cabinet have questioned the established science of climate change, and his choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency,...

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