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July 3, 2015 Oceans face massive and irreversible impacts without carbon cuts – study

Source: The Guardian

Only “immediate and substantial” reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can hope to prevent “massive” impacts on marine ecosystems, warn the experts.

July 2, 2015 Germany to shut down coal-fired plants, extend power grid: sources

Source: Reuters

The German government decided on Thursday to order the shutdown of several coal-fired plants in order to reach its ambitious climate goals by 2020, government sources told Reuters.

July 2, 2015 China to cap rising emissions by 2030 in boost to Paris U.N. deal

Source: Reuters

China formally committed to halting the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions within the next 15 years and pledged on Tuesday to reduce the carbon intensity of its vast economy, in a much-anticipated strategy for United Nations...

July 1, 2015 With Paris conference looming, Brazil, China and the U.S. pledge more investments in clean energy

Daily Kos - At $89 billion in 2014, China already is investing more in clean energy projects than any other nation. A recent study by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî predicted that China will invest $3.4 trillion in...

June 30, 2015 Robert Redford demands global action on climate change

People's World - Robert Redford, speaking at the îUnited Nationsî yesterday sounded an urgent warning about the danger of climate change and called for immediate action to end it. "This is it, " he said. "This is our...

June 30, 2015 Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

Source: Washington Post

BILLINGS, Mont. — Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic...

June 29, 2015 Number of plug-in vehicles in UK up by 366%

Climate Action - Delegates at the îUnited Nationsî Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, were treated to an evening of hope and optimism as the winners of the 2014 Momentum for Change Awards were feted tonight at a...

June 26, 2015 Schumer’s Carbon Tax Prediction

Source: Wall Street Journal

Chuck Schumer is poised to become the next Democratic leader of the Senate, and he’s already planning for 2017 when he expects Hillary Clinton will be President. To wit, the New Yorker is predicting that the political class...

June 26, 2015 Half of Europe’s electricity set to be from renewables by 2030

Source: The Guardian

Europe will likely get more than half of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of the next decade if EU countries meet their climate pledges, according to a draft commission paper.

June 25, 2015 Climate pressures threaten political stability – security experts

Source: Reuters

LONDON – Politically fragile countries face breakdown as a result of mounting climate change pressures, and even stable ones may find coming shocks too big to manage peacefully, security and development experts warned.

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