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December 1, 2017 US exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked IndiaSource: Washington Post
NEW DELHI — U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead.
November 28, 2017 Antarctic Ice Melt Could Lead To 'Ice Apocalypse' If Pine Island And Thwaites Glaciers CollapseSource: Inquisitr
Concern over Antarctic ice melt has gone up in recent months following events such as the collapse of the Larsen C ice shelf. And with global warming continuing unabated, one meteorologist believes that an “ice apocalypse” might...
November 22, 2017 A vegan US: good for earth, problematic for peopleSource: The Business Times
[WASHINGTON] What would a vegan America look like? An herbivore population would enjoy a drop in greenhouse-gas emissions, but also face deficiencies in calcium, vitamins A and B12 and fatty acids.
November 22, 2017 Science Confirms Hurricane Harvey Was Indeed ‘Biblical’Source: Bloomberg
“Harvey’s rainfall in Houston was ‘biblical’ in the sense that it likely occurred around once since the Old Testament was written.”
November 22, 2017 Germany clings to coal at climate summitSource: Das Welt
At the UN climate conference in Bonn, an alliance of 20 countries pledged to rapidly phase out coal in the coming years. Germany has not joined the group — although the reasons for abandoning coal seem to be oiling up.
November 21, 2017 Added Arctic data shows global warming didn't pauseSource: Phys.org
Missing Arctic temperature data, not Mother Nature, created the seeming slowdown of global warming from 1998 to 2012, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change. Read more at:...
November 21, 2017 Tropical forests are now producing more carbon dioxide than they soak upSource: The Week
In other words, tropical forests are now a net carbon source rather than the carbon "sinks" they were previously thought to be.
November 20, 2017 Fiji to move more than 40 villages inland as seas riseSource: Reuters
BONN, Germany– Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to escape coastal floods and is also working on ways to help future migrants from other Pacific island nations as sea levels rise, Fiji’s attorney general...
November 20, 2017 Oil giants unlikely to share coal’s fate, for nowSource: Hellenic Shipping News
The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund’s proposal to ditch its oil and gas shares, though hugely symbolic in the battle against climate change, is unlikely to cause a rush to the exit by major investors in the sector in the short...
November 20, 2017 Bloomberg View: Germany needs to stop burning so much coalSource: Watertown Daily Times
By 2020, according to an analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, this should triple the price of carbon to 24 euros a ton — high enough to push all European countries away from coal. If Merkel acts on the proposal to...
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