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March 21, 2019 US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

Source: The Guardian

In the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.

March 21, 2019 Green New Deal Is Dead Without Nuclear Power

Source: Forbes

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the International Energy Agency, the UN Sustainable Solutions Network and the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate argue for a tripling of nuclear energy, requiring over...

March 18, 2019 Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Source: Mashable

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — are likely the highest they've been in 15...

March 14, 2019 Diesel trucks would be nearly eliminated in California under proposed law

Source: SF Chronicle

Heavy- and medium-duty buses and trucks make up 7 percent of the vehicles on California’s roads but contribute 20 percent of the heat-trapping carbon emissions spewed into the atmosphere, according to the Union of Concerned...

March 14, 2019 UN's 'dire' warning: Act now on Earth's environment as human health 'increasingly threatened'

Source: USA Today

Already, about 25 percent of all premature deaths and diseases around the world – about 9 million in 2015 – are because of human-caused environmental damage and pollution, the report said. Each year, air pollution kills 7 million...

March 13, 2019 Air pollution killing more people than smoking, fossil fuels to blame

Source: Electrek

The study, from European Heart Journal, estimates 8.79 million “excess deaths” from ambient air pollution in 2015. A new global exposure mortality model used in the study caused estimates to skyrocket up from 4.55 million. (WHO...

March 13, 2019 Most companies recognize climate risk, few act

Source: Business Insurance

“It is now the time to set up clear strategies to tackle companies’ exposure to climate risks and seize new economic opportunities,” Simon Messenger, London-based managing director with the Climate Disclosure...

March 12, 2019 China expands switch from polluting coal heating in 2018: environment minister

Source: Reuters

BEIJING - China expanded its coal-to-gas and coal-to-electricity projects to 35 cities in 2018 from 12 cities the previous year, China’s environment minister, Li Ganjie, said on Monday, as the world’s second-largest economy...

March 8, 2019 Norway Gives $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Approval to Dump Some Oil Stocks

Source: Bloomberg

Norway took a half step toward divesting oil and gas stocks in its massive $1 trillion wealth fund, approving the sale of smaller exploration companies while sparing the biggest producers such as Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Exxon...

March 8, 2019 Economic slowdown and China’s green future

Source: globalriskinsights.com

Last year´s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report concluded that coal needs to exit the energy sector by 2050 if warming is to be limited to a 1.5°C increase by 2100. Beyond this, rising...

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