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Major changes needed to reach 2050 net zero emissions: IEA

Major changes needed to reach 2050 net zero emissions: IEA Sales of new combustion engine cars should be stopped by 2035, agency says LONDON (Reuters) — The window of opportunity for reaching net zero emissions by mid-century is narrowing unless the worl...

Climate change: Food production in Africa’s Sudano-Sahelian Zone under threat, finds study

Climate change: Food production in Africa’s Sudano-Sahelian Zone under threat, finds study The Sudano-Sahelian Zone in Africa is the most vulnerable to climate change The Sudano-Sahelian Zone, which comprises 16 countries in Africa, is the most vulnerable to...

At Vatican, Kerry appeals to pope’s ‘moral authority’ to combat climate change

At Vatican, Kerry appeals to pope’s ‘moral authority’ to combat climate change President Joe Biden’s special envoy for climate issues praised the pontiff for his leadership and advocacy for the environment, noting Francis has ‘been ahead of the c...

‘Choosing to Succeed’: Business leadership and climate change

‘Choosing to Succeed’: Business leadership and climate change The quickening debate about how to mitigate and adapt to climate change seldom includes the role of local governments. This is a mistake. Local land-use plans and regulations determine the shape...

California’s volunteer ‘Climate Action Corps’ helps fight climate change

California’s volunteer ‘Climate Action Corps’ helps fight climate change A similar program could soon roll out nationwide. In the fight against climate change, California is tapping into an important renewable resource: people power. The state recently l...

Climate change: Ban all gas boilers from 2025 to reach net-zero

Climate change: Ban all gas boilers from 2025 to reach net-zero The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that no new fossil fuel boilers should be sold from 2025 if the world is to achieve net-zero emissions by the middle of this century. It’s one of 4...

Four Things to Know?and a Word of Caution?about EPA’s Climate Change Indicators Website Reboot

Four Things to Know—and a Word of Caution—about EPA’s Climate Change Indicators Website Reboot Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the first updates to its Climate Change Indicators website since 2016, when the previous administ...

Protecting Local Water Can Help Slow Climate Change and Provide Trillions of Dollars in Benefits

Protecting Local Water Can Help Slow Climate Change and Provide Trillions of Dollars in Benefits AUSTIN, Texas — A new paper in the May issue of Nature Communications demonstrates why reducing nutrient pollution in local lakes and other waterbodies produces ...

DOD Exercise Highlights Need to Address Climate Change, Its Impacts

DOD Exercise Highlights Need to Address Climate Change, Its Impacts The Defense Department’s first climate and environmental security “tabletop” exercise, dubbed Elliptic Thunder, highlighted the growing security threats posed by climate and ...

Dry Soils And Drought Mean Even Normal Snowpack Can’t Keep Up With Climate Change In The West

Dry Soils And Drought Mean Even Normal Snowpack Can’t Keep Up With Climate Change In The West Brian Domonkos straps on a pair of cross-country skis and glides through the trees along Mosquito Creek west of Fairplay. It’s May, but there’s still snow in Co...

Record-high: Heat index in Dagupan City reaches 53 degrees Celsius

Record-high: Heat index in Dagupan City reaches 53 degrees Celsius MANILA – The heat index in Dagupan City, Pangasinan reached another record high on Friday at 53 degrees Celsius, the local government said. In a Facebook post, Dagupan City’s Public Inf...

Climate Migration: An Impending Global Challenge

Climate Migration: An Impending Global Challenge For months, we have watched the crisis at the Mexican border as migrants tried to enter the U.S. In March, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office estimated that there were 171,700 people attempting to cro...

April 2021: Ninth-warmest April on record, NOAA and NASA report

April 2021: Ninth-warmest April on record, NOAA and NASA report NOAA data indicate the year 2021 is virtually certain to rank among the 10 warmest years on record April 2021 was the ninth-warmest April since global record-keeping began in 1880, 0.79°C degrees...

City Risk Analysis Shows 43 of World’s 100 Most Environmentally Vulnerable Cities Are in India

City Risk Analysis Shows 43 of World’s 100 Most Environmentally Vulnerable Cities Are in India Some 1.5 billion people live in cities facing the biggest environmental challenges, including threats from climate change and pollution, according to a new rep...

[ANALYSIS] What must the Philippines do about climate change?

[ANALYSIS] What must the Philippines do about climate change? ‘Fortunately, there is still a window to examine and revisit the existing NDC prior to the global stocktake in 2023 to fill in the gaps, make it as clear and progressive as possible, and attra...

[ANALYSIS] What the world must do about climate change

[ANALYSIS] What the world must do about climate change ‘The sustainable development mechanism needs to be designed properly, with the right safeguards so there is no greenwashing or shifting of responsibilities to developing countries’ Combating cl...

Merkel to youth: Build political support for climate action

Merkel to youth: Build political support for climate action BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands young people’s frustration about the pace of efforts to combat climate change, but is stressing the need to build political major...

Climate change creates silver lining for investors, according to World Nano Foundation

Climate change creates silver lining for investors, according to World Nano Foundation LONDON, May 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Saving the planet from Climate Change devastation can benefit investors as well as our future, according to a new Venture Capital (...

Preventing climate change is hard, preparing for it is easy

Preventing climate change is hard, preparing for it is easy The infrastructure discussion has evolved (or devolved) into a debate about what that clunky four-syllable word means. Whatever it is, “crumbling” is the wrong way to describe it. The correct word...

World’s Oldest Cave Paintings Are Fading?Climate Change May Be to Blame

World’s Oldest Cave Paintings Are Fading—Climate Change May Be to Blame Repeated shifts between wet and dry conditions boost the growth of salt crystals that destabilize the rock canvas Some of the oldest art in human history is disintegrating, scientists ...

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