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In 1988, when world leaders convened their first global conference on climate change, in Toronto, the Earth’s average temperature was a bit more than half a degree Celsius above the average of the last two decades of the 19th century, according to measurements by NASA...Read more
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A new NASA study is one final nail in the coffin of the myth that natural gas is a climate solution, or a “bridge” from the dirtiest fossil fuels to low-carbon fuels like solar and wind...Read more
Video: Bloomberg’s Craig Trudell reports on the lawsuit against Ford for alleged rigging of diesel truck engines.
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President Donald Trump has not weighed in on the case so far, though his administration has re-opened the landmark NAFTA agreement with Mexico and China. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
A federal trade panel declared Friday that surging imports of solar panels have hurt U.S. manufacturers — a decision that will allow President Donald Trump to penalize Chinese companies but could also choke off the fast-growing green energy industry in the U.S.Read more
IT’S THE BIG NEW IDEA FOR STOPPING CLIMATE CHANGE — BUT IT HAS HUGE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS OF ITS OWN...Add your reaction Share
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Firm follows other big UK and European insurers by excluding coal companies from 1 April...Read more
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Travel with me to the year 2100. Despite our best efforts, climate change continues to threaten humanity. Drought, superstorms, flooded coastal cities. Desperate to stop the warming, scientists deploy planes to spray sulfur dioxide in the stratosphere, where it converts into a sulfate aerosol, which reflects sunlight. Thus the planet cools because, yes, chem-trails...
It’s hard to wreck a continent you can barely get your hands on. Human beings typically do our worst environmental damage in the places we live and work—clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains. Antarctica, however, was more or less out of reach. No more...Read more
Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities, causing billions of dollars in damage and essentially bankrupting the federal flood insurance program. Yet rebuilding continues, despite warnings that far more properties will soon be underwater...
Maryland’s Dorchester County is ground zero for climate change on Chesapeake Bay, as rising seas claim more and more land. An e360 video explores the quiet beauty of this liquid landscape and how high tides and erosion are putting the bay’s rural communities at risk...
If it seems as if the weather's getting weirder, you're not wrong...Read more
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Swimmers cool off at MacCallum pool at Cremorne Point on Friday. Photo: Dean Sewell
Most of NSW will continue to bake in a prolonged heatwave well into next week, the second big warm event to get the year off to a hot start...
Data shows the year was also one of the hottest three ever recorded, with scientists warning that the ‘climate tide is rising fast’...Read more
Donald Trump is accused of hampering the fight against global warming and ecological damage. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty
World Economic Forum outlines huge increase in all five eco risks since the US president assumed office...Read more
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Wildfires, sea level rise, coral bleaching: Climate change is already here...Read more
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Last year unleashed some catastrophic weather across the world. At the beginning of 2017, Australia experienced one of the hottest summers on record in Sydney and Brisbane, followed by a killer summer heatwave across southern Europe and wildfires triggered by heat in California...
As average temperatures creep up, climate scientists spy trouble at the far end of the bell curve. Early results from the nascent science of extreme heatwaves are startling, reports Michael Lucy...
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Depression and anxiety afflict Americans who are concerned with the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change...Read more