CLIMATE CHANGE FAR MORE THAN AN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE...

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Global warming is already harming human health, the economy and national security...

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50 YEARS AGO BIG OIL BRAGGED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO MELT GLACIERS, WHILE THEY KNEW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGe...

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Newly-released oil industry documents push back the start date of the world’s most successful disinformation campaign to the 1960s, if not earlier!

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NASA SMACKS DOWN CLIMATE CHANGE DOUBTERS IN FACEBOOK DISCUSSION...

Temperature departures from 1951-1980 average in February 2016. (NASA)

In many online forums involving climate change science, the discussions are frequently hijacked by  doubters making the same tired, debunked arguments. On Tuesday, NASA was having none of it!

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MARCH WAS EARTH'S 11TH-STRAIGHT WARMEST MONTH ON RECORD...

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Data released on Thursday shows that March 2016 was the warmest March since at least 1891, making it the planet's 11th consecutive month to set a global temperature milestone...

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BEYOND PARIS: FROM AGREEMENT TO ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

On April 22, the historic Paris Agreement will be signed in New York!

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THE MOST IMPORTANT MYSTERY ABOUT U.S. CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY...

In this June 12, 2014 photo, oil pumps and natural gas burn off in Watford City, N.D. Many companies drilling for shale oil flare natural gas because they do not have the incentives or pipeline infrastructure to capture the gas found along with crude oil. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

On the surface, it looks like extraordinarily good news...

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HEAT WAVE IN GREENLAND TRIGGERS RECORD EARLY START TO ICE MELT SEASON...

Humbolt Glacier in northern Greenland. Image: NASA

It may be a cold start to spring in the Midwest and eastern U.S., but in Greenland, more than 2,000 miles to the north, it's been positively balmy lately...

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CO2'S ROLE IN GLOBAL WARMING HAS BEEN ON THE OIL INDUSTRY'S RADAR SINCE THE 1960S...

Documents reveal that the risks of climate change were being discussed in the inner circles of the oil industry in the 1960s, earlier than previously documented. Credit: Photo of Exxon's Bayway oil refinery in New Jersey by the Environmental Protection Agency

Historical records reveal early industry concern with air pollutants, including smog and CO2, and unwanted regulation...

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EARTH’S POLES ARE SHIFTING BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

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Tugged by our greenhouse gases...
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Dear World Leaders: Sign the Paris Agreement on Earth Day!

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SHADES OF EXXON: AUSTRALIAN OIL AND GAS LOBBY SPENT MILLIONS ADVOCATING AGAINST CLIMATE ACTION...

Woodside's Pluto LNG plant in Western Australia. Photo: Supplied


Australia's peak oil and gas industry lobby group spent almost $4 million last year trying to "obstruct" more ambitious climate change policy, according to British research group InfluenceMap.
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WHY DEAD CORAL REEFS COULD MARK THE BEGINNING OF ‘DANGEROUS’ CLIMATE CHANGE...

A dead reef covered in turf algae. The mass mortality event at Christmas Island is believed to be one of the worst casualties of the ongoing global bleaching event. (Image credit: Kristina Tietjen)

"It was a horror show. Rationally I know what’s happened, but emotionally it’s very hard to accept it..."

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SCIENTISTS ARE WATCHING IN HORROR AS ICE COLLAPSES...

Emperor penguins on ice in the Ross Sea in 2011 Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic Creative

Everything we learn about ice shows that it is disturbingly fragile, even in Antarctica...

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GREENPEACE: HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD REJECT FOSSIL FUEL MONEY...

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Hillary Clinton told Greenpeace she was going to reject fossil fuel donations yet her campaign has received over US$4.5 million from the industry...

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THIS IS WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS FOR YOU...

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Climate change is a big, broad, crazy topic that often seems far removed from our daily lives...

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THIS IS HOW FAR SEAS COULD RISE THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE...

If climate change continues, we can expect a large rise in sea level this century, and it will only get worse in the centuries to come...

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FAITH GROUPS CALL FOR MORE INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE FUNDING...

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More than 120 religious groups are encouraging lawmakers to approve President Obama’s proposed $750 million contribution to an international climate change fund...

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CAN A BOTTLE MADE FROM ALGAE END THE WORLD'S PLASTIC ADDICTION?

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The all-natural container is biodegradable!

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NATIONS SEEK RAPID RATIFICATION OF PARIS CLIMATE DEAL, FOUR-YEAR LOCK...

People walk along a street during a smoggy day in Jilin, Jilin province, October 22, 2013. Reuters/Stringer
Many nations are pushing for swift ratification of a Paris agreement to slow climate change and lock it in place for four years before a change in the White House next year that might bring a weakening of Washington's long-term commitment...
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Is the IOGCC, Created by Congress in 1935, Now a Secret Oil and Gas Lobby? (long read)

 

In 1978, the DOJ told Congress IOGCC should be disbanded. It wasn't. In 2005, the group claimed credit for Halliburton loophole after ‘years of hard work'...

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Researchers fly over 8,000 well pads and find hundreds of methane leaks...

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As Pennsylvania’s natural gas production continues to expand, so does the possibility of potentially harmful methane emissions...

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CLIMATE CHANGE THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH WORSE THAN POLIO, WHITE HOUSE WARNS...

The US surgeon general, Vivek Murthy: ‘By the end of the century we are looking at increase of tens of thousands of illnesses and death episodes because of climate change,’ Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

Obama administration report details the diversity of risks and claims global warming is a far more challenging danger than polio virus in some cases...

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PASSING DOWN A HEALTHY CLIMATE TO MY DAUGHTER...

Staff photo: Anna Aurilio and her daughter at Maryland’s Patapsco Valley State Park

Spring in the Mid-Atlantic region is a glorious season. Here in Washington, D.C. my 11-year old and her friends shed heavy winter coats to enjoy the gorgeous cherry blossoms, run around, and muck about in the dirt...

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FEDERAL JUDGE IN EUGENE SAYS COURT SHOULD NOT DISMISS YOUTHS’ CLIMATE CHANGE LAWSUIT...

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THE VOLCANO GAMBIT...

Explosive eruption of Mt. Redoubt in Alaska, 1989. This huge mushroom cloud reached 45,000 feet and caught a Boeing 747 in its plume. Credit: Wikipedia

Anyone reading pundits and politicians pontificating profusely about climate or environmental science will, at some point, have come across the “volcano gambit”...

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CLIMATE-RELATED DEATH OF CORAL AROUND WORLD ALARMS SCIENTISTS...

A turtle swimming over bleached coral near Heron Island, in the southern Great Barrier Reef. Credit XL Catlin Seaview Survey

SYDNEY, Australia — Kim Cobb, a marine scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, expected the coral to be damaged when she plunged into the deep blue waters off Kiritimati Island, a remote atoll near the center of the Pacific Ocean. Still, she was stunned by what she saw as she descended some 30 feet to the rim of a coral outcropping...

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OIL DRILLING, MINING, AND MORE THREATEN UNIQUE ECOSYSTEMS AROUND THE WORLD...

Muntjacs, also known as barking deer and Mastreani deer, in Khao Yai, Thailand. They are a small deer of the genus Muntiacus and are the oldest known deer, appearing 15 million to 35 million years ago. (Photo: John S Lander/Getty Images)

Industrial development and infrastructure are encroaching on dozens of World Heritage sites, a new study has found...
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OIL LEAK FROM KEYSTONE PIPELINE 89 TIMES WORSE THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT...THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!

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Nearly a week after pipeline operator TransCanada shut down a section of its Keystone line over an oil leak, the company reported Thursday thousands of gallons of oil were spilled, not less than 200 as it first said...

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World Bank to spend 28% of investments on climate change projects...

Pedestrians pass by a banner announcing the 2016 spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank on Wednesday in Washington DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s biggest provider of public finance to developing countries will refocus its financing efforts towards tackling climate change, group said...

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TO HELP CURB CLIMATE CHANGE, STOP WASTING FOOD: SCIENTISTS...

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BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reducing food waste around the world would help curb emissions of planet-warming gases, lessening some of the impacts of climate change such as more extreme weather and rising seas, scientists said on Thursday...

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AGRICULTURE ON THE BRINK...

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When it comes to farming, global temperature increases spurred by anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) are bad news...

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A SURPRISING ALLY IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE: DIRT!

A farmer harvests broccoli in the town of al-Ansariyeh south of Sidon, Lebanon in March. Ali Hashisho/Reuters

By changing farming practices, an extra 9 billion tons of greenhouse gases could be locked away in the soil, according to an international team of scientists...

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IT’S NOT JUST ANTARCTICA — WHY GREENLAND COULD ALSO MELT FASTER THAN EXPECTED...

A large iceberg floats in the ocean near the town of Uummannaq in western Greenland March 17, 2010. Dutch artist Ap Verheggen plans to erect two giant sculptures on a piece of Greenland’s sea ice and monitor them drifting away after the glacier breaks off. REUTERS/Svebor Kranjc

Last Wednesday, a blockbuster new study in the journal Nature changed our understanding of the forces affecting ice melt in Antarctica and significantly increased expectations of the ice sheet’s future contributions to sea-level rise. But the news may not stop there...

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WIND AND SOLAR ARE CRUSHING FOSSIL FUELS...

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Record clean energy investment outpaces gas and coal 2 to 1....

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HEY, BILL GATES, OUR 'ENERGY MIRACLES' ARE ALREADY HERE!

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The transformation from a fossil fuel-based global economy, to one that is powered by a decentralized mix of renewables is happening far faster than anyone anticipated, according to Michael Liebreich, the founder and chairman of the advisory board at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). 
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AS THE CLIMATE CHANGES, RISKS TO HUMAN HEALTH WILL ACCELERATE, WHITE HOUSE WARNS...

Smoke billows from stacks of a coal-fired power plant in China’s Shanxi province. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

More deaths from extreme heat. Longer allergy seasons. Increasingly polluted air and water. Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks spreading farther and faster...

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NASA IS FACING A CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTDOWN...

The refurbished Launch Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center, which is on the ocean and surrounded by marshland, in 2013. Credit Kim Shiflett/NASA

Kennedy Space Center and other NASA facilities near coastlines are facing the prospect of continually rising waters...

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CLIMATE CHANGE PUTS TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL ASSETS AT RISK: STUDY...

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Trillions of dollars of non-bank financial assets around the world are vulnerable to the effects of global warming, according to a study on Monday that says tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions makes sense for investors...
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POLL: 75% OF AMERICANS CONCERNED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE...

Climate change big issue for Floridians...

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WAITING FOR A ROCKEFELLER: MEET THE NEXT `SUPERMAJORS' OF ENERGY...

More than a decade after the birth of the modern renewable energy industry, solar and wind await their John D. Rockefeller...

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BIOLOGY: CLIMATE CHANGE IS AFFECTING NATURE'S SPRING BALLET...

ERIC ALBRECHT- The cerulean warbler builds nests high in old-growth forests, which are disappearing across the United States.
Biology erupts in spring. Nature comes to life, and life comes to nature...
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THE INVISIBLE CATASTROPHE... (long read)

A view of the neighborhood, Aliso Canyon and the methane wells (on the ridge). Credit Ewan Telford for The New York Times

Over the course of four months, 97,100 metric tons of methane quietly leaked out of a single well into California’s sky. Scientists and residents are still trying to figure out just how much damage was done...

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THESE ICE CAP IMAGES SHOW THE ARCTIC’S RAPID CHANGE...

The St. Patrick’s Bay ice caps sit on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. Satellite images show their extent in 2004 and 2015. The yellow outline shows their extent in 1959. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

This has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for ice around the world. First came news that Arctic sea ice set a record low extent this winter (topping the old record set last year). Then came news that the West Antarctic ice sheet is facing the threat of runaway melt...

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ANTARCTIC MODEL RAISES PROSPECT OF UNSTOPPABLE ICE COLLAPSE...

Recent studies suggest that the Antarctic ice sheet is much less stable than scientists once thought. Paul Nicklen/National Geographic Creative

Sea levels could rise by more than 50' feet by 2500 if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to grow...

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STUDY: FRACKING, NOT JUST FRACKING WASTEWATER INJECTION, CAUSING EARTHQUAKES IN WESTERN CANADA...

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A groundbreaking study published today in Seismological Research Letters has demonstrated a link, for the first time, between hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil and gas and earthquakes...

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ATTRIBUTION OF EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS IN THE CONTEXT OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

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A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes it is now possible to estimate the influence of climate change on some types of extreme events...

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1 BILLION ASIANS WILL FACE SEVERE WATER SHORTAGES BY 2050...

Boy drinks water from a tap stand at the school, NEWAH WASH water project in Puware Shikhar, Udayapur District, Nepal. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID. (13/2529)

Countries in Asia will face severe water shortages by 2050 if current environmental, demographic and economic trends remain unchanged...

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REFRAMING THE ECONOMICS DEBATE COULD LEAD TO MORE ACTION TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE...

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As a country, the United States has been very slow to react to climate change...

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SEE HOW YOUR HOME COULD LOOK IN 80 YEARS, IF THIS NEW SEA LEVEL DATA TURNS OUT TO BE TRUE...

'Cause that's not concerning, nope, not at all. Photo by Philippe Huguen/Getty Images.

Good news: the chances of your home becoming beachfront property in the next 80 years just went up 200%! That's also the bad news.

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THIS STUNNING CHART HELPED UNCOVER CLIMATE CHANGE IN 1959...

'Oh my god': How a post-doc chemist stumbled on the pattern —and why the Carbon Clock started running backwards this week...

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OBAMA AND PRESIDENT XI OF CHINA VOW TO SIGN PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD PROMPTLY...

President Obama with President Xi Jinping of China in Le Bourget, outside Paris, in November during the United Nations climate conference. Credit Evan Vucci/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China said Thursday that they would sign the Paris Agreement on climate change on April 22, the first day the United Nations accord will be open for government signatures...

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STUDY CONFIRMS WORLD’S COASTAL CITIES UNSAVABLE IF WE DON’T SLASH CARBON POLLUTION...

South Florida and "Miami Island" in 2100 after 5 feet of sea level rise (via Climate Central).

A new study confirms what leading climate scientists have warned about for many years now: Only very aggressive climate action can save the world’s coastal cities from inundation by century’s end...

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TRUMP, CRUZ VOW TO UNDO OBAMA ENVIRONMENTAL WORK...

 

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GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are pledging to undo several Obama administration climate efforts and block future work on global warming if elected this fall...
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SCIENTISTS NEARLY DOUBLE SEA LEVEL RISE PROJECTIONS FOR 2100, BECAUSE OF ANTARCTICA...

Landsat 8 natural-color mosaic of the ice cliff at the terminus of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica on Jan. 9. (Knut Christianson/USGS)

Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe, according to new research published Wednesday..

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17 STATES ANNOUNCE A NEW COALITION TO ‘FIGHT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRESS’

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Attorneys general are coordinating investigations of Exxon Mobil and other legal action to combat climate change...

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TIME MAGAZINE GOT GLOBAL WARMING RIGHT IN 2006: ‘BE WORRIED. BE VERY WORRIED’...

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Ten years ago this week, Time magazine published a landmark cover on global warming with the headline, “Be Worried. Be Very Worried.”

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NEW ULTRATHIN SOLAR CELLS ARE LIGHT ENOUGH TO SIT ON A SOAP BUBBLE...

 

MIT researchers created solar cells that are so thin and light that they can be draped on top of a soap bubble, without popping the bubble. Credit: Joel Jean and Anna Osherov

Scientists have created the thinnest, lightest solar power cells yet — so lightweight that they can be draped on top of a soap bubble without popping it...

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ARCTIC SEA ICE EXTENT BREAKS RECORD LOW FOR WINTER...

Melting ice on the Chilkat river near Haines, Alaska, in January 2016. This winter scientists said the Arctic freeze stalled early on, across the polar seas. Photograph: Michele Cornelius/Alamy

With the ice cover down to 14.52m sq km, scientists now believe the Arctic is locked onto a course of continually shrinking sea ice...

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THE ENORMOUS CARBON FOOTPRINT OF FOOD THAT WE NEVER EVEN EAT...

Stephan Martinez, owner of Le Petit Choiseuil bistrot, poses next to food waste garbage in the kitchen of his restaurant in Paris in 2014.  (Charles Platiau/Reuters)

Discussions about how to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions frequently center on clean energy, more efficient transportation and sustainable agriculture. But research suggests that if we really want to pay attention to our carbon footprints, we should also be focusing on another, less-talked-about issue: the amount of food we waste each day. 

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CHINA PUSHES FOR MANDATORY INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE POWER...

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China has ordered power transmission companies to provide grid connectivity for all renewable power generation sources and end a bottleneck that has left a large amount of clean power idle, the country's energy regulator said on Monday...

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