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California Republicans join climate change fight, tell colleagues 'it would be foolish not to engage'.

President Trump has famously dismissed climate change as a hoax and his administration is reportedly debating how to walk back the United States' participation in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. But far from Washington, members of the president's party are quietly bridging partisan divides to work with Democrats on ...

- The Week - US

Urban Water Atlas for Europe – a 360° view of water management in cities.

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2017 The European Commission published today the Urban Water Atlas for Europe. The publication – the first of its kind – shows how different water management choices, as well as other factors such as waste management, climate change and even our food...

- EU - EU

Climate change alarmist Bill Nye wonders if there should be penalties for having 'extra kids'.

During a recent segment on his Netflix show “Bill Nye Saves the World,” television personality Bill Nye asked his guests if, in order to combat…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Pulling out of the Paris agreement will destroy the Trump brand.

Exiting the accord would make the U.S. a pariah.CREDIT: AP/Eric SchultzKey members of President Donald Trump's inner circle are finally set to meet Thursday to discuss whether to pull out of the historic Paris climate agreement, the world's last, best chance to avoid catastrophic global warming, according to reports.It's ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Why the Scariest Response to Climate Change Is Finally Being Taken Seriously.

We're not doing such a great job solving the whole climate change problem, which is why some experts think it's time to study more radical tactics. The notion of geoengineering—hacking the climate to cool the planet—is controversial, awe-inspiring, and to many, terrifying. And yet, despite their own grave concerns…

- Gizmodo - US

New vehicle scrappage scheme announced.

Transport Malta has announced a new grant scheme on the purchase of new environment-friendly vehicles 515 vehicles have already benefited from the original €400,000 allocated between January and April 2017. Vehicle owners who applied for the scheme were entitled to between €700 and €900 upon the purchase of a new M1 ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Ocean warming to cancel increased CO2-driven productivity.

Researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity.

- ScienceDaily - US

March and year to date were 2nd warmest on record for world.

Hot on the heels of the second warmest winter in the 138-year record, March continued the global warm trend that could last well into this year — especially with increasing chances for the arrival of El Nino by late summer or fall.  

- ENN - US

Republicans are rethinking their disdain for the Paris accord – creating a political headache for Trump.

Supporters of Donald Trump worried he has lost his appetite for poking the establishment would probably be reassured if he were to make good on his promise to swiftly kick to the curb the Paris agreement on climate change. But the promise to snub Paris is fast becoming a political albatross for...

- Los Angeles Times - US

At Last, Silicon Valley May Have Found A Trump Proposal To Like: His Tax Plan.

After grappling with the Trump administration over the travel ban, climate change, and the rollback of broadband privacy rules, Silicon Valley may have finally had reason to cheer the White House today. The White House’s one-page outline of its tax plan includes a reduction in the corporate tax rate and a one-time ...

- Fast Company - US

Climate change is turning dehydration into a deadly disease.

Climate change makes a new chronic kidney disease worse, "and it will grow and grow.'

- Ars Technica UK - US

Fighting Climate Change Means Building Dense, Diverse, Walkable Cities

'Let me add to the complexity of the situation we find ourselves in: At the same time we’re solving for climate change, we’re going to be building cities for 3 billion people,' said the urban designer Peter Calthorpe at the beginning of his talk at TED 2017. By 2050, he said, we will see the urban population ...

- Fast Company - US

Could manmade clouds save the Great Barrier Reef?

Researchers in Australia are turning to cloud-brightening technology in a bid to save the Great Barrier Reef. But they warn it will only buy time, and we must reduce carbon emissions.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Bloomberg Video: The weatherwoman on a climate change mission

Amber Sullins is the chief meteorologist at ABC15 News in Phoenix and her forecasts mostly call for sunshine. So, she makes the weather a little more interesting with some cold, hard science. — Video by Ali Withers/Bloomberg

- The Malay Mail - MY

US may stay in Paris climate accord, with caveats

Signs are mounting that US President Donald Trump's administration may stay in the landmark Paris climate change accord of 2015, under pressure from big business and public support for the agreement.

- PhysOrg - NL

Ocean warming to cancel increased CO2-driven productivity

University of Adelaide researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity.

- PhysOrg - NL

Heavy Precipitation Speeds Carbon Exchange in Tropics

New research by the University of Montana and its partner institutions gives insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change.Cory Cleveland, a UM professor of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, said that previous research in the wet tropics – where much of global forest productivity occurs – ...

- ENN - US

Stanford scientists test links between extreme weather and climate change

After an unusually intense heat wave, downpour or drought, Noah Diffenbaugh and his research group inevitably receive phone calls and emails asking whether human-caused climate change played a role.The question is being asked by the general public and by people trying to make decisions about how to manage the risks of a ...

- ENN - US

'You terrify me': TED speakers duke it out over a plan to release massive amounts of chalk into the atmosphere

At TED, a conference about big ideas that's largely attended by tech luminaries, it was inevitable that geoengineering — the idea of changing the earth's atmosphere to halt or reverse climate change — would come up. During the 2017 TED talks in Vancouver, Canada, multiple speakers brought up geoengineering ideas — but ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

The fight against climate change in California gains an unlikely ally: Republicans

California's ambitious efforts to fight climate change have been almost exclusively supported by Democrats, but that could be changing. A top Republican and some of his colleagues are taking the unusual step of embracing the state's complex system of regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Ahead of Peoples Climate March, Groups Condemn Trump's Executive Order Stripping Protections for Public Lands

350.orgAhead of the Peoples Climate March, the Trump administration is issuing an executive order today directing the Department of the Interior, led by Ryan Zinke, to review previous monument designations allowed under the 1906 Antiquities Act. According to White House officials, the review could bring changes or ...

- Common Dreams - US

Destroying the Planet, and U.S. Leadership Along With It

Paul R. Pillar Climate Change, United States China With the wide path of destruction that Donald Trump has been cutting—in which the damage is affecting matters ranging from principles of nondiscrimination to ethical integrity of government officials to reliable health care for Americans—it is easy to lose sight of what ...

- The National Interest - US

Climate change is putting 12 million people at risk of hunger in the Horn of Africa: Oxfam

"Climate change is a real and current problem in East Africa."

- Global News - CA

Interview with Bret Stephens, the NYT's new right-wing columnist, in which he defends his views on climate change and the campus rape epidemic

Jeff Stein / Vox: Interview with Bret Stephens, the NYT's new right-wing columnist, in which he defends his views on climate change and the campus rape epidemic  —  On April 12, the New York Times's vaunted editorial page got a new addition.  Bret Stephens, formerly a columnist at the Wall Street Journal …

- Mediagazer - US

Meet Your New Local Meteorologists: Global Warming Alarmists

- TruthRevolt.org - US

A climate in crisis

A climate in crisis27 April 2017There is growing scientific analysis suggesting that the impacts of current and recent droughts in East Africa are likely to have been aggravated by climate change. Without global efforts to reduce emissions and to help the world’s poorest people cope with the effects of climate change, ...

- Oxfam International - UK

Bill Nye Considers 'Climate Impact' Tax on Large Families

Scientist Bill Nye and a panelist on his Netflix show discussed penalizing families for having "extra kids" because of their claimed effect on climate change.According to The Daily Caller, Tuesday's episode of "Bill Nye Saves The Earth" included a segment that was...

- Newsmax - US

Automakers to meet with U.S. transportation, EPA chiefs

WASHINGTON - Major automakers are set to meet Thursday with the head of the U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency as the agencies begin a review of federal fuel efficiency rules that are a major piece of the climate change policy enacted by the Obama administration.

- Reuters - US

Fighting Climate Change Means Building Dense, Diverse, Walkable Cities

'Let me add to the complexity of the situation we find ourselves in: At the same time we’re solving for climate change, we’re going to be building cities for three billion people,' said the urban designer Peter Calthorpe at the beginning of his talk at TED 2017. By 2050, he said, we will see the urban ...

- Fast Company - US

Carbon pricing: Harnessing market efficiency in pursuit of clean energy

Adele Morris, senior fellow and policy director for Climate and Energy Economics, and David Victor, co-chair of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative, discuss how putting a price on carbon emissions is one of the most effective measures by which the United States and the international community can encourage global ...

- Brookings - US

What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic

Global warming has pushed the Arctic into a new state unprecedented in human history, with thinning and retreating sea ice, skyrocketing air and sea temperatures, melting permafrost, and glaciers that are shedding ice at increasing rates.  All of these impacts and more may seem remote at first — after all, few of us live ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Sobering visualizations reveal how sea level rise could transform cities in your lifetime

Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century. It would be problematic, of course, but manageable, particularly in industrialized nations like the U.S. However, troubling indications from the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets show that melting ...

- Mashable! - US

EU to promote cooperation between European, Indian cities

New Delhi, April 26 European Union -funded International Urban Cooperation programme was officially launched in India on Wednesday. According to a statement from the EU, IUC will consolidate city-to-city pairing cooperation among Indian and EU cities which will work together to develop Local Action Plans in urban ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Automakers to meet with U.S. transportation, EPA chiefs | Reuters

By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Major automakers are set to meet Thursday with the head of the U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency as the agencies begin a review of federal fuel efficiency rules that are a major piece of the climate change policy enacted by the Obama ...

- Firstpost - IN

'You terrify me': TED speakers duke it out over a plan to release massive amounts of chalk into the atmosphere

TED Conference/FlickrAt TED, a conference about big ideas that's largely attended by tech luminaries, it was inevitable that geoengineering — the idea of changing the earth's atmosphere to halt or reverse climate change — would come up. During the 2017 TED talks in Vancouver, Canada, multiple speakers brought up ...

- Business Insider - US

Global warming accounts for tripling of extreme West African Sahel storms

Global warming is responsible for a tripling in the frequency of extreme West African Sahel storms observed in just the last 35 years, an international team of experts has reported.

- ScienceDaily - US

13 big businesses urge Trump to stay in Paris deal

Thirteen big businesses, including oil giant Shell and retailer Walmart, on Wednesday urged US President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change

- The Daily Star - LB

Conservation endocrinology sheds light on a changing world

As species rapidly adapt to altered landscapes and a warming climate, scientists and stakeholders need new techniques to monitor ecological responses and plan future conservation efforts. Writing in BioScience, Stephen McCormick of the US Geological Survey and Michael Romero of Tufts University describe the emerging field ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Global warming accounts for tripling of extreme West African Sahel storms, study shows

The UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has led an international team of scientists who reveal global warming is responsible for a tripling in the frequency of extreme West African Sahel storms observed in just the last 35 years.

- PhysOrg - NL

13 big businesses urge Trump to stay in Paris deal

Thirteen big businesses, including oil giant Shell and retailer Walmart, on Wednesday urged US President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

- PhysOrg - NL

Power struggle in Greenland: Three reasons why the EU should care

Important minerals, Arctic future and climate change have made Greenland increasingly important to the EU, but a fight within the ruling party shows the precarious situation on the Arctic island.

- EU Observer - EU

Brexit is about Europe's future as well

Europe must learn the lessons of TTIP and ensure that the negotiations transparently address the broad interests of European citizens, including on climate change and the environment.

- EU Observer - EU

Shot in the arm for journalists to cover climate change

The Tanzania Natural Resources Forum in partnership with ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government under the President's Office has pledged to support journalists with intention of majoring in reporting climate change.

- TheCitizen - TZ

One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump from Undoing Greenhouse Gas Regulation

The Supreme Court backed a federal rule that CO2 emissions endanger health, and the White House is having trouble working around it --

- Scientific American - US

Swedes worry about climate change and terrorism but not about war: poll

A new poll has asked Swedes what they worry about the most.

- The Local - SE

As climate warms, the oceans are becoming more toxic, new research shows

Global warming is accelerating toxic algae growth, new research shows.

- UPI - US

The view from Google Earth is magnificent - but there's a problem

Google Earth is spectacular - but it can give a misleading impression of the planet and the threats we face from climate change.    Google Earth wants you to get lost' in its updated interactive map. Collaborations with new media partners mean you can now climb Mount Everest, swim with sharks or visit Afghanistan with ...

- New Statesman - UK

Will The Third Industrial Revolution Create An Economic Boom That Saves The Planet?

First, the bad news: GDP is slowing all over the world because productivity has been in decline for two decades. The result has been higher unemployment and economists talking about 20 more years of slow growth. According to new numbers from Oxfam, just eight people are as rich as half the globe. In addition to this ...

- Fast Company - US

UAE bans Lebanese apples starting May 15

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment will impose a ban on Lebanese apples starting on May 15, due to their pesticide residues in excess of permissible limits"

- The Daily Star - LB

March 2017 continues global warming trend

It was the second warmest March - after March 2016 - in a database which goes as far back as 1880.

- Al Jazeera - QA

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