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As US and Australia neglect their duty, UK leads fight against climate change - TheHill #Auspol #Qldpol #ClimateEmergency #GreenNewDeal #ClimateStrike PM May's leadership on climate change stands in stark contrast with President Trump's policy of denial and inaction. By Bob Ward. The United Kingdom is to become the first major economy to create a legal target for ending its contribution to global warming by effectively eliminating its emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

Plans to 'hack Earth's weather' could start World War 3, scientists warn Climate change may end up causing World War 3 if individual countries start to try and save themselves by hacking the weather with a process called geoengineering.

Energy, CUB, Said This is the 120th post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared among Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week :.

Back-to-back historic floods in Atlantic Canada force a climate reckoning Others are simply leaving. In some rural communities, volunteer fire departments are offering to torch flood-ravaged properties to save on demolition costs. Thompson believes homeowners should be allowed to build in flood plains, as long as they're prepared for recurring flood waters.

Greenpeace activists try to board oil rig at sea Fourteen people - including three photographers - have been arrested since Greenpeace activists first boarded the Transocean rig in the Cromarty Firth a week ago. The structure was able to resume its journey to BP's Vorlich field, east of Aberdeen, on Friday night, following two police operations to remove the protesters.

Without swift action on climate change, heat waves could kill thousands in U.S. cities It predicts that in the absence of significant progress in efforts to curb emissions of temperature-raising greenhouse gases, extreme heat waves could claim thousands of lives in major U.S. cities.

'Photosynthesis could heal': why agriculture should be driven by environmentalists That is to say, I think this situation is inevitable only if we keep proceeding the way we have been. In Australia so many fertile paddocks lie idle - land that is capable of storing a lot more nutrients and water and therefore producing more food. And this is possible without adding billions in inputs.

Here comes the carbon rule. What to know EPA is expected to finalize its power plant carbon rule next week, according to multiple sources, completing the two-year process of replacing an Obama-era regulation with a more industry-friendly substitute.

As US neglects its duty, UK leads fight against climate change Her domestic and international leadership on climate change stands in stark contrast with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE's policy of denial and inaction.

For every hundred salmon that go out to sea, 95 don't come back - the state of wild salmon in Ireland We spoke to Dr Ciaran Byrne from Inland Fisheries Ireland about the worrying decline in wild salmon numbers.

World's largest marine dead zone may reach UAE's shores Chemical imbalances in the Arabian Gulf caused by rapid warming and excessive use of fertiliser in agriculture could be expanding the world's largest marine dead zone towards the UAE's shores.

As Trump Touts Ethanol, Scientists Question the Fuel's Climate Claims At a crucial moment in ethanol policy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is doubling down on its argument that ethanol is better than conventional fuel.

Without swift action on climate change, heat waves could kill thousands in U.S. cities. #ClimateEmergency #Auspol #Qldpol #StopAdani #ClimateStrike #G If the world's nations fail to make major progress on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, future heat waves could kill tens of thousands in the U.S. alone. If global warming sometimes seems like a distant or abstract threat, new research casts the phenomenon in stark, life-or-death terms.

Lawyer who fought Clean Power Plan on ACE 'battle royal' Not all lawyers can boast that they helped take down President Obama's signature climate rule. But Misha Tseytlin helped industry groups and red states put the Clean Power Plan on ice. During a marathon oral argument stretching nearly eight hours, the prominent lawyer argued before the U.S.

The urgency of climate crisis needed robust new language to describe it - Paul Chadwick Changes to how the Guardian writes about climate prompted a discussion with readers, says Guardian readers’ editor Paul Chadwick.

This Year's Gulf Dead Zone Forecast to Be One of the Biggest This year, as record spring floods flush even more pollutants into the river, the hypoxic zone is forecast to be one of the worst ever, maxing out at around 8,000 square miles-an area larger than the state of Massachusetts.

Stress Management "Do you know what's going on with these trees?" wondered my coworker as we made our way up the trail. I'd been looking around. Seemed like there were a lot more dead ones than a couple years ago. This observation follows a pattern I've been seeing all spring and into summer-lots of dead and dying trees.

The Right to a Stable Climate Is the Constitutional Question of the Twenty-first Century The United States, better known as the climate kids' lawsuit. Since then, the case has ricocheted through the courts, gaining strength as urgency around climate change has increased and the Trump Administration has continued to deny that a problem exists.

Major global firms accused of concealing their environmental impact More than 700 companies, including Amazon, Tesco and ExxonMobil, lack transparency, campaign group claims.

Radical action needed to hit UK’s zero-carbon target - Letters Letters: Michael Stone on the reality of Britain’s consumption, Celia Forsyth on support for fossil fuel projects, Gemma Cantelo on making cities greener and Stephen Martin on the sustainable development goals.

Trump Admin: Deny Climate Change For the Children Hey guys, remember William Happer? You know, the nutty guy who compared sweet innocent and healthful carbon dioxide to the jews during the Holocaust? What's he been up to lately? Newsweek:.

The "but China" argument This week's news that the UK Government will legislate to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero is historic. The path to getting there is hard but the way is now set. The announcement can be seen as the culmination of months-long public interest in environmental concerns.

G20 set to agree on marine plastic pollution deal The Group of 20 major economies were set to agree a deal on reducing marine plastic waste at a meeting in Japan Sunday where they also discussed energy security following the oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

Runoff news: Lake City prepares and waits, so far so good From The Summit Daily News :. From KOAA.com :. From InkStain :. From email from Reclamation :. Lake City, the only town in remote Hinsdale County, is one of many rural Colorado communities working to prepare for potential flooding as the winter's epic snowpack begins to melt.

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