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Climate Change

MSPs urge mandatory climate reports
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Legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament set "world-leading" targets, committing Scotland to reducing emissions by at least 80% by 2050. The climate change committee heard evidence from public bodies and found that "everyone stressed how seriously …

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Apple's green initiative offers a smidgen of hope
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But it's painfully clear that the world's governments are either unable or unwilling to take the necessary steps to address climate change and other environmental issues, such as protection of oceans and water sources. So even if we have to settle for …

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Shorter timeline, carbon tax among proposed changes
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URBANA — An internal carbon tax for big energy users and a shorter timeline for reaching "carbon neutrality" are two possibilities outlined in a draft climate action plan for the University of Illinois. The Urbana campus is updating its 2010 Illinois …

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2015 Budget confirms closure for climate, clean energy institutions
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Just a few months ago, the newly constituted and Republican-dominated US Senate was asked to vote on a motion that “human activity significantly contributes to climate change.” They voted against it. By a slim majority, 50-49, the senior conservative …

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Indonesia extends ban on forestland business licences
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said Arief Yuwono, who oversees the controls on environmental degradation and climate change. He was speaking on the sidelines of the second Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources held by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs in …

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US taxpayers subsidising world's biggest fossil fuel companies
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“At a time when scientists tell us we need to reduce carbon pollution to prevent catastrophic climate change, it is absurd to provide massive taxpayer subsidies that pad fossil-fuel companies' already enormous profits,” said senator Bernie Sanders, who …

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World on course to lose 1 in 6 species to climate change – South America, Australia, New Zealand face even more extinctions
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Renowned biologist E.O Wilson, assessing Earth’s sixth great extinction now underway, described the future as a shrinking keyhole through which all species must pass as humanity responds to, and hopefully averts catastrophe. A new study published in the journal Science shows that this keyhole could drastically narrow with each degree increase in global temperature due […]

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Scientists on ‘strangest continent’ Antarctica investigate effect of climate change on animals – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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An eclectic group of scientists in Antarctica undertake painstaking research on the effects of climate change. Source: Scientists on ‘strangest continent’ Antarctica investigate effect of climate change on animals – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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