Sir David Attenborough Promotes Climate Action

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Naturalist Opens Climate Change Conference In Poland Sir David Attenborough announced the United Nations’ launch of a new campaign enabling people to unite in actions to battle climate change. In an address to the opening session of United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, Sir David Attenborough urged everyone to use the UN’s

Trump Rejects White House Climate Report

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Economic Toll Rising Daily By Umair Irfan, Vox News Federal scientists have once again contradicted the White House, this time in a major new climate change assessment that was rushed to release the Friday after Thanksgiving. The findings, however, should give even the Trump administration pause: Global warming could cause more harm to the US

Climate Change Earns Nobel Prize For Economists

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Sustainability Pushed Back Into Spotlight William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, pioneers in adapting the western economic growth model to focus on environmental issues and sharing the benefits of technology, won the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize. In a joint award that turned the spotlight on a rapidly shifting global debate over the impact of climate change,

Global Warming Producing More Powerful Hurricanes

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Hurricanes, Cyclones Gathering Strength Editor’s Note: This study was published just weeks before Hurricane Michael rearranged the Florida panhandle. The IPCC AR5 presents a strong body of scientific evidence that most of the global warming observed over the past half century is very likely due to human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. But what does this change mean

Florida’s Red Tide Fueled By Sewage

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Wastewater Treatment Plants Dumping Sewage On Farms, Open Space Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for seven counties in Southwest Florida over an unusually severe red tide outbreak. Unfortunately, red tide is now another symptom of sewage mismanagement on land. Florida, like most states, now thinks of sewage as fertilizer. Red tide, which scientists

Teens Discuss Climate Change

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Students Produce Films About Global Warming At the end of June, 15 middle and high school students from across southern Colorado and New Mexico journeyed to the University of Colorado Boulder to explore—in film—the effects of environmental change on their lives and in their communities. Through an immersive, CIRES-hosted science-education experience, these Upward Bound Math

States Leading America Through Climate Change

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Time For U.S. Government To Back Paris Agreement By Governors Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo and Jay Inslee The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change was a landmark moment in human history. It crystallized decades of negotiations into a framework embraced by every country in the world to confront the existential threat of climate change and work together to solve the

Insurance Companies Not Ignoring Climate Change

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Climate Change Risks Spark New Types Of Insurance Policies Coral reefs, mangroves and even some fish could soon have their own insurance policies as the industry seeks new ways to boost protection for those affected by the ocean changes wrought by climate change. Warmer sea temperatures have led to more intense storms in the Atlantic

Cities Celebrate Earth Day

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Cities Part Of Environmental Problems, Solutions When Earth Day began in 1970, the dire state of cities had a lot to do with it. Urban industrialism had literally become lethal: During a particularly warm Thanksgiving weekend in 1966, the smog in New York City killed nearly 200 people. A lot has changed in the intervening

Shell Offers Proposal To Tackle Climate Change

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Company Supports Paris Climate Agreement By Christopher Mooney and Steven Mufson, Washington Post Royal Dutch Shell just outlined a scenario in which, by 2070, we would be using far less of the company’s own product — oil — as cars become electric, a massive carbon storage industry develops, and transportation begins a shift toward a