Trump, Clinton, Sanders lay out energy policy visions as renewables hit global high

The Obama administration is set to announce the 2nd of June a new batch of companies – primarily in the information technology sector – that will pledge to be more energy efficient and procure more renewable energy. The announcement, tied

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Arctic could become ice-free for first time in more than 100,000 years

The Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice this year or next for the first time in more than 100,000 years, a leading scientist has claimed. Provisional satellite data produced by the US National Snow & Ice

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As climate change claims heat up, insurance industry says we need to adapt

“They lose sleep every time it rains really hard because they know they’re going to get flooded basements,” says Jason Thistlethwaite, a University of Waterloo professor who studies the insurance industry, about people in the business. Thistlethwaite says the same

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Bhutan: the world’s first carbon negative country

Bhutan is the only country to use gross national happiness to measure its growth. And now it has become the world’s first negative country. This means the country’s forests absorb more carbon dioxide each year than it produces. Bhutan emits

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Cars and trucks burn almost half of all palm oil used in Europe

An earlier analysis of a European Commission study revealed that the climate impact of biodiesel from palm oil is three times that of fossil diesel because palm expansion drives deforestation and peatland drainage in South-East Asia, Latin America and Africa.

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A brief history of global warming

Global warming turns 120 in this year… sort of. 2016 will be the 120th anniversary of the first time we figured out that human activity could be causing climate change. Since then, the science has gotten firmer and the politics

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April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs

Last month was the hottest April on record globally – and the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records. The latest figures smashed the previous record for April by the largest margin ever recorded. It makes

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How do we remain on track between Paris and Marrakech?

It is clear that the Paris Agreement was a large political milestone that has the potential to refocus global efforts around one of the most difficult problems humanity has ever faced. 195 countries agreeing to address climate change, with 175

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Climate change puts 1.3bn people and $158tn at risk

The global community is badly prepared for a rapid increase in climate change-related natural disasters that by 2050 will put 1.3 billion people at risk, according to the World Bank. Urging better planning of cities before it was too late,

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Usual suspects

Before the Industrial Revolution, Earth’s climate changed due to natural events such as volcanic activity and solar energy variations. These natural events still contribute to climate change today, but their impact is very small compared to the growing levels of

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