Climate change might not be as bad as first thought

A changing climate may not necessarily lead to more floods and droughts according to Swedish researchers who have reconstructed weather patterns over the past 1,200 years. Scientists used data collected from tree rings, marine sediments, ice cores and mineral deposits

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ACP urges physicians to step up climate change fight

Climate change will have devastating consequences for public and individual health unless aggressive, global action is taken now to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the American College of Physicians (ACP) says in a new policy paper published in Annals of Internal

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Leaders set landmark global goals for pricing carbon pollution

Six heads of state and government, two city and state leaders, and the heads of the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund and the Oecd April 21th agreed on an ambitious global target for putting a price on carbon

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List of Parties that have indicated their intentions to sign the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement will be open for signature by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention today, 22 April, and will remain open for signature for one year. This list only contains information about States that will participate in

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It’s a record: 155 nations plan to sign Paris climate agreement today

What a way to celebrate Earth Day. A total of 155 nations, including the U.S. and China, are planning to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change today, April 22, which is the first day it will be open for

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Hundreds of coal plants are still being planned worldwide, enough to cook the planet

Since 2000, countries like China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam have been building coal-fired power plants at a torrid pace: The coal boom has had undeniable benefits, helping poor countries climb out of poverty. But it also has serious downsides: Carbon

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World Bank Group sets new course to help countries meet urgent climate challenges

Climate change poses an enormous challenge to development. By 2050, the world will have to feed 9 billion people, extend housing and services to 2 billion new urban residents, and provide universal access to affordable energy, and do so while

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Can you power a business on 100% renewable energy? Ikea wants to try

In 2012, Ikea made headlines with its pledge to completely power its stores with renewable energy by 2020. Last week, HP, the US-based multinational IT company, made the same pledge, promising to switch completely to renewables by 2020. The fact

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Nasa and the study of soil beneath our feet

Nasa doesn’t study just the stars and planets; it is also concerned with the soil beneath your feet. Studying the moisture in the top two inches of the soil from space with a satellite named “SMAP” can help weather forecasters

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Are we ready for climate change?

We need to reduce global greenhouse-gas emissions substantially to avoid the worst impacts of climate change around the world and in Europe. The severity of climate change will depend on how much and how quickly we can cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

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