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Oslo votes to slash emissions 95% by 2030

Oslo city council will ban cars from its city centre by 2019 as it seeks to meet a new goal of wiping out practically all of its greenhouse gas emissions. Socialist, Labour and Green parties voted to slash carbon emissions

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Blowin’ in the wind

Since 1978, Nasa has been monitoring ocean winds via scatterometry, the data of which has improved weather and hurricane forecasts and helped us better understand global climate patterns. Knowing which way the wind is blowing over water is critical for

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Coal and gas to stay cheap, but renewables still win race on costs

Low prices for coal and gas are likely to persist, but will fail to prevent a fundamental transformation of the world electricity system over coming decades towards renewable sources such as wind and solar, and towards balancing options such as

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Animation shows Greenland’s ice mass loss

This Nasa animation shows Greenland’s ice mass loss from January 2004 to June 2014.

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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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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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Premature deaths from environmental degradation threat to global public health

Environmental degradation and pollution is estimated to cause up to 234 times as many premature deaths as occur in conflicts annually, highlighting the importance of a healthy environment to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a new

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Earth has a fever

Earth’s average temperature has risen over 1º F in the past century. It is projected to rise an additional 3º to 10º over the next 100 years. Data from Nasa’s global network of satellites, airborne missions and surface monitoring systems

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A renewable energy boom

Some world leaders, especially in developing countries like India, have long said it’s hard to reduce the emissions that are warming the planet because they need to use relatively inexpensive – but highly carbon-intensive – fuels like coal to keep

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Mission to Earth?

NASA monitors Earth’s vital signs via satellites and airplanes, sends scientists to the far corners of the land and under the ocean, and develops computer models of Earth’s climate processes. Why? Because Earth is the only planet that nearly eight

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