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  • Report Warns that Ocean Plastic Waste Will Soon Outweigh Fish

    Jan 22, 2016, 6:21 am By Guest
    By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams At this rate, plastics production will account for 20 percent of total oil consumption and 15 percent of the global annual carbon budget by 2050. The weight of plastic waste clogging the world’s oceans threatens … Continue…
  • Record-Shattering Warm Global Temperatures in 2015, NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal

    Jan 21, 2016, 7:39 am By Guest
    By NASA Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Globally-averaged temperatures in 2015 shattered…
  • The Solar Foundation’s 2015 National Solar Jobs Census

    Jan 14, 2016, 6:40 am By Jane Engelsiepen
    The National Solar Foundation Press Release The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2015 finds that the U.S. solar workforce grew by more that 20% for the third consecutive year. More than 35,000 solar jobs were added in 2015, bringing … Continue…
  • Giant Icebergs Play Key Role in Removing CO2 From the Atmosphere

    Jan 12, 2016, 6:25 am By Guest
    By The University of Sheffield Giant icebergs leave trail of carbon sequestration in their wake – a month after they have passed Geographers analysed 175 satellite images of ocean colour which is an indicator of phytoplankton productivity at the ocean’s…
  • ‘Unlawful Pollution’: Volkswagen Charged With Crimes Against Climate

    Jan 5, 2016, 4:13 pm By Guest
    By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams U.S. Department of Justice files civil suit on behalf of Environmental Protection Agency The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday filed suit against Volkswagen, charging that the German auto-maker deliberately rigged cars to…
  • COP21: Historic Agreement Reached

    Dec 12, 2015, 4:52 pm By Guest
    In a historic moment, all the world’s countries came together to signal that it’s game over for fossil fuels By supporting such an ambitious deal, governments have shown unity with the world’s most vulnerable For world leaders, the hard work … Continue…
  • COP21: Day 11 and Optimism

    Dec 10, 2015, 8:43 pm By Guest
    Day 11 of the Paris Climate Change Conference Latest draft text is ambitious, but significant work remains Ministers negotiating through the night to deliver a new global climate deal We’re rolling this quick update out at just past 2 am on Friday ……
  • COP21: Day 10 and a New Text

    7:34pm By Guest
    Day 10 of the Paris Climate Change Conference Steam-lined text released Wednesday, retaining options for a credible pathway to 1.5ºC US to double grant-based support for adaptation in developing country’s by 2020 Ministers work through the night with a…
  • COP21: Day 9 of the Paris Climate Conference

    Tue 10:14pm By Guest
    Newly unveiled 100 country-strong “high ambition coalition” includes 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the US and the EU Civil society gathers for massive action laying out what’s needed to reach limit warming to 1.5ºC New text expected…
  • COP21: Day 8 of the Paris Climate Conference

    Dec 7, 2015, 8:56 pm By Guest
    Ministers’ dig into remaining issues as pressure builds to deliver on new global climate agreement Positive moves toward agreement on 1.5ºC, while important details on how to achieve it fall short Global greenhouse gas emissions reached a plateau in…
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