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Government should address climate change, health and taxes as one issue

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Protecting our climate will protect health, and implementing evidence-based policies that consider action to meet targets on global warming, the economy, taxes and health together should be a priority for Canada’s government, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

At 2022 World Cup, the global game will meet global warming – The Washington Post

(Do the words “existential threat” mean anything to you? I have been inspired by the 16-year-old Swede, Greta Thunberg; it’s time to get up, get out and shout about something other than College Football Playoff rankings.) Qatar is hot, baby….

Q&A With James Greenberger: Top Trends & New Innovations In Energy Storage

James GreenbergerRapid solar industry growth has powered the innovation and utilization of energy storage. Noticing the increasing integration and emerging complementary opportunities, the Intersolar North America team made a conscious decision to incorporate energy storage more fully into the 2020 event content. They recently interviewed James Greenberger, the Executive Director of NAATBatt International

COP25 will review a scary year for climate change – Quartz

One year ago, the international scientific community could hardly have expected that Greta Thunberg, a teenager from Sweden, would become one of its greatest allies. Since beginning her weekly “School Strike for the Climate,” the petite 16-year-old has skillfully used…

To protect endangered rhinos, U.S. Army veterans answer a new call to arms

Former soldiers are battling poachers and their own personal demons in South Africa. Ryan Tate, a former U.S. Marine, founded a nonprofit group called Veterans Empowered To Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW). The organization puts ex-soldiers to work protecting rhinos, something…

No Apologies: Africans Say Their Need For Oil Outweighs Climate Concerns

A handful of protesters on the ground floor of the cavernous Cape Town International Convention Centre spread fake oil on the ground and chanted, demanding an end to fossil fuels [pictured]. Two floors above, the hundreds of delegates at Africa…

Green Light For New Deep Coal Mine In Cumbria, UK

Plans to develop the UK’s first new deep coal mine in decades have been given the go-ahead by the government. The Woodhouse Colliery would process around 2.5 million tonnes of coking coal a year, expected to replace imports from the…

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BUSINESS: Russia scraps plans to set climate goals for companies

Russia has ditched plans to set greenhouse gas emissions targets for companies as a sign of its commitment to fighting climate change, following lobbying from big businesses that risked fines if they didn’t comply.