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Lack of transatlantic cooperation on trade threatens global climate change goals | TheHill – The Hill

Policymakers in the European Union (EU) and the U.S. have separately introduced legislative plans to tax imported goods based on the greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted in their production. Though uncoordinated, both border carbon adjustment (BCA) proposals aim to curtail the…

Down on their luck: eider threatened by global warming – The Times

Dozens of families in Sanikiluaq, an Inuit community in the Canadian Arctic, are combing the terrain for one of nature’s marvels — eiderdown, the warmest natural fibre. The down of the eider, an Arctic duck found in Canada, Norway and…

Great Barrier Reef Escapes ‘Endangered’ Listing By World Heritage Committee

The Great Barrier Reef escaped being listed as an “endangered” UNESCO World Heritage Site during a meeting Friday to determine the reef’s environmental status, despite [some] experts’ insistence that it should be on it. The decision not to add the…

‘Climate Change’ Charlatanism Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

Professor Ole Humlum is a former Professor of Physical Geography at the University Centre in Svalbard, Norway, and Emeritus Professor of Physical Geography, University of Oslo, Norway. He specializes in reporting and analyzing annual changes in the climate. I wrote…

Nearly 20 percent of intact forest landscapes overlap with extractive industries

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study from WCS and WWF reveals that nearly 20 percent of tropical Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) overlap with concessions for extractive industries such as mining, oil and gas.

Precious Rainforests Are Being Preserved at Highest Rate in 30 Years, After Palm Oil Moratorium in Indonesia

Indonesia holds one-third of the world’s tropical rainforests, which are home to people and birds, leopards, rhinos, tigers, and gibbons playing among the lush canopies—and recent protections are helping these vital places thrive. Indigenous tribes, orangutans, and so many more now have a seat at the table under the stewardship of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, […]

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The fracking boom helps to rose crime rates in rural American states

(Ural Federal University) The shale boom (mining of shale oil and gas) has contributed to an increase of crime rates in US states where 50-60% of the population lives in rural areas. The rate of violent crime has increased by about 36%. Because of this, each state had to spend $ 15.67 million additional victimization costs per year.

Seismic monitoring of permafrost uncovers trend likely related to warming

(Seismological Society of America) Seismic waves passing through the ground near Longyearbyen in the Adventdalen valley, Svalbard, Norway have been slowing down steadily over the past three years, most likely due to permafrost warming in the Arctic valley.

Norway Closes Down Its Last Arctic Coal Mine and Transforms Land into Giant National Park

Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, politics, science, health, and travel. Norway is dismantling their last Arctic coal mine piece by piece and turning the area it sits in into a national park twice the size of Grand Teton in Wyoming. The goal is to turn the Svalbard Archipelago, in […]

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Cape Town And Dubai Battle Over Africa’s Energy Future

There is no actual catastrophe on the horizon. And they know it! The hysteria in the press (here, here, here, and here, for example) is exceeded only by the screeching of Hollywood actors like Leonardo di Caprio and Don Cheadle….

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