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Dragons No Longer Dismissed As Fantasy – Global Warming Could Aide Their Emergence, Suggests Academicians

10 minutes agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

Dragons can no longer be dismissed as mere fantasy, a group of academicians have suggested. Though the sightings are rare and far in-between, the emergence and disappearance of dragons can be attributed to the changes in climate and the availability of food sources for these creatures. Show More Summary

Russian Artists Face A Choice: Censor Themselves, Or Else – But They’re Never Sure How

“Cultural figures in Russia today describe a climate of confusion and anxiety in which the law banning obscenities, as well as a 2013 law that criminalizes acts offending religious believers, are often ignored unless someone wants them applied.” Under the Soviets, said one publisher, “at least we knew the rules.”

Sustainable Companies Are Using Trade Associations That Undermine EU Climate Policy

Many major multinational companies with strong sustainability policies, such as Facebook and Microsoft, are also members of trade associations that are actively lobbying against European climate policy, a new study released this week finds. According...Show More Summary

Keeping warming to 2 °C is not enough to save species

The temperature limit we've chosen to protect our planet from harmful warming is 0.5 °C too high, say a growing number of climate scientists

Bars & Pubs - Beers of the Earth launch

Thu 09 Apr Stone and Wood are terribly grateful that the Earth's climate is so perfectly suited to ensuring fresh, clean water supplies, growing barley and hops,...

Why The INDC Climate Pledges Are Better Than They Look: Part 1

It’s Day 1 after the soft March 31 deadline the United Nations set in Lima for developed nations to submit official plans (INDCs) for their individual efforts to combat climate change. Remember what’s new about these numbers: they represent...Show More Summary

Deforestation is messing with our weather -- and our food

Insight into how large-scale deforestation could impact global food production by triggering changes in local climate has been gained by new research. In the study, researchers from the United States and China zero in on albedo (theShow More Summary

Additional climate policies needed for US pledge, say analysts

Climate Action Tracker says American ambition 'medium range'; not business-as-usual.

What California Can Teach Other States about Climate Change

2006 was a good year for environmentalists. Al Gore had just released his documentary about climate change, “An Inconvenient Truth,” to enthusiastic appraisals, and was travelling across the U.S. to spread the word. David Denby wrote,...Show More Summary

Why decarbonisation is all too hard for some

A recent study of media in the UK and - moreso - the US suggests some major newsrooms focus disproportionately on the doom and gloom of climate change, creating a sense of hopelessness among many readers and viewers.

Hello, state lawmakers: Want to ignore climate change? Prepare to lose FEMA funding

New FEMA guidelines could push states to consider how climate change will affect their communities in order to gain access to funding.

Southeast Asia faces increasingly intense climate events: analysts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Densely populated Southeast Asian island states such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines are likely to face more intense climate events in future, analysts said on Thursday.

Freaked Out By the Lightning Yesterday? Better Get Used to It in the US

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Lightning struck fear into the hearts of Seattleites yesterday. A paper last year found that lightning strikes will increase by 50 percent in the US, thanks to climate change. Mihai Simonia/Shutterstock Dark clouds gathered on the horizon. Show More Summary

Concern as Climate Impacts on Gulf Stream Flow

Ocean scientists find evidence of an increasing slowdown in the Atlantic’s “invisible river” that could seriously affect weather and sea levels in the US and Europe.

Spotlight on green news & views: Illinoisans hate fracking, Obama vows to admit climate refugees

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

See OceanDiver's post here. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

Abbott's emissions 'safeguard' is only safeguarding business

Direct Action in theory could work, but the design of the proposed 'safeguard mechanism' to cap big firms' emissions - the second key element of the government's climate plan - will act more like a sieve through which pollution will stream.

Right-Wing Media Laugh Off How Climate Change Harms Women

Right-wing media have been mocking a recent resolution to address the disproportionate impacts that women will face from climate change, laughing at the possibility that "climate change will turn women into prostitutes." But the grim reality is that climate change will affect women in ways that should not be laughed at or ignored. Rep. Show More Summary

Russia Joins U.S. In Filing International Pledge To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Russia's contribution to the international climate agreement was, admittedly, a little strange. The post Russia Joins U.S. In Filing International Pledge To Reduce Carbon Emissions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A Step in the Right Direction: How Costa Rica made me a Climate Change Optimist.

In the first quarter of 2015, Costa Rica produced 100% of its energy from renewable resources, an impressive accomplishment.

Climate warning labels could be coming to a gas pump near you

San Francisco and Berkeley want to apply the tobacco-labeling approach to fuel.

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