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Coal plants close as US electricity industry’s consumption drops 34%

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The biggest source of climate pollution dropped to 34% of US electricity generation and co-author of a new report says: ‘These are permanent changes’ America’s use of coal for electricity dropped to its lowest point in the historical record in 2015, delivering a new blow to an industry already in painful decline. The dirtiest of fossil fuels and America’s biggest ...

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El Niño blamed for US blizzard

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Thanks to El Niño, the first blizzard of 2016 won’t be the last. A low pressure system that spurred 60 foot waves for surfers in Hawaii last week has transformed into a winter storm that may dump over two feet of snow on Washington D.C. over the next few days. In addition to the heavy snowfall and gusty winds extending ...

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Fatalities as snowstorm pounds eastern US

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At least 18 people have died in the massive snowstorm that is making its way up the East Coast of the US. According to The Associated Press, several of those people died in North Carolina, where officials have reported more than 900 vehicle crashes. Additionally, thousands of flights have been canceled as the winter storm dubbed “Jonas” prompted blizzard warnings ...

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Scientists link UK floods, extreme global weather to El Nino, climate change

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Scientists say flooding in Britain, record US temperatures and Australian wildfires are linked to El Niño, making effects of man-made climate change worse From some of the worst floods ever known in Britain, to record-breaking temperatures over the Christmas holiday in the US and forest fires in Australia, the link between the tumultuous weather events experienced around the world in ...

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US, EU seek a weakened Loss and Damage in Paris agreement

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Ask vulnerable countries to explicitly give up the right to raise issues of compensation and liability in future The US, EU and some other developed countries have demanded that poor and vulnerable countries commit at Paris that they shall never ask for compensation or hold rich nations liable for the inevitable loss and damage in coming years. Business Standard accessed ...

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Land grab escalates as agricultural resources dwindle

Gary Gardner

As global agricultural resources shrink or shift, countries are crossing borders to obtain new farmlands Since 2000, more than 36 million hectares – an area about the size of Japan – has been purchased or leased by foreign entities, mostly for agricultural use. Today, nearly 15 million hectares more is under negotiation. “Farmland is lost or degraded on every continent, while ‘land ...

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US, EU accused of neglecting land use sector emissions in INDCs

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As countries prepare to finalise a climate agreement in Paris in December, global leaders like the United States and the European Union are releasing intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), which are country specific action plans that outline how they intend to reduce global warming emissions. An analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) evaluated how the INDCs from the ...

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US-China climate commitments positive ahead Paris 2015, EU 2030, says CAN

The tabling of national climate action commitments by the world’s two major polluters, the US and China, adds welcome momentum to what will amount to first steps in unison down a low carbon development pathway that brings us closer to a phase out fossil fuel pollution in favour of 100% renewable energy. Commenting on the US-China climate announcements on Wednesday, the ...

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Jarju to Obama: You can do more to curb climate scourge

    Pa Ousman Jarju, Minister of Environment of Gambia, and former chair and special envoy on climate change for the 48 Least Developed Countries, writes an open letter to US President Barack Obama Pa Ousman Jarju Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Water Resources, Parks and Wildlife GIEPA House Kairaba Avenue The Gambia Dear President Obama: As former chair of ...

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Reactions trail Obama’s historic climate plan

Reactions have trailed plans unveiled on Tuesday by US President, Barack Obama, to combat climate change. Observers say that though the plan isn’t perfect, it nonetheless contains many important steps. Most importantly, the plan calls for the regulation of carbon emissions from U.S. power plants and an end to U.S. support for new coal plants overseas. The Earth Day Network ...

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