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Australia’s Pro-Coal Prime Minister Signals War on Climate Change Activists

Radical. Extreme. Anarchists: Scott Morrison’s choice of language Friday made it clear how he views some environmental protesters. Now the Australian prime minister is signaling he will legislate to stymie what he says is their threat to commercial decisions and …

U.N. Science Panel Warns Climate Impacts on Oceans Include Rising Seas, Dry Rivers

Scientists behind a landmark study of the links between oceans, glaciers, ice caps and the climate delivered a stark warning to the world on Wednesday: slash emissions or watch cities vanish under rising seas, rivers run dry and marine life …

Oil Industry’s $50 Billion in New Projects Conflict with Paris Climate Goals: Think Tank

Major oil companies have approved $50 billion of projects since last year that will not be economically viable if governments implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, think-tank Carbon Tracker said in a report published on Friday. The analysis found …

Germany’s Forests Damaged by Droughts and Wildfires, Stoking Climate Debate

Germany’s forests – long a source of pride and national identity – are feeling the heat. A second consecutive year of unusually dry and warm weather has left swaths of dead and dying trees, fueling fears that the storied woods …

CBA Joins Other Australian Companies with Aims to Cut Coal Exposure

Commonwealth Bank of Australia became the latest company to join a global push to reduce emissions and said it would phase out its exposure to thermal coal or power plants by 2030. The company announced a new environmental and social …

Europe’s Heatwave Was Even Hotter with Impact of Climate Change: Research

Heat scorched Western Europe this July in what will likely be confirmed as the hottest month in recorded history, according to the UN’s World Meteorological Organization. “This is not your grandfather’s summer,” United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez said. The …

UK Recorded Highest-Ever Temperature in Last Week’s Heatwave

The U.K. was never hotter. Last week temperatures reached 101.6 degrees Fahrenheit (38.7 Celsius) at the Cambridge Botanic Garden on July 25, the highest ever recorded in the U.K., according to a statement from the Met Office. Sweltering temperatures gripped …

Penn. Governor Wolf Wants Power Plant Emission Plan to Fight Climate Change

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature to take steps toward authorizing the state to join a regional consortium that sets a price and caps on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants. The Democratic governor’s move …

New York to Adopt Aggressive Emission Reduction Goals

New York would adopt some of the nation’s most aggressive emission reduction goals under a proposal worked out by state leaders and set for a vote in the state Legislature Tuesday night. Under the proposal, New York would reduce greenhouse …

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Must Be Halved by 2030 to Avoid 3C Warming: Scientists

Emissions need to be halved by 2030 to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius but temperatures are on track to reach double that by the end of the century even if countries’ current plans are fully implemented, research by scientists …