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Small island States threatened by rising seas call at UN General Assembly for urgent mitigation 22.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Small island States threatened by rising seas call at UN General Assembly for urgent mitigation
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'There is no time to waste', Ban says, as Paris climate accord crosses first threshold for entry into force 22.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
'There is no time to waste', Ban says, as Paris climate accord crosses first threshold for entry into force
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Happy Hour Roundup 22.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Happy Hour Roundup
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Report cites national security risks from climate change 22.9.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report says climate change will likely pose a significant national security challenge for the U.S. over the next two decades. In conjunction with the report, President Barack Obama has ordered federal agencies to consider the impact of climate change when developing national security policy. The report from the Office […]
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2016's hellish summer weather: A told-you-so climate moment? 21.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • This summer’s weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists long have warned about. The season ends Wednesday, and not a moment too soon. Summer featured floods that killed hundreds of people and caused more than $50 billion in losses around the globe, from Louisiana and West Virginia to China, India, Europe and the Sudan. Meanwhile, droughts parched croplands and wildfires burned from California to Canada to China and India. T... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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2016's hellish summer weather: A told-you-so climate moment? 20.9.2016 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This summer&apos;s weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists have long warned about....
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Exxon's Accounting Practices Are Investigated 16.9.2016 Wall St. Journal: US Business
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating why Exxon Mobil hasn’t written down the value of its assets, two years into a pronounced crash in oil prices.
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Paris Agreement can enter into force by year end: UN climate body chief 16.9.2016 Hindu: Energy & Environment
In an interview with The Hindu, Mexican diplomat Patricia Espinosa leading the UNFCCC, says phasing down of HFCs as the "climate’s low hanging fruit" is their immediate target.
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Mass Fish Die-Offs Are the New Normal: Climate Change Shuts Down a Montana River 15.9.2016 Truthout.com
A dead mountain whitefish floats in the Yellowstone River in Montana. (Photo: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks) An unprecedented fish kill in Montana's iconic Yellowstone River has brought the West's climate future in focus. Scientists say climate change killed the fish by creating a perfect environment for microscopic parasites, deadly to fish, to thrive. It's bad news for the West's outdoor economy. A dead mountain whitefish floats in the Yellowstone River in Montana. (Photo: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks) Early in the morning on August 19, 2016, Chad Jacobson, a 36-year-old Montanan, lifelong fisherman and soon-to-be father received a text message from a friend who is one of Montana's many fly-fishing guides. "Can you believe they shut down the Yellowstone?" said the text. Jacobson grew up in a family of fishermen and makes it a priority to get out on the rivers as often as possible throughout the year. He was stunned. "I mean, you see this kind of stuff happening in rivers around here, it's ...
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Bayer buying Monsanto, will create chemical, agricultural giant 15.9.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
American seed and weed-killer company Monsanto and German medicine and farm chemical maker Bayer are combining in a deal that could help farmers produce higher yields to address challenges from global warming to rising food demand from a fast-growing global population. Consumers could benefit from more-affordable and healthier food options and from the companies using their expertise to help farmers limit chemical use and environmental impact, executives said Wednesday after the all-cash deal was announced. Fitch Ratings said the combined Bayer would have a 25 percent share in some markets, “almost certainly drawing regulatory scrutiny and posing antitrust obstacles.” Bayer sells chemical and biologic crop protection products and the Bayer Advanced garden chemicals line. Monsanto is a top maker of seeds genetically modified to resist drought, weeds and insects. Bayer is a major agricultural supplier in Europe, Asia and Africa, though it’s best known for prescription drugs such as blood ...
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A Test of US Climate Leadership Will Be the Treatment of the Standing Rock Sioux 11.9.2016 Truthout.com
My ears perked up when I heard that Hillary Clinton was giving a speech on  American Exceptionalism . I cringe every time this is a topic; the idea is far too close to Manifest Destiny. "The United States is an exceptional nation. I believe we are still Lincoln's last, best hope of Earth. We're still Reagan's shining city on a hill. We're still Robert Kennedy's great, unselfish, compassionate country,"  Secretary Clinton said Wednesday . She went on to say that "we are the indispensable nation. People all over the world look to us and follow our lead." If that's true, that's not a bad thing. But it all depends what happens over the next few weeks and months near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. If the United States is to be that "indispensable nation," it has to lead on the most important crisis Mother Earth faces, climate change. This is not what Clinton was talking about. Her speech was all about global security, the military, and global alliances. But her words were exactly on point on the issue of climate ...
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10% of Earth's wilderness gone 10.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
A tenth of global wilderness has disappeared in a little over 20 years and if we don't act soon the rest will go, too, scientists are warning.
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President Obama: Pull the DAPL Permit, Do the Climate Test 9.9.2016 Truthout.com
Unless the courts stop DAPL, the fight needs to be taken right to President Obama's doorstep if he doesn't intervene quickly. He can stop this, or at least put it on hold while a climate evaluation is done. We should see DAPL as no different than Keystone XL, and treat it as such. #NoDapl protesters display a lighted sign at Sacred Rock camp in North Dakota on September 2, 2016. (Photo: Joe Brusky ) Bill McKibben, cofounder of 350.org, has suggested that we start naming major storms after companies that help create them. Instead of a headline like "Hurricane Sandy Slams Ashore," we would see "Hurricane Exxon Devastates Thousands, Kills 285." Perhaps we should also consider naming large-scale fossil fuel infrastructure projects after the politicians who allow them to be built. On July 25, the Army Corps of Engineers issued the final major permits needed to build the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). Exactly one week later, on August 1 , the White House issued new guidelines saying that any future projects ...
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UN agricultural agency and USAID sign agreement to boost developing countries' ability to track key data 8.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
UN agricultural agency and USAID sign agreement to boost developing countries' ability to track key data
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Wet now, drier pattern emerges by this weekend 7.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A drier weather pattern is emerging by the weekend.
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Saudi Arabia: Ban, Deputy Crown Prince discuss Palestine refugees, Yemen and climate pact 6.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Sept 6 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday met with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince, who is also Second Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, discussing the country's financial support for the UN Palestine refugees agency, the conflict in Yemen, protection of children, as well as the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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At G20 in China, Ban stresses 'far-reaching' impacts of early climate action, urges unity on Global Goals 4.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Sept 4 : At a G20 summit in the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed the conference's focus on sustainable development and climate change, urging all countries to take early action on these.
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As sea rises, coastal floods become the new normal 4.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Scientists’ warnings that the rise of the sea would eventually imperil the U.S. coastline are no longer theoretical.
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Obama and Xi usher in new era against climate change, says Greenpeace 4.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, Sep 4 : US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping on Saturday ushered in a "new era" in the fight against climate change by ratifying the Paris Agreement, Greenpeace said in a statement that urged both leaders to boost their efforts to put the agreement in action as soon as possible.
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Oil and gas leases in Moffat and Routt counties questioned in federal lawsuit 3.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Oil and gas leases in Moffat and Routt counties have been called out in a multistate lawsuit against two federal agencies. The claim was filed by the environmental advocacy group WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility at the end of August and identifies 397 oil and gas leases across 379,960 acres of pubic land in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah that Guardians claim were not properly evaluated by the Bureau of Land Management and Interior Department before approval. According to a news release from Guardians , “Leasing conveys a right to companies to drill and frack as long as they want, meaning large swaths of public lands have been transformed into major industrial sites at the expense of recreation, wildlife, and clean air and water.” In its claim, Guardians assert that BLM and Interior Department did not follow the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, when approving the leases and has failed consider the direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of oil and gas leasing. The ...
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