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World Heritage sites at risk from climate change – joint UN report 28.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 28 (Just Earth News):Some 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries across the world are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new report released by the United Nations has found.
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World Heritage Sites, including Statue of Liberty, threatened by climate change, UNESCO says 27.5.2016 Washington Post
World Heritage Sites, including Statue of Liberty, threatened by climate change, UNESCO says
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Greenwashing or Progress? Exxon Shareholders Issue Calls for Climate Accountability 27.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Texas climate activists pose for a group photo during 350.org's "Divest From Deception" rally, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (Photo: Candice Bernd) While voters at ExxonMobil's annual shareholders meeting rejected nearly all of the 11 climate and good-governance related resolutions brought forward this week in Dallas, one "proxy-access" measure passed that would allow investors holding at least 3 percent of shares to nominate outsiders for seats on the company's board. Texas climate activists pose for a group photo during 350.org's "Divest From Deception" rally, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (Photo: Candice Bernd) At ExxonMobil's annual shareholder meeting in Dallas this week, activist shareholders and investors demanded the company own up to its deceptive practices regarding climate disruption and begin to implement adaptations and regulations to mitigate climate disruption's impacts. Shareholders nixed nearly all of the 11 measures directly or indirectly related to climate disruption during the meeting ...
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At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts 27.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

BONN, Germany (AP) — Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year’s landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain. Britons will decide next month whether to remain in the European Union while Americans will elect a new president in […]
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Climate-change luminary Ed Miles dies at 76 26.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Ed Miles, a professor whose work pushed the University of Washington to the front lines of climate change research, has died. He was 76.
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ExxonMobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Resolutions Aimed At Battling Climate Change 26.5.2016 NPR News
But shareholders at ExxonMobil approved one resolution that could make it easier to one day nominate an environmentalist to the board.
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ExxonMobil CEO: ending oil production 'not acceptable for humanity' 26.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Shareholders win vote that could support board candidates concerned about climate as Rex Tillerson faces turbulent annual meeting

Rex Tillerson, the boss of oil giant ExxonMobil, said cutting oil production was “not acceptable for humanity” as he fought off shareholders’ and activists’ attempts to force the company to fully acknowledge the impact of climate change on the environment and Exxon’s future profits.

During a long and fractious annual meeting in Dallas on Wednesday, Tillerson, who serves as Exxon’s chairman and chief executive, beat back several proposals to force the company to take more action on climate change.

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Exxon shareholders reject climate-change resolutions 25.5.2016 AP Business
DALLAS (AP) -- Shareholders at Exxon's annual meeting rejected several resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the company to take a stronger stand in favor of steps to limit climate change....
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Guardian banned from Exxon AGM for ‘lack of objectivity on climate change' 25.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Newspaper banned from attending annual meeting for ‘campaign’ against energy companies

Keep it in the ground, this newspaper has argued for ages on fossil fuels. Then keep out of our annual meeting, replies ExxonMobil.

Or, to quote Exxon’s media relations manager, Alan Jeffers: “We are denying your request [to attend Wednesday’s meeting] because of the Guardian’s lack of objectivity on climate change reporting demonstrated by its partnership with anti-oil and gas activists and its campaign against companies that provide energy necessary for modern life, including newspapers.”

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Green Party's Jill Stein Shares Her "Plan B" for Bernie Sanders Supporters: A Green New Deal 24.5.2016 Truthout.com
Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As the dominant media and political establishment begin to focus on a general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Truthout speaks with 2016 presidential candidate Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party, about Bernie Sanders, the "Green New Deal" and the politics of fear. Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As Bernie Sanders' voters begin facing the question of whether or not to support Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton if she becomes the party's nominee, many of his supporters have pledged never to support her. In fact, voters in both major parties are seeking alternatives in this year's presidential election -- and third-party candidates are seeing an explosion in social media interest in their campaigns. For more original Truthout election coverage, check out our election section, "Beyond the Sound Bites: ...
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Trump proposes wall to protect golf resort from rising seas 23.5.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland....
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Trump proposes wall to protect golf resort from rising seas 23.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland. The Republican presidential candidate has called climate change a “con job” and a “hoax.” But in an application filed this month in County Clare, Ireland, the Trump […]
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Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration Has Passed the Point of No Return 23.5.2016 Truthout.com
(Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center ; Edited: LW / TO) Human-caused climate disruption is causing "unprecedented" melting in the Arctic, and record wildfires and warm temperatures. It's also a driving force behind increased risks of extinction for one-third of all North American birds -- and for human beings. (Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center ; Edited: LW / TO) A recent trip up Washington State's Mount Rainier brought home to me how rapidly things are changing, even in the high country. I first climbed the mountain in 1994, when the main route was a picturesque climb up smooth glaciers. Most of the time crevasses weren't even visible, and snow cover was abundant. To see more stories like this, visit "Planet or Profit?" But anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) has been speeding up with each passing year, and in the same area 22 years later, I found large portions of it nearly unrecognizable. We took a somewhat different route than the one I'd climbed in 1994, primarily because the ...
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A warming world means less water, with economic consequences 23.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
We know that climate change will make water scarcer. But it could also have big economic impacts, Richard Damania of the World Bank says.
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Q&A: Farmers are the New Climate Warriors 23.5.2016 American Prospect
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli A rice stalk on a farm near Dunnigan, California.  Environmental advocates have all but given up on their long-cherished goal of a federally-mandated cap-and-trade program to rein in carbon emissions, given the present state of gridlock on Capitol Hill. But amid protracted hemming and hawing over how such a system would stack up against carbon taxes or other broad incentives to reduce emissions, the state of California has stepped in where Washington policymakers fear to tread. California formed its own state-mandated carbon market in 2012, restricting the emissions of 600 of the state’s biggest polluters, who produce 85 percent of greenhouse gas emissions statewide. Lowering the “cap” will slash emissions in the state 16 percent by 2020. More recently, the California Air Resources Board , which oversees the state’s carbon market, linked arms with allies north of the border—Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba—to ink an agreement that will integrate the three Canadian provinces’ carbon ...
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Soon, an app that whets kids' appetites for eco-friendly meals 23.5.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Washington D.C, May 23 : What if there was an application that could show your kids how their dietary choices affect the planet? A new educational software application under development at the University of Illinois hopes to do so by introducing them to climate change.
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A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences 23.5.2016 NPR Health Science
We know that climate change will make water scarcer. But it could also have big economic impacts, Richard Damania of the World Bank says.
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'Together, we can move from aspiration to action,' Ban tells global, regional leaders in Qatar 22.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 22 (Just Earth News):With the Doha Forum meeting "at a time of fragility and vulnerability," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday that while progress on the UN's 2030 Agenda is crucial to usher in sustainability and equity, more must be done now to end conflict and suffering.
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Two mega tsunamis on Mars reveal perfect conditions for life 20.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 20 : Two large meteorites hit the Red Planet millions of years apart, triggering a pair of mega-tsunamis that forever scarred the Martian landscape and yielded evidence of cold, salty oceans conducive to sustaining life, reveal scientists.
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Earth's health declining 'faster than thought' but action by governments can reverse trend - UN 20.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 20(Just Earth News): The environment is deteriorating faster than previously thought, making it imperative that governments act now to reverse the worst trends, says the most authoritative study the United Nations has ever published on the state of the planet's health.
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