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Amazon Pretends to Care About Climate. Until It’s Time to Build a New Headquarters. 17.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When Amazon kicked off a bidding war for its second North American headquarters in September, the company laid out a vision of its perfect suitor. The ideal city would have more than a million people, mass transit, an […]
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The year of the superstorm, a 'net zero' home and how to pick a green car 15.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
This week on Climate Cast, MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner discusses 2017's extreme weather events, and we'll hear about what it's like to create a "net zero" home and how to choose a climate-friendly car.
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Milder weekend, snowy rumors next week? 15.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Snow creeping into the forecast next week?
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Yet Another Group of Scientists Just Said We Are the Ones Screwing the Weather 14.12.2017 Mother Jones
For the first time in the six years the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society has published its annual extreme event report, it has found that certain events could not have happened without human-caused climate warming. Weather researchers say that in 2016, climate change led to record global heat, extreme temperatures across Asia, and a marine heat wave off the coast of […]
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Global warming boosted Hurricane Harvey's rainfall by at least 15 percent, studies find 14.12.2017 Washington Post
Global warming boosted Hurricane Harvey's rainfall by at least 15 percent, studies find
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Arctic report card: Permafrost thawing faster than before 12.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new report finds permafrost in the Arctic is thawing faster than ever before. The annual report card also finds water is warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years at the top of the world.
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Follow the money: investors lead charge on climate change 12.12.2017 AP Business
BERLIN (AP) -- An international summit Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the Paris climate agreement has drawn world leaders, celebrities, companies and environmental groups to the French capital, all aiming to keep up momentum on efforts to curb global warming....
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Climate scientists watch their words, hoping to stave off funding cuts 29.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After years of budget and political pressure, some climate scientists are changing the way they describe their research, and avoiding the term "climate change."
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Extreme weather-pattern change may mean cold and stormy mid-December in eastern U.S. 28.11.2017 Washington Post
Extreme weather-pattern change may mean cold and stormy mid-December in eastern U.S.
Here’s How NYC Is Storm-Proofing Its Parks 26.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  New York City’s parks are green oases amid glass, concrete, and steel. But though they feel transportive, they’re often not far away from the city’s edge—and particularly those parts of the city’s silhouette that are bordered by waves. Roughly half of the […]
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A climate-change policy that grows the economy and benefits D.C. residents 25.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
We must act now to prevent climate-change-related calamity.
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2017 extreme weather raising America’s concern about climate change 21.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Americans are connecting the dots between extreme weather and climate change.
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Report: Most Coastal States are Poorly Equipped to Respond to Rising Seas and Extreme Weather 16.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
Report: Most Coastal States are Poorly Equipped to Respond to Rising Seas and Extreme Weather
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'Collision course' with Earth's climatic tipping points avoidable but political will to act missing, warn scientists 13.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
'Collision course' with Earth's climatic tipping points avoidable but political will to act missing, warn scientists
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Countries to work on curbing climate change, despite Trump 3.11.2017 AP Business
BERLIN (AP) -- Governments, scientists, industry groups and environmental campaigners are meeting in Germany next week to discuss implementing a global agreement to curb climate change, despite uncertainty over how the United States will figure into the effort....
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Here’s What We’ve Learned About Hurricanes Since Sandy 30.10.2017 Mother Jones
When hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria recently pounded Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, the severity of the storms was often attributed to climate change. “Four Underappreciated Ways That Climate Change Could Make Hurricanes Even Worse,” was the headline in the Washington Post; “Hurricane Harvey’s Size and Impact Points to Climate Change,” noted NPR.  But five years ago, when Superstorm […]
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5 years after Superstorm Sandy, the lessons haven't sunk in 27.10.2017 AP National
Five years after Superstorm Sandy was supposed to have taught the U.S. a lesson about the dangers of living along the coast, disaster planning experts say there is no place in America truly prepared for climate change and the tempests it could bring....
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Climate change already costing the U.S. billions in losses, the GAO says 24.10.2017 LA Times: Environment

A nonpartisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the coming decades.

A Government Accountability Office report released...

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Climate Change Journalist Warns: 'Mother Nature Is Playing By Different Rules Now' 24.10.2017 NPR Health Science
Author Jeff Goodell says that American cities are under threat from extreme weather, rising sea levels and lax enforcement of environmental regulations. His new book is The Water Will Come.
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Wine Organization Forecasts Historically Bad Year Due To Weather Events 24.10.2017 NPR Health Science
Europe, home to the world's leading wine producers, is making wine at significantly lower levels than usual – and that's because of weather such as frost and drought that have damaged vineyards.
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