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Archive: Climate

01 Dec 2016

Why U.S. Coal Industry and Its Jobs Are Not Coming Back

by JAMES VAN NOSTRAND
President-elect Donald J. Trump has vowed to revive U.S. coal production and bring back thousands of jobs. But it’s basic economics and international concern about climate change that have crushed the American coal industry, not environmental regulations. READ MORE

28 Nov 2016

How Warming Threatens the Genetic Diversity of Species, and Why It Matters

by JIM ROBBINS
Research on stoneflies in Glacier National Park indicates that global warming is reducing the genetic diversity of some species, compromising their ability to evolve as conditions change. These findings have major implications for how biodiversity will be affected by climate change. READ MORE

21 Nov 2016

With Trump, China Emerges As Global Leader on Climate

by ISABEL HILTON
With Donald Trump threatening to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, China is ready to assume leadership of the world’s climate efforts. For China, it is a matter of self-interest – reducing the choking pollution in its cities and seizing the economic opportunities of a low-carbon future. READ MORE

17 Nov 2016

Full Speed Ahead: Shipping Plans Grow as Arctic Ice Fades

by ED STRUZIK
Russia, China, and other nations are stepping up preparations for the day when large numbers of cargo ships will be traversing a once-icebound Arctic Ocean. But with vessels already plying these waters, experts say the time is now to prepare for the inevitable environmental fallout. READ MORE

16 Nov 2016

Are Trees Sentient Beings? Certainly, Says German Forester

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
In his bestselling book, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben argues that to save the world’s forests we must first recognize that trees are “wonderful beings” with innate adaptability, intelligence, and the capacity to communicate with — and heal — other trees. READ MORE

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02 Dec 2016: To Fight Air Pollution, Four Cities Announce Ban on Diesel Cars By 2025

30 Nov 2016: Soils Could Release 55 Trillion Kilograms of Carbon By Mid-Century

29 Nov 2016: This Year’s Coral Die-Off on Great Barrier Reef Was Worst Ever Recorded

23 Nov 2016: Trump Will Scrap NASA Climate Research, Senior Adviser Says

22 Nov 2016: Freakishly Warm Weather Is Preventing Sea Ice Formation in Arctic

21 Nov 2016: Canada to Phase Out Nearly All Coal-Fired Electricity by 2030

18 Nov 2016: Nations Have “Urgent Duty” to Carry Out Paris Accord, UN Conference Says

16 Nov 2016: Hundreds of U.S. Businesses Call For Continued International Climate Action

16 Nov 2016: Interview: Are Trees Sentient? Certainly, Says German Forester

15 Nov 2016: For Third Year in a Row, Carbon Emissions Flat as Global Economy Grows


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