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New NASA Study Solves Climate Mystery, Confirms Methane Spike Tied to Oil and Gas

Over the past few years, natural gas has become the primary fuel that America uses to generate electricity, displacing the long-time king of fossil fuels, coal. In 2019, more than a third of America's electrical supply will come from natural gas, with coal falling to a second-ranked 28 percent, the Energy Information Administration predicted this month,

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Paris 1.5C Goal Crucial to Protecting Communities from Rising Seas

A study by scientists from Tufts University, Rutgers University, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany projects that aiming for the lower global average temperature increase under the Paris Climate Change Agreement could save coastal communities and ecosystems from the most dire consequences of global sea-level change.

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Damage from Natural Disasters almost Doubled in 2017 Compared to 2016

According to German reinsurer Munich RE, natural disasters caused more damage in 2017 than in any the previous five years, with much of the damage caused by extreme weather events linked to climate change, above all severe hurricanes, flooding and fires. Last year, natural disasters caused USD 330 billion worth of damage,

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G7 Alliance for Resource Efficiency – Call for Advocacies

https://youtu.be/zCRKvDyyHmI   During the past 30 years our planet has been subject to an enormous amount of raw material consumption. In terms of where we stand today, 20 percent of the global population consumes 80 percent of the extracted minerals and metals. Natural resources, especially raw materials, are essential factors of production and

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Laurence Tubiana | A year of renewed climate commitments

For the growing share of the world’s population that understands the existential threat posed by climate change, the beginning of 2017 brought a sense of trepidation. In fact, collective angst was already apparent at the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, which had just started when Donald

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Climate change cases predicted to make a legal splash in 2018

A clutch of high-profile legal cases over responsibility for the effects of climate change will be fought out in courtrooms next year as claims stack up against both governments and some of the world's biggest oil and energy companies. Lawsuits in the United States brought by young activists and several Californian

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11 videos that captured the spirit of sustainability in 2017

This year proved that reality is stranger than fiction. Set against a backdrop of climate catastrophes, dismantled legal safeguards, biodiversity loss, the buildup of plastic waste and other global problems, the holiday spirit of 2017 may feel closer to "Blade Runner 2049" than "It's a Wonderful Life." But inspiring breakthroughs and

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