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Source: The Guradian

US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

Today 08:05 GMT

In the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.

“Every acre of our public land sold to the oil and gas industry is another blow to the climate, making this ruling a powerful reality check on the Trump administration and a potent tool for reining in climate pollution.”

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Source: DW

EU leaders to discuss Brexit and China

Today 09:55 GMT

In the evening, over dinner the 28 current EU leaders are expected to discuss a more defensive strategy for China, potentially signaling an end to the unfettered access Chinese business has enjoyed in Europe but which Beijing has failed to reciprocate.

The agenda for the following day focuses on the economy: "The European Council will discuss the economic situation in the presence of President Draghi," Council President Donald Tusk wrote in his invitation letter to the leaders. "We will then address the future of our economic base, climate change, disinformation and the protection of elections and adopt the conclusions."

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Source: The Guradian

Donald Trump is using Stalinist techniques against climate science

Today 09:55 GMT

Americans should not be fooled by the Stalinist tactics being used by the White House to try to discredit the findings of mainstream climate science.

The Trump administration has already purged information about climate change from government websites, gagged federal experts and attempted to end funding for climate change programmes. Now a group of hardcore climate change deniers and contrarians linked to the administration is organising a petition in support of a new panel being set up by the National Security Council to promote an alternative official explanation for climate change.

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Source: CTV

As Spring arrives, Dave Phillips warns wintry weather may strike again

Today 08:05 GMT

Spring arrives today with most of the county experiencing warmer weather but Environment Canada’s senior climatologist said we’re not out of the woods yet as snowfall could be around the corner.

“This is season -- the fickle, fitful spring -- where there’s three days of spring [and then] a return of winter for a moment.” “We all know, as Canadians, we can’t necessarily write the final chapter on the snow and the cold,” he lamented.

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Source: Reuters

U.S. judge blocks drilling over climate change, casting doubt on...

Today 08:05 GMT

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge has blocked oil drilling planned in Wyoming because the government failed to adequately consider its impact on global warming - a decision that could complicate President Donald Trump’s broader efforts to expand oil, gas and coal output on America’s public lands.

On Wednesday it held its fourth Gulf of Mexico-wide lease sale, yielding a moderate uptick in revenue and leases won, but a decline in average price per acre... BLM is also wrapping up a lease sale in Wyoming this week and will hold four more sales in Western states this month.

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Source: DW

German Cabinet debates climate goal details

Today 09:55 GMT

German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze convened Germany's "climate cabinet" Wednesday, a special panel of ministers tasked with overseeing sectors accused of undercutting German and EU greenhouse gas reduction obligations, as the country appears set to fall short of the climate protection goals it previously set for itself. A draft climate law formulated in Schulz's ministry aims to slash Germany's gas emissions by 55 percent by 2030 and calls on each minister to deliver reductions in addition to the across-the-board promises made by nations at past UN and EU conferences to keep global atmospheric temperature rises "well below" 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.

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Source: Global News

Spring weather forecast 2019: What Canadians can expect from coast to coast to coast

Today 08:05 GMT

The ridge of high pressure responsible for the record heat will only slow down through early April, so expect mild and dry weather to continue.

Warmer weather finally arrives in Lower Mainland after unusually nasty winter. The early season alpine snow melt is causing significant rises on rivers and streams, but this may also prevent a bigger flood threat later in the spring. By mid-April, temperatures will return to seasonal before warming again late in May.

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Source: The Guradian

Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it?

Monday 16:20 GMT

Climate change activism is increasingly the domain of the young, such as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, the unlikely face of the school strike for climate movement, which has seen many thousands of children walk out of school to demand that their parents’ generation takes responsibility for leaving them a planet to live on.

The need to keep the wheels of capitalism well-oiled takes precedence even against a backdrop of fires, floods and hurricanes.

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Source: Fox News

Climate change is real but the Green New Deal isn't the solution

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

OCASIO-CORTEZ’S GREEN NEW DEAL WOULDN’T SLOW CLIMATE CHANGE, BUT YOUR ELECTRICITY COSTS WOULD SKYROCKET. So are the CEOs of Shell, Southern Company and other big energy companies, who not only are shepherding enormous corporate investments, but are literally putting their money where their mouths are and tying long-term compensation for senior executives to meeting their goals of reducing their carbon footprints.

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Source: Fox News

10 times 'experts' predicted the world would end by now

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

Here are 10 of the biggest doomsday prediction failures:. 1: GLOBAL WARMING TO WIPE NATIONS "OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH" IF CLIMATE CHANGE NOT ADDRESSED BY YEAR 2000. "A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000." The official was Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, who added: "Shifting climate patterns would bring back 1930s Dust Bowl conditions to Canadian and U.S. wheatlands.”

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Source: Fox News

Bill de Blasio, pitching $10B climate change plan, blames global warming for Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday 18:11 GMT

A contention that lacks scientific support - and touted his plan to spend $10 billion to fortify and "protect Lower Manhattan" against future storms.

Even as local leaders warned that de Blasio's plan to construct new barriers would actually destroy the waterfront neighborhoods he says he wants to protect, de Blasio insisted his views were now mainstream among New Yorkers. "After Sandy, there weren't a lot of climate change deniers left in New York City," de Blasio said directly into the camera, after reminding viewers that the storm left dozens dead and cost the city billions in economic losses.

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Source: The Guradian

Why you'll never meet a white supremacist who cares about climate change

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

As the news of the Christchurch mosque massacre broke and I scoured the news, I came across a map showing that the Friday morning climate strike in Christchurch was close to the bloodbath.

It acknowledges that everything is connected, that to dig up the carbon that plants so helpfully sequestered in the ground over eons and burn it so that returns to the sky as carbon dioxide changes the climate, and that this changed climate isn’t just warmer, it’s more chaotic, in ways that break these elegant patterns and relationships.

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Source: BBC

England water shortage 'within 25 years'

Wednesday 04:14 GMT

He is expected to say that, in around 20 to 25 years, England will reach the "jaws of death - the point at which, unless we take action to change things, we will not have enough water to supply our needs".

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have separate public bodies responsible for environment protection, because the environment is a devolved matter.

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Source: The Guradian

The school climate change strikers put adults to shame

Tuesday 09:55 GMT

It is important to note that one of the pillars on which the strike hangs is the Paris climate accord globally endorsed in 2015 at the 21st conference of parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

While some thought she would give up her strike, her resolve could not be broken by the cold, heat or disapproval from adults. Last Friday children in 72 countries joined what have come to be known as the school strikes against climate change.

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Source: BBC

Soggy Ben Nevis can be remarkably dry

Tuesday 16:20 GMT

"State-of-the-art instruments, dedicated observers, very high-quality published records and now 3,500+ crowd-sourced volunteers have given us the ultimate mountain weather record, one that will prove to be of immense benefit to all sorts of applications in the coming years."

"These men on Ben Nevis were really puzzled why, for a couple of days, the air would be as dry as it could be, when most of the time they would be living inside a cloud and 100% humidity!" said Prof Ed Hawkins from Reading University. "Today, we recognise that dry air can sometimes descend from the stratosphere to near the surface in high pressure systems.


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