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  • 12.02.21

    A Commonsense Proposal to Deal With Plastics Pollution: Stop Making So Much Plastic

    The United States leads the world in the generation of plastic waste and needs a comprehensive strategy by the end of next year to curb its devastating impacts on ocean health, marine wildlife and communities, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes. A committee of academic experts who wrote […]
  • 12.01.21

    Fossil Fuel Companies Stand to Make Billions From Tax Break in Democrats’ Build Back Better Bill

    With the Senate turning its attention to President Joe Biden’s climate and social policy bill in the coming weeks, lawmakers are poised to expand a key tax credit that energy industry lobbyists and some experts say could unleash an important climate tool. But the legislation, which includes changes to a tax credit for removing carbon […]
  • 11.30.21

    Finding Bright Spots in the Global Coral Reef Catastrophe

    This article was originally published by Yale Environment 360. Read the original story here. When ecological genomicist Christian Voolstra started work on corals in Saudi Arabia in 2009, one of the biggest bonuses to his job was scuba diving on the gorgeous reefs. Things have changed. “I was just back in September and I was […]

NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 12.02.21

    After Hurricane Sandy, a Park in Lower Manhattan at the Center of a Fight

    Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of Lower Manhattan are still vulnerable to rising seas. The fight over a plan to protect them reveals why progress on our most critical challenges is so hard.
  • 12.02.21

    Britain Enlists Banks to Fight Climate Change

    The financial industry will be relied on to meet climate goals. NatWest, a lender to oil giants, provides a template.
  • 12.02.21

    Europe Met a Climate Target. But Is It Burning Less Carbon?

    The European Union promised to reduce its emissions 20 percent by 2020. Did it happen?

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 12.02.21

    Can the tourism industry survive the climate crisis?

    From the Solomon Islands to Denali national park, how five communities reliant on tourism are coping as climate change upends their industry

    One of the terrible ironies of the climate crisis is that some of the most beautiful – and popular – places in the world are also the most vulnerable. Which means as temperatures rise, extreme weather events increase, water sources dry up and natural habitats die, these places are facing another devastating loss: tourists.

    Tourism significantly contributes to the climate crisis – about 8% of global emissions – and hordes of visitors cause many more problems, including overdevelopment and degradation of natural areas. However, the revenue generated by tourists can bring enormous economic benefits to these destinations, many of which don’t have other forms of industry or would otherwise rely on extractive industries like mining or logging. Tourism can also bring awareness to environmental problems, such as coral reef bleaching or animal species at risk of extinction, and provide funding for conservation efforts.

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  • 12.02.21

    ‘It is phenomenal’: Farne Islands seal numbers expected to reach new high

    National Trust rangers predict record year as they begin count of grey seal pups

    “This is what it’s all about,” said Richard Bevan, beaming. “To see this many seals when 10 years ago there would not have been any.”

    Bevan is a zoologist surveying the shore of Inner Farne island off the coast of north Northumberland. As far as the eye can sea there are about 100 female grey seals and their dependant pups. In the water hopeful males splash about, none more obvious than a dominant bull with a roman nose and scar. “We’ve called him Pacino,” said a ranger.

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  • 12.02.21

    Unsafe Passage: on board a refugee rescue ship racing for Europe - video

    An overcrowded ship with asylum seekers leaves Libya bound for Europe – triggering a high-stakes showdown between a Doctors Without Borders vessel wanting to escort it to safety and the Libyan Coast Guard fighting to turn it back. As the Libyans issue armed threats the tension grows below deck. With European countries' responsibilities toward refugees once again in the spotlight, here is an inside view of the desperate hope that is the deadly race for Europe

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