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EXCLUSIVE Fed privately presses big banks on risks from climate change

EXCLUSIVE Fed privately presses big banks on risks from climate change The U.S. Federal Reserve has asked lenders to start providing information on the measures they are taking to mitigate climate change-related risks to their balance sheets, according to four...

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Adapting to the Security Threat of Climate Change

Adapting to the Security Threat of Climate Change Business continuity plans that address natural and manmade disasters can help turn a cataclysmic business event into a minor slowdown. Climate change is a generational risk with profound implications to alter n...

This is how climate change is impacting the ocean – and what we can do about it

This is how climate change is impacting the ocean – and what we can do about it -The ocean is a massive carbon sink, protecting us from the worst of climate change. -But rising air temperatures are melting glaciers, while warming seas are bleaching coral...

NI climate bill progress to be decided by MLAs

NI climate bill progress to be decided by MLAs The legislation is backed by the main parties in the assembly, except the Democratic Unionist Party. The bill would commit Northern Ireland to reaching net zero emissions by 2045. However, Agriculture Minister Edw...

The not-so-drastic truth behind climate change

The not-so-drastic truth behind climate change Ex-US Department of Energy chief scientist Steven Koonin tells Asia Times it’s not clear yet climate change is leading to global catastrophe Dr Steven Koonin, who served as chief scientist in the US Departme...

New evidence of major impacts of climate change on coral reef growth

New evidence of major impacts of climate change on coral reef growth Chagos coral reefs post bleaching, March 2018 (credit Chris Perry) The window of opportunity to save the world’s coral reefs is still open but time is running out, new research shows. An in...

Climate Change Pushes Vietnam’s Rice Growers to Farm Shrimp

Climate Change Pushes Vietnam’s Rice Growers to Farm Shrimp Farmer Ta Thi Thanh Thuy worked hard for years to grow rice on her small piece of land near the mouth of the Mekong River in Vietnam. But now Thuy has started farming shrimp. Many of her neighbors o...

Thousands protest in French cities in fight against climate change

Thousands protest in French cities in fight against climate change Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Sunday to call for stronger action against man-made climate change. Reports of the demonstrations on social me...

Restaurant-Led Ag Effort Aims to Fight Climate Change

Restaurant-Led Ag Effort Aims to Fight Climate Change A nonprofit is working with Boulder County to support regenerative agriculture projects that can help fight climate change. DENVER (AP) — On an early weekday morning in Longmont, the co-owners of the bout...

Tea-growing areas to be badly hit if global heating intensifies

Tea-growing areas to be badly hit if global heating intensifies In Kenya, the area of optimal tea-growing conditions will be reduced by more than a quarter by 2050 Your morning cup of tea may never taste the same again if global heating increases and the clima...

Climate Change Resilience: Northern Red Sea Corals Pass Heat Stress Test With Flying Colors

Climate Change Resilience: Northern Red Sea Corals Pass Heat Stress Test With Flying Colors EPFL scientists are beginning to understand why corals in the Gulf of Aqaba, along with their symbiotic algae and bacteria, resist higher temperatures particularly well...

Small Landowners Are Untapped Heroes in the Fight Against Climate Change

Small Landowners Are Untapped Heroes in the Fight Against Climate Change Forests are fundamentally linked to climate change, both as a cause and a solution. Clearing and mismanagement of forests contribute about 12 percent of global carbon emissions. But fores...

Shell CEO: You need us on climate change

Shell CEO: You need us on climate change Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden wants a seat at the table to fight climate change, and wants the public and policy makers to believe the oil and gas company is serious about shifting its massive business. Why it m...

Using Gene Reserves to Protect Rare Species From Climate Change

Using Gene Reserves to Protect Rare Species From Climate Change UK landowners and conservationists welcome wider-spread use of Gene Conservation Units (GCUs) to help protect some of the rarest plants and insects, research at the University of York has shown. I...

Standard Chartered accused of hypocrisy over climate change

Standard Chartered accused of hypocrisy over climate change Bank warned it will be the target of shareholder action over loan to large coal miner Standard Chartered has been accused of hypocrisy on climate change by an influential pressure group, which warned ...

Humans already have the tools to combat climate change but we lack leadership

Humans already have the tools to combat climate change but we lack leadership In this extract, top atmospheric scientist Dave Lowe explains why despite political inaction he believes we can build a sustainable future When it comes to the political will and lea...

French demonstrators demand more action on climate change

French demonstrators demand more action on climate change Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Paris and other French cities to call for more ambitious measures in the fight against climate change PARIS — Thousands of demonstrators too...

Climate change threatens winged harbinger of spring

Climate change threatens winged harbinger of spring A sure sign of spring in northern Europe is the arrival of the Arctic tern bird, but ahead of the UN’s World Migratory Bird Day experts fear the warming of the oceans in its nesting grounds in the northern ...

NOAA’s “new normal” climate report is anything but normal

NOAA’s “new normal” climate report is anything but normal Just a quick glance at the new U.S. Climate Normals maps published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Tuesday is enough for most climate scientists to say...

NASA reboots its role in fighting climate change

NASA reboots its role in fighting climate change Space agency aims to breathe new life into its Earth-science programme as US President Joe Biden pushes an ambitious climate agenda. NASA is best known for exploring other worlds, whether that’s sending astron...

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