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Europe will be 50% powered by renewable energy by 2030

Europe will be 50% powered by renewable energy by 2030

As a whole, the European Union has some of the boldest renewable energy goals out there; their current commitment is to source at least 27 percent of final energy consumption from renewable sources by

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The world is perilously close to global food shock

The world is perilously close to global food shock

A new report envisions a nightmare scenario in which just three climate change-driven disasters could lead to global food shock, resulting in food riots as the price of basic crops skyrockets and stock

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More than 250 wildfires are burning in Alaska right now

More than 250 wildfires are burning in Alaska right now

Wildfires in Alaska rarely make the national news, but this year's season is off to a particularly dramatic start, with the Alaska Division of Forestry reporting that as of Wednesday there are 278

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These States Are Poorly Prepared for Global Warming – Is Yours on the List?

These States Are Poorly Prepared for Global Warming – Is Yours on the List?

Every state has a plan for what to do in the event of disaster, specifically, a "State Hazard Mitigation Plan," but there's no requirement that these plans take global warming into consideration. As a

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Dutch citizens sue their government over climate change and win

Dutch citizens sue their government over climate change and win

In an unprecedented, landmark case 886 Dutch citizens have successfully sued their government for "knowingly contributing" to global warming, and for failing to take measures to prevent an increase of

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Santiago shuts down as air pollution skyrockets off the charts

Santiago shuts down as air pollution skyrockets off the charts

Santiago authorities declared an environmental state of emergency for the Chilean town on Monday, due to a thick layer of smog that has overtaken the city. This means that 1,300 businesses who regularly

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New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency has just released what is being called the most comprehensive report on the impact of global emissions on climate change. Titled “Climate Change in the United States:

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Climate change could reverse 50 years of global health progress

Climate change could reverse 50 years of global health progress

Climate change is (still) the greatest global health threat of the century, according to a fresh report from the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change. The commission report, published June

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Thousands of freaky sea slugs wash up on California beaches as water temperatures rise

Thousands of freaky sea slugs wash up on California beaches as water temperatures rise

Sea hares can grow up to 30 inches long and 15 pounds heavy. If you were to pick one up, however, you might find that they ooze a purplish ink. This ooze may have fooled curious beachgoers into believing

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Indian Prime Minister Says Yoga Could Help Stop Climate Change

Indian Prime Minister Says Yoga Could Help Stop Climate Change

Quick! Take 30 seconds and think of everything you can possibly do to combat climate change. Done? We're guessing that yoga wasn't on that list. But India’s new prime minister thinks that his

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Climate Hope City: The Guardian unveils the ideal green city in Minecraft

Climate Hope City: The Guardian unveils the ideal green city in Minecraft

Lush, green rooftop gardens and multi-story farms growing fruits and vegetables for the people in the city. Hydrogen-powered boats that sail down crystal-clear rivers and canals and “strange,

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Electronic Shark Shield keeps swimmers and surfers safe in the water

Electronic Shark Shield keeps swimmers and surfers safe in the water

Surfers and ocean swimmers all over the world will likely be looking for this new electronic shark deterrent, especially in light of recent shark attacks on the East Coast. The Shark Shield was developed

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Pope’s official encyclical: “a bold cultural revolution” can halt climate change

Pope’s official encyclical: “a bold cultural revolution” can halt climate change

This morning, the Vatican released the official version of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change. The final draft skewers climate change skeptics and demands global cooperation of people and

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Ten solutions to California’s drought

Ten solutions to California’s drought

Desalination systems Carlsbad, plus small scale solar alternatives Fog Catchers http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2012/sep/19/peru-fog-catchers-water-supplies Atmospheric Water

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Pope Francis’ leaked encyclical calls for global government action against climate change

Pope Francis’ leaked encyclical calls for global government action against climate change

We’ve long known that Pope Francis has a great many thoughts about climate change, and that he has been preparing to release a hefty encyclical to illustrate his stance and urge the world’s 1.2

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Polar bears are eating dolphins stranded by climate change

Polar bears are eating dolphins stranded by climate change

  Arctic polar bears have been forced to rethink their diet, thanks to climate change. No, they aren’t considering vegetarianism to help offset the droughts in other parts of the world.

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Controversial hormone treatment for cows may reduce global warming

Controversial hormone treatment for cows may reduce global warming

Dairy farming has a notoriously harsh impact on the environment; according the the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, around 270 million cows worldwide are producing milk for a growing world population that

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May was the wettest month in U.S. history as climate change continues to wreak havoc on the country

May was the wettest month in U.S. history as climate change continues to wreak havoc on the country

This past May has set another record for climate extremes in the U.S., with NOAA reporting that while California continued to languish in drought, the contiguous U.S.as a whole had the wettest month since

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How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

As divided as Americans are, there is at least one issue on which they can agree. 87% of Americans believe that renewable energy is an important part of their country’s future, while 74% of Americans

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G7 leaders pledge to phase out fossil fuels this century

G7 leaders pledge to phase out fossil fuels this century

In a monumental step forward against climate change, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced yesterday that the G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to phase out the use of fossil fuels by the year

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EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions

EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions

Although the cost of airfare has declined dramatically since the late 1970s, an invisible cost of flying is rising as more travelers take to the skies. Aviation currently accounts for only 2 percent of

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Ben & Jerry’s aims to fight climate change using the ultimate weapon – ice cream

Ben & Jerry’s aims to fight climate change using the ultimate weapon – ice cream

Picture Can ice cream save the world? It's no surprise that to Vermont ice cream makers Ben & Jerry's, the answer is a resounding "yes". Their new flavour, Save Our Swirled is sending out an SOS to

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Jeb Bush meets with coal industry barons in private, press-free forum

Jeb Bush meets with coal industry barons in private, press-free forum

Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will deliver the keynote speech and meet with potential donors at the upcoming Coal & Investment Leadership Forum. Off limits to the press, the

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The CIA shuts down program that gives scientists access to vital climate change data

The CIA shuts down program that gives scientists access to vital climate change data

The CIA will no longer allow climate change scientists access data from spy satellites and subs to study global warming. The program, called MEDEA -- Measurement of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis

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India’s scorching month-long heatwave kills 1,400 and melts the streets

India’s scorching month-long heatwave kills 1,400 and melts the streets

India is a country known for its sweltering heat, but this spring has brought unprecedented (and early) high temperatures to the region, with a deadly outcome. Early Thursday morning reports estimate that

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House Republicans vote to restrict National Science Foundation climate change research

House Republicans vote to restrict National Science Foundation climate change research

Last month, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted along party lines to cut funding allocations that enable NASA to study changing climate patterns through their Earth Science program.

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Peak number of coal plants are shutting down in 2015, ushering in a greener era

Peak number of coal plants are shutting down in 2015, ushering in a greener era

In 2014, 39% of American electricity is generated from the burning of coal, down from 52.8% in 1997. Though the fuel source has been steadily declining from its late 20th century peak due to competition

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Antarctic ice shelf will disappear within the next few years, says NASA

Antarctic ice shelf will disappear within the next few years, says NASA

The rest of the last piece of one of Antarctica’s huge ice shelves will be gone within the next few years, according to NASA. There is a remnant of the Larsen B Ice Shelf, which has been around for the

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500 Kayakers stage “Paddle In Seattle” to protest Shell Oil Rig

500 Kayakers stage “Paddle In Seattle” to protest Shell Oil Rig

Last Thursday, Shell brought its enormous Polar Pioneer drilling rig into Seattle. On Saturday, about 500 kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing and even solar-powered party rigging protesters surrounded the

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San Diego is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to fight severe drought

San Diego is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to fight severe drought

As the drought in California reaches desperate proportions, San Diego County has undertaken to build the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere, one which will transform 50 million gallons

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