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Digital tool for assessing climate change impact when you travel

People are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of travel. However, assessing the impact is not straightforward - is flying really so much worse than driving a car? To assist consumers, Chalmers University has developed a new platform.

UK newspaper updates its style guide to address global warming

The Guardian has amended its official style guide addressing climate change in order to highlight what they say is the severity of the crisis, the British newspaper announced to readers Friday.

As provinces experience more flooding, feds asked for more funds

Canadian provinces that have been affected by flooding in recent years are asking the federal government for nearly $138 million in funding to move or buy out homeowners in high-risk areas.

Calgary takes on issues of flooding and water security

Calgary could reach the provincial limit on daily water withdrawals from the Bow and Elbow rivers within less than 20 years, thanks to population growth and climate change, the city said Monday.

Teaching climate change — Sorting the facts from fiction

When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk.

Taking a closer look at the pros and cons of nuclear energy

For a variety of reasons, nuclear power has been left out of the renewable energy mix, even though it is clean and carbon-free. Today, we look at the pros and cons related to nuclear power.

Climate change is behind sinking coastal property values

Salisbury - Coastal properties have long been in high demand, offering stunning views of the ocean at a premium price tag. With rising sea levels and increased coastal flooding, how concerned should property owners be about property values?

The unseen impacts of climate change on mental health

Vancouver - Most of us recognize the connections between climate change and the severity of floods, hurricanes, wildfires and greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. But there has been little focus on climate change's impact on mental health.

Swedish fintech startup devises credit card for sustainability

Doconomy, a Swedish fintech startup, has developed the world’s first credit card with a carbon limit. The new credit card is called DO Black.

World is losing its 'political will' to fight climate change

Wellington - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was "not on track" to limiting global temperature rises.

Increased flood risk may force communities in UK to relocate

London - Entire communities might need to be moved away from coasts and rivers as the UK takes urgent action to prepare for an average global temperature rise of 4C, the Environment Agency warned.

IMF Report: World fossil fuel subsidies top $5 trillion a year

According to the International Monetary Fund, in 2017, 191 nations collectively spent directly and indirectly $5.2 trillion subsidizing fossil fuels, This is more money than most of us can envision, especially when it is being spent to hurry our demise.

Mexico's Navy to head up strategy to combat sargassum invasion

Since the spring of 2018, Mexico’s Caribbean coast and the shorelines of 19 other countries in the region have been inundated with unprecedented amounts of Sargassum seaweed. Why is this happening, and what can be done to fix the problem?

Insurance premiums to become costly because of climate change

Climate change is becoming increasingly costly — not just in terms of increased health risks and loss of biodiversity — but in the actual costs of the catastrophe losses brought on by a changing climate.

Canadian students say adapting to climate change like giving in

Quebec City - A Quebec high school French exam question that asked students about adapting to climate change has drawn a torrent of online criticism, as teens used memes and videos to denounce what they see as government inaction on climate issues.

Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, is sinking and it's going down fast

Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, is sinking into the ocean. Located on the island of Java, the city is sinking at a rate of 10 inches a year due to a number of reasons, just one of them associated with climate change.

Taxpayer spending on disaster relief soars with global warming

In a typical year, taxpayer spending on the federal disaster relief fund is almost 10 times higher than it was three decades ago, even after adjusting for inflation, based on an analysis of federal data.

Electric vehicle adoption leads to better air quality

The main argument in favour of electric vehicles comes from the need to reduce our emissions to lessen the impact of climate change. But a new study presents evidence that EV adoption also improves air quality.

Thunberg condemns slow climate change progress at U.K. parliament

London - Greta Thunberg, who helped inspire the school climate change strikes and who has been pivotal in inspiring young people with environmental issues, has condemned the U.K.'s slow progress over climate change at an address to parliament.

Studying the Earth's gravity reveals clues about climate change

By studying satellite measurements scientists are piecing together information about climate change based on the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and changes in sea levels.

Op-Ed: U.S. nuclear power plants unprepared for climate change

The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power plants and throttle back what it tells the public about plant problems. This does not bode well for public safety.

David Attenborough issues starkest warning yet on climate change

Veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has issued a stark warning over the threat faced by the planet from climate change, ahead of his new BBC television series about the environmental changes affecting our planet.

Climate change behind dangerous air turbulence for airlines

Sara Nelson, the president of the 50,000 members strong Association of Flight Attendants union, has spoken out on the dangers of climate change and its impact on airlines, airline employees, and travelers.

Climate change is now a fact of life in Atlantic Canada fishery

A new report by Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans says warming sea temperatures off Nova Scotia have led to declines in northern shrimp and snow crab.

'Mosaic Expedition' to study Arctic sea ice begins this year

In September 2019 the German research icebreaker Polarstern will depart from Tromsø, Norway and, once it has reached its destination, will spend the next year drifting through the Arctic Ocean, trapped in the ice.

Can water-based cities help to fight climate change?

As part of the efforts to address climate change, the United Nations has put forward a novel idea to promote sustainable development: water-based cities. The global body has called for further investigation into the idea.

Climate change is fueling the US-Mexico border crisis

Severe weather and wildfires are dramatic events connected to global warming but immigration will soon rise to the top of the list of trends that world leaders will be forced to address by finding more sustainable solutions.

Shell pulls out of US refining lobby over climate disagreement

Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday became the first major oil and gas company to announce plans to leave a leading U.S. refining lobby due to disagreement on climate policies.

Older power plants could be hit hard by impacts of drought

Older power plants with once-through cooling systems generate about a third of all U.S. electricity, but their future generating capacity will be undercut by droughts and rising water temperatures linked to climate change.

Denial of climate change is 'evil,' says head of Elders group

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and former UN special envoy for climate change says that denial of climate change is not just ignorant, but a “malign and evil," as it denies human rights to the most vulnerable.
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This Aug. 8, 2015 photo supplied by U.S. Army show an aerial view of Kwajalein Atoll, where a Space Fence complex is being built in the Marshall Islands. The US military ignored warnings about rising seas to build a space radar costing nearly a billion dollars on a tiny atoll in the Marshall Islands.
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Commercial thinning in the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Maple Ridge BC.
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Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept car
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Kiribati is the first nation to begin feeling the affects of climate change as they face rising sea levels.
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The beach in Gambia is experiencing severe erosion
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Photo depicts a factory polluting the air.
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Foliage of the American beech (Fagus grandifolia), a species susceptible to beech bark disease infection.
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Temperature data from four international science institutions. All show rapid warming in the past few decades and that the last decade has been the warmest on record. Data sources: NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NOAA National Climatic Data Center, Met Office Hadley Centre/Climatic Research Unit and the Japanese Meteorological Agency.
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Fossil fuels create tons of greenhouse gases.
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On Jan.17, 2014, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) told a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee hearing that President Obama's claims on global warming were fabricated.
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File photo: A lake, which has no name and sits in the Northwest Territory's northern corner near the community of Fort McPherson, is a victim of the region's geology and changing climate. In a dramatic example of how climate change is altering the Arctic landscape, the small northern lake has fallen off a cliff after bursting through the melting earthen rampart that restrained it.
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The Association la Voûte Nubienne was one of 12 recipients of the UN's 2014 Lighthouse Activity Awards.
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Climate warming is causing some areas to be more prone to drought, which is a challenge for farmers.
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Emerging threat from climate change: ocean oxygen levels are starting to drop.
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This is what the White House website looks like now.
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