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Underwater and on fire: USThe already parched West is getting drier and suffering deadly wildfires because of it, while the much wetter East keeps getting drenched in mega-rainfall events, some hurricane related and others... not.
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Biden: Trump is a 'climateThe fires raging in California, Oregon, and Washington are "hellish," Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Monday, and there will be more like them if President Trump is re-elected in... November. At least 35 people have died in the fires, which scientists and local leaders say are being exacerbated by climate change. Trump is a "climate arsonist" and "climate denier," Biden said, and has "no interest in meeting this moment" and doing something to slow down global warming. "We need a president who respects science," Biden declared. "Who understands that the damage from climate change is already here. Unless we take urgent action, it'll soon be more catastrophic." Suburban voters are being courted by both Biden and Trump, and the president has tried to scare people into voting for...
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Federal Report Warns ofA report commissioned by President Trump's Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued dire warnings about climate change's impact on financial markets.
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What has four years of DonaldGuardian US environment reporter Emily Holden looks at the Trump administration's impact on the environment, and the consequences for the climate crisis if he wins another term The United States is... one of the most polluting nations in the world - its factories, power plants, homes, cars and farms pump billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. By the end of this century, the earth's temperature will rise by several degrees, many scientists say, if highly polluting countries like the US don't control their output now. The Guardian's US environment reporter, Emily Holden, tells Anushka Asthana about Trump's environmental policies over the past four years, which have included reversing many of the pledges made by Barack Obama - most notably dropping out of the Paris...
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In the middle of a major heat wave, experts fear climate change could bring about more extreme weather. Desert-like conditions are much more likely on a compromised planet. CBS News meteorologist and... climate specialist Jeff Berardelli spoke with historian Donald Worster and scientist Tim Cowan about the possibility of another Dust Bowl.
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Australia's love of beachside living will become more precarious as wave movements change, experts say.
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Greta Thunberg awarded $1.15MTeenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was just awarded $1.15 million in prize money for the 2020 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity - and she's already pledged to give all of it away to... environmental groups.
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Greta Thunberg says EUExclusive: Activist says €750bn fund shows leaders not treating global heating as emergency Greta Thunberg has accused EU politicians of failing to acknowledge the scale of the climate crisis and... said its €750bn Covid-19 recovery plan does not do enough to tackle the issue. The climate campaigner said the package of measures agreed by EU leaders proved that politicians were still not treating climate change as an emergency.
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A new study warns that polar bears may be at risk of extinction by the end of this century as Arctic sea ice melts, destroying much of their habitat. BBC News' Victoria Gill reports.
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The chance of breaching one of the Paris accord goals in the next five years has doubled, a study says.
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Trump to roll back Obama-eraAnnouncement will allow vehicles to emit 1bn more tons of CO2 Experts say move will lead to more life-threatening air pollution The Trump administration is rolling back the US government's strongest... attempt to combat the climate crisis, weakening rules which compel auto companies to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles. Critics say the move will lead to more life-threatening air pollution and force Americans to spend more on gasoline. Related: New US measures threaten civil rights amid coronavirus pandemic
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Water 'weapon' to fight climate change: UN

The West Australian - 22 Mar 2020 04:21
Water 'weapon' to fightA UN report has highlighted how better management of water would also reduce the energy needed in its treatment and supply.
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The UK cannot reach net zero before 2050 unless people stop flying and eating red meat, a report says.
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The likelihood of a bumblebee population surviving in a single location has declined by an average of 30% within one human generation, according to the study.
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The frozen continent of Antarctica may be far from the world's population centers - but what happens in the rest of the world is having a big impact there. Roxana Saberi traveled to the region with... researchers to see what must be done to protect the area.
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UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a foretaste of decades to come.
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Extinction Rebellion could sueGroup threatens action after being named in guide designed to help prevent terrorism Extinction Rebellion is threatening legal action against counter-terrorism police for what it said was the illegal... listing of the group an extremist ideology in a guide designed to help stop terrorist violence. The Guardian revealed on Friday that counter-terrorism police placed the non-violent protest group on a list of extremist ideologies that should be reported to the authorities running the Prevent anti-radicalisation programme. Police now say that was an error.
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Trump now says climate changePresident Trump on Thursday announced plans to change National Environmental Policy Act rules, in order to make it easier to build gas pipelines and construct mines and highways. As they are written... now, the regulations require federal agencies to determine the environmental impact of such projects, including effects on the climate. "These endless delays waste money, keep projects from breaking ground, and deny jobs to our nation's incredible workers," Trump said. "From day one, my administration has made fixing this regulatory nightmare a top priority." Trump has long been a climate change denier, calling global warming "a hoax" created "by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive." When asked by reporters on Thursday if he still believes climate change...
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Trump Starts 2020 With a NewIn its first environmental rollback of the new year, the Trump administration aims to weaken regulations that require federal agencies to consider climate change when assessing the environmental... impacts of new infrastructure projects, the New York Times reported Thursday.
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The last decade was the second hottest in the past 100 years in the UK and holds eight high-temperature records.
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How Greta Thunberg's schoolToday in Focus talked to the climate change activist Greta Thunberg in March about the campaign of school strikes she started. As part of a series looking back at some of our favourite episodes of... 2019, she told our environment editor Jonathan Watts how it all began This week we return to some of our favourite episodes of the year. Greta Thunberg spoke to Today in Focus in March, before her transatlantic voyage to address the UN.
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Experts say Australia is on "frontline" of the climate crisis and the government has to do more to tackle problem.
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The continent records its highest national average temperature, worsening the bushfire threat.
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Children Put Canada and NorwayThe teens are pissed. Perhaps you've heard.
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The Seychelles has swapped 5% of its national debt for a cash injection to fight climate change and save its ocean.
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