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Swiss glaciers are melting so fast

Switzerland’s 1,400 glaciers have lost more than half their total volume since the early 1930s, a new study has found, and researchers say the ice retreat is accelerating at a time of growing concerns about climate change. ETH Zurich, a respected federal polytechnic university, and the Swiss Federal Institute on Forest, Snow and Landscape Research […]

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In a climate crisis, how do we treat businesses that profit from carbon pollution?

Introducing the New Zealand government’s first Emissions Reduction Plan in June, climate change minister James Shaw observed: The climate crisis is no longer something happening elsewhere, to someone else, in the future – it is happening here, to us, now. The plan, which sets the direction for climate action for the next 15 years, requires the transport […]

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Bees getting stressed by climate change

Bees have become increasingly stressed by climate change over the past 100 years, museum collections indicate. An analysis of bumblebee wings from a network of UK institutions shows signs of stress linked to conditions getting hotter and wetter. As well as revealing what is linked to stress in bees in the past, the study can […]

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Oil companies’ decarbonisation scenarios inconsistent with the Paris Agreement

A new study by Climate Analytics finds institutional decarbonisation scenarios from major oil companies’ would be classified as inconsistent with the Paris Agreement as they fail to limit warming to ‘well below 2°C’. A new study by Climate Analytics finds institutional decarbonisation scenarios from major oil companies’ would be classified as inconsistent with the Paris Agreement as they […]

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