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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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Germany denies Poland’s ‘fake news’ claim over fish deaths

The German Environment Ministry has said the search is still ongoing to determine the cause of the mass die-offs of fish in the Oder River. Poland rejected a German report that pesticides were present. The government on Monday rejected a claim from Poland that Germany had spread fake news following the deaths of large numbers of fish […]

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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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APRIL Group Keeps Destroying Peatlands and Natural Rainforests…so whatelse is new?

Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) is Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper producer, and one of the world’s largest producers of rayon, a textile widely used by the fashion industry. After a decade of business expansion at the cost of Indonesian rainforests and of increasing boycott campaigns, in 2015, APRIL committed to stop deforestation, to protect natural […]

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