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Climate change transcends borders; so can its solution

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As a young environmentalist, I’m always hearing apologies. People apologize to me, on behalf of older generations, for greenhouse gas emissions that will affect my life more than theirs. These apologies are legitimate; though the effects of climate change can be seen today, they will be even more destructive in ...

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Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again

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Climate crusader Al Gore is coming to a screen near you.

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Climate change will hit New England hard, report says

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The Northeast will experience warmer temperatures, higher seas, and greater amounts of rain and snow than federal scientists forecast only three years ago, according to a draft of a major report about climate change awaiting the approval of the Trump administration.

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Scientists circumvent Trump to spread climate change report

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The public feud between President Trump and climate scientists is heating up.

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Climate Scientists Use Forecasting Tools to Protect Caribbean Ways of Life

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Since 2013, Jamaica’s Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) to forecast ‘below average’ rainfall or drought across the island. The tool has allowed this northern Caribbean island to accurately predict several dry periods and droughts, including its most destructive episode in 2014 when an estimated US$1 ...

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USDA has begun censoring use of the term ‘climate change’, emails reveal

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Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead.

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CARICOM opens environment policy, action plan for discussions

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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has opened the draft CARICOM Environment and Natural Resources Policy, as well as the Action Plan for national, sub-regional and regional discussions beginning early August.

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A rare mega-tsunami in Greenland is helping researchers prepare for a new climate-change threat

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On the evening of June 17, residents in the Greenland village of Nuugaatsiaq felt a low rumble shake the ground. In a coastal town like Nuugaatsiaq, this usually means that a tsunami is on its way.

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Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

A facility for capturing CO2 from air of Swiss Climeworks AG is placed on the roof of a waste incinerating plant in Hinwil, Switzerland July 18, 2017. Picture taken July 18, 2017. (Reuters)

Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet.

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Conservative groups urge lawmakers to gut climate programs in U.S. military

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A coalition of 14 conservative groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to support an amendment to the House of Representatives’ annual defense bill that would prevent the Pentagon from implementing climate-change and green energy policies meant to save taxpayers money and protect the planet.

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