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FEATURE: Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of students

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FEATURE: Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of students

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17 July 2017 – Prize-winning photographs taken by students from around the world – currently exhibited at United Nations Headquarters in New York – encapsulate their own ideas and feelings about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (altro…)

You don’t need a scientist to know what’s causing the sixth mass extinction Paul R Ehrlich

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You don’t need a scientist to know what’s causing the sixth mass extinction Paul R Ehrlich

One should not need to be a scientist to know that human population growth and the accompanying increase in human consumption are the root cause of the sixth mass extinction we’re currently seeing. All you need to know is that every living being has evolved to have a set of habitat requirements. (altro…)

Disastro climatico in Antartide, si è staccato l’iceberg grande come la Liguria

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Disastro climatico in Antartide, si è staccato l’iceberg grande come la Liguria

 

Si è staccata dalla banchisa una vera e propria isola di ghiaccio di dimensioni straordinarie, oltre 5000 chilometri quadrati di superficie, una massa di ghiaccio spessa 200 metri. (altro…)

FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

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FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

The vital link between oceans and climate change is among the issues at the forefront of discussions at the United Nations Ocean Conference taking place in New York from 5 to 9 June. (altro…)

Antarctic sends message to Donald Trump about global warming in shape of iceberg the size of Delaware

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Antarctic sends message to Donald Trump about global warming in shape of iceberg the size of Delaware

A long-growing crack in the Larsen C ice shelf, one of Antarctica’s largest floating platforms of ice, appears to be nearing its endgame. (altro…)

Tackling climate change will boost economic growth, OECD says

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Tackling climate change will boost economic growth, OECD says

A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that the integration of measures to fight climate change into economic policy will aid economic growth, both in the medium and long term.  (altro…)

Fossil fuel lobby could be forced to declare interests at UN talks

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Fossil fuel lobby could be forced to declare interests at UN talks

A push from developing countries to force fossil fuel lobbyists taking part in UN climate talks to declare their conflicts of interest has won a significant battle against resistance from the world’s biggest economies including the European Union, US and Australia.

The UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) has agreed to enhance “openness and transparency” for outside parties and will accept submissions from any stakeholder – which could be any person or group affected by climate change or climate change policy – on how it could do so. (altro…)

Obama Sees New Front in Climate Change Battle: Agriculture

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Obama Sees New Front in Climate Change Battle: Agriculture

MILAN — Michelle Obama has long been one of the world’s best-known advocates for healthier food production and better eating, but it was her husband who showed up here on Tuesday to talk about climate change and the challenges it presented to feeding the world’s growing population. Former President Barack Obama gave his first speech outside the United States since leaving office at the Seeds & Chips conference, an annual gathering of policy makers, investors and technology entrepreneurs focused on innovations to improve the food chain. (altro…)

Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate change doubters

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Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate change doubters

Finland, the new chair of the Arctic council, has appealed to climate change scientists to fight the threat of the US and Russia tearing up commitments to combat global warming. The Nordic country takes up the two-year chairmanship of the body, increasingly a forum where arguments about climate change play out, at a ministerial meeting on Thursday in Fairbanks, Alaska, where the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, will represent the Trump administration. (altro…)

Scientists Warn of Rapid, Unexpected Climatic Shifts in the Arctic

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Scientists Warn of Rapid, Unexpected Climatic Shifts in the Arctic

A new scientific assessment of climate change in the Arctic, by the Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), concludes that the Arctic is shifting—rapidly and in unexpected ways—into a new state. If current trends are allowed to continue, they will have increasingly profound impacts on human health and safety, industries and economies, and ecosystems around the world. (altro…)

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