Fossil fuel divestment to be focus of Galway’s Climate Congress

20th March 2017 Fossil fuel divestment and sustainable choices will be the focus of NUI Galway’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Society’s third...

Carbon tangle: Norway must put oil ventures to a ‘climate test’

Energy planners are in the middle of a major debate about the future of the world oil market. One of the most urgent topics...

Maldives regime imperils coral reefs in dash for cash

The Maldives government is endangering coral reefs in pursuit of urbanisation and opaque mega-deals with foreign investors.This is the picture painted by divers, marine scientists...

2017 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #11

Latest Posts Archives Climate Hustle Posted on 18 March 2017 by John Hartz Sun Mar 12, 2017 NSW increases...

China kickstarting new coal boom in Pakistan

Chinese investments are speeding up new coal developments in the Thar region of Pakistan, despite local water scarcity and pollution and an abundance of solar...

Weekly wrap: Trump budget savages climate finance

“Wait and see,” was the refrain at the last UN climate talks in Marrakech, on the day Donald Trump was elected US president.Negotiators hoped Trump’s threat to...

Climate veterans say Trump budget undermines global cooperation

Donald Trump’s first budget proposal as US president has confirmed the climate community’s worst fears.Swingeing cuts to climate programmes and research at home and abroad...

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