Amazon at risk from Bolsonaro’s grim attack on the environment | Fabiano Maisonnave

Climate Home: Menace to the rainforest and its people and an end to the Paris agreement are among the promises of Brazils presidential hopeful No more Paris agreement. No more ministry of environment. A paved road cutting through the Amazon. Not only that. Indigenous provinces opened to mining. Relaxed environmental law enforcement and licensing. International […]

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Canada’s Greens eye victory on Prince Edward Island

Party sets sights on upsetting status quo on the front line of climate change Canadians on Prince Edward Island are preparing to vote on Tuesday in a regional election that could lead to a Green party forming a government for the first time in the country’s history. The party leader, Peter Bevan-Baker is a Scotland-born […]

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Humans Built This Planet Hell. Hopefully We Can Help Some Species Adapt

This week the UN released a horrifying report–by the thousands of writers around the world–warning that a million species of plants and animals face extinction in the next few decades. That’s one in four species on this planet that could soon disappear. Virtually every human activity–agriculture, energy production, fishing, urbanization–is conspiring to destroy life on […]

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How to Save a Town From Rising Waters

This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The only land route that connects Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, to the rest of the continental United States is Island Road, a thin, four-mile stretch of pavement that lies inches above sea level and immediately drops off into open water on either side. Even […]

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The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe motion ran mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare… whats driving more people and brands to embrace a plant-based lifestyle? We investigate, and, below, four vegans explain their choice Late on a Thursday afternoon in early March, just off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s nightlife hotspot Shoreditch, 23-year-old Louisa Davidson is taking calls and co-ordinating cables and […]

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Despite climate change exodus, some Marshall Islanders head back home

After many young people fled in the face of worsening droughts, tropical storms, coral bleaching, coastal inundation and flooding, some are choosing to return Surrounded by 750,000 square miles of ocean, the low-lying Republic of the Marshall Islands( RMI) is emblematic of security threats climate change poses to small island nations. This Micronesian country of […]

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How 19 Big-Name Corporations Plan to Build Money Off the Climate Crisis

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Climate change will have some pretty terrifying consequences. Experts have predicted everything from deadly heat waves and devastating floods to falling crop production and even increased political instability and violence. But according to some of the world’s biggest […]

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Conservatives cheer EPA cuts that activists dread ‘will be borne by lungs’

Trump administrations zeal for deregulation watched by environmentalists as a recipe for fossil fuel cronyism, runaway climate change and toxic water crises Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, caused conniptions among scientists this week by claiming that carbon dioxide isnt the primary catalyst of global warming. Conservative groups and industry, on the other […]

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Merely 4% of the world’s oceans are protected — and a lot of that’s in a country you haven’t heard of.

For something that stimulates up 71% of the surface of the planet, it’s kind of crazy to think that this is the only way protect 4 % of our ocean water. It goes without saying that water is important. It comprises 55% to 78% percentage of our bodies and about 19% of the electricity in […]

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Typhoon Melor threatens Philippines, 750,000 evacuated

Dozens of flights cancelled, ferry services stopped as winds of up to 150 kph make landfall in central Philippines Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the central Philippines on Monday as a cyclone with gales of up to 150 km/ h( 95 miles per hour) induced landfall, dumping heavy rain that could cause […]

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