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Australian government backs coal in defiance of IPCC climate warning

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Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:26pm

The Australian government has rejected the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report’s call to phase out coal power by 2050, claiming renewable energy cannot replace baseload coal power.

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‘Sobering’ New UN Report Challenges Republican Climate Hawks’ Free-Market Dogma

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Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:17pm

A landmark new United Nations report warning of catastrophic global warming doesn’t seem to have shaken many Republican climate hawks’ faith that market tweaks alone can deliver the unprecedented emissions cuts needed to avert disaster.

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Nobel in economics goes to two Americans for studying climate change and sustainable growth

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Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:56pm

Just a day after a United Nations panel called for urgent action on climate change, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded Monday to one American researcher for his work on the economics of a warming planet and to another whose study of innovation raises hopes that people can do something about it.

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The Ghosts of the Glacier

Published: 
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:49pm

What happens when climate changes quickly in a previously frozen place, when the earth heats up and the mountains melt? In the high Swiss Alps, here's what happens: The ice gives up the bodies—and the secrets—of the past.

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Climate change could make this year the worst yet for valley fever

Published: 
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:59pm

Rob Purdie is an upbeat guy. You can hear it in his unfailingly positive statements, his voice tinged with a Central Valley twang from a life spent in Bakersfield.