Climate change Stories January 15

Tesla independent director James Murdoch, the son of News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch, has publicly criticized his father’s media outlets, including Fox News and News Corp, for promoting climate-crisis denialism.

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Climate change Stories January 1

UK royals William and Kate launch the Earthshot Prize ‘to repair the Earth’

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have started 2020 with the launch of a global environmental initiative to “inspire a decade of action to repair the planet.”

The Earthshot Prize “will seek answers to the biggest issues currently facing the planet, including: climate and energy, nature and biodiversity, oceans, air pollution, and fresh water.”

Climate change Stories December 18, 2019

While his company spiraled into bankruptcy, Robert Murray spent tens of millions from the company coffers to pay himself, his successor, and several anti-science and anti-environment lobby groups, according to new court filings.

This money was spent at the same time as Murray is asking courts to excuse his debts to his workers, in the form of pensions and healthcare plans.

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Climate change Stories December 10, 2019

Climate change is No. 1 worry for young people, finds survey

An Amnesty International survey released today to mark Human Rights Day reveals that young people feel climate change is the most important issue facing the world.

Climate change Stories November 25, 2019

Greenhouse gas concentrations reach a new record high

Levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases have reached a new record high, according to a report released today by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Climate change Stories November 16, 2019

  • The World Economic Forum: What if we actually got things right with fixing climate change?
  • Venice’s regional council floods for the first time — right after it voted against climate-crisis action.
  • Greta Thunberg sails back to Europe on a catamaran, and leaves the US with some parting advice.
  • Scientists are trying to study — and save — the Amazon rainforest, but the Brazilian government is trying to thwart them.
  • And more…

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Climate change Stories November 7, 2019

Italy to make climate-change study mandatory in state schools

Italian education minister Lorenzo Fioramonti (pictured above) confirmed that, starting in 2020, Italy will become the world’s first country to make it compulsory for children to study climate change and sustainability in school, in an exclusive interview with Reuters.

Climate change Stories November 6, 2019

UK High Court rules London’s climate-crisis protest ban unlawful

The UK’s High Court has ruled that a Metropolitan Police ban of the climate-crisis protests held by activism group Extinction Rebellion (XR) in October was unlawful.

Climate change Stories October 10, 2019

Nearly 100 city mayors announce support of global Green New Deal at C40 summit

A coalition of 94 city mayors from across the world have committed to a global Green New Deal and recognize the climate crisis. They are attending the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen (above), a three-day conference that runs until tomorrow. The summit’s aim is to “build a global coalition of leading cities, businesses, and citizens that rallies around the radical and ambitious climate action our planet needs.”

Climate change Stories October 8, 2019

Extinction Rebellion: who they are, and what they want

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is busy making headlines today with global protests. So what do they have to do with green energy? In short, a lot. Here’s an explainer.

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