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Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims - BBC News

...... Image copyright Dan Kitwood Image caption Former Chancellor Lord Lawson's claims on climate change have been challenged by scientists Scientists have responded furiously to claims about climate change made in a live BBC radio interview. Experts told BBC News that the assertions made by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson on Radio 4's Today programme were simply untrue. Lord Lawson had claimed ......

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Climate crusader Gore takes up arms again - BBC News

...... In the movie, Gore makes repeated reference to extreme weather events They're spreading the message that the planet is warming and we need much more urgency in the task of reducing greenhouse gases. Since his influential first film, An Inconvenient Truth in 2006, two extraordinary things have happened. First, the cost of renewable energy has plummeted far faster than anyone expected, ......

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India's JSW Energy to invest up to $623 million in electric cars | Reuters

...... has proposed a 15-year roadmap for rolling out electric vehicles and is also auctioning solar power capacity as part of a push to triple renewable energy generation by 2022 and to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Jain, speaking after JSW reported first-quarter results, said energy storage was the right focus for the company, which has limited growth opportunities in the power sector and surplus ......

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India's refiners bet big on petrochemicals as industry reshapes | Reuters

...... Corp Ltd (HPCL), already plan to spend about $35 billion to boost their petrochemicals business, according to interviews with senior company executives. As part of efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, India's government has proposed a 15-year roadmap for rolling out electric vehicles, and has been aggressively auctioning solar power generation as part of a push to triple renewable ......

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Al Gore says Trump driving, not weakening, climate change momentum | Reuters

...... LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists. Gore, whose follow-up to his 2006 Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" is showing in movie theaters worldwide this month, said governments and companies had ......

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Arctic Ocean thaw helps Russian shipping as old ice blows west | Reuters

...... - Russian shipping in the Arctic is benefiting from winds that are driving the oldest and thickest sea ice towards North America, further opening a remote region that is thawing amid global warming, scientists say. The thinning Russian ice could help liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers, due to start exports from Russia's Yamal Peninsula in late 2017, to navigate an icy route east to Asia for ......

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Millions of improved homes needed in Myanmar to cut disaster risk: UN | Reuters

...... Zweynert @azweynert.Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Visit news.trust.org ......

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The wise man Trump should listen to (Opinion) - CNN

...... Ronald Reagan bring an end to the Cold War, offer such a blunt assessment about two issues dominating news coverage. Except Shultz didn't raise the alarm about nuclear war and climate change this week. Rather, Shultz, who has held the positions of secretary of state, secretary of treasury, secretary of labor and director of the office of management and budget, delivered this warning in ......

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What killed Stacy Ruffin? - CNN

...... Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's lab in Princeton, New Jersey -- help assess the extreme rainfall in Louisiana? The team would be assessing the Louisiana storm for any signs of climate change. Was this storm more likely because humans are polluting the atmosphere with heat-trapping gases? Did climate change have any likely influence on the extreme rainfall totals? Or was this a truly "nat ......

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Trump steps up war of words against North Korea, while his Defense secretary stresses diplomacy - LA Times

...... to provide reassurance to Americans concerned by the heated words between the two countries, Trump pointed to the strength of the military. He again spoke of the nuclear threat, not climate change, as the greatest one the world faces, and said he would be announcing a plan next week to add billions of dollars to the nation's missile defense. The president had tweeted falsely Wednesday that ......

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Americans want a say in human genome editing, survey shows - LA Times

...... in humans. Gene editing presents the potential for remarkable benefits. "The potential to cure genetic disease and to ensure the safety of the world's food supply in the face of climate change are perhaps the most exciting opportunities," said Jennifer Doudna, a chemist at UC Berkeley who was an early pioneer of the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR-Cas9 and was not involved in the ......

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Los Angeles painting the streets to combat climate change | Daily Mail Online

...... Could PAINT be the answer to global warming? America's streets could soon be white as California pioneers 'cool pavements' to tackle the extreme heat effects of climate change By Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com Published: 20:34 EDT, 10 August 2017 | Updated: 22:27 EDT, 10 August 2017 Los Angeles is slathering its streets in white sealant to combat the effects of climate change - and if ......

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Fired Google engineer pens WSJ op-ed on his 'sexist' memo | Daily Mail Online

...... dismiss ideas that run counter to our internal values. Just as some on the Right deny science that runs counter to the 'God > humans > environment' hierarchy (e.g., evolution and climate change), the Left tends to deny science concerning biological differences between people (e.g., IQ (8) and sex differences). Thankfully, climate scientists and evolutionary biologists generally aren't on ......

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NY Times front-page 'screw-up' is a global-warming disaster, and other truly awful media moments | Fox News

...... The Times ran an epic disaster of a news story, claiming that "scientists say they fear the Trump administration could change or suppress" a draft report on climate change produced by scientists from 13 federal agencies that "directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain." The article was in the top ......

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Sessions replacement: Who are the Alabama Senate primary candidates? | Fox News

...... A former federal prosecutor, Doug Jones said he "hope[s] to return to public office." On his campaign website, Jones criticized Trump for withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate change agreement. He also said he supports "a woman's right to choose" and supports Planned Parenthood. "The shenanigans around the 2016 campaign must be pushed aside and full equality for women made the ......

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Less is more? Trump slows federal regs to a crawl in first six months | Fox News

...... ON HOW AMERICANS WORK AND LIVE IN THE FUTURE The rollback has affected a range of sectors. In March, he signed an executive order to review the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. In April, Trump ordered the Agriculture Department to eliminate unncessary regulations that "hurt farmers and ruraly communities," and just this summer, ......

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California official sues EPA over records on administrator - ABC News

...... is trying to force the agency to release documents he requested in April. He is among state officials nationwide who have vowed to oppose the Trump administration on issues such as climate change and immigration. Becerra contends Pruitt may have conflicts, particularly because the EPA administrator is now reviewing numerous regulations that he opposed while serving as Oklahoma's attorney ......

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New York Times mocked for comparing threat of climate change and nuclear war | TheHill

...... New York Times was mocked by social media users on Friday after the paper tweeted out a question asking which was the greater threat to Guam: a nuclear bomb threat from North Korea or climate change? What's a greater threat to Guam? North Korea, or climate change? https://t.co/bPuBrFULC5 New York Times World (@nytimesworld) August 11, 2017 The tweet links to a story that warns heat waves ......

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Wrong about science, right about policy? Andy Wells says he's warming up to climate change - Newfoundland & Labrador - CBC News

...... Two years ago Andy Wells was making headlines as a climate change denier. Now, calling himself a "luke-warmist," the former mayor and current mayoral candidate says he believes humans have contributed to climate change, but there may be other factors. He says he's building a climate change strategy for the city that will be included in his election platform. "Energy efficiency, making ......

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Climate change may encourage invasive species, scientist warns - Kitchener-Waterloo - CBC News

...... concerns One of the reasons these plants are spreading? People. "We tend to find more invasive plants in habitats that are fragmented or impacted by people," Kraus said. Climate change may also be making Canada more hospitable to invasive plants. "We're concerned with warming temperatures, we may have more and more plants that are starting to take hold and are able to spread ......

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