What’s the plan? Corporate polluters lag on setting climate goals
Patturaja MurugaboopathySimon Jessop
LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Scientists say the world needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45% by 2030 to have any hope of meeting Paris Agreement targets for the middle of the century and averting catastrophic warming.
California’s fire-fanning Santa Ana winds may not get any better with climate change
The howling hot Santa Ana winds that funnel into Southern California every fall are a fixture of the West Coast experience. Underneath cloudless skies, winds arrive from the high desert mountains to the east, sending temperatures soaring, hollowing out ocean waves, and, so the stories go, turning human behavior erratic. The dry winds also fan the region’s deadliest wildfires, including one of the largest in California’s modern history, burning land nearly equal in size to Los Angeles itself.
Peruvian mum awarded ‘Green Nobel’ for work to create new national park in Amazon rainforest
Liz Chicaje Churay was awarded a Goldman Environmental Award for spearheading the creation of a national park in the Peruvian Amazon. (Supplied: Goldman Environmental Prize)
As a teenage mother and activist, Liz Chicaje would travel by boat and foot across Peru’s Amazon rainforest with her young daughter campaigning to protect the ancestral lands of the Bora indigenous people from illegal logging and mining.
Group of Seven (G7) rich countries backed moves to force banks and companies to disclose their exposure to climate-related risks on Saturday, a measure seen as vital to efforts to safeguard the financial system from climate change shocks.
The Western Drought Is Bad. Here’s What You Should Know About It.
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Nearly all of California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and North Dakota are in drought, and in large areas of those states conditions are “severe” or “exceptional.” Above, water-intensive almond trees are removed from an orchard in Snelling, Calif.
Financial regulator APRA to stress-test banks on climate change, to examine what would happen in a 3-degrees-hotter world
ABC News: Billy Draper
A key financial regulator is testing what would happen to Australia’s economy if climate change creates a ‘hot house world’ with temperatures more than 3 degrees higher than the Earth’s current average.
Amazon shareholders to vote on revealing retailer’s plastic footprint
Amazon is under pressure to reduce its plastic footprint, as shareholders prepare to vote on Wednesday on a resolution calling for it to disclose how much of its plastic packaging ends up in the environment.
Chainsaw massacre: tree poaching hits Canada amid lumber shortage
Larry Pynn/sixmountains.ca/The Guardian
Two tree stumps signaled to Larry Pynn that something was wrong.
Jutting from a mossy forest floor in western Canada, the fresh stumps were the final remnants of two western red cedars that had been chopped down by chainsaw. Nearby, a set of deep tire tracks ran for nearly a kilometer in the mud before terminating at the main road.
Biden’s pick to lead Department of Energy science signals focus on climate and diversity
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Sometimes a new presidential administration signals where it’s headed through whom it selects to lead a federal research agency. That appears to be the case with President Joe Biden’s choice to lead the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) basic research wing, the Office of Science.