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Renewables Take Top Share of German Power Supply in First
Germany for the first time got more electricity from renewables than any other source of energy, evidence Chancellor Angela Merkel is making progress in weaning the nation off nuclear power.
Ditch U.N. temperature target for global warming, study says
(Reuters) - A temperature goal set by almost 200 governments as the limit for global warming is a poor guide to the planet's health and should be ditched, a study published in the journal Nature said on Wednesday.
Greenland ice melt likely to accelerate say scientists
The Greenland ice sheet is more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought, say scientists. A new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that the enormous ice sheet – which contains enough to water to raise the ocean by more than seven metres if lost altogether – will become much more vulnerable as temperatures rise.
Climate Change May Kill More Than Ebola, U.K. Doctors Say
Climate change may kill many more people than the Ebola virus, a group of U.K. doctors said in a call for the World Health Organization to declare the issue a public emergency. Burning fossil fuels causes about 7 million premature deaths from indoor and outdoor air pollution, according to the BMJ, a medical journal owned by the British Medical Association. While the WHO has shown leadership on climate change, it has stopped short of declaring a public health emergency, said Editor-in-Chief Fiona Godlee.
Climate change blamed for beaching of 35,000 walruses on Alaskan coastline
At least 35,000 Pacific walruses have beached themselves on a remote Alaskan coastline in a phenomenon blamed on the melting of arctic ice due to climate change, experts say. Initially there had been only 1,500 of the tusked animals counted on one beach at Point Lay, 1130 kilometres north of Archorage, but in recent days that number has exploded.
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World’s first major power plant with carbon capture opens in Canada
The world’s first commercial scale coal power plant with carbon capture and storage technology is launching in Canada this week.
A four-year retrofit costing $1.35 billion means CO2 from unit 3 of SaskPower’s Boundary Dam plant will be sucked from its emissions before it hits the atmosphere.
Thousands sign petition against ‘petrolhead’ climate commissioner
More than 270,000 people have signed a petition calling for MEPs to block the appointment of Miguel Arias Cañete as EU climate and energy commissioner. The former Spanish environment minister faces criticism for his linked to fossil fuel producers. Recently he sold off shares in two oil companies: Petrolifera Ducar and Petrologis Canaris.
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