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UK government 'short' on climate target

UK government 'short' on climate target | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
The UK's official advisers have issued a sombre assessment of government plans to hold climate change at a safe level.
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Virus-laden water prompts renewed warnings to Olympic athletes

Virus-laden water prompts renewed warnings to Olympic athletes | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
A new study of the water off Brazil's Olympic beaches finds consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses that can cause stomach and respiratory illnesses, and even heart and brain inflammation, prompting renewed warnings about athletes' safety.
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Climate change department killed off by Theresa May

Climate change department killed off by Theresa May | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
The decision to abolish the Department for Energy and Climate Change has been variously condemned as “plain stupid”, “deeply worrying” and “terrible” by politicians, campaigners and experts. One of Theresa May’s first acts as Prime Minister was to move responsibility for climate change to a new Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
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Air pollution in India is so bad that it kills half a million people every year

Air pollution in India is so bad that it kills half a million people every year | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
The cost of premature mortalities linked to air pollution was hundreds of billions of dollars -- more than the country spends on healthcare.
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Renewable energy to provide 15 percent of world power by 2035

Renewable energy to provide 15 percent of world power by 2035 | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it

LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Renewable energy will grow more quickly than forecast and provide around 15 percent of world power generation by 2035, oil company...

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How to stay safe in the winter weather

How to stay safe in the winter weather | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
The Met Office is warning of the first winter weather for the UK. Mel Harrowsmith, Head of Civil Contingencies at the Met Office, said "For many, the weather during this week is likely to be t...
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Denmark broke world record for wind power in 2015

Denmark broke world record for wind power in 2015 | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Windy year helps Denmark to produce 42% of its electricity from wind turbines, despite two major windfarms being offline

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Sustainability - City of Sydney

Sustainability - City of Sydney | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it

RT @cityofsydney: New climate adaptation plan to safeguard Sydney against rising sea levels & extreme weather https://t.co/ycsAqMAq7n https…...

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Global Group rebrands to protect against feed-in tariff cuts

Global Group rebrands to protect against feed-in tariff cuts | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Global Heat Source has rebranded itself as Global Group to facilitate the incorporation of two new business streams that could supplement the likely loss of business resulting from the government’s reductions to the solar feed-in tariff.
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3 Communities Transition Away From Fossil Fuels to Run on 100% Renewables | Care2 Causes

3 Communities Transition Away From Fossil Fuels to Run on 100% Renewables | Care2 Causes | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Communities around the world aren't waiting for global leaders to take action on climate change. They're taking action now.
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Oslo moves to ban cars from city centre within four years

Oslo moves to ban cars from city centre within four years | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Proposed ban on private vehicles is part of a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels
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Has Monsanto Covered Up Evidence of Roundup's Health Risks for Decades?

Has Monsanto Covered Up Evidence of Roundup's Health Risks for Decades? | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Two scientists have uncovered alleged evidence that Monsanto has been duping regulators & the public about Roundup's safety-by author of 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, Dr.Cook, PhD, DNM.
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India to submit its climate action plan to UN today

India to submit its climate action plan to UN today | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
India is all set to submit its ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contribution’ (INDC) to the United Nations today in Bonn.
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Dementia risk linked to air pollution and lack of vitamin D

Dementia risk linked to air pollution and lack of vitamin D | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
The first comprehensive review of which environmental factors are associated with dementia has identified links to pollution, pesticides and even power lines
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What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water's Gone?

What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water's Gone? | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
The Ogallala aquifer turned the region into America's breadbasket. Now it, and a way of life, are being drained away.
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Dyson could become next Tesla with its electric car, says expert

Dyson could become next Tesla with its electric car, says expert | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Filed patents show the British engineering firm may use solid-state batteries that could stretch electric car’s range to hundreds of miles and increase safety
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What is the 100% campaign? - 100%

What is the 100% campaign? - 100% | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
100% for 100%. Our goal is to make new clean energy more accessible and affordable for all. We help you imagine and do what’s possible.
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North Sea cod could be 'sustainable' by next year

North Sea cod could be 'sustainable' by next year | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Recovery from overfishing could result in cod stock being certified by the MSC
by 2017, under plans backed by major retailers and seafood processors

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Costa Rica achieved 99% renewable energy this year

Costa Rica achieved 99% renewable energy this year | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it

The tropical country received almost all of its energy from a mix of renewable energy sources.

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Ecology and designing future cities

Ecology and designing future cities | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it

When most people hear the word 'ecology' – chances are it conjures up images of scientists working in distant, wild landscapes, such as old growth forests or remote mountain lakes.

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Three problems with transitioning to renewable energy (and how to fix them) - Energydesk

Three problems with transitioning to renewable energy (and how to fix them) - Energydesk | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it

The signing of the Paris climate change accord was a pretty big deal within international diplomacy. Almost 200 countries agreed to take action to stop greenhouse gas emissions. This was hailed as a great victory by some, and still a bit vague and unfair by others, but one thing was …

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This U.S. Town Plans to Disconnect From the Grid and Go 100 Percent Renewables | Care2 Causes

This U.S. Town Plans to Disconnect From the Grid and Go 100 Percent Renewables | Care2 Causes | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Nassau, New York, a town of 5,000 people just outside of Albany, New York, plans to disconnect from the electrical grid. Last week, the town board voted to get 100 percent of its power from renewables by 2020. The town is making the move both as a way to increase its reliance on renewable sources of energy and to gain some energy independence, Politico New York reported.
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Turtles under threat as plastic pollutes oceans

Turtles under threat as plastic pollutes oceans | Environment and Sustainability News | Scoop.it
ALL seven of the planet's marine turtles are under threat as our seas turn into a deadly plastic soup.
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Mirage in the Fog in China - Air Pollution causes mirage in the sky

Mirage in the Fog in China - Air Pollution causes mirage in the sky- city silhouettes.
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Wind And Solar Boost Cost-Competitiveness Versus Fossil Fuels

LONDON and NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind And Solar Boost Cost-Competitiveness Versus Fossil Fuels. Levelised cost of electricity...
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