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Final Delta 2 rocket launches $1 billion ice probe

A United Launch Alliance’s 155th and final Delta 2 roared to life for the last time Saturday carrying a $1 billion NASA satellite into orbit to measure the thickness and extent of polar ice sheets, changes in sea level and the height of forest canopies and clouds.

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Rise for Climate: Protesters take to streets across the planet to demand action on environment

Hundreds of thousands of climate change protestors are gathering at some 850 events across 90 countries – and seven continents – in what is one of the biggest ever days of global action highlighting the issue.

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Using Advanced Technology, World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens Off English Coast

The Walney Extension wind farm, whose 87 turbines are capable of powering nearly 600,000 homes, has officially begun operations in the Irish Sea off northern England.

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‘Art can play a valuable role’: climate change installations appear in New York

The existential threat of climate change is being spelled out to New Yorkers via a selection of flashing highway signs that have been placed around the city.

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As waters rise, coastal megacities like Mumbai face catastrophe

Mumbai and other fast-growing coastal megacities in Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related flooding. Twenty-one of the world’s 31 megacities hug a coastline, 13 of which are in Asia. These cities of 10 million or more often drive their national economies and are home to both rich and poor.

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Most land-based ecosystems worldwide risk ‘major transformation’ due to climate change

Under a “business as usual” emissions scenario, in which little is done to rein in heat-trapping greenhouse-gas emissions, vegetation changes across the planet’s wild landscapes will likely be more far-reaching and disruptive than earlier studies suggested.

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World leaders who deny climate change should go to mental hospital – Samoan PM

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Tuilaepa Sailele berates leaders who fail to take issue seriously, singling out Australia, India, China and the US.

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California moves towards 100% carbon-free electricity after landmark vote

By 2045, California could get 100% of its electricity from zero-carbon sources. On Wednesday, the state senate voted to pass SB100, a bill that speeds up the current goals for renewable energy–the state will now aim to hit 50% renewable electricity by 2026, and 60% by 2030–and then targets 100% carbon-free production in 27 years.

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California lawmakers vote on bill to go emissions-free by 2045

California state lawmakers are in the middle of a historic vote to move the state completely off fossil fuels.

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