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Opening of Atlantic Coast For offshore windfarms

US Government announces opening up of large areas off the Atlantic Coast for offshore wind farms.

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Tiny Barbuda Fears Increasingly Hostile Climate

Local scientists are warning the tiny 62-square-mile island of Barbuda is becoming one of the most vulnerable spots on earth to the consequences of climate change. Worsening the problem is the long-time practice of sand removal from the island…

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Greenland, Antarctica Ice Melt Speeding Up, Study Finds

Two decades of satellite readings back up what dramatic pictures have suggested in recent years: The mile-thick ice sheets that cover Greenland and most of Antarctica are melting at a faster rate in a warming world.

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Suing EPA To Force Cap-And-Trade Scheme For Vehicle Emissions

A New York-based policy reform group files notice of intent to sue the EPA to force it to create a market for carbon emissions tied to cars, planes and other mobile sources.

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The Retreat of the Gualas Glacier, Northern Patagonia

Like many mountain glaciers, the Gualas Glacier in the Patagonian region of Chile has retreated fast during the past century in the face of climate change. But not only for the reason you’d first suspect.

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What’s At Stake In Doha Climate Talks

Diplomats from around the world will gather for the United Nations (UN) climate talks next week in Doha, Qatar, where negotiators hope to agree a second phase of the Kyoto Protocol and lay the groundwork for a new global treaty that will take force by 2020..

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Climate Change Evident Across Europe, Says Report

The effects of climate change are already evident in Europe and the situation is set to get worse, the European Environment Agency has warned.

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If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won’t Fight For It

While UK surveys show that the great majority would like to see the living planet protected, few are prepared to take action. This, the author thinks, reflects a second environmental crisis: the removal of children from the natural world.

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It Is Time For The Judiciary To Step In And Avert Climate Catastrophe

Judicial intervention would depoliticise climate change, restore democracy and protect citizens from human right violations.

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