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The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era

New York City, Houston, Miami and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures. Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level?

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What caused the most toxic algal bloom ever observed in Monterey Bay?

In spring 2015, the West Coast of North America experienced one of the most toxic algal blooms on record. A new article shows that, at least in Monterey Bay, this bloom became particularly toxic because of an unusually low ratio of silicate to nitrate in the waters of the bay.

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Marine reserves help mitigate against climate change, say scientists

Highly protected marine reserves can help mitigate against the impacts of climate change, a study by a team of international scientists has concluded.

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Pilkey: The Paris agreement, climate change, NC coast and rising seas

Now that we as a nation have divorced ourselves from the Paris Agreement on reduction of carbon emissions and global climate change, it’s time for us to do some self-examination. We assume that our abstention will ultimately add to the carbon-emissions problem, perhaps discourage other countries and have some impact on sea-level rise.

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Will US withdrawal from Paris climate deal make a difference?

Trump’s announcement was taken as a serious blow by environmentalists and all those who backed the multilateral Paris climate deal. But the time it would take for his announcement to translate into an official withdrawal is quite lengthy. Four years, to be exact. That means that 2020 is the earliest the US could officially pull out of the deal. A critical year, as “it’s when another presidential election is due”..

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Make our Planet Great Again !

Speech of the French President Emmanuel Macron – Reaction to Donald Trump decision to leave the Paris Agreement.

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Trump to planet: Drop dead

Trump’s extremism has isolated us from the global coalition we helped to create – with China, Germany, India, Japan and 190 other countries – to fight the central environmental challenge of our time. He’s abandoned our children to climate catastrophe. It’s on the rest of us now – state and local officials, business leaders, citizens, educators, consumers, activists and congressional members who grasp the stakes for our future – to keep the promise of Paris alive.

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Animation: Only five years left before 1.5C carbon budget is blown

If the United States bails on the Paris Agreement on climate change, the results could be catastrophic both for this country and the planet. The worst part: There is absolutely no reason for it. Aside, perhaps, from bravado and arrogance…

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More people heading to court to spur action on climate change, study finds

Governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in court to do more to combat the threat of climate change, with litigation ranging from a group’s attempt to stop an airport runway in Austria to a Pakistani farmer suing his government over its failure to adapt to rising temperatures, a new study has found.

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