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Trump's power-plant proposal may increase U.S. carbon pollution

World / Politics Aug 19, 2018

Trump's power-plant proposal may increase U.S. carbon pollution

U.S. leader Donald Trump is poised to replace former President Barack Obama's plan to slash power plant greenhouse gas emissions with a substitute that could actually increase them. The move, combined with a rollback of automobile efficiency mandates proposed earlier this month, represents a significant ...

Scientists warn that natural systems could accelerate climate change

World Aug 10, 2018

Scientists warn that natural systems could accelerate climate change

Even if humanity slashes greenhouse gas emissions in line with Paris climate treaty goals, the planet could overwhelm such efforts and irretrievably tip into a hellish "hothouse" state, top scientists warn. Under such a scenario, Earth's average temperature would stabilize at 4 or 5 degrees ...

U.K. temperatures may hit record June highs as heat wave continues

World Jun 27, 2018

U.K. temperatures may hit record June highs as heat wave continues

Britons enjoyed sweltering heat for the third day running on Tuesday, with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) in Wales and possibly set to hit record June highs this week, the Meteorological Office said. Portmadog in North Wales was the hottest place at 30.6 ...