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U.S. to miss Paris climate pact target by a third

/ Sep 12, 2018

U.S. to miss Paris climate pact target by a third

The United States will fall short by a third on its commitment under the Paris climate treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released Wednesday in San Francisco. A crescendo of efforts at the sub-national level by states, cities and business to ...

Scientists warn that natural systems could accelerate climate change

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 ...

Environmentalists sue to block Heathrow Airport's third runway

Aug 8, 2018

Environmentalists sue to block Heathrow Airport's third runway

Environmental groups have filed lawsuits seeking to thwart expansion at Heathrow airport, with two complaints challenging the U.K. government over its approval of a third runway at the London hub. Lawyers for Friends of the Earth said Tuesday that they filed a request for a ...