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Scientists Reveal Source of Missing Amazon Rainforest Methane Emissions

An international team of scientists has discovered the source of unaccounted for methane emissions originating from Amazonian wetland forests.

Climate Change to Take a Greater Toll on Credit Ratings

The effects of the warming climate will have increasingly negative impacts on the credit ratings of organizations that lack adequate, comprehensive climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, Moody’s says.

Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico

Volunteer Power Industry Disaster Relief, Solar Energy Co-op Deploying Solar Outreach Solutions (SOS) in Puerto Rico

AMURTEL, Amicus Solar Cooperative and Aireko are working to deploy an initial 10, and as many as 100, mobile SOS units across hurricane-struck Puerto Rico.

Number of Hot Days Rises Eight-Fold in Northern Spain

The effects of the Earth’s warming climate continue to take their toll, globally, including in northern Spain. Tucked away in Spain’s northwest corner, hot, dry summer days are coming much earlier and persisting much longer in Galicia than has been the case over the course of the past century. Rising temperatures and balmy days in mid-May signaled the onset of…

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Orbiting Carbon Observatory

2000-Year High in Annual CO2 Emissions Set During 2015-2016 El Nino

Drought and high temperatures compromised the health of tropical rain forests across South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific during the 2015/2016 El Nino, leading to a spike in carbon dioxide emissions, according to an analysis of data from the NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory.

Climate action in the U.S.

Leading Experts Make the Case for Climate Action in the United States

A new, cross-disciplinary white paper authored by three prominent international climate experts for the US-based Universal Ecological Fund refutes the notion that taking proactive actions to mitigate and adapt to rapid climate warming runs contrary to U.S. domestic economic interests. It was precisely that contention that President Donald J. Trump used to justify his intention to back the US out…

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EU climate smart energy

European Union Horizon 2020 Program Aims to Bridge Public Climate Smart Sustainable Energy Financing Gap

EU Horizon 2020 PROSPECT intends to reach out and faciitate hands-on, peer-to-peer learning and information exchange to at least 180 local authorities across Europe in the next three years.