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Week 16:

  • Global warming is pushing Arctic toward “unprecedented state”, research shows. Link + Link
  • Is climate change really causing walruses to jump off-cliffs? Link 
  • Buildings are killing up to 1bn birds a year in US, scientists estimate. Link 
  • French court finds Monsanto guilty of poisoning armer. Link
  • The young Republicans breaking with their party over climate change. Link
  • Climate crisis:  today’s children face lives with tiny carbon footprints. Link
  • Norway won’t drill in Arctic archipelago for billions of barrels of oil. Link 
  • Humans have caused the most dramatic climate change in 3 million years. Link 
  • Mountain glaciers are major contributors to rising seas. Link
  • Why the Guardian is putting global CO2 levels in the weather forecast. Link
  • Canada warming at twice the global rate, climate report finds. Link
  • “Historic breakthrough”: Norways giant oil fund dives into renewables. Link
  • Saudi Aramco says climate lawsuits “could result in substantial costs”. Link
  • Marine plastic pollution costs the world up to 25tn a year,  researchers-find. Link
  • Mutilated dolphins wash up on French coast in record numbers. Link
  • Toxic air will shorten childrens lives by 20 months, study reveals. Link
  • If  you want to feel happier, just spend 20 minutes in nature. Link
  • What happens to Greenlands’ Helheim Glacier. Link
  • As sea ice disappears, so do nutrients for wildlife. Link
  • Rebuilt wetlands can protect shorelines better than walls. Link
  • Forests are a low-tech but high-impact way to fight climate change. Link
  • Trees are the not-so-secret weapon in keeping our cities cool. Link
  • Dust from melting glaciers could create clouds. Link
  • Can soil microbes slow climate change. Link
  • We can now speak the universal language of honey bees. Link
  • Destruction of earth is a crime. It should be prosecuted. Link 
  • Aspen leaves inspire an new energy harvester fit for Mars. Link
  • After 25 years of failure we should abandon UNFCCC. Link
  • Don’t know how to save the planet? This is what you can do. Link
  • Hunderte Forscher slagen Alarm: Wenn wir nicht sofort handeln kollabiert uns Ökosystem. Link 
  • Nebraska flooding seen from space. Link 
  • We are all tortoises. Link
  • Climate change claims its first mammal extinction. Link
  • Coral refugees: certain corals could “outrun” climate change. Link
  • Greta Thunberg nominated Nobel Peace Prize. Link
  • Birthstrikers: meet-the women who refuse to have children until climate change ends. Link
  • “Almost certain extinction”: 1200 species under severe threat across world. Link
  • Why scientists should support the youth climate strike. Link
  • Air pollution deaths are double previous estimates, findsr esearch. Link
  • Energy oil majors turn to rural Africa in grab for world’s next billion customers. Link
  • Energy Execs: Climate Change a concern,  but oil & gas will be needed for decades. Link
  • In California, rising seas pose a bigger economic threat than wildfires, quakes. Link
  • To limit solar geoengineering’s side effects, the right “dose” is-needed. Link + Link

    !! One scientist who read the paper published on Monday said it was not comprehensive enough to conclude that solar geoengineering – most likely involving spraying sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere, thereby mimicking gas from volcanoes and reflecting the sun’s heat – would be safe.

    Some climate advocacy groups argue that banking on an unproven technology could hamstring efforts to reduce carbon dioxide still spewing from power plants and cars.

  • Radioactive glass beads may tell the terrible tale of how the Fukushima meltdown unfolded. Link
  • Carbon tax plans: how they compare and why oil giants support one of them. Link 
  • Rain is triggering more melitng ont the Greenland ice sheet- in witner too. Link 
  • Why Antarctica icebergs are green. Link
  • Adults failed to take climate action. Meet the young activists stepping up. Link
  • Burning wood for power breaches EU treaty, new lawsuit claims. Link
  • Heatwaves sweeping oceans like wildfires, scientists reveal. Link
  • The last great tree: a majestic relic of Canadas vanishing boreal forest. Link
  • Weeds flourish and fish decline in lake Victoria’s “deadest” corner. Link
  • Last chance to see? Five species under threat in the age of Trump. Link
  • “Fallingout of trees”: dozens of dead possums blamed on extreme heat stress. Link 
  • Microplastic pollution revealed “absolutely everywhere” by-new-research. Link
  • Coal ash contaminates groundwater at 91% of U.S. coal plants, tests show. Link 
  • What China can learn from New-York city about wastewater management. Link
  • Mosquito borne disease could threaten half the globe by 2050. Link
  • UN aviation body agrees to close carbon emissions loophole. Link
  • French experts propose trillion-euro EU climate finance pact. Link
  • Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez right to ask if the climate means we should have fewer children? Link
  • Switzerland puts geoengineering on UN environment agenda. Link
  • Clouds may hold the key to future warming. Link + Link + Link
  • Fuel to the fire: How geoengineering threatens to entrench fossil fuels and accelerate the climate crisis. Link + Link
  • Scientists pin down cause of mysterious “icequaks” shaking Antarctica. Link
  • As Russian military moves into thawing Arctic, U.S. strategy shifts. Link
  • Concrete the most destructive material on Earth. Link
  • Ply in the sky: the new materials to take us  beyond concrete. Link 
  • Iceberg twice the size of New-York is set to break away from Antarctica. Link
  • The ocean is running out of breath, scientists-warn. Link
  • Arctic bogs hold another global warming risk that could spiral out of control. Link + Link
  • Plummeting insect numbers “threaten collapse of nature” Link + Link + Link + Link
  • Worlds food supply under severe threat from loss of biodiversity. Link + Link
  • European farms could grow green and still be able to feed population. Link + Link