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Comprehensive study: carbon taxes won’t hamper the economy

But global warming will. — Eleven teams participated in a recent Stanford Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) project, examining the economic and environmental impacts of a carbon tax. The studies included “revenue recycling,” in which the funds generated from a carbon tax are returned to taxpayers either through regular household rebate checks (similar to the Citizens’ …

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Tropical Depression Henry speeds up, maintains strength

Henry is heading for extreme Northern Luzon and is expected to be in the vicinity of the Babuyan Group of Islands on Monday evening, July 16 — (MANILA, Philippines) Tropical Depression Henry accelerated further on its way to extreme Northern Luzon early Monday morning, July 16. In a bulletin issued 8 am on Monday, state …

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Huge iceberg threatens tiny Greenland village

Residents of Innaarsuit fear the 100-metre high berg will break up and cause a tsunami — A 100-metre (330ft) high iceberg has drifted close to a tiny settlement on Greenland’s west coast, prompting fears of a tsunami if it breaks up. Authorities have told residents of the Innaarsuit island settlement living near the shore to …

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Heatwave sees record high temperatures around world this week

From Europe to Africa, extreme and widespread heat raises climate concerns in hottest La Niña year to date on record — Record high temperatures have been set across much of the world this week as an unusually prolonged and broad heatwave intensifies concerns about climate change. The past month has seen power shortages in California …

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UK passes 1,000 hours without coal as energy shift accelerates

Revival of last eight coal plants when ‘beast from the east’ hit Britain proved to be brief — Britain has been powered for more than a thousand hours without coal this year, in a new milestone underscoring how the polluting fuel’s decline is accelerating. The UK’s last eight coal power plants staged a brief revival …

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UN security council considers ‘cycle of conflict and climate disaster’

Sweden chaired the influential body’s first session focusing on climate change in seven years, calling for international coordination to address the risks — Climate change is contributing to instability in many parts of the world, the UN security council heard on Wednesday, in its first debate dedicated to the topic in seven years. A community …

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Which countries have not ratified the Paris climate agreement

Nearly three years after it was agreed, more than a tenth of global emissions are generated in countries that have not formally adopted the deal — Liberia is about to join 178 other parties in ratifying the Paris Agreement, after its senate voted in June to approve the deal. The west African nation will soon …

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Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says the toll is now 204 dead, with 28 people still missing — (TOKYO, Japan) Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Friday, July 13, with survivors of devastating rains that killed at least 204 people in flash flooding and landslides, as the government pledged more aid. The toll from the …

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Pasig’s public safety project named one of Asia’s ‘most outstanding’

Out of 148 outstanding smart city projects, Pasig City is among the 19 winners in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ), alongside China, Singapore, and Taiwan, among other winners — (MANILA, Philippines) Pasig City’s public safety project has been named one of the most outstanding smart city projects by the IDC Asia/Pacific (International Data Corporation) . …

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Greenpeace and GetUp launch campaign to kill national energy guarantee

Exclusive: Television ads in Victoria and Queensland aim to get state governments to veto Turnbull’s set piece policy — The Queensland and Victorian governments will be hit with a new television advertising campaign in an effort to persuade them to torpedo the national energy guarantee at a critical meeting in early August. The activist group …

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