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Graphics of Marshall Islands sea level rise ‘brought EU ministers to tears’

Striking sea level rise images have sent shockwaves through the Marshallese community and touched European ministers, says minister David Paul — “It is hard to describe the personal emotions Marshallese people feel looking at these images,” says David Paul. The environment minister of the Marshall Islands has just released striking new graphics that show how …

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Weatherwatch: the nuclear option and rising levels of anxiety

Danger of coastal flooding might make sensible people think twice about building houses in vulnerable places, let alone nuclear power stations — Back in 2012 a document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed that the Environment Agency was warning that 12 out of the UK’s 19 nuclear sites were in danger of coastal …

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Land uplift ‘could prevent’ collapse of West Antarctic ice sheet

The rapid rise of bedrock beneath one of the fastest melting regions of the West Antarctic ice sheet could help prevent it collapsing, new research suggests — The natural uplift of the ground in response to melting of ice could help stabilise the ice sheet by “literally pin[ning] the ice to the rock”, the lead …

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NDRRMC, LGUs hold 2nd nationwide earthquake drill

Local drills are conducted nationwide through the Regional DRRM Councils — (MANILA, Philippines)  To test the community preparedness efforts, as well as synergize and synchronize the implementation of both the National and Regional Disaster Response Plan, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) held the 2nd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) at …

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Southwest monsoon to affect Northern, Central Luzon on June 22

There will be light to moderate rain in the Ilocos Region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, Zambales, and Bataan — (MANILA, Philippines) The southwest monsoon will affect the western parts of Northern Luzon and Central Luzon on Friday, June 22. In a bulletin issued 4 pm on Thursday, June 21, …

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Eight EU countries signal openness to increased Paris climate pledge

UK among signatories of call for greater ambition, one day after the EU climate chief said the bloc could raise its Paris commitment. Poland was notably absent — One day after the EU signalled it may increase its pledge to the Paris Agreement, eight of its member states have signed a call for raised climate …

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Eastern Europe turns to private sector as EU clean energy budget cut

Czech officials warn the loss of EU structural funds and carbon market revenues leave a funding gap for renewable and energy efficiency projects — The Czech Republic may have to scrap key clean energy projects because of cuts to the EU’s next budget, a government minister has told Climate Home News. Central and east European …

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Climate Research Funding Still Under Threat, Report Warns

Congressional appropriations may not be sufficient enough to fund climate research if the Trump administration reprograms funds or takes other steps to limit funding, the report says — Despite recent congressional appropriations that reversed many of the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce science funding for current fiscal year 2018, a new report raises an alarm …

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Pollutionwatch: let’s rate exhaust fumes as also a lethal road risk

Vision Zero is a plan that rejects road accident deaths as ‘acceptable’. Is it time we called for zero tolerance of deaths from traffic pollution? — The programme Vision Zero refuses to view the continued deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents as an acceptable fact. Like safety in the workplace, risks need to be …

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EU can increase 2030 pledge to Paris Agreement, says climate chief

The EU should raise its Paris deal pledge to a 45% emissions cut by 2030, commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete tells ministers in Brussels — The European Union will begin a process to increase its pledge to the Paris Agreement, its climate chief said on Wednesday. The EU’s current pledge to the Paris deal is for …

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