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Immediate Action Needed to Save Pacific Northwest from Ocean Acidification: Scientists

Immediate Action Needed to Save Pacific Northwest from Ocean Acidification: Scientists
The Pacific coast of North America is becoming more acidic as human-produced carbon dioxide emissions dissolve into the water and communities from B.C. to California must take action now to offset changes that are already affecting West Coast marine life, say leading ocean scientists.
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“The Blob” Disrupts What We Think We Know About Climate Change, Oceans Scientist Says

“The Blob” Disrupts What We Think We Know About Climate Change, Oceans Scientist Says
Deep in the northeast Pacific Ocean, The Blob is acting strangely. When the abnormally warm patch of water first appeared in 2013, fascinated scientists watched disrupted weather patterns, from drought in California to almost snowless winters in Alaska and record cold winters in the northeast. The anomalously warm water, with temperatures three degrees Centigrade above normal, was nicknamed The Blob by U.S climatologist Nick Bond. It stretched over one million square kilometres of the Gulf of Alaska — more than the surface area of B.C. and Alberta combined — stretching down 100-metres into the ocean.
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George Bush Sr Cabinet Was Worried About Climate Change 27 Years Ago

George Bush Sr Cabinet Was Worried About Climate Change 27 Years Ago
The agreement that was hammered out in Paris at the recent climate talks will be a great step forward towards addressing the growing threat of climate change. But lost amongst the applause for the accord is a question that needs to be answered: Why did it take so long, and are we too late? Two weeks ago, memos from the George H.W. Bush administration were released that detailed conversations between Bush Sr.’s cabinet members, where they discussed the growing threat of global climate change…27 years ago.
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Paris Climate Talks to Fossil Fuel Investors: ‘Get Out Now’

Paris Climate Talks to Fossil Fuel Investors: ‘Get Out Now’
The end of the fossil fuel era is being signalled loud and clear here at the Paris climate conference as ministers enter the final hours of negotiations.It's crunch time and everyone is saying the elements needed for an ambitious deal are still on the table. An essential part of this includes establishing a clear long-term goal to guide investor confidence toward a low-carbon society. And with a 1.5C degree target option currently alive in the text, along with words such as ‘decarbonisation’ and ‘carbon neutral’, the signal couldn’t be clearer.
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InfoGraphics: Coal is Not the Answer to Energy Poverty and Here’s Why

InfoGraphics: Coal is Not the Answer to Energy Poverty and Here’s Why
Worldwide, the coal industry is suffering as the demand for its product weakens in the face of a surge in clean, renewable energy options and a world that can no longer afford to continue to consume this dirty fossil fuel. Here's a series of fact-filled infographics that tell the real story about coal and energy poverty.
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Despite Low Oil Prices, Renewable Power Gaining Traction — Not Fast Enough for the Climate

Despite Low Oil Prices, Renewable Power Gaining Traction — Not Fast Enough for the Climate
The shift away from coal and towards renewable sources of energy is slowly beginning to gain traction, two recently-released reports from American and global energy agencies show. “The biggest story is in the case of renewables,” International Energy Agency executive director, Fatih Birol, told the Guardian as this year's World Energy Outlook was released. “It is no longer a niche. Renewable energy has become a mainstream fuel, as of now.”
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Sunshine State Solar Industry Fighting Koch Fueled Denier Onslaught

Sunshine State Solar Industry Fighting Koch Fueled Denier Onslaught
With its nickname “The Sunshine State,” it would make sense for Florida to lead in solar energy in the United States. But industry opposition and a climate change-denying governor have allowed the state to fall dangerously behindwhen it comes to harnessing the power of the sun.
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Prime Minister Harper’s Inaction on Climate Killed the Keystone XL Oilsands Pipeline

Prime Minister Harper’s Inaction on Climate Killed the Keystone XL Oilsands Pipeline
With U.S. President Barack Obama expected to deny a permit to the Keystone XL pipeline this fall, Canada’s oil industry is looking for someone to blame.
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Willie Soon A Heartland Institute Star Since 2003: Was He Paid? If So, When And With Whose Money?

Willie Soon A Heartland Institute Star Since 2003: Was He Paid? If So, When And With Whose Money?
Willie Soon has gained a global spotlight from many recent news articles (New York Times,
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Calls for Media to Accurately Label Climate Deniers Growing Louder

Calls for Media to Accurately Label Climate Deniers Growing Louder
The public debate over how to address climate change has been hindered in no small part by the media's refusal to properly identify climate deniers, according to an open letter penned by fellows of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry titled; Deniers are not Skeptics.
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