Not The Weather Report
Climate change news for Friday 20th of April 2018
"“When corals bleach from a heatwave, they can either survive and regain their colour slowly... or they can die,” [Prof Terry Hughes] said. “Averaged across the whole Great Barrier Reef, we lost 30% of the corals in the nine-month period [in] 2016.”"
"Electric cars are praised as the answer to questions of green and clean mobility. But the overall sustainability of electric vehicles is far from clear. On closer examination, our entire transport paradigm may need to be rethought"
"Nearly a third of the continental United States was in drought as of April 10, more than three times the coverage of a year ago. And the specter of a drought-ridden summer has focused renewed urgency on state and local conservation efforts"
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"Blockchain-based carbon credit platform Poseidon has committed to spend its first tranche of cash buying Peruvian REDD credits... as part of an initiative offering a voluntary carbon credit platform for retailers"
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"China... plans to create several “super-large” coal mining companies by the end of 2020 as the world’s biggest producer of the fuel ramps up years of efforts to streamline the fragmented sector and slash outdated capacity"
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