The News for Thursday 12th of July 2018
"The recent rainfall was unprecedented... “The government is just starting to realize that it needs to take steps to mitigate the impact of global warming,” said Takashi Okuma, an emeritus professor at Niigata University who studies disasters."
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"The European Commission will launch a 12-week consultation early next week on revising its long-term low-carbon development strategy – a plan that might take as long as two years to finalise, the EU’s climate chief said Tuesday."
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"California grasslands offer a better chance of sequestering carbon than forests under higher temperatures and more intense drought, which researchers say is critical for offset project developers and regulators to consider..."
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"Excess carbon dioxide is hurting our environment while the a shortage of it is stressing the food and drink industry. Here’s why capturing the most notorious greenhouse gas is not as simple as it seems."
"Fewer people believe China’s national carbon market will be fully operational this decade, a new survey has revealed, as policy risks and expectations of lower allowance prices fuel pessimism and hold back industry from making... investment."
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1st Picture: By Original: "Information for flood prevention" on The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Japan)（国土交通省）, Add animation: Peka (国土交通省 「川の防災情報」Xバンドレーダ雨量分布 中国、as of 2018-07-10) [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
4th Picture: By U.S. Forest Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
6th Picture: By allen watkin, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32039098