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Japan, South Korea, industry oppose EU plan to cut shipping emissions

Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Japan, South Korea and a fleet of international shipping groups have warned the European Union against its plan to add greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector to Europe’s carbon market. FILE PHOTO: Container ships and bulk carriers are seen in the shipping lanes off the coast......

A ‘mutant building’ in Milan is saving energy and pleasing residents

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here From paintings and literature to music and film, the natural world is an inspiration to many. Its influence on architecture is also apparent, with a number of interesting developments now integrating plants and trees into their design. One example of......

New Zealand’s Ardern set to declare climate emergency

Reuters
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government is to declare a climate emergency in a symbolic step to increase pressure for action to combat global warming. The government will put forward a motion to declare the emergency next Wednesday, the government said as parliament reconvened after a......

Biden climate envoy John Kerry is a lifelong joke

NYPost
Post Editorial Board What was Joe Biden thinking for his choice of climate-change ambassador extraordinaire? John Kerry is one of the biggest gasbags in American politics, singlehandedly responsible for massive amounts of terrible emissions. People have been laughing at him since Yale, when Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau was zinging his......

G.M. Drops Its Support for Trump Climate Rollbacks and Aligns With Biden

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WASHINGTON — General Motors abandoned President Trump’s battle to nullify California’s fuel economy rules meant to curb global warming, the strongest sign yet that corporate America is moving on from Mr. Trump and adapting to an incoming Democratic administration. The company also signaled that it was ready to work with......

Former subprime player claims he can now short the mortgage market for climate and Covid risks

CNBC Real Estate
During the mortgage bubble in the early 2000s, when investors were feverishly trading faulty subprime bonds, a few savvy skeptics recognized the bonds were doomed, so they bet against them. They shorted the bonds and made billions. Now one of those players is doing the same thing, but not on subprime.......

Trump rails against Paris climate accord in virtual G20 event

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Trump was making what is likely to be his final appearance at an international summit after losing the US presidential election to Joe Biden. His views on the climate crisis — along with a host of other issues, from......

PM Suga says Japan will lead international efforts on climate change

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will lead international efforts to combat climate change, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on the sidelines of Sunday’s G20 summit. Suga has already declared the country’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Reporting by Ju-min Park and Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by David Goodman Source – For......

Biden will rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. Here’s what happens next

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WILMINGTON, DE – NOVEMBER 19: President-elect Joe Biden answers a reporter question after he delivered remarks at the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Washington Post |......

Wildlife diseases poised to spread northwards as climate changes: study

Reuters
ANCHORAGE (Reuters) – As the world’s climate warms, parasite-carried wildlife diseases will move north, with animals in cold far-north and high-altitude regions expected to suffer the most dramatic increases, warns a study to be published on Friday in the journal Science. The study projects increasing spread over the next five......

Climate change: Can sending fewer emails really save the planet?

BBC
By David MolloyTechnology reporter Related Topics Climate change image copyrightGetty Images Are you the type of person who always says thank-you? Well, if it’s by email, you should stop, according to UK officials looking at ways to save the environment. The Financial Times reports that we may all soon be......

If Biden pushes US back to Paris accord, climate change won’t get better

NYPost
Jonathan A. Lesser “We’ll always have Paris,” runs the classic line from “Casablanca,” and it might as well serve as one of the Biden-Harris administration’s central mantras. Joe Biden promises to aggressively combat climate change, starting by rejoining the Paris Agreement, which Team Trump ditched to the horror of the......

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