Climate Impacts Stories

Climate concerns take top billing as the US pivots to the Arctic

The Obama administration has put climate change on the top of its agenda as the US prepares to take the helm of the eight-nation Arctic Council.

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Five years after BP spill, what has changed for US offshore drilling?

What new precautions has the Obama administration and oil industry taken to prevent and contain future spills?

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Japan’s reputation at risk as the country pursues dirty coal

With news agencies reporting that Japan is on the verge of slinking away from its greenhouse gas reduction commitments just as other major economies pledge to work harder, new research shows the country’s continued investment in coal risk its...

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Shareholders vote puts climate risk on BP’s agenda

Shareholders overwhelmingly backed a resolution this week that will force the fossil fuel behemoth BP to focus much more on climate risk in its annual reporting.

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Thousands march in Canada in call for climate action

All eyes were on Quebec City, Canada this weekend as more than 25,000 people from across the country came together to call on their country to take ambitious climate action, and curb tar sands growth.

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Tanzania makes disaster management top priority

In response to increasing threats of extreme and unpredictable weather related to climate change, the Tanzanian government has implemented a new law that will address disaster management.

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Great Barrier Reef: Scientists rate government’s recovery plan as “weak”

The federal government's plan to reverse the decline of the Great Barrier Reef is "weak" and fails to address the threat of climate change, according to a new report.

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California enacts water cuts as drought provides a preview of climate impacts to come

As California suffers through its worst drought in 1,200 years, conditions in the Golden State have reached a breaking point.

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Germany’s climate credibility under threat from coal

Germany's climate credibility could be hanging in the balance as new research shows that lignite mines in the country now make up four out of five of the largest emitters in Europe.

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Water crisis pushes Brazil towards solar power

Without water to feed its hydroelectric dams, drought-hit Brazil is turning to the solar energy source once dubbed a fantasy by the country’s president.

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