• 2018 Starts With Record Cold in Parts of US

    • Date: 01/01/18
    • Voice of America

    Bone-chilling cold gripped the middle of the U.S. as 2018 began Monday, breaking low temperature records, icing some New Year’s celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exposure to the elements. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories covering a vast area from South Texas all the way to Canada and […]

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  • Even Sharks Are Freezing to Death: Winter Rages and the Nation Reels

    • Date: 30/12/17
    • The New York Times

    Shivering, snowbound cities are scrapping their outdoor New Year’s Eve countdowns. Polar-bear plunges are being canceled because of fears of frostbite and hypothermia. Winter-hardened towns are gaping at their new lows: 32 degrees below zero in Watertown, N.Y. Minus 36 in International Falls, Minn. Visual aid showing how to distinguish between climate and weather, using […]

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  • We Could Use Some ‘Good Old Global Warming’ Trump Jokes As U.S. Experiences Record Cold

    • Date: 29/12/17
    • Associated Press

    President Donald Trump is using the bitterly cold temperatures forecast for the East Coast to knock climate change. Trump noted Thursday on Twitter that New Year’s Eve could be the coldest on record. He adds, “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, […]

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  • Bitter Cold, More Snow Expected Across U.S. After Record-Breaking Christmas

    • Date: 26/12/17
    • UPI

    Large snow totals and frigid temperatures are forecast across the United States for the rest of the week, after some places saw record snow for Christmas. Snow has piled up across the northern swath of the country — from the Pacific Northwest to the Great Lakes — as a winter weather system interacts with an […]

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  • Merry Christmas To All Our Friends And Readers

    • Date: 21/12/17

    Wishing all our members, readers and supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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  • EU Ministers Back Govt Subsidies For Coal-Fired Power Plants Until 2030

    • Date: 20/12/17
    • Platts

    Brussels — EU coal-fired power plants could benefit from capacity payments through 2030 if a negotiating position agreed by EU energy ministers on a draft EU electricity market design regulation makes it into the final binding version.   The position, agreed at an EU energy council meeting in Brussels, would allow existing power plants with […]

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  • Social-Democrats Should Focus Less On Climate Change, German Foreign Minister Says

    • Date: 18/12/17
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Germany’s foreign minister and former SPD head Sigmar Gabriel says his party should focus less on environmental and climate protection and instead emphasise topics that concern its traditional voting bloc, such as industrial job security and upholding Germany’s cultural principles. “We Social Democrats have often been culturally at ease in these post-modern liberal debates. Environment and climate protection have […]

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  • Inuit Accuse Green Activists Of Racism Over ‘Factually Untrue’ Polar Bear Claims

    • Date: 16/12/17
    • CBC Radio

    A conservation group that released footage of an emaciated polar bear has come under fire for suggesting Inuit hunters are downplaying the effects of climate change in order to protect their bottom line. Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern is coming to the defence of Inuit polar bear hunters after a marine conservation group accused them of […]

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