• French Environment Minister Resigns Over Lack Of Climate Action

    • Date: 28/08/18
    • Reuters

    PARIS (Reuters) – French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot announced his resignation on Tuesday, citing disappointment with the lack of progress on climate and other environmental goals. Hulot said his decision, taken on Monday night, was the result of an “accumulation of disappointments” over the inadequacy of steps to tackle climate change, defend biodiversity and address […]

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  • Australia’s New PM Faces Test On Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 27/08/18
    • The Sydney Morning Herald

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing his first foreign policy test ahead of a regional visit next week, as Pacific leaders urge him to deepen Australia’s cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and cement Australia’s commitment to the Paris agreement on climate change. The moves heighten pressure on the new Prime Minister to confirm his stance […]

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  • Trump Administration Hands U.S. States A Way To Keep Burning Coal

    • Date: 26/08/18
    • CNBC

    The Trump administration is giving states a pathway to keep coal power plants running, and many will likely seize the opportunity. The window opened Tuesday when the Environmental Protection Agency revealed its plan to scrap President Barack Obama’s greenhouse gas regulations for the nation’s power plants. The Trump administration intends to replace the rules with a policy that will […]

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  • Climate Change Bill’s Failure Topples Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

    • Date: 24/08/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Australia has a new prime minister after the governing coalition refused to support global warming-related legislation pushed by former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Turnbull stepped down Friday as a vote of no confidence loomed. Turnbull has been replaced by Scott Morrison, who helped craft Australia’s strict immigration policy and a more conservative member of Parliament. […]

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  • Merkel Allies Pressure German PM to Keep Coal Plants Running For Next 30 Years

    • Date: 24/08/18
    • Bloomberg

    Germany’s states are upping pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to keep coal-fired power for as long as 30 years as the nation approaches a deadline for setting an exit date from the fossil fuel. Merkel’s administration is committed to shuttering about 120 lignite and hard-coal plants to cut emissions and plans to set a final exit point […]

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  • Nuanced Climate Views of Presidential Adviser Concern Senate

    • Date: 24/08/18
    • Sara Reardon, Nature News

    Drogemeier refuses to board the bandwagon. Meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), says that science should be conducted without political interference or influence. “I am absolutely firm on the point,” Droegemeier told a Senate committee during his nomination hearing on 23 August. But […]

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  • Trump’s New Science Adviser Unites All Sides

    • Date: 22/08/18
    • Patrick Michaels and Ryan Maue, The Hill

    Long-vacant position at top of OSTP to be filled. After a long vacancy, President Trump nominated Kelvin Droegemeier of Oklahoma to fill the position of Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), often referred to as the White House Science adviser. John Holdren, Obama’s science adviser, called him “a very good pick.” Climate scientists such as Katherine […]

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  • Australia Pulls Out of Climate Change Targets Agreed at Paris Conference

    • Date: 21/08/18
    • Harry Cockburn, The Independent

    Cheaper power is now the number one priority. Embattled Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has abandoned plans to set a new emissions reduction target, following a revolt by MPs in his own government amid a potential leadership challenge. Mr Turnbull’s signature energy policy – the National Energy Guarantee – contained a pledge to cut Australia’s emissions by […]

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