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S.E.C. Orders Exxon Mobil Shareholder Vote on to Climate Data

The Securities and Exchange Commission has told Exxon Mobil it must include a resolution on its annual shareholder proxy that, if approved, would force the company to outline for investors how its profitability may be affected by climate change and the legislation that aims to combat it. The decision was ...

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In Zika Epidemic, a Warning on Climate Change

The global public health emergency involving deformed babies emerged in 2015, the hottest year in the historical record, with an outbreak in Brazil of a disease transmitted by heat-loving mosquitoes. Can that be a coincidence? Scientists say it will take them years to figure that out, and pointed to other ...

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The Paris Climate Agreement

Twenty fifteen was one hell of a year in saving-the-world news. This was the year Shell quit the Arctic, Keystone XL got shut down, and the world’s governments finally agreed to do something about the aforementioned global malady. Hell (I mean, “Heck”), even the Pope got in on the action. ...

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Extinction of large animals could make climate change worse

The extinction of large animals from tropical forests could make climate change worse — according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. New research published today in Science Advances reveals that a decline in fruit-eating animals such as large primates, tapirs and toucans could have a knock-on effect for ...

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Climate change rapidly warming world’s lakes

Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a study spanning six continents. The study is the largest of its kind and the first to use a combination of satellite temperature data and long-term ground measurements. A total of 235 lakes, representing ...

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Climate Accord Draws Mixed Reaction From Business Leaders

With the ink barely dry on a landmark climate accord, nations now face an even more daunting challenge: how to get their industries to go along. If nothing else, analysts and experts say, the accord is a signal to businesses and investors that the era of carbon reduction has arrived. ...

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Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris

Video President Obama said the historic agreement is a tribute to American climate change leadership. By CORAL DAVENPORT December 12, 2015 LE BOURGET, France — With the sudden bang of a gavel Saturday night, representatives of 195 nations reached a landmark accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country ...

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The Search for a Negotiation at the Paris Climate Talks

LE BOURGET, France — When one talks about being at the Paris climate negotiations, what one is really talking about are a half-dozen warehouses. Each is filled with artificially warmed air, thousands of people, and lots of booths, displays, flatscreen TVs, partitioned meeting rooms, and cafés. Finding a real life ...

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