Tuesday November 24th 2015, 9:00 AMKeeping state leaders away from the negotiations will play a major role in ensuring that crucial talks on a new global climate deal in Paris next week proceed smoothly, China's top climate change negotiator said in an interview on Monday. [News Source]
China says keeping leaders away is key to climate talk success.
Most of Britain’s major cities pledge to run on green energy by 2050.
Tuesday November 24th 2015, 9:00 AMMost of Britain’s major cities will be run entirely on green energy by 2050, after the leaders of more than 50 Labour-run councils made pledges to eradicate carbon emissions in their areas. [News Source]
Canada to tell world it’s serious about climate change, says PM.
Tuesday November 24th 2015, 9:00 AMCanada will tell a green summit next week that it is finally ready to tackle climate change, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday after a meeting with the country's provinces to work out a national strategy. [News Source]
Congresswoman defends NOAA scientists from Lamar Smith ‘witch hunt.’
Tuesday November 24th 2015, 9:00 AMRep. Eddie Bernice Johnson sends Lamar Smith, chair of the House science committee, a blistering critique of his 'ideological crusade.' [News Source]
Against the odds, Caribbean doubles down for 1.5 degree deal in Paris.
Tuesday November 24th 2015, 9:00 AMNegotiators from the 15-member Caribbean Community are intent on striking a deal to keep the global temperature rise at 1.5 degrees of pre-industrial levels. [News Source]
Alberta’s new climate plan: What you need to know.
Tuesday November 24th 2015, 9:00 AMHome of the tar sands aims to cut emissions and tax carbon, a sign of Canada’s new direction heading into the Paris climate talks. [News Source]
Mysterious Siberian craters may have an underwater analogue, scientists say.
Tuesday November 24th 2015, 9:00 AMResearchers suggest methane hydrates could be melting and creating mounds beneath the sea. [News Source]
California school textbooks seen as spineless on climate change.
Tuesday November 24th 2015, 9:00 AMScience textbooks in California schools - including in San Francisco and Oakland - are wishy-washy when it comes to climate change. [News Source]
How Africa’s fastest solar power project is lighting up Rwanda.
Tuesday November 24th 2015, 9:00 AMAn East African solar plant is completed in less than a year - creating jobs and setting Rwanda on the path to providing half its population with electricity by 2017. [News Source]
California at forefront of US battle on climate change.
Tuesday November 24th 2015, 9:00 AMWhile California still has significant environmental problems, experts say there is no denying the state has adopted some of the world's toughest air quality standards, setting it at the forefront of the battle on climate change. [News Source]
Indonesia’s biodiesel push is vital for emission cuts target: Group.
Tuesday November 24th 2015, 9:00 AMIndonesia's biodiesel consumption is seen soaring to 7.9 million kilolitres next year from 1.1-1.2 kilolitres in 2015, an industry body said, adding that increased demand was crucial for the country's to meet its commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]