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Greenland and the hunt for better climate science

Sep 19 2018

GREENLAND Flying over eastern Greenland, the NASA scientists stared down from a Gulfstream jet as it followed the precise course they had flown in previous years - using radar to map the loss of ice. | Video

Greener growth could add $26 trillion to world economy by 2030: study

Sep 05 2018

OSLO/LONDON Strong action to combat climate change could cumulatively add at least $26 trillion to the world economy by 2030, according to a study on Wednesday which seeks to dispel fears that a shift from fossil fuels will undermine growth.

Imitate Vaxjo? As heat rises, Swedish city goes green - and thrives

Aug 29 2018

VAXJO, Sweden Ringed by forests in southern Sweden, the city of Vaxjo is thriving even as it cuts greenhouse gas emissions at rates more typical of economic crashes in recessions or wars. | Video

Sucking carbon from air, Swiss firm wins new funds for climate fix

Aug 29 2018

OSLO A small Swiss company won $31 million in new investment on Tuesday to suck carbon dioxide from thin air as part of a fledgling, costly technology that may gain wider acceptance from governments in 2018 as a way to slow climate change.

Heatwaves, rains may become more severe as weather stalls-study

Aug 20 2018

OSLO Scorching summer heatwaves and downpours are set to become more extreme in the northern hemisphere as global warming makes weather patterns linger longer in the same place, scientists said on Monday. | Video

Illegal fishing, harm to Amazon forest linked to tax havens: study

Aug 13 2018

OSLO Scientists called on Monday for greater transparency over the use of tax havens by companies involved in activities that have harmed the world's oceans and the Amazon rainforest.

Dimming sunlight to slow global warming may harm crop yields: study

Aug 08 2018

OSLO Spraying a veil of sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth to slow global warming could harm crop yields in an unintended side-effect of turning down the heat, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday.

Deep reefs won't be 'twilight zone' refuge for fish, corals: study

Jul 19 2018

OSLO Deep coral reefs in a "twilight zone" in the oceans differ sharply from those near the surface, dimming hopes that they can be a refuge for marine life fleeing threats such as climate change and pollution, scientists said on Thursday.

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