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China to launch nationwide carbon market next week: officials

China’s national emissions trading scheme (ETS) will be officially launched on 19 December, reports Climate Home, citing a document from the country’s National Development Reform Commission. The scheme…

DAILY BRIEF | 15.12.17

Global warming made Hurricane Harvey deadly rains three times more likely, research reveals

Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rainfall, which caused serious flooding in Houston this summer, was made around three times more likely by climate change, new research finds. Global warming also…

DAILY BRIEF | 14.12.17

California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities & David Attenborough offers stark warning

Coverage of California’s wildfires continued this morning as the flames moved towards the towns of Montecito and Carpinteria. The fire destroyed nearly 800 structures scorched another 56,000 acres…

DAILY BRIEF | 11.12.17

‘Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money

Over half of the EU’s 619 coal power plants are making a loss, according to a new report by the think tank Carbon Tracker. Higher carbon prices and…

DAILY BRIEF | 08.12.17

The most accurate climate models predict greater warming, study shows 

A new study attempts to narrow the range of uncertainty in climate model projections this century, finding the most accurate models have more warming by 2100, report Inside…

DAILY BRIEF | 07.12.17

Melting ice could cause more California droughts

Loss of ice cover in the Arctic could result in more droughts in California, according to a new study published in Nature Communications by US federal researchers. The…

DAILY BRIEF | 06.12.17

Climate change is radically reshuffling UK bird species, report finds

Climate change is causing a radical reshuffle of the UK’s birds, with some species disappearing while new migrants settle in, a report finds. Aspects of birds’ life histories,…

DAILY BRIEF | 05.12.17

UK government to release funding for mini nuclear power stations

The Guardian reports that ministers are expected to back the first generation of small nuclear power stations in the UK with tens of millions of pounds this week,…

DAILY BRIEF | 04.12.17

Only a third of Republican voters blame humans as main cause of climate change

82% of Democrats believe global warming is happening, compared to only 50% of Republicans, according to new research published in the journal Climatic Change, reports the Independent. The…

DAILY BRIEF | 01.12.17
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