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How Exposed Is Your Supply Chain to Climate Risks?

How Exposed Is Your Supply Chain to Climate Risks?

Hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, heat waves, and wildfires — weather-related calamities have alarmed boardrooms across industries and awakened leadership teams to the high degree of financial risk posed by climate change. Executives are now asking: “How exposed is our global supply chain network? Which critical sites have the highest exposure in terms of revenue impact? Which …

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Wildlife activists make 11th hour plea to save koalas before Victorian blue gums logged | endangered species

Wildlife campaigners have made a last ditch plea to the Victorian government to save koalas in a blue gum plantation due to be logged on Friday. The Victorian government has approved the clear-felling of the Gordon plantation by owner Midway Pty Ltd without relocating the koalas, despite pleas from local carers and experts to protect …

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Canada's Record Oil Exports Test Trudeau's Climate-Change Ambitions

Canada’s Record Oil Exports Test Trudeau’s Climate-Change Ambitions

By Brian Platt and Erik Hertzberg (Bloomberg) — Canada is becoming more reliant on the fossil-fuel sector, even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeks to strengthen the country’s policies on climate change. Oil, natural gas, coal and refined petroleum exports hit a one-month record of C$17.4 billion ($13.6 billion) in March, according to data released …

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Opinion |  Climate Change Despair Has a 'Life-Affirming' Remedy

Opinion | Climate Change Despair Has a ‘Life-Affirming’ Remedy

On Earth Day, a 50-year-old man from Boulder, Colo., named Wynn Bruce set himself on fire in front of the Supreme Court. Friends and family members told reporters that they believed his act was a principled protest in the name of the climate crisis. It is not clear why Mr. Bruce self-immolated. We do know …

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HS2 noise pollution fears grow louder amid new designs for rail line

HS2 noise pollution fears grow louder amid new designs for rail line

Villagers fear their peace will be forever shattered after new plans for HS2 in Warwickshire were submitted. People living in and around Cubbington, near Leamington, are concerned that new plans to raise the track two meters will make the trains far noisier when they begin to run. They also think the impact of proposed design …

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Stop Using 'Too Hot' Climate Models, Says Nature Commentary

Stop Using ‘Too Hot’ Climate Models, Says Nature Commentary

Too many climate researchers are making unrealistically dire projections about the future consequences of man-made climate change based on computer models that run way too hot, argues a new commentary in Nature. The commentary’s authors point out that the too-hot models reported in the sixth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) failed to …

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Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population highest in decades

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population highest in decades

HONOLULU (AP) — The population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals has surpassed a level not seen in more than two decades, according to federal officials. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials this week said that the seal population has steadily increased over the past two years. Officials estimated the population has grown by more than …

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Global Water Crisis Puts Billions at Risk.  These Are the Numbers.

Global Water Crisis Puts Billions at Risk. These Are the Numbers.

Textsize A discarded sofa floats in a river that flows into Guanabara Bay, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 20. Andrew Borges/AFP via Getty Images Climate change gets all the headlines, but risks related to water are serious and mounting. Investors and the general public need to pay attention, groups tracking the issue argue. …

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I-10 traffic drives between solar panels and windmills in Palm Springs, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2020.

California just shy of 100% powered by renewables for first time

Renewable electricity provided just shy of 100% of California’s electricity demand on Saturday, a record-breaker, officials said, much of it from large amounts of solar power now produced along Interstate 10, an hour east of the Coachella Valley. Environmentalists over the weekend celebrated as an official online supply tracker surged to 101%, but a power …

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