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Climate change to affect 10 million Americans by 2075, CBO warns
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:46 PM

Ten million Americans will be “substantially affected” by climate change by 2075, causing government disaster spending to jump, the Congressional Budget Office projected Thursday. But, instead of trying to cut carbon emissions, the federal government should make coastal residents bear more of the financial risks for living there, the office said.

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Who will ready Montreal to withstand climate change? – Montreal
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:44 PM

Climate change will expose Montrealers to new dangers. Municipal politicians are campaigning on different plans to make them safer.

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Dakota Access builder and Corps object to tribal proposal
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:42 PM

The builder of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and the federal agency that permitted the project are objecting to an effort by American Indian tribes to bolster protections for their water supply.

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Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:35 PM

Some corals may naturally adapt to climate change, but their ability to survive could be outpaced by global warming unless cuts are made to greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.

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Incoming EPA adviser thinks air is too clean
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:29 PM

Robert Phalen, a researcher joining the EPA’s board of science advisers, thinks clean air is bad for your health.

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Locals learn to live in harmony with drought in Brazil’s semiarid region
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:26 PM

Irrigated green fields of vineyards and monoculture crops coexist in Brazil’s semiarid Northeast with dry plains dotted with flowering cacti and native crops traditionally planted by the locals. Two models of development in struggle, with very different fruits.

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Monsanto halts launch of chemical after users complain of rashes
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:21 PM

Monsanto Co put on hold the launch of a chemical designed to be applied to crop seeds on Wednesday following reports it causes rashes on people, in the latest instance of complaints about a company product that was approved by U.S. environmental regulators.

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Study predicts slow, steady rise of electric vehicles to 2030
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:20 PM

Pure electric vehicles will not begin to gain serious traction in most global markets until after 2025 and will likely account for only 14 percent of total global vehicle production by 2030, according to a new study.

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U.S. lawmakers seek ‘well-rounded biofuels policies’
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:19 PM

A bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives has called on the Environmental Protection Agency to recognize “the significant pitfalls and costs” of renewable fuel standards in its future rulemaking and enact “well-rounded” biofuel policies.

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Huge private sector investment puts Paris climate target in reach, says report
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:17 PM

Global investment could hold the key to fighting climate change, with one trillion dollars already invested in solutions such as renewables and energy efficiency, says International Finance Corporation.

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Pregnant sharks and rays likely to abort their young if captured
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:16 PM

New research has found a quarter of pregnant sharks and rays lose their pups when caught, threatening some species.

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New species of orangutan discovered in Sumatra – and is already endangered
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:12 PM

Scientists identified a new species of great ape, Pongo tapanuliensis or Tapanuli orangutan, but fear its survival is already in doubt as its habitat is under threat.

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