Monday February 17, 2020 4:33:50 AM PST - If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you're doing something wrong. - John Gierach
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:24:07 -0500
Environmental activists stage protests at commodities groups in Geneva - police
  Environmental activists staged protests at offices of commodities groups Cargill [CARG.UL], Vitol [VITOLV.UL] and Mercuria in Geneva on Monday, cantonal police said.


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Mon, 17 Feb 2020 03:35:18 -0500
Mississippi braces for floods as Pearl River hits 37-year highwater mark
  Mississippi urged thousands of people in the Pearl River flood plain to evacuate as the river reached its highest level in 37 years near the state capital on Sunday and was not expected to recede for days.


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Mon, 17 Feb 2020 02:03:00 -0500
Russia's Rosneft pledges $5 billion for 'green' causes over next five years
  Russian largest oil producer Rosneft has pledged to invest around $5 billion in environmentally friendly projects over the next five years, the company said on Monday.


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Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:28:41 -0500
Climate change could make premiums unaffordable: QBE Insurance
  Australia's QBE Insurance Group said on Monday climate change could make some premiums unaffordable, especially for customers exposed to extreme weather events, and was a "material risk" for its operations across the globe.


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Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:15:37 -0500
Sustainability disclosures by European companies generally poor: study
  European corporate disclosures on climate change and other sustainability issues are generally poor, a study on Monday showed, as regional policymakers mull toughening up the rules.


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Sun, 16 Feb 2020 19:15:41 -0500
UK to invest $1.6 billion in weather and climate supercomputer
  The British government will invest 1.2 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) in what it says is the world's most powerful supercomputer to provide more accurate weather and climate forecasts.


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Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:18:32 -0500
Tesla ordered by German court to stop cutting down trees for Gigafactory
  A German court on Sunday ordered Tesla Inc to stop clearing forest land near the capital Berlin to build its first European car and battery factory, a victory for local environmental activists.


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Sun, 16 Feb 2020 09:40:39 -0500
Quake hits near Iranian island, no casualties
  A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit near southern Iran's Qeshm island in the Gulf on Sunday, the official IRNA news agency reported, but a local official said there were no reports of casualties and only minor damage.


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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 13:32:45 -0500
Flights canceled amid flood alerts as second storm in week hits Britain
  The second storm in a week hit Britain on Saturday, prompting flooding alerts for many parts of the country and disrupting flights and train services just as many schools start their half-term holidays.


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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 10:40:11 -0500
'Like mosquitoes': Extinction Rebellion plans surprises for City of London
  Activist group Extinction Rebellion plans to send mosquito-like swarms of protesters to disrupt financial, accountancy and media firms in London this year to mobilize broader popular support for transformative action against climate change.


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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 07:33:07 -0500
Olympic wave riders in frontline of climate change
  (This Feb. 14 story, corrects quote in paragraph 22 to read 'through surfing' instead of 'for surfing'.)


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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 07:12:58 -0500
Activists in dinghy urge Credit Suisse off climate 'collision course'
  Climate activists clad in Titanic-era costumes gathered in a rubber dinghy outside Credit Suisse's headquarters on Thursday, to urge incoming chief executive Thomas Gottstein to steer the bank off a climate "collision course".


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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 07:08:22 -0500
Munich Re targets growing global energy weather hedges
  Munich Re is seeing growing demand for weather exposure protection from energy companies and their customers as they roll out more renewable energy installations, which are prone to fluctuations.


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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 07:04:17 -0500
Australia's 'black summer' provides glimmer of hope for climate policy action
  Australia's deadly wildfires have opened up a small window of opportunity for the country to break a decade-long impasse on climate policy, as some politicians and big business push for major change.


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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 07:01:21 -0500
Investors welcome Poland's decision to freeze last coal-fueled plant project
  Shares in Polish state-run utilities Energa and Enea gained on Friday after they froze financing of their joint project to build 1 a GW coal-fueled power unit, citing difficulties raising funds due to environmental concerns.


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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 06:59:50 -0500
Macron says Mont Blanc glacier melting proves global warming
  French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the melting of Mont Blanc's main glacier is irrefutable proof of global warming, as he sought to burnish his environmentalist credentials ahead of municipal elections next month.


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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 06:55:35 -0500
Highlights: Bank of England's Carney speaks about Brexit, technology and climate change
  Bank of England Governor Mark Carney spoke to Reuters about Brexit, the impact of December's election on Britain's economy, climate change and how technology might eventually help economies around the world to grow more strongly.


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Sat, 15 Feb 2020 06:55:35 -0500
Carney says business must come clean quickly on climate
  Bank of England Governor Mark Carney called on the world's businesses to publish strategies for cutting carbon emissions and adopting cleaner power sources by November, when world leaders meet in Scotland for U.N.-led climate talks.


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Fri, 14 Feb 2020 20:15:51 -0500
EPA consulting White House over biofuel waiver program: source
  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking White House guidance on the future of its controversial biofuel waiver program after a court ruling cast doubt over its legitimacy, and aims to announce a decision by early next month, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.


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Fri, 14 Feb 2020 18:33:58 -0500
Canada very worried about railway protests, rules out sending in the police
  Canada's Liberal government said on Friday it was deeply concerned about protests by aboriginal activists that are blocking some key railway lines but rejected a call to send in the police.


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