Vast palm oil project in Papua must be investigated by government, watchdogs say

Last week, Mongabay, Tempo, Malaysiakini and Earthsight’s The Gecko Project published an investigation into the story behind the Tanah Merah project, an enormous palm oil development in Papua …

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Real ‘Ice Wives’ and Husbands of Antarctica: Friends With Benefits Keep the South Pole Steamy – Motherboard


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Real 'Ice Wives' and Husbands of Antarctica: Friends With Benefits Keep the South Pole Steamy
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Allow me to state two obvious things: Antarctica is very cold. Antarctica is also very remote. It is so hard to get there that workers and scientists are often stationed in Antarctica for months, and research stations have very spotty internet

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What’s Your Idea For Emissions Reduction? The Keeling Curve Prize | #CleanTechnica Exclusive

Keeling Curve PrizeHere’s your chance to make an impact on climate change

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Coast Guard and Taylor Energy disagree over source of 14-year Gulf oil leak

The U.S. Coast Guard isn’t buying Taylor Energy’s explanation about what’s causing the oil company’s 14-year-old leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists hired by Taylor Energy say an oil-soaked area of …

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Arcata extreme weather shelter opens up for first time this year – Eureka Times Standard


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Arcata extreme weather shelter opens up for first time this year
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The Arcata House Partnership opened its “extreme weather shelter” Monday night for the first time this year, according to Executive Director Darlene Spoor. “There were several hundred people sleeping in tents or in cars last night that we're aware of

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To Survive Antarctica, Scientists Enter a Kind of ‘Psychological Hibernation’ – Popular Mechanics


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To Survive Antarctica, Scientists Enter a Kind of 'Psychological Hibernation'
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Antarctica isn't for everyone. If we're being honest, it's not for humans at all. People are social creatures, and living at a base at the bottom of the world doesn't offer too many opportunities for interacting with others. Combine that with the near
Antarctic Winters Trigger Psychological Hibernation so People Can Cope With Isolation and DarknessNewsweek

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OECD, UNEP, & World Bank Call For “Radical Shift” In Climate Financing

Last week, the OECD, the UN Environmental Programme, and the World Bank Group, in advance of both the G20 leaders meeting and the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference, called for a radical shift of investment into low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure as a means towards limiting the impact of climate change

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Malaysia and Indonesia ‘put pressure on UK’ to intervene over ban on palm oil by supermarket Iceland

The world’s biggest palm oil producing nations, Indonesia and Malaysia, have both reportedly attempted to influence the British government to take action after supermarket chain Iceland announced it w…

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Whale songs in the ocean around Antarctica have transformed; climate change could be why – ABC News


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Whale songs in the ocean around Antarctica have transformed; climate change could be why
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Whales in the ocean around Antarctica are changing their tune, according to a new study. Interested in Environment? Add Environment as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Environment news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Environment.

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Shell Partners With Institutional Investors To Set New Climate Targets

On Monday, British-Dutch oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell announced new climate targets developed in partnership with institutional investors on behalf of Climate Action 100+, which include new public short-term Net Carbon Footprint targets which will be linked to executive pay

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