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Meteorological Organization: Climate Change Causing Extreme Weather – Voice of America


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Meteorological Organization: Climate Change Causing Extreme Weather
Voice of America
The World Meteorological Organization warns the floods, heatwaves and other extreme weather conditions gripping many parts of the world are likely to continue as a consequence of accelerating climate change. While the world was fixated on the dramatic …

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Volcano climate SHOCK: Heat source under Antarctica could be melting giant ice caps – Express.co.uk


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Volcano climate SHOCK: Heat source under Antarctica could be melting giant ice caps
Express.co.uk
A team of international scientists has discovered a source of intense volcanic heat beneath Antarctica's fastest-melting ice sheet. Professor Karen Heywood from the University of East Anglia, who took part in a 2014 expedition to the icy continent
UEA scientists in Antarctica volcanic heat discoveryNorfolk Eastern Daily Press
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is in trouble – but the ground beneath it may buy some timeSource
Active Volcanic Source Discovered Under Antarctic GlacierIFLScience
EurekAlert (press release)
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Norwalk named ‘Climate Champion’ for banning fracking waste

NORWALK — Norwalk has received the “Climate Champion Award” for having passed an ordinance aimed at keeping fracking waste outside city limits.

The city was presented the award by Live Green, The Discovery Museum and Planetarium, and Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition, which held the Regional Conference for Sustainable Development at the museum in Bridgeport on June 5.

“It was really nice to find out that Norwalk received the award for passing the ordinance, and we’re definitely happy to join 45 other (Connecticut) municipalities in passing a fracking-waste ban ordinance,” said Norwalk Councilwoman Eloisa Melendez, a District A Democrat who chairs the council’s Ordinance Committee, before summarizing local support for the ban. “From the very first meeting, the room was packed.”

On May 22, the full council passed the new ordinance “Prohibiting Natural Gas Waste and Oil Waste from Natural Gas Extraction Activities within the City of Norwalk.” The ordinance is intended to discourage the transport or storage of fracking waste in Norwalk.

Fracking is a practice where water is forced deep into the ground to create cracks, releasing natural gas and oil. The water is mixed with chemicals that aid the process and can be exposed to radioactive deposits occurring naturally in the earth. Contaminated waste is a byproduct of the process.

Mayor Harry Rilling announced the award recognizing Norwalk’s effort to keep such waste at bay during Tuesday evening’s Common Council meeting. He and others counted the award as an example of ongoing efforts by the city and Board of Education to make Norwalk more environmentally friendly.

“Norwalk does want to be a green community and everything that we can possibly do to add to that, to do the things we need to do, to save energy, use more sustainable energy and reduce our carbon footprint is always something that’s desirable,” Rilling said. “I want to thank the council, too, because you’re a part of this, you’re a part of this process, and I think we’re making leaps and bounds that we probably haven’t seen in the city of Norwalk ever before.”

He credited Norwalk Building and Facilities Manager Alan Lo and Norwalk Public Schools Director of Facilities and Management Director Williams Hodel for spearheading many energy-saving initiatives.

One such initiave got unanimous support Tuesday evening to move forward.

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Media fails on climate and extreme weather coverage, except for this guy – Grist


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Media fails on climate and extreme weather coverage, except for this guy
Grist
But if you rely on mainstream media for news, you might not know that climate change had anything to do with those storms or other extreme weather events — unless you've recently paid close attention to Al Roker. Climate scientists tell us that as the

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Fire and ice: The untapped fossil fuel that could save or ruin our climate

In fact, some scientists think methane hydrate, which is plentiful in the Gulf of Mexico, was to blame for the blast … America where gas and oil are relatively cheap. Race for the new fracking But Flemings says that could change as the science improves.

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Dogwood Alliance: We Need To “Elevate the Role of Forests” In Solving Climate Crisis

How important are protecting the forests in our attempts to mitigate climate change

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NASA Scientists Traverse Antarctica to Prep for New Climate Satellite (Video) – Space.com


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NASA Scientists Traverse Antarctica to Prep for New Climate Satellite (Video)
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The two researchers and two other crewmembers drove large, tank-like vehicles called PistenBullies, with 60-foot-long (18 meters) plastic sled trains trailing behind them. The sleds held gear for both science and survival, including the crew's sleeping

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Antarctica snowfall is increasing, likely due to climate change – CNN – CNN International


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Antarctica snowfall is increasing, likely due to climate change – CNN
CNN International
Snowfall across the great white continent of Antarctica is increasing, according to a study released this week by an international team led by the British Antarctic Survey.
A new study on increased snowfall in Antarctica shows the dramatic …Quartz
Increasing Snowfall in Antarctica Could Slightly Reduce Sea Level RiseKTLA
Antarctica's Snowfall Has Increased, But That Doesn't Change Anything About Global WarmingThe Weather Channel
CleanTechnica –KPAX-TV
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#ShellKnew 30 Years Ago: Documents Reveal Predictions of Extreme Weather, Climate Lawsuits – EcoWatch


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#ShellKnew 30 Years Ago: Documents Reveal Predictions of Extreme Weather, Climate Lawsuits
EcoWatch
Royal Dutch Shell has known about the links between fossil fuel use and climate change for decades, according to newly-released internal company documents. The documents, unveiled by Dutch newspaper De Correspondent on Thursday, show that the oil giant
Shell foresaw Hurricane Sandy in prescient climate reports from 1980sMashable

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Despite Unprecedented Year of Extreme Weather, FEMA Ditches Every Single Mention of ‘Climate’ From Four-Year … – Common Dreams


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Despite Unprecedented Year of Extreme Weather, FEMA Ditches Every Single Mention of 'Climate' From Four-Year …
Common Dreams
While 2017 was the costliest year ever for destruction from extreme weather events—and even as much of Puerto Rico is still struggling with a slow and "dehumanizing" recovery nearly six months after Hurricane Maria—a look at the new Federal Emergency
FEMA is preparing for the future. “Climate change” isn't part of it. – VoxVox
Strategic Plan | FEMA.govFEMA.gov
FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic PlanNPR
Bloomberg
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