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Eight arrested after Greenpeace protesters block oil tanker from Russia in Thames

Eight arrested after Greenpeace protesters block oil tanker from Russia in Thames

Police have arrested eight people after Greenpeace protesters “blocked” an oil tanker that had arrived in the Thames from Russia. The environmental group said activists snuck past security and climbed onto the spot where the ship was meant to dock in Essex on Sunday night. It said the Andromeda tanker appeared to make a U-turn …

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As Earth heats up, the world must consider sunlight reflection

As Earth heats up, the world must consider sunlight reflection

From suffocating heat in India to rampaging wildfires in New Mexico, the planet is sending us a message: the long-dreaded climate emergency is now. The world is poised to blow past the Paris Agreement temperature targets, with devastating consequences. Faced with this clear and present danger, the United States and other nations must consider expanding …

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Oil Giants Sell Dirty Wells to Buyers With Looser Climate Goals, Study Finds

Oil Giants Sell Dirty Wells to Buyers With Looser Climate Goals, Study Finds

When Royal Dutch Shell sold off its stake in the Umuechem oil field in Nigeria last year, it was, on paper, a step forward for the company’s climate ambitions: Shell could clean up its holdings, raise money to invest in cleaner technologies, and move toward its goal of net zero emissions by 2050. As soon …

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Jimmy Carter says court 'misinterpreted' environmental law he signed

Jimmy Carter says court ‘misinterpreted’ environmental law he signed

Former President Carter is taking the rare step of weighing in on judicial proceedings, saying that an appeals court is misinterpreting a conservation law he signed. On Monday, Carter filed a briefing chastising a ruling that upheld a Trump-era decision to build a road through a national wildlife refuge in order to enable medical evacuations …

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Rejection of Arctic mine expansion bid offers hope for narwhal population | Canada

The expansion of an iron ore mine in the Arctic that would have increased shipping and led to the “complete extirpation of narwhal” from the region has been blocked. After four years of consultations and deliberations, the Nunavut Impact Review Board rejected a request from Baffinland Iron Mines Corp asking to significantly increase mining on …

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The climate solution that can also restore our seas

The climate solution that can also restore our seas

The National Academies of Sciences released a report in December 2021 assessing potential benefits of ocean-based carbon dioxide removal strategies and calling for more research to learn how these methods could help mitigate the impacts of climate change. Among the recommended strategies is ocean iron seeding or ocean pasture restoration (OPR). The idea behind OPR …

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