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19 September 2017
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19 September 2017

Union of Concerned Scientists-led study quantifies impacts of emissions of major fossil fuel producers on global temperature & sea level rise

A Union of Concerned Scientists-led study released in September 2017 analyzes and quantifies the climate change impacts of carbon dioxide and methane emissions traced to specific fossil fuel companies. Based on an analysis of two time periods (1880 -...

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15 September 2017
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Author: Sophie Chapelle, Basta! (France)

« Ouragans, inondations : des multinationales poursuivies en justice », 13 septembre 2017...

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15 September 2017

Commentary: As climate change losses mount, it's time to talk about liability and compensation

Author: Saleemul Huq, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The quick succession of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose hitting the Caribbean islands, Texas and Florida as well as one-in-100-year floods in South Asia hitting first Nepal, then India and now Bangladesh now has brought into clear focus the issue of...

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15 September 2017
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Author: Chisato Goya, Reuters

« Voici les 4 secteurs qui dépensent le plus d'argent pour l'environnement », 11 septembre 2017...

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14 September 2017

California communities’ lawsuit against 37 fossil fuel companies (re climate change compensation)

On 17 July 2017, three local governments in California (San Mateo County, Marin County, and the City of Imperial Beach) filed a lawsuit against 37 fossil fuel companies including BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Peabody Energy, Shell and Statoil....

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14 September 2017
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Author: Les Amis de la Terre France

« Après AXA, Scor prend de nouvelles mesures contre le charbon », 7 septembre 2017...

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11 September 2017

3 major legal actions against companies to reframe climate change as a human rights emergency

Author: Guardian (UK)

"The Guardian view on climate change: see you in court - Editorial", 10 Sep 2017...

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9 September 2017

Commentary: How to get gender-responsive adaptation right

Author: Jennifer Baumwoll, Eco-business

Why is it so difficult to integrate gender into climate change responses?... Observers mention a number of hurdles such as limited resources, lack of information or deficient expertise —it seems that many practitioners lack an understanding of how to...

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9 September 2017

Increases in industrial pollution cause health concerns in wake of Hurricane Harvey

The closing of numerous chemical plants and refineries in Houston due to severe weather, heavy rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey resulted in very high releases of toxic pollutants into the air. Public health experts have expressed concerns about...

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