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05/11/18
Author: 
Arthur Neslen
 Most of Spain’s coalmines will be closed as the Pozo La Muerte in Pumarabule was in 2005. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Agreement with unions includes early retirement for miners, re-skilling and environmental restoration

Oct. 26, 2018

Spain is to shut down most of its coalmines by the end of the year after government and unions struck a deal that will mean €250m (£221m) will be invested in mining regions over the next decade.

03/11/18
Author: 
Linda Schneider

“If, as history shows, fantasies of weather and climate control have chiefly served commercial and military interests, why should we expect the future to be different?”
—James Fleming, Fixing the Sky1

02/11/18
Author: 
Damian Carrington
Cattle in the Amazon rainforest.  Photograph: Michael Nichols/National Geographic/Getty Images

30 Oct 2018

The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists

[See graphs at link]

Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation.

02/11/18
Author: 
Andrea Germanos

Oct 31, 2018 - The Oakland city council passed resolution Tuesday endorsing declaration of a climate emergency and calling for just transition.

02/11/18
Author: 
Andrea Germanos
Activists gathered under the banner Extinction Rebellion in London on Wednesday to issue their Declaration of Rebellion against the U.K. government's climate inaction. (Photo: Extinction Rebellion)

"We have a right and duty to rebel in the face of this tyranny of idiocy—in the face of this planned collective suicide."

02/11/18
Author: 
Common Dreams staff
"We thought that we got away with not a lot of warming in both the ocean and the atmosphere for the amount of CO2 that we emitted. But we were wrong," Laure Resplandy, a geoscientist at Princeton University who led the new study, told the Washington Post. (Photo: Timo Newton-Syms/Flickr/cc)

"The planet warmed more than we thought. It was hidden from us just because we didn't sample it right. But it was there. It was in the ocean already."

02/11/18
Author: 
Common Dreams staff
"We thought that we got away with not a lot of warming in both the ocean and the atmosphere for the amount of CO2 that we emitted. But we were wrong," Laure Resplandy, a geoscientist at Princeton University who led the new study, told the Washington Post. (Photo: Timo Newton-Syms/Flickr/cc)
[Editor: As expected the UN's IPCC report was too optimistic.]
 
October 31, 2018
"The planet warmed more than we thought. It was hidden from us just because we didn't sample it right. But it was there. It was in the ocean already."
 
30/10/18
Author: 
Nicholas Mainville

Huge Swath of Amazonian Rain Forest Freed Up from Gold Mining

Oct. 29, 2018

30/10/18
Author: 
Niclas Rolander
October 25, 2018
 
  • Swedish prosecutor now in ‘final phase’ of filing charges
  • Lundin executives face charges over actions in southern Sudan

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