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A snapshot of Australian politics 5th June 2015: Jail for reporting abuse in detention centres, free ride in climate change, loss of citizenship without recourse to law, no ethics lessons in schools, no tax disclosure for billionaires!

A snapshot of Australian politics 5th June 2015: Jail for reporting abuse in detention centres, free ride in climate change, loss of citizenship without recourse to law, no ethics lessons in schools, no tax disclosure for billionaires! 683 more words

Australia

China's INDC

On Tuesday, China submitted its INDC to the UNFCCC ahead of COP 21. It includes a carbon intensity reduction target of 60-65% by 2030, a commitment to peak ‘around 2030’, and to produce 20% of its energy from non-fossil fuel sources. 372 more words

UNFCCC

The Los Angeles Harbor REPRESENTS at California EPA hearing on June 29, 2015

The California EPA held two hearings as part of its process in drafting and implementing new regulations for refinery safety in California in the South Bay.   306 more words

Climate Change

Global warming must be reversed to save polar bears: US federal report

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don’t reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report… 656 more words

World

Wind farms wind mills - blow wind blow

The Netherlands has five years to meet an EU-wide mandate to generate 14% of energy from renewable sources. Among other things, it plans to build a lot of new wind turbines. 47 more words

Takes On Earth

Kotzebue in iPhone snaps

Photographer Katie Orlinsky and I did a big trip in June, visiting Kotzebue and Point Hope, looking at the ways climate change is impacting subsistence foods. 51 more words

See Alaska

Strong Westerlies Push El Nino Toward Extreme Event

For the past two weeks, winds have been blowing in an anomalous west-to-east pattern across the Western Pacific. It’s the third such pattern since El Nino conditions began to become more prevalent during March of this year. 615 more words

Climate Change