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Jerry Brown Signs California's Landmark Climate Bill Into Law

The law requires the state to produce half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.<p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a bill requiring the state to produce half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, a goal that he said was key …

Climate Change and El Niño May Leave 10 Million Hungry

Millions of the world’s poor will suffer from hunger this year and next because of droughts linked to rising global temperatures and the potential …

El Niño

China's big response to climate change just turned the tables on Obama's foes in Congress

"It's not a big problem at all," the leader in opinion polls for the Republican presidential nomination told a radio talk show host. "If you look at China, they're doing nothing about it."<p>This week, Chinese President Xi Jinping came to Washington and agreed to take new measures.<p>Standing alongside …

‘Words Kill’: Black Woman Claimed She Faced Racism at a Government Office. Then People Online Went After the Manager, and He Did Something Tragic.

An Israeli government office manager committed suicide Saturday after being shamed online following a black woman’s Facebook post accusing him of racism.<p>Right before he shot himself to death, Ariel Ronis, 47, a manager at the Population, Immigration and Border Authority, described on Facebook how …

A Dutch Group Is Suing Its Government Over Climate Change; Could We Do the Same in America?

It's getting hot in herre but nobody can take off all their clothes because of all the deadly UV rays.<p>Climate change sucks. It's getting hot in herre but nobody can take off all their clothes because of all the deadly UV rays. While we've made some nice strides over the years, governments around …

Dutch Citizens Are Taking Their Government To Court Over Climate Change

A group of Dutch citizens headed to court this week in a bold effort to hold their government accountable for its inaction over climate change.<p>The case, which opened at The Hague on Tuesday, was first filed by the Urgenda Foundation, a sustainability group, and 900 co-plaintiffs in the Netherlands …

Pope Francis' leaked encyclical calls for global government action against climate change

We’ve long known that Pope Francis has a great many thoughts about climate change, and that he has been preparing to release a hefty encyclical to …

Pope Francis

Dutch Citizens Sued Their Government To Act On Climate Change And Won

There's a first time for everything<p>For the first time ever, a judicial body has ordered the government of a country to do something about climate change. In a ruling issued yesterday in the Netherlands, The Hague District Court found in favor of 886 Dutch individuals who had filed suit against …

Any Way You Look at It, This Government Report on Climate Change Is Really Bad News | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here</b><b>.</b><p>Humans may decide to curb the greenhouse gasses that are changing Earth's climate, but the ocean will warm and rise for centuries regardless, US government scientists said in a new report released …

Green-Cutting Government Is 'Greyest Ever' Say Environmentalists As Climate Change Minister Hits Out

Environmentalists have dubbed the Conservative administration the "greyest government ever" after a wave of cuts to support for green policies as …

Act on climate change now, top British institutions tell governments

Greenhouse gas emissions,Climate change,Environment,Global climate talks,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,UK news,World news<p>Joint letter by 24 scientific, medical and engineering bodies say mitigation will also bring economic and health benefits<p>An unprecedented coalition of the UK’s …

It's Time to Act on Climate Change, U.K. Institutions Tell Governments

Two dozen of the United Kingdom’s top scientific and cultural institutions released a joint letter Tuesday urging governments to take action on climate change, and work for a world with zero net carbon dioxide emissions by the second half of this century.<p>“The scientific evidence is now overwhelming …

Pope Heads to Climate Talks as Rare Word -- Optimism -- Surfaces

Optimism’s not a mood usually associated with global warming.<p>Yet when President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and other world leaders start gathering in …

GOP Congressman Boycotting Pope's Speech Over Climate Change

"When the Pope chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one."<p>WASHINGTON ― Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) is boycotting Pope Francis’ address to Congress next week because of reports that His Holiness plans to focus on the “fool’s errand of climate …