IEA's World Energy Outlook provides plan for shift to renewable energy

The IEA said, under current conditions, renewables are expected to overtake coal as the primary means of producing electricity by 2025.
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Flood risk increases for U.S. properties as sea levels continue to rise

Aug 25, 2020
Unmitigated climate change could shave more than 10% off U.S. annual GDP by the end of the century.
Part of a glacier melting into the sea on Greenland's southeast shore, contributing to the Earth's rising oceans.
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Russian tanker crosses Arctic in early season voyage as ice grows thinner

Jun 8, 2020
The route, which saves more than 10 days of travel, is a test case for a Russian energy company that wants to ship gas to China through the summer.
The ice-breaking Christophe de Margerie, carrying natural gas to China, was able to start its Arctic voyage earlier in the year because of thinning ice.
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The role of whales in staving off climate change

Sep 26, 2019
A study from the IMF looks at the economic impact of whales on alleviating the effects of climate change.
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Heat waves reveal another cost of climate change

Jul 17, 2019
Rising temperatures associated with climate change will create a significant drain on economic productivity, according to researchers.
Glass installer Brian Herrera unloads a truck in Washington, D.C.  He says he often has to work in extreme heat, and has several strategies to protect himself.
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"How We Survive": suggested reading on climate change adaptation

May 13, 2019
In addition to sharing our coverage of climate change adaptation on "Marketplace Tech," we also want to highlight great writing, important documents and interesting facets of the bigger conversations in play.
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EPA decision could make it harder to impose environmental rules

Dec 31, 2018
Coal mining companies and power plants that burn coal are trying to sort out the implications of a deregulatory move by the Trump administration late Friday. The EPA is proposing to re-think rules cutting the air pollutant mercury – it’s…

In the age of climate change, farmers weigh their options for the future

Dec 27, 2018
National climate change report says the business of farming could dramatically change if global warming isn’t addressed.
A pasture of pure blue stem prairie grass, never touched by a plow during the 150 years the Teske family has owned this piece of northeast Kansas.
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How climate change will alter the economy

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Nov 26, 2018
Late Friday, the White House released the Fourth National Climate Assessment. And it was dire. Among the predictions: If we don’t take global warming seriously by the end of this century, the American economy will be 10 percent smaller than…
 An iceberg floats through the water on July 21, 2013 in Ilulissat, Greenland.
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