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Polish power demand hits summer record as heatwave persists: operator

2. August 2017 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Polish electricity demand set a record for a summer morning at 23.82 gigawatts (GW) on Tuesday, the grid operator PSE said adding there is no threat to the system despite the increased use of air conditioning as high temperatures persist.

Women take control of solar revolution

2. August 2017 - 15:59
Source: Climate News Network - A solar revolution is transforming the lives of women in the remotest parts of Asia. They no longer have to wait decades to be connected to a power grid but are able today to exploit the huge potential of the abundant sunshine.

Boosting resilience to modern-day threats - what is it worth?

2. August 2017 - 15:59
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - From protecting coastal towns against storms and rising seas, to helping poor farmers grow new crops, projects that equip people to overcome disasters and other threats can have wide-ranging benefits - but an inability to quantify those in dollar terms has held back much-needed investment, resilience experts say.

Solidarity across generations is vital for sustainable development, UN special event hears

2. August 2017 - 15:59
Source: UN News Centre - The wisdom, experience, energy and ideals of the old and the young are vital to realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, stressing that they together can help break the cycles of poverty that have lasted for generations.

World Bank to help fund solar panels project in Gaza

2. August 2017 - 15:59
Source: Jerusalem Post - In an effort to ameliorate the ongoing Gazan energy crisis, the World Bank on Tuesday announced a partnership with the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company and the Palestinian Authority to launch a $2.5-million solar roof pilot program in the Strip.

Lanzan un satélite para medir el cambio climático y sus efectos

2. August 2017 - 15:59
Source: AFP - Un satélite destinado a medir el cambio climático y sus efectos sobre la vegetación fue lanzado con éxito en la noche del martes 1 de agosto de 2017 desde la Guayana Francesa, anunció la empresa ejecutora Arianespace.

California coastal communities sue 37 fossil fuel companies for 'knowingly contributing to climate change'

2. August 2017 - 15:59
Source: Independent - Three California communities are suing 37 of the world’s largest oil, gas and coal companies for knowingly contributing to climate change.

Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says

1. August 2017 - 15:54
Source: Guardian - Researchers find that economic, emissions and population trends point to very small chance Earth will avoid warming more than 2C by century’s end

Dawn of new EU emissions rules could sound death knell for coal power

1. August 2017 - 15:54
Source: EurActiv - New EU rules formally agreed on Monday (31 July) mean power plants will have to cut pollutants, with the cost of compliance estimated to be over €15bn. Environmental groups predict that the logical next step is widespread closures of the most polluting coal-powered plants.

Inside the Effort to Fight Climate Change Beyond the Power Sector

1. August 2017 - 15:54
Source: TIME - The transportation, manufacturing and agriculture industries have received a fraction of the attention of the power sector in the fight against climate change, but together they account for more than twice the harmful pollutants that are emitted during the production of electricity in the United States.

More New Yorkers Opting for Life in the Bike Lane

1. August 2017 - 15:54
Source: NY Times - The two-wheelers glide down a bike lane on Hoyt Street, which links Downtown Brooklyn with thriving brownstone-lined neighborhoods. There are so many bikes during the evening rush that they pack together at red lights and spill out in front of cars.

Seas rise, trees die: Climate change before your eyes

1. August 2017 - 15:54
Source: AP - They're called "ghost forests" - dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists call one of the most visible markers of climate change.

Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

1. August 2017 - 15:54
Source: AP - When Rani's husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over.

As warming brings more malaria, Kenya moves treatment closer to home

1. August 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - When it rains in Emusala village, a person sick with a fever can find it hard to get to the nearest health center, which requires a trip along the slippery footpaths that lead to the nearest main road some 10km (6 miles) away, in the heart of Western Kenya’s Kakamega County.

World's 'highest' village runs dry as warming hits the Himalayas

1. August 2017 - 15:54
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - With a backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas stretched out across a vibrant blue sky, it is hard to dispute the sign as you enter Komik that declares it to be the world's highest village with a road.

Green bond funds struggle to put capital to work

1. August 2017 - 15:54
Source: Financial Times - Tight investment criteria curtails ability to invest in fixed income products

BLOG: The east is turning green

1. August 2017 - 15:54
Source: Financial Times - Helen Wong is chief govt, Greater China, at HSBC

Une province chinoise produit 100% d’énergies renouvelables pendant 7 jours

31. July 2017 - 15:59
Source: Enviro2B - Fin juin 2017, la province chinoise du Qinghai a réussi l’exploit de fonctionner uniquement avec des énergies renouvelables pendant une semaine, produisant de l’énergie pour plus de 5 millions de personnes. Une initiative symbolique, mais rassurante pour l’avenir de la planète.

Climat : le retrait américain n’est pas enclenché

31. July 2017 - 15:59
Source: Le Monde - Deux mois après l’annonce du retrait américain de l’accord de Paris, la gouvernance climatique ne voit toujours rien venir. « On est dans le noir complet. On n’a reçu aucune communication de l’administration Trump, ni à la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques [CCNUCC] à Bonn, ni au secrétariat général, dépositaire de l’accord, à New York », confie une source proche du dossier, impatiente de connaître le modus operandi retenu par Washington pour traduire dans les faits les propos de Donald Trump.

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