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Global Warming:

Solving the carbon problem one blockchain at a time

Climate change is one of the most challenging collective problems the world has faced to date. Whether we will be able to curb our carbon emissions quickly enough to avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change is still very much in question.

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  • Date:09/24/2018

How Nordic marine forests can help fight climate change

Research suggests that there are many reasons to fall in love with marine forests, even the seaweed that gets wrapped around your feet when taking a dip in the sea. In our previous article, we explored how marine forests such as kelp and eelgrass provide a two-pronged approach to help combat climate change by soaking up CO2 from the atmosphere and locking it away at the seabed, so-called "blue carbon.

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  • Date:09/24/2018

Most Americans think we can save the planet and create jobs at the same time

Our current politics around climate change and the policies to address it are deeply screwed up. At a time when we need more ambition, the intransigent Republican Congress and the galoot in the Oval Office are doing less.

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  • Date:09/24/2018

California plans to show the world how to meet the Paris climate target

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed State Senator and US Senate candidate Kevin de León’s SB 100, which mandates that the state obtain all of its electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2045. That in itself was a big deal, but Brown didn’t stop there; he also issued an executive order calling for the entire California economy to become carbon-neutral by 2045.

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  • Date:09/19/2018

'Nature-based' plan to beat climate change

Planting millions of acres of trees and energy crops as well as restoring wetlands and coastal habitats could help the UK become carbon neutral by 2050. A new report says that these and other, newer technologies will be needed, even with stringent CO2 emissions cuts.

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  • Date:09/13/2018

California will completely shift to clean energy by 2045

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law that requires the state to be completely reliant on clean energy sources by 2045.  The bill, which has the world's fifth-largest economy phasing out its use of fossil fuels, says 50 percent of the state's energy must be derived from renewable sources, like solar, wind and hydropower, by 2026 and 60 percent by 2030, according to a statement from the governor's office.

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  • Date:09/12/2018

As New York and London mayors, we call on all cities to divest from fossil fuels

This summer it seemed as if our two cities had changed places. London was hot and dry while New York had days and days of rain.

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  • Date:09/11/2018

San Francisco 'Rise for Climate' march billed as largest on the west coast

Thousands of activists took to the streets of San Francisco Saturday, marching from the Embarcadero to Civic Center to take a stand against climate change. The worldwide demonstration was known as the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice.

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  • Date:09/10/2018

Thanks to one phrase, California's historic climate law could succeed

Last week, California’s legislature voted to pass SB100. If the bill is signed by governor Jerry Brown, it could become a historic climate law, paving the way for the US state to acquire 100% of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045.

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  • Date:09/06/2018

'Art can play a valuable role': climate change installations appear in New York

The existential threat of climate change is being spelled out to New Yorkers via a selection of flashing highway signs that have been placed around the city. The 10 large solar-powered signs have been placed in locations in each of New York’s five boroughs, including areas deemed particularly vulnerable to the sea level rise and powerful storms associated with climate change, including the Rockaways in Queens and the west side of Manhattan.

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  • Date:09/05/2018
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