Methane leak in California a ‘major catastrophe’

    Dec 31, 2015 – CBC News

    About 42 kilometres from Los Angeles a plume of methane is shooting into the sky. The cloud is invisible but it stretches for kilometres. Sealing the leak could take up to four months.


    Freak storm pushes North Pole 50F above normal to melting point

    Dec 30, 2015 – Washington Post

    A powerful winter cyclone — the same storm that lead to two tornado outbreaks in the United States and disastrous river flooding — has driven the North Pole to the freezing point this week, 50 degrees above average for this time of year.


    UK floods: ‘Complete rethink needed’ on flood defences

    Dec 28, 2015 – BBC News

    A “complete rethink” of the UK’s flood defences is required following widespread flooding across northern England, the Environment Agency says.


    Devastating storm system leaves 43 dead across central and southern US

    Dec 28, 2015 – The Guardian

    Extreme weather in the southern and eastern US, which included deadly tornadoes in Texas, flash floods in Oklahoma and blizzards in New Mexico, was blamed on el Niño, with national weather agencies saying the weather system could continue to wreak havoc into midweek.


    Floods of biblical proportions leave cities, towns and villages under water

    Dec 26, 2015 – The Guardian

    From Greater Manchester in the north-west to parts of North Yorkshire some 50 miles to the east, Boxing Day 2015 will be remembered as the day the rains came.


    The warmest Christmas Eve the East Coast has ever seen is shattering records

    Dec 24, 2015 – Mashable

    The world’s hottest year is ending in the most fitting manner possible: with one of the most significant North American heat waves on record for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


    Paris climate pact sinks coal stocks, lifts renewable energy

    Dec 14, 2015 – Reuters

    A landmark deal to curb global warming dented shares of fossil fuel companies and lifted renewable energy stocks on Monday, although some price swings were muted by the non-binding nature of the pact.


    How US negotiators ensured landmark Paris climate deal was Republican-proof

    Dec 13, 2015 – The Guardian

    White House officials at COP 21 helped craft a deal congressional Republicans would not be able to stop – and the effort required major political capital


    ‘Historic’ Paris climate deal adopted

    Dec 12, 2015 – CBC News

    Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut and then eliminate greenhouse gas pollution but imposing no sanctions on countries that don’t.


    Cutting emissions is more than an act of faith

    Dec 4, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    EDITORIAL – Getting to much lower emissions is all about hard work. There is nothing yet in the premier’s plan compelling Manitobans to change their daily lives. That will produce predictable results.


    Province will cut GHG emissions by one-third by 2030: Selinger

    Dec 3, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Manitoba plans to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by a third by 2030 on its way to becoming a carbon-neutral province in 2080, Premier Greg Selinger announced Thursday.


    “Racing Extinction” Is Ready to Become the Most-Watched Documentary in History

    Dec 1, 2015 – Vanity Fair

    Racing Extinction debuts Wednesday on the The Discovery Channel. Discovery’s executive vice president for documentaries and specials, estimates a potential audience of 2.4 billion—and at least 500 million expected to watch.


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