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Jane Fonda's Arrest Plan Seems to Be Right on Schedule

81-year-old actress is detained for 2nd time in a week, says she wants to do this 'every Friday'

(Newser) - When Jane Fonda has her mind set on something, she means it—and she's punctual. A week ago, Fonda was arrested at a climate change protest in Washington, DC, and the 81-year-old promised to "engage in civil disobedience and ... get arrested every Friday." She got her wish... More »

There's a 'New Abnormal.' Here's Where Banks Come In

San Francisco Fed warns of financial risks that could come into play due to global warming

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg has warned about the environmental perils of climate change. Now, bank regulators are sending up the red flag on possible financial consequences. The warnings come courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco , which put out a series of 19 papers, compiled by more than three... More »

20 Companies Have a Dirty Secret

The Climate Accountability Institute says they're responsible for 35% of emissions

(Newser) - Fossil fuel companies emit greenhouse gases—we know. But a new analysis says 20 such companies are responsible for over a third of all greenhouse gas emissions since 1965, the Guardian reports. Conducted by Richard Heede, an authority at the Climate Accountability Institute, the study says 20 companies have released... More »

Jane Fonda Is Arrested. She Hopes It Happens Again

81-year-old plans weekly climate protests at Capitol in DC

(Newser) - Jane Fonda got arrested Friday, and she hopes to make it a regular occurrence. The 81-year-old actress was arrested at a climate change protest in DC, reports Entertainment Tonight , just as she planned it. Fonda has moved to DC for four months to take part in protests every Friday at... More »

Steves to Charge His Tour Company $1M Carbon Tax

Money will help organizations in developing nations, especially with agriculture

(Newser) - "It’s hard to travel and not be aware that climate change is real," Rick Steves says. He's also aware that his tour company contributes to that very issue by ferrying 30,000 tourists to Europe each year. So he's decided to assess his company a... More »

Science Teacher on Leave After Greta Thunberg Comment

'Dont have my sniper rifle'

(Newser) - Matt Baish is a science teacher at Iowa's Waterloo West High School, but he apparently doesn't like the science that Greta Thunberg is promoting—and he's now been placed on administrative leave over an online comment. The Des Moines Register reports that, in advance of a visit... More »

Plight of Hungry Bears Prompts Unusual Move

First Nation group in Canada brings salmon to feed starving grizzlies

(Newser) - Visitors flock to Knight Inlet, north of Vancouver, British Columbia, in hope of spotting a grizzly bear. On a recent visit, tour operator and photographer Rolf Hicker actually saw three, but it was no cause for celebration. "Advertising still shows the happy bears feasting on salmon, well, sorry to... More »

Battered Bahamas Makes Desperate Plea

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis asks world leaders to tackle climate change

(Newser) - As the Bahamas strives to recover from Hurricane Dorian, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis appealed to world leaders Friday to tackle climate change—and encouraged travelers to visit to help the country rebuild, the AP reports. Telling the UN General Assembly the storm was "a generational tragedy" for his country,... More »

Mont Blanc Glacier in Imminent Danger of Collapse

Ice avalanche could hit nearby valley

(Newser) - Authorities have closed roads, evacuated mountain huts, and banned access to a hiking area amid fears that a glacier in the Alps is in imminent danger of collapse. Authorities say a massive 9 million-square-foot chunk of the Planpincieux glacier on the Grande Jorasses peak could break away at any time,... More »

UN Report: Sea-Level Rise Worse Than We Thought

It could climb 3.6 feet by 2100: IPCC report

(Newser) - The words of Greta Thunberg were still echoing at the UN Climate Action Summit as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report, describing evidence of climate change from one pole to the other, in ocean depths and mountain peaks. If carbon emissions continue to increase, sea level... More »

Greta Thunberg's Reply to Trump: New Twitter Bio

She quotes the president

(Newser) - In lines widely seen as mocking , President Trump tweeted late Monday that climate activist Greta Thunberg "seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!" No word on whether he considers her response as nice to see: Less... More »

After Angry Speech by Teen Activist, Trump Responds

President appears to troll Greta Thunberg by saying she looks 'very happy'

(Newser) - Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg condemned world leaders in a UN speech Monday , and President Trump took notice. "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future," tweeted President Trump. "So nice to see!" The tweet is widely seen as Trump... More »

UN Summit's Results Disappoint Activists

Nations commit to incremental steps

(Newser) - After being shamed in worldwide protests Friday and Greta Thunberg's speech Monday, the nations of the world ended the UN Climate Summit with, essentially, promises to do better. Referring to "this largely disappointing set of outcomes," the Verge reports, OxFam International said, "We cannot keep pushing... More »

5 Scathing Lines From Greta Thunberg in UN Speech

'How dare you!' climate activist tells world leaders

(Newser) - Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke at the UN Monday and delivered a blistering critique of world leaders' efforts on climate change. The 16-year-old from Sweden addressed the UN Climate Action Summit and did not hold back. Here are five big lines, from NBC News and NPR :
  • "I shouldn'
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See 'Climate Strike' Images From Around the World

Rallies inspired by Greta Thunberg take place all over

(Newser) - A wave of climate change protests swept the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a UN summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies, and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape Town to New... More »

NYC to 1.1M Students: OK to Skip School to Protest Today

Protesters in 150 countries are expected to demonstrate, including activist Greta Thunberg

(Newser) - A global warning on global warming is taking place Friday, via protests hitting major cities worldwide. What organizers hope to make "the largest climate strike in history" will happen in 150 countries, reports NBC News , and is planned as a lead-in to Monday's UN Climate Summit in New... More »

Amazon Unveils Its Green Plan Before Protest

Bezos says company will be carbon neutral by 2040

(Newser) - Long criticized for its carbon footprint and lack of efforts to shrink it, Amazon announced steps Thursday to reduce its consumption of fossil fuels. Founder Jeff Bezos said the company will meet the terms of the Paris climate agreement 10 years early, USA Today reports, and be carbon neutral by... More »

Trump Officially Bars California From Setting Fuel Standards

President says the move will result in cheaper, safer cars

(Newser) - As expected , President Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution. In a series of tweets , Trump said... More »

Greta Thunberg Meets Obama

He calls her 'one of our planet's greatest advocates'

(Newser) - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg met with a president during her visit to Washington, DC, on Monday—but not the one currently in office. Instead, she met with former President Obama, who later praised her in a tweet , the Hill reports. At 16, Greta is "already one of our... More »

This Is a Hotel. If You're Brave Enough

The Finnish travel company Luxury Action offers heated domes in the Arctic

(Newser) - Want a unique vacation? Try going to sleep with the northern lights and waking up to polar bears. Yep, a Finnish travel company has devised a way for people to vacation in the Arctic, the Washington Post reports. Called North Pole Igloos , it will allow travelers to sleep in one... More »

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