Archive for June 1st, 2017:

Antarctic ice crack takes major turn

There has been an important development in the big crack cutting across the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. The fissure, which threatens to spawn one of the biggest bergs ever seen, has dramatically changed direction. “The rift has propagated a further 16km, with a significant apparent right turn towards the end, moving the tip

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Exxon shareholders back ‘historic’ vote on climate

Image copyright Getty Images Shareholders in Exxon Mobil have backed a motion requiring the company to assess the risks from climate change. The plan, proposed by investors including the Church of England, was supported by over 62% of those eligible to vote. The vote comes as US media reports that President Trump is poised to

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Paris climate deal: EU and China rebuff Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese and EU leaders are to agree a joint statement on the Paris climate agreement saying it is “an imperative more important than ever”. A draft of the document, seen by the BBC, stresses the “highest political commitment” to implement the deal. It will be widely seen as a rebuff to

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