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India's Coal Plant Plans Conflict with Paris Climate Commitments
India will not be able to meet its Paris Climate Agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to build nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, a new study finds.
"India is facing a dilemma of its own making," said Steve Davis,
associate professor of Earth system science at the University of
California, Irvine and coauthor of a new study published in Earth's Future,
a journal of the American Geophysical Union. "The country has vowed to
curtail its use of fossil fuels in electricity generation, but it has
also put itself on a path to building hundreds of coal-burning power
plants to feed its growing industrial economy."
Read more about this study on RNRF's blog, The Renewable Resources Report.
worldwide March For science held on
april 22, 2017—now for the follow-up
Renewable Resources Journal
Withdrawal from International Agreements: Legal Framework and the Paris Agreement
Renewed attention to the role of Congress in the termination of treaties and other international agreements has arisen following statements by President Donald Trump that he may consider withdrawing the United States from certain high profile agreements.
This article examines the legal framework for withdrawal from international agreements with a specific focus on the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Restoring and Sustaining Great Lakes Ecosystems
More than 30 million people live in the Great Lakes basin, and the impact of their daily activities, from the water consumed to the waste returned, directly affect the Great Lakes environment.
This article examines ongoing efforts to restore and sustain Great
Lakes ecosystems with a specific focus on efforts made under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
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