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Switzerland voters approve measure to expand LGBT protections, reject affordable housing measure
Switzerland held a referendum Sunday, approving a measure to expand protections for LBGTQ+ populations but rejecting one encouraging parties to offer more affordable housing for rent.The initial results from the move to increase protections for L (More)
Federal appeals court dismisses youth climate change lawsuit
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday dismissed a climate change lawsuit filed by a group of young people against the US.The case was brought by 21 children, who were also represented by their guardians, arguing that they have (More)
Conservation groups attempt to stop fracking on public lands in California
Conservation groups sued the Trump administration in federal court on Tuesday for opening up federal lands in California to hydraulic fracturing.Conservation groups including Biological Diversity, National Parks Conservation Association, Natural (More)
Chile to vote on new constitution next year
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera signed a law on Monday allowing a referendum on a new constitution for the country. The law was passed by the Chilean congress last week following more than two months of violent protests. The vote is scheduled for (More)
Dutch Supreme Court orders cut in emissions by the end of 2020
The Netherlands Supreme Court on Friday ordered the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the end of 2020. In their decision, the court noted that "every country is responsible for its part and can therefore be called to acco (More)
UN SG 'disappointed' in this year's round of climate negotiations
Negotiations at the COP25 UN.climate conference in Madrid ended Sunday, with little progress on climate crisis strategies. UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated his feelings on Twitter regarding the situation, expressing disappointment but op (More)
Green Deal Plan proposed by European Commission
The European Commission proposed a Green Deal Plan aimed at sustainability for the European economy on Tuesday. The plan to tackle climate change is to "transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and compet (More)
Exxon Mobil prevails in New York climate risks fraud case
A Manhattan trial court ruled Tuesday that Exxon Mobil did not mislead investors on climate change risks.Judge Barry Ostrager concluded that the Office of the Attorney General failed to prove Exxon made false material disclosures to the public i (More)
2019 UN climate change conference begins in Madrid
The 2019 UN climate change conference began Monday in Madrid, with leaders looking for solutions to reduce global carbon levels. Leaders originally planned for the conference to be held in Chile, but due to political instability, the conference was m (More)
UN releases bleak report on temperature change projections based on global carbon emissions rates
The UN Environment Program has released its tenth annual report on emissions gaps, having found that the current rate of global carbon emissions will lead to an average temperature rise of 3.5 degrees Celsius over preindustrial levels by 2100.Th (More)