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Duke Energy replacing in-person shareholder meetings with online event; critic questions motive — Charlotte Business Journal

Duke Energy will not hold an in-person annual shareholders meeting this year, opting instead to go with a real-time online meeting May 4 with written questions from shareholders for CEO Lynn Good.

Calendar says winter, climate says spring — Associated Press

Spring has sprung early – potentially record early – in much of the United States, bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about a climate gone askew.

Earth sets heat record for third straight year — The Boston Globe

Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Niño that’s now gone.

Global warming’s fingerprints seen in 24 weird weather cases — Associated Press

An annual report released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found climate change was a factor, however small or large, in 24 of 30 strange weather events.

Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Real Estate — The New York Times

Homeowners are slowly growing wary of buying property in the areas most at risk, setting up a potential economic time bomb in an industry that is struggling to adapt.

Young People’s Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions — Earth System Dynamics

By James Hansen. Continued high fossil fuel emissions unarguably sentences young people to either a massive, possibly implausible cleanup or growing deleterious climate impacts or both, scenarios that should provide both incentive and obligation for governments to alter energy policies without further delay.

Folks, it is time to be alarmed about climate change — The News & Observer

If our children’s children are going to be able to live meaningful lives upon this planet, we must all study and become alarmed about the changes that we have caused in the atmosphere, the ocean and the earth itself during the past 100 years.

July was ‘absolutely’ Earth’s hottest month ever recorded — The Washington Post

NOAA and NASA data reveal the Earth’s temperature reached its highest point in 136 years of record-keeping during July.

El Nino is gone, but Earth’s record heat is sticking around — Associated Press

Earth's persistent record 2016 heat is now dancing near levels that a world agreement is trying to avoid, federal scientists said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that globally , June was the 14th straight record hot month.

Future of Natural Gas Hinges on Stanching Methane Leaks — The New York Times

In the energy business, natural gas is supposed to be one of the good guys — the cleaner-burning fossil fuel that can help wean the world from dirty coal during the transition to a low-carbon future.
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