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A transition to a sustainable economy requires not only population stabilization, breakthroughs in resource productivity and checks on material consumption, but also constraints on aggregate investment. Built into the DNA of finance is the goal ...
In YAWEPARE, Ecuador -- An oil pipeline
runs through this village to a Chinese rig at the end of the road. At night, when the rig is pumping, the pipeline
is too hot to touch, but villagers say that in the morning, it's a good place to dry ...
If you’ve been paying attention to the state of the world’s climate, you may have been shocked to read that 2013 was the best year in human history.
In 2013, enough fossil fuels were burned so that carbon pollution ...
A lack of pipeline
s and access to drilling equipment as well as unclear environmental rules restricted bidding at Brazil's latest oil and natural gas rights auction to less than a third of the 240 on-shore areas offered, industry officials said ...
In the last five years, Brazil has joined the ranks of the world's big polluters, whose main source of greenhouse gases is the burning of fossil fuels.
Climate pollution in South America's giant is taking on a First World pattern, ...
Decisions in two branches of Ecuador`s government have set the stage for a final battle over oil extraction in Yasuni National Park, a mega-diverse rainforest reserve in that country`s portion of the Amazon
Basin where President Rafael Correa has ...
On Aug. 15, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced his government’s abandonment of the Yasuni-ITT Initiative, the innovative attempt to reverse the economic arrangement of oil extraction in the Amazon
by keeping the oil in the soil in ...
The history we grow up with shapes our sense of reality--it's hard to shake. If you were young during the fight against Nazism, war seems a different, more virtuous animal than if you came of age during Vietnam. I was born in 1960, and so the ...
The controversial exploitation of heavy crude oil from one of the most inaccessible, most biodiverse regions of the Peruvian rainforest inhabited by indigenous people in "voluntary isolation" has been delayed.Anglo-French oil company ...
One icy morning in February, a train pulled into Washington DC. It was loaded with environmentalists planning to handcuff themselves to the gates of the White House, in protest at the building of a 3,500km oil pipeline
from Canada to the Gulf of ...
In November, the first shipment of raw “rare earth” minerals arrived at an $800 million processing plant on Malaysia’s east coast near the home of Tan Bun Teet. The plant, run by Australia’s Lynas Corporation, has since begun refining the rare ...
NASA says climate change is devastating Amazon
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American biologist Kelly Swing thwacks a bush with his butterfly net and a dozen or so bugs and insects drop in. One is a harvester, or daddy-long-legs, another a jumping spider which leaps on to a leaf where two beetles are mating.
The hard fought battle against the Keystone XL pipeline
, which was slated to carry tar sands crude across Canada and the United States to port in Texas, kicked struggles against Canadian-owned oil and gas companies up to a new level. Resistance ...
Peru will allow the Camisea natural gas consortium to work in areas of the Amazon
rain forest that were previously off-limits, a decision that an indigenous rights group criticized on Thursday.
A ruling from the ministry of energy
Although it is hard to pinpoint how much energy
cloud computing uses each year, the IT sector estimated in 2008 it represented 2 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. In 2007 data centers and mobile communications used 623 billion ...
A natural gas field discovered more than 30 years ago deep in Brazil's Amazon
rain forest could finally be linked to the outside world, according to plans detailed by federal oil company Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR, PETR4.BR).
Petrobras, as ...
When Russ Girling describes the past three years of waiting for American regulators to approve his company's massive oil pipeline
bid as "a strain on everybody," he means more than just fiscal or logistical stress.
"It's a strain on our ...
Dozens of environmental activists showed up in front of the White House Thursday to get arrested in a peaceful protest against a proposed oil pipeline
that would cut across the American Midwest.
Organizers said that over the past 10 ...
"Ecuador will not wait ad infinitum" for a decision by the international community, and "at the end of the year" President Rafael Correa will decide whether to extract oil that was to have been left underground at the Yasuní nature reserve, ...
Oil company hires indigenous people to clean up its Amazon
spill with rags and buckets
On Sunday morning children swimming in the Mashiria River in the Peruvian Amazon
noticed oil floating on the water. A pipeline
owned by Maple Energy
'The Obama administration is making its biggest decisions yet on our energy
In our globalised world, old-fashioned geography is not supposed to count for much: mountain ranges, deep-water ports, railroad grades – those seem so ...
In our globalized world, old-fashioned geography is not supposed to count for much: mountain ranges, deep-water ports, railroad grades -- those seem so nineteenth century. The earth is flat, or so I remember somebody saying.
But those ...
2011 has already become the deadliest year for tornado outbreaks in the United States since 1953, with more than 500 people killed. Extreme weather has made headlines across the world, as well, with megafloods occurring in Colombia, Vietnam, ...
The dog licking itself lazily on the hot red earth is lying on a road that within months will make a huge leap across the Amazon
, forming a ramp up to a bridge that will symbolise the surging development at the heart of the world's greatest ...