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Following a summer of dramatic increases in international
and UK food prices, the third spike since 2008, it is becoming clear the dynamics of the international
food system are changing – and not for the better. With increases of 10% on ...
After years at each other's throats, Brazil and the United States are working together to promote the use of ethanol in a collaboration that could revolutionize global markets and the makeup of the biofuel
The breakthrough came ...
The chief executives of Airbus, BA and seven other major aviation companies have called on European leaders to rethink plans to charge airlines for carbon emissions or risk putting more than 2,000 jobs and billions of dollars worth of orders in ...
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Big Oil is redrawing the energy map.
For decades, its main stomping grounds were in the developing world—exotic locales like the Persian Gulf and the desert sands of North Africa, the Niger Delta and the Caspian Sea. But in recent years, ...
A European Union plan to charge airlines for their carbon emissions has made unlikely allies of China and the United States in a trade dispute which underlines a failure in climate leadership by the world's top two emitters.
The price of some food has almost doubled in a year, forcing tens of millions into poverty. Photograph: Romas Foord for the Observer
Dig up your lawn and plant your flowerbeds with spuds. Marry a farmer. Buy land. The United Nations, ...
A man sprays pesticide on a farm in Sangalkam, Senegal.
When soaring food prices, climate change, growing energy demands, poverty, international politics
and social justice are in the mix, you have a tried and true recipe for heated ...
Corn is loaded into a truck in Valley Springs, South Dakota. In 2008, while biofuel
s accounted for just 1.5% of global liquid fuels supply that year, they represented nearly half the increase in major food crop consumption, mainly because of ...
Climate change has become an important part of the development agenda. In Africa, farmers and consumers alike are feeling its effects on productivity and food security.
Professor Judi Wakhungu is the lead researcher on the Community ...
Progress over the past 25 years in recognizing indigenous peoples' rights to land and resources has been interrupted by a worldwide commodity boom, argues a new report published by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
The report, ...
From electric cars in London to climate diplomats in Durban, James Murray outlines what to expect over the next 12 months
Convention dictates that every New Year must be hailed as the most significant 12 months since time immemorial, but ...
Beyond Copenhagen and Cancún, a different climate debate has been brewing. The outcome of this debate, however, will affect far more than the climate, and that is precisely why it is so contentious.
As many countries continue to refuse ...
Tony Blair was yesterday unveiled as senior adviser to Khosla Ventures, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has emerged as one of the world's leading clean tech investors.
The company's founder, billionaire investor and ...
Since his election, President Barack Obama has emphasized the importance of developing new sources of energy and cultivating the jobs that will come with them. "I am convinced that whoever builds a clean energy economy, whoever is at the ...
THE mountain bark beetle is a familiar pest in the forests of British Columbia. Its population rises and falls unpredictably, destroying clumps of pinewood as it peaks which then regenerate as the bug recedes. But Scott Green, who studies forest ...
Soybean growers are worried that the Obama administration's latest effort to control global warming could threaten the Midwest's biodiesel industry.
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules that would factor in damage ...
U.S. President Barack Obama laid out his ambitious three-point plan to revitalize America before the Congress on Feb 24. The policy, in which a "new energy strategy" tops the agenda, aims to break Europe's dominance over the climate change ...
THE island of Borneo, a fragile treasure house of rainforests, rare animals and plants, is under threat from plans for Chinese engineers to build 12 dams that will cut through virgin land and displace thousands of native Dayak ...
Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s single largest alternative energy project is a long way from proving itself. There is much uncertainty surrounding the plan to burn 375,000 cords of Michigan hardwood every year to create 40 million gallons of cellulosic ...
The Kenyan government has hailed bio-diesel as an innovation that combines green politics
with poverty reduction. But recent drops in biofuel
prices have caused concern about the sustainability of alternative fuel production.
Back before the mortgage meltdown turned into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the country`s big economic problem was energy. The presidential campaign was on fire over what to 'do' about the price of oil. Gas cost more than ...
Dr. Ese Owie, an experienced international
trade law and policy lawyer, is an authority in the legal aspects of transportation policy, shipping, marine insurance and climate change. He is at the moment the Team Leader/Executive Director of ...
Escalating global demand for fuel, food and wood fibre will destroy the
world's forests, if efforts to address climate change and poverty fail to
empower the billion-plus forest-dependent poor, according to two reports
released today by ...
Soaring food prices and starving children provide a stirring backdrop
to Europe's debate on its biofuel
s targets, but the big businesses of farming,
forestry and automotive could have a heavier influence on policy.