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The Vietnam War might seem irrelevant to the environmental movement’s five-year effort to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that, if approved by President Obama, would bring tar sands oil from Alberta to the Texas coast for refining ...
Keystone XL, a pipeline proposal to pump Canadian oil sands through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a “Plan B” to cut the United States out of ...
to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has become a watershed moment in confronting climate
change and fossil fuel extraction. So far, more than 94,000 people have signed the Pledge of Resistance, committing to risk arrest, if ...
Yesterday the world’s leading climate
scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC), published their final report in their recent trilogy of warnings about climate
The latest authoritative document, produced by ...
Nobel laureate says 'people of conscience' must break ties with oil and gas companies that are destroying planet's future.Archbishop emeritus of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu is saying there is no longer any excuse ...
Global greenhouse gases emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in any of the three previous decades, reaching record levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate
change, finds a new report by economists with the ...
Global greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade were the "highest in human history", according to the world's leading scientific body for the assessment of climate
change. Without further action, temperatures will increase by about 4 to 5C, ...
Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: Target and confront a state-owned coal company.
And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government ...
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has spoken of his fears for the planet’s climate
- saying the winter flooding was a portent of what is to come.
Dr Williams’ worries come on the eve of a ground-breaking report into the ...
A coalition of environmental groups launched a seven-figure advertising campaign
Monday in a handful of Senate battleground states, supporting candidates who back "clean energy and clean air policies' and kicking back at energy interests that ...
The Norwegian government’s sovereign wealth fund, which owns part of almost every listed company in the world, is considering selling out of its investments in carbon-intensive firms.
Given that the $840 billion fund, the world’s ...
Three of Australia's senior economists have backed carbon pricing as the most effective way to reduce carbon emissions.
One, former Reserve Bank governor Bernie Fraser, also said the Abbott government was working in the short-term ...
How do you prevent a jump in your carbon pollution? Don't invade anybody.
Take Russia. At a meeting yesterday of 200 or so national climate
negotiators in Bonn, Russia’s Oleg Shamanov said his country wanted to launch a market for ...
Activist investors will put forward a record 142 shareholder resolutions during the upcoming proxy season asking corporations to strengthen their environmental commitments in areas ranging from greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency to ...
The European parliament has voted in favour of the world’s toughest carbon dioxide emission standards for new cars, albeit with some concessions as a result of German lobbying.
were approved by a vote of 499 in favour, with ...
'Either denial or dither on climate
change will damage the country," says Ed Miliband, perhaps going a bit too heavy on the alliteration. The science, he reminds us, is clear, and he wants to somehow rebuild a national consensus. Time, then, for ...
We now have an answer to why global temperatures have risen less quickly in recent years than predicted in climate
change models. (It’s necessary to add immediately that the issue is only the rate of that rise, since the 10 hottest years on ...
Listening to President Obama's State of the Union address, it would have been easy to conclude that we were slowly but surely gaining in the war on climate
change. "Our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet,' the ...
Severe drought. Record heat waves. Extreme storms. Food and water shortages. Mass migrations. These are but a few of the dangerous effects of climate
change, and they have very real implications for those whose primary mission it is to protect ...
In Krakow, Poland, lawmakers recently banned the burning of coal to heat homes after activists pressured them with a Facebook campaign
that drew 20,000 followers. Driven by a survey that showed the city's air to be the third dirtiest in Europe, ...
The equivalent emissions of six million cars will be added to Europe's carbon footprint unless it acts to prevent a likely flood of fossil fuel imports from Canadian tar sands if Brussels alters its clean fuel regulations as planned, a leading ...
This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos should be the launching ground for a campaign
to develop a lasting solution to climate
change, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.
Praising the European Union’s “ambition” for ...
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said the European Union has been unfairly criticized for dropping nationally-binding renewable energy targets
The bloc two days ago proposed to cut ...
The EU’s energy policy was thrown into disarray today after a senior official admitted that the bloc had no power to enforce the "binding" target it had just proposed, to generate 27 per cent of its power from renewable sources by ...
The EU's reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate
protection goals and pave the way for fracking -- jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the ...