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"THIS IS THE CHURCH taking direct action and showing that it's not willing to profit from destroying the Earth."
That's what Justin Whelan, Paddington Uniting Church mission development manager, had to say after the church's NSW and ACT ...
[Editor's note: Students from the State University of New York (SUNY) School of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY held their 2013 graduation ceremony yesterday. SUNY ESF's motto is "Improve Your World." Dr. Sandra Steingraber was ...
In a U.S. patent application, a little-known Maryland inventor claims a stunning solar energy breakthrough that promises to end the planet's reliance on fossil fuels at a fraction of the current cost a transformation that also could blunt ...
The movement demanding that public interest institutions divest their holdings from fossil fuels is on a serious roll. Chapters have opened up in more than 100 US cities and states as well as on more than 300 campuses, where students are holding ...
State of the Union addresses are wearying rituals, in which stitched-together lists of never-gonna-happen goals are woven into idealistic catchphrases, analyzed as rhetoric by an unqualified panel of poetry-critic-for-a-night political reporters, ...
The UK's energy policy is not "plausible" and a "crisis" is inevitable. That is the view of Peter Atherton, a respected utilities analyst who works for Liberum Capital, an investment bank in the City.
Atherton is convinced that ...
If you weren’t familiar with the term “speculative bubble” before the U.S. economy imploded in 2008, you probably were after the crash. It quickly became part of our everyday lexicon as the government began to bail out many of the institutions ...
In December 2011 countries agreed in Durban, South Africa to secure a new international legal agreement by 2015. This is not the first time that countries agreed to finalize such an agreement. Cynics point out that countries continually agree to ...
The latest round of U.N. climate
talks, a second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), resumed this week in Bonn, Germany.
As so often seems to be the case, the meeting began against the ...
A U.S. submission to U.N.-backed negotiations shows how a scaled-down global climate
deal which falls short of a full treaty can be agreed in 2015.
Much will depend on the United States, as the world's second biggest carbon emitter whose ...
Could the same movement that brought down Apartheid be the key tactic in convincing America to go fossil fuel free and preventing a new financial crisis
If you ask activists at the more than 400 colleges, cities and states, and ...
As a lifelong scientist I have attended climate change
meetings for over 30 years. Our aim was to convince scientists and policymakers to take climate change
seriously. The message was: 'Take action now, to leave a better world for your ...
Rahm Emanuel, the former top aide in the White House, once advised a world struggling with a financial
meltdown that it was not a good idea to let a serious crisis
go to waste.
But this year, despite electoral momentum and tragedies by ...
The world is going to fry – unless there is change
soon. There is weakening political will to make national and international targets for carbon reduction stick, no strong business and financial
coalition prepared to lead and a weakening ...
Hundreds of billions of dollars in fossil fuel investments would be stranded, triggering a potential economic crisis
, if companies continue to invest in fossil fuels while governments introduce stronger policies to limit global warming, a new ...
A new report is warning that too much investment in fossil fuel reserves risks bringing on a new global economic crisis
The report says at least two-thirds of oil, gas and coal reserves owned by listed firms would become useless if ...
The world could be heading for a major economic crisis
as stock markets inflate an investment bubble in fossil fuels to the tune of trillions of dollars, according to leading economists.
"The financial crisis
has shown what happens when ...
The Minister of Forestry, Zulkifli Hasan, once again asserted the commitment of Indonesia to ensure the implementation of the moratorium of primary natural and peat forest conversion in the ministerial level conference's 10th United Nations Forum ...
facing the European carbon market will not deter China from plans to establish its own emissions trading platform or its other climate
pledges, the senior official responsible for climate change
said on Thursday.
Xie Zhenhua, ...
Today, the global economy annually consumes at least 80 times more coal than was burned in 1850 at the height of the Industrial Revolution. The International Energy Agency said that global coal use -- now close to 8 billion tons a year -- could ...
Viewed from afar, even the bad news in Australia looks pretty good. Unemployment reached a three- year high last month and is now all of 5.6 percent. Leaders such as U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande would kill ...
This week in Washington, DC, U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change
Todd Stern is hosting a ministerial meeting on mobilising climate
finance. This invitation-only event for finance and climate
ministries of select donor countries typifies the ...
COMMUNITY organisations are not well prepared to deal with the impact of climate change
and extreme weather, new research reveals.
The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) has commissioned research finding small and medium-sized ...
In an industrial warehouse on the outskirts of Stuttgart, the sooty past is shaking hands with Germany's green-energy future. In one corner sits a relic destined for a museum: a cast-iron engine as big as a bus, which was used until the early ...
Europeans no longer see the kind of pollution that within living memory killed thousands of Londoners in the Great Smog of 1952, but the air they breathe still bears invisible threats scarcely less deadly, and little more ...