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French President François Hollande’s state visit a few days ago to the Philippines--one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change
will have a strong historic gesture to environmentalists and a world traumatized by devastating climate
U.S. coastal communities better start preparing for ocean acidification now, especially if we want scallops, oysters and other shellfish to keep appearing on our dinnerplates.
That's the message of a new study that shows that ...
Following more than two centuries of fossil-fueled industrialization, during which the atmosphere has been used as a free dump for climate
-changing pollution, an incipient era of carbon-pollution pricing is paying dividends to the ...
of climate change
presents us with daily reminders of how the world's runaway temperatures are getting worse. From the drought in California to ice shelves collapsing in Antarctica, it's not hard to acquire a feeling of existential ...
s Everything is an accessible, powerful, and timely contribution to the public discourse on climate change
that deserves a wide readership, particularly amongst a younger reading audience (teachers and professors: take note). In her ...
In June 1975, a Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a paper for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, an Austrian think tank. In the paper, he put forward a theory about a potentially globe-altering climate
It was 8 degrees in Minneapolis on a recent January day, and out on Interstate 394, snow whipped against the windshields of drivers on their morning commutes. But inside the offices of Cargill, the food conglomerate, Greg Page, the company’s ...
“THE oil industry isn’t remotely the entire Canadian economy,” declared the prime minister, Stephen Harper, on January 22nd. That is not a startling statement. Production of crude oil represents just 3% of Canada’s GDP. The surprise is that Mr ...
Common sense would surely tell you that if you slash the cost of one source of energy, then alternatives look less appealing.
You might think, therefore, that the crash in the price of oil must be dealing a potentially fatal blow to ...
The new Republican-controlled Senate today voted for the first time to force U.S. approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Proposed by TransCanada, the pipeline would carry diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to ...
hardship after a failed apple crop forced Aqeel Ahmed to give up his studies aged 20 and join a militant group fighting Indian rule across the border in the disputed territory of Kashmir.
His family, as in many remote villages ...
What should U.S. climate
activists be focusing on this coming year? We asked more than a dozen smart folks to give us up to three answers to that question (and some gave us even more).
One big common theme: The need to broaden and ...
Pope Francis has led the Catholic Church for less than two years. But during that short window, he has breathed new life into a religion struggling with apathy and scandal; earned the praise of social justice activists around the world for an ...
French President Francois Hollande shifted position Monday on implementing a long-sought financial
transactions tax in Europe and said the money should go towards projects aimed at mitigating climate change
.In an interview on France Inter ...
Global greenhouse gas emissions could rise by around 2.5% in 2015, an increase on 2013 levels but lower than the average over the past decade, according to analysts at consultancy firm PwC.
Economic momentum around the world is expected ...
Republican senators poised to lead major committees when the GOP takes charge are intent on pushing back many of President Barack Obama's policies, setting up potential showdowns over environmental rules, financial
regulations and national ...
With increasing focus on international climate change
cooperation in the run-up to the 2015 United Nations Climate
Conference in Paris, ministers in the Abbott Government have been saying that Australia is doing its share to tackle global ...
A new financial crisis
is threatening to dwarf the 'subprime' mortgage debacle, writes Paul Mobbs. Cheap money from central banks has fuelled some $1.3 trillion of risky investments in high-cost 'unconventional' oil and gas. Now, with oil sinking ...
This year is on track to be the warmest ever recorded in Europe, and greenhouse gas emissions played a major role, according to new research. Scientists have analysed centuries of temperature records to conclude that this year’s warmth was made ...
The U.N. climate
summit kicked off two weeks ago with an unfamiliar sense of optimism, invigorated by the recent agreement between the United States and China. But it ended with an all-too-familiar sense of disappointment.
On early ...
Urging rich nations not to use disasters as tools to make business profit, India on the first day of the high-level segment of the UN climate
talks on Tuesday sought them to cooperate to solve the "global problems" of climate change
A major threat to fossil fuel companies has suddenly moved from the fringe to center stage with a dramatic announcement by Germany’s biggest power company and an intriguing letter from the Bank of England.A growing minority of investors ...
Shortly after Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged his home country in November of last year, a slim, soft-spoken and totally unknown climate
negotiator from the Philippines found himself overcome by emotion when addressing a U.N. climate
summit in ...
World governments gathered in Lima, Peru for the latest round of U.N. climate
negotiations should have finance on their mind.
Making a just transition to a climate
-safe future means helping developing countries to deal with damage from ...
College and university endowments have roughly $22 billion, or 5% of their assets, invested in energy and natural resources, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
Traditional fossil-fuel ...