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The first public hearings will take place in the Hague on Tuesday in the first case in the world to use existing human rights and tort law to hold a government responsible for failing to reduce carbon emissions fast enough.
The 886 ...
The end of the 2008 Democratic primary was a weird, drawn-out exercise in face-saving and point-making. Sometime around the end of March or the beginning of April of that year, it became apparent that Hillary Clinton had no viable path to the ...
On Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce her decision to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. While the crowded Republican field has led to questions of how to fit all serious candidates on a debate stage, ...
It’s strange to remember how bitterly divisive the 2008 Democratic presidential primary battle was. Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s platforms and ideological positioning were awfully similar. And on the chief difference between them - ...
If there is anything the rib-tickling trope on climate change
has taught the world recently, it is that Miami as the future Venice is not such a terrible idea. If you can still throw snowballs in the senate floor like Sen. James Inhofe did in ...
The nonprofit launched by environmentalist Tom Steyer is shutting down its climate
and energy program, in a likely signal that the billionaire is shifting resources to his organization's political arm ahead of the presidential ...
The Obama administration's plan for U.N. climate change
talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to "proceed with caution" in negotiations with Washington because any deal could ...
A survey of American climate
activists by Grist inspired us to conduct our own survey on the priorities of German activists. Both surveys include a dozen or so leading figures of the climate
movement in each country. Before comparing the two, ...
Despite the role of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in helping billionaires, Big Oil, Coal, Tobacco, the gun lobby and other dubious corporate interests to infiltrate our state lawmaking processes, it’s not every day you hear ...
In the months before the debut of the new documentary film "Merchants of Doubt," long-time climate
denialist Fred Singer contacted more than two dozen bloggers, public relations specialists and scientists asking for help in derailing the ...
A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change
is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found.
The poll of 2,827 Americans was conducted in February ...
Slowly but surely, Lyme disease has reached near epidemic proportions in Pennsylvania. Twenty years ago, most of us never heard of Lyme disease. Now, most of us know someone who has had it and many of us have had it as well. Ticks not only are ...
Another week, another alarming report about the potential effects of climate change
. Researchers from NASA and Columbia and Cornell universities released a paper Thursday that projects “unprecedented” risk of drought in the coming decades for the ...
The world's largest remaining contiguous stand of old-growth redwood forest resides in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California. On the park's northwestern flank, six people gathered last May to oppose a logging venture on adjacent ...
Does combating climate change
require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel?It certainly looks that way, judging from the aggressive mandates governments across the globe have set to incorporate bioenergy into their ...
is happening, humans are the cause, and a shocking number of congressional Republicans - over 56 percent - deny or question the science. CAP Action conducted a fresh analysis of public statements from current Representatives and ...
As we watch the new GOP-controlled Congress clash over the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s rather depressing to realize that this is just the beginning of the pitched, drag-out battles to come over climate change
in the next two years.
The long and tangled history of U.S. climate politics
got a new chapter this week, as the U.S. Senate today finished work on a bill that would force the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude from ...
While President Barack Obama wants to protect young people from the catastrophic effects of global warming, school boards and lawmakers in some states
are fighting to prevent students from learning the science of climate change
In the ...
When it comes to energy and climate politics
, things are heating up on the Senate floor.
Debate over amendments to the Senate bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline forced Republicans to put their views on climate change
on the record ...
West Virginia joined 25 other states
several years ago to help develop a set of standards for teaching science across the United States
. Among other topics, the standards acknowledge the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change
If commercial aviation were a country, it would rank seventh in global greenhouse gas emissions according to a recent report by the International Council on Clean Transportation.
The aviation industry is growing so quickly that its ...
Groups that support teaching students about the evidence showing that humans are contributing to a global rise in temperatures are speaking out against West Virginia’s change
s to the state’s new K-12 science education standards.
At the ...
Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale formations when he banned the practice in ...
The United Nations Conference on Climate Change
that ended on Dec. 14 in Lima, Peru, is a classic case of seeing a glass as half full or half empty. In the half-full view, Lima is a stepping stone to the kind of agreement the world needs to halt ...