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20/4/2014
OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol blend, and a general misconception that ...   
19/4/2014
The Obama administration’s announcement yesterday that it was delaying a ruling on the Keystone XL oil pipeline drew an angry reaction from supporters of the $5.4 billion project, including some who said it was designed to push the issue beyond ...   
15/4/2014
Former president Jimmy Carter, shown here speaking at The Washington Post earlier this month, now opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Former president Jimmy Carter has joined a group of Nobel laureates who oppose ...   
13/4/2014
Justin Gillis’s news story from Berlin on the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — the one on the world’s options for limiting global warming — tells you all you need to know about the familiar contents. The chart of ...   
10/4/2014
One economic fact is held to be self-evident: that the future well-being of the United States requires economic growth -- preferably, as much of it as we can muster. Despite wildly divergent policy recommendations, this basic assumption is made ...   
9/4/2014
In December 2012, Shaun Donovan, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, was on vacation in Berlin when he decided to detour to the Netherlands. He wanted to get a firsthand sense of the famed Dutch approach to water management. Hurricane ...   
1/4/2014
The planet is poised for disaster, according to a landmark study released yesterday. Forests will burn, cities will flood and infrastructure will collapse under the strain of a warming climate. Climate change will also lead to increased food ...   
29/3/2014
Some scholars blame scientists at least in part for why we are not motivated to act on climate change. They claim that many scientists have discredited themselves by politicizing science. On this view the politicization of science by some climate ...   
18/2/2014
In the space of 48 hours, Secretary of State John Kerry likened climate change to a weapon of mass destruction, Newt Gingrich called Kerry delusional, Sunday talk shows argued about it and President Barack Obama announced another executive action ...   
18/2/2014
When Lynn Buehring leaves her doctor's office in San Antonio she makes sure her inhaler is on the seat beside her, then steers her red GMC pickup truck southeast on U.S. 181, toward her home on the South Texas prairie.About 40 miles down ...   
16/2/2014
In the most unlikely of political talk show face-offs, Bill Nye ("The Science Guy") will debate Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn Sunday on climate change and what's up with recent weather in Sochi, Russia and the United States (not a ...   
9/2/2014
Last Monday night, when environmentalist activists staged 280 candlelight vigils in 49 states to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline-in Washington, D.C., demonstrators inflated a giant black tube in front of the White House-many no doubt ...   
4/2/2014
The State Department's long-awaited environmental review of Keystone XL on Friday sparked cautious optimism on both sides of the contentious pipeline debate, underscoring the public pressure facing the Obama administration before midterm ...   
1/2/2014
Tunisia, the starting place for the massive protests three years ago that came to be known as the Arab Spring, did something remarkable this week: it embedded climate change into its constitution. The constitution, praised as one of the ...   
31/1/2014
I have made my position on the Keystone XL pipeline quite clear. Approving this hotly debated pipeline would send America down the wrong path. The science tells us now is the time that we should be throwing everything we have into creating a ...   
27/1/2014
Thanks to climate change, extreme weather disasters have hammered the United States with increasing frequency in recent years--from drought and wildfires to coastal storms and flooding. It is perhaps surprising, then, that the U.S. ...   
26/1/2014
Two realities threaten the well-being of future generations. The first is global warming. In the words of the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, "each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the ...   
26/1/2014
On a wintry morning in Washington DC (the area is awaiting a fresh blast of Arctic air and a 40F plunge in temperatures) Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group vice-president and special envoy for climate change, answers the door to her clapboard house ...   
25/1/2014
This is part of The North, a Globe investigation of unprecedented change, to the climate, culture and politics of Canada’s last frontier. Join the conversation with #GlobeNorthThe Globe’s Artic Circle panel of experts and leaders is ...   
18/1/2014
With his country’s foreign minister in tow, Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer walked the marble corridors of the U.S. Capitol yesterday pitching the prize his nation is seeking: the Keystone XL pipeline. “It always makes more sense in our ...   
13/1/2014
Just after noon on Sept. 4, 2010, a squat, yellow-black cargo ship lumbered out of the Norwegian port of Kirkenes. Naked ridges of glacially scarred granite slid by on either side as the Nordic Barents motored toward the open sea with 41,000 tons ...   
11/1/2014
President Obama yesterday nominated Suzette Kimball to lead the U.S. Geological Survey, the government's premier science agency. Kimball, a 15-year veteran of the $1.1 billion agency, is currently deputy director and has been serving as ...   
10/1/2014
Temperatures have plunged to record lows on the East Coast, and once again Peter Gwynne is being heralded as a journalist ahead of his time. By some. Gwynne, now 72, is a bit chagrinned that a long career of distinguished science and ...   
9/1/2014
Impossible to achieve sustainable development without addressing climate change. "Extremely dangerous," "Do not travel" -- these are the phrases that have welcomed in the new year along the East Coast of the United States. Extreme ...   
30/12/2013
Seven billion people and growing. A quarter of them living in poverty. Unsustainable -- and unequal -- resource use. Landscapes vanishing, along with their nonhuman inhabitants. Global warming upending natural systems. These are tough times on ...   

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