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19/11/2014
Kate Hawley examines how urban areas are evolving to be sustainable -- their challenges, trends and solutions. Already, 54 per cent of the world's population lives in urban regions, and projections suggest this will keep increasing until ...   
12/11/2014
The battle to save the world from the ravages of climate change was given an unprecedented boost today as the US and China joined forces to announce secretly negotiated and radical actions to combat global warming. The move will see both ...   
5/11/2014
Voters gave Republicans control of the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections with a majority of 52 seats to the Democrats’ 48. The GOP also maintained control of the House of Representatives, making Congress entirely Republican.For the ...   
30/10/2014
Fifteen years years ago the villages around Abrha Weatsbha in northern Ethiopia were on the point of being abandoned. The hillsides were barren, the communities, plagued by floods and droughts, needed constant food aid, and the soil was being ...   
19/10/2014
EU leaders are likely to agree a new decade of climate and energy policy next week despite the "legitimate concerns" of several nations, Europe's climate boss said on Thursday. European Union leaders have set themselves a deadline of the ...   
14/10/2014
Australia has “gone from lifter to leaner” on action against climate change, and must not block the topic’s inclusion on the agenda for the G20 summit in Brisbane next month, the former treasurer Wayne Swan will say. In a speech to the ...   
11/10/2014
The world is getting warmer and that's already causing disasters that will devastate lives and cost hundreds of billions of dollars.Those problems are only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nation's ...   
8/10/2014
After years of intense lobbying from Canadian fossil fuel interests and government officials, the European Union has abandoned plans to label Canadian tar sands, or oil sands, as dirtier than other forms of crude oil. A European Commission ...   
3/10/2014
“There is no Planet B,” “Climate Change is a Health Crisis,” “Pricing Pollution is the Solution,” and “Jobs, Justice, and Clean Energy.” These are but a few of the hundreds of messages held aloft by an estimated 310,000 to 400,000 marchers in the ...   
29/9/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...   
27/9/2014
One of the main objectives of this week’s New York climate summit was to mobilise finance to tackle climate change. Slow progress in scaling up finance has been a key bottleneck in negotiating a global climate treaty. The World Bank ...   
26/9/2014
Over 310,000 people marched last Sunday to call for action on climate change. The People's Climate March aimed to press policymakers that would meet two days later at the UN Climate Summit, a preparation for the next Conference of the Parties ...   
26/9/2014
This past week was a big one for climate change. In other ways, of course, it was like every other week for climate change. It began when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets, in New York and in 160 countries around the world, to ...   
25/9/2014
On Tuesday, India’s minister for environment, forests, and climate change, Prakash Javadekar, scoffed at the idea of the country reducing emissions to counter climate change. He held the US chiefly responsible for the climate crisis, and ...   
24/9/2014
From the Andes to the Amazon, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forests. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside ...   
23/9/2014
Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid. Norway will pay the impoverished West African country $150m (£91.4m) to stop deforestation by 2020. There ...   
22/9/2014
Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City’s financial district to call attention to what organisers say is Wall Street’s contribution to climate change. The Flood Wall Street ...   
22/9/2014
Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City's financial district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change. The Flood Wall Street ...   
21/9/2014
The last time so many world leaders gathered to talk about climate change, it was an unmitigated debacle: the 2009 Copenhagen summit – intended to chart a international treaty – collapsed amid a welter of recriminations and set back the effort to ...   
21/9/2014
World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear ...   
21/9/2014
Given the growing challenges to life on this planet and the concomitant need for policy change and political courage -- notably from climate change deniers, whether they are governed by profit or political cowardice -- one yearns for ...   
21/9/2014
President Benigno Aquino III is attending the United Nations Climate Summit here in New York on Tuesday, September 23, to highlight the risks that vulnerable countries like the Philippines face from climate change. Just days before the ...   
20/9/2014
On Friday morning, I boarded a leaky oyster boat in Connecticut with a captain who can't swim. Our destination: Manhattan, 84 miles down the coast. Mission: don't drown get world leaders to act on climate change. If anyone can accomplish ...   
18/9/2014
Out here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, climate change has arrived.In the last year alone, my country has suffered through unprecedented droughts in the north, and the biggest ever king tides in the south; and we have watched the ...   
14/9/2014
Since the 1980s, the dangerous long-term consequences of largely human-caused climate disruption have been plainly and forcefully explained to us. Repeatedly, scientists -- generally a conservative lot -- have issued new reports that promise ...   

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