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What’s your greatest fear for the future of our planet?
That the world is reaching the tipping point beyond which climate
change may become irreversible. If this happens, we risk denying present and future generations the right to a ...
Japan is proposing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 26 percent by 2030 amid international
efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate
The final draft of the government target, released Thursday, said ...
There was a somewhat surprising announcement this week from a country with one of the world’s worst climate
reputations: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s office declared that his government is committed to signing on to the next major ...
There was a somewhat surprising announcement this week from a country with one of the world`s worst climate
reputations: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott`s office declared that his government is committed to signing on to the next major ...
Lately, compensation has become one of the most contentious issues at the U.N. climate
talks. At the Doha climate
conference (COP - Conference of Parties) in 2012, the developing countries strongly confronted the rich nations blaming them for ...
Perhaps I should cross my fingers before writing this, but it just may be that we have slipped, virtually without noticing, past a landmark in environmental and industrial history. Preliminary figures suggest that last year, for the first time, ...
After 20 years at the helm of one of the United Kingdom`s most influential newspapers, Alan Rusbridger is about to step down as editor of the Guardian. He`s not going quietly: In an op-ed a couple weeks ago, Rusbridger pledged to use his waning ...
In Russia's Siberian south, near the border of Mongolia, the world's largest freshwater lake is shrinking.The surrounding communities depend on Lake Baikal, which contains about one-fifth of the earth's unfrozen freshwater reserves, for ...
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane. They went down the stairs and gathered on the hot ...
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
South Florida is Ground Zero for the effects of climate
change. With 2.4 million residents living no more than four feet above sea level, we have little room for error and no time to waste.
According to the U.S. National Climate
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 ...
Last September, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited world leaders to a climate summit
in New York where they were met by hundreds of thousands of people marching on the city streets. Along with parallel marches in major cities all over the ...
While the world’s fossil fuel reserves are already limited, new research published in Nature magazine argues that these energy sources should already be out of commission, in order to salvage a 50% chance of stopping global warming. EurActiv ...
With yet another United Nations-hosted climate
change conference making very little real progress, a near miracle will be required if countries are to reach a meaningful and binding global agreement on carbon emissions in Paris next ...
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 ...
As progress at the UN climate summit
in Lima, Peru has been reported as "slow" by many observers so far, green campaigners on Friday called on world governments participating in the talks to end their continued dependence on outdated fossil fuel- ...
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
Yeb San~o, one of the most vocal critics of rich countries in international
global warming negotiations, has not arrived at the latest UN climate
conference in Lima and is believed to have been dropped by the Filipino government as its chief ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...