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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green campaigners on Friday called on world governments participating in the talks to end their continued dependence on outdated fossil fuel- ...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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
“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 ...
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 ...
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
The World Bank ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.