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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.
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
The Flood Wall Street ...
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
The Flood Wall Street ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Just days before the ...
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
If anyone can accomplish ...
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 ...
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 ...