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A crack in a house’s foundation, if not repaired, can continue to grow, ultimately destabilizing the structure and rendering it uninhabitable. Its occupants must then move to another home. But the world’s population cannot move somewhere else. ...
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy.
No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and ...
The absence of an international
regime on climate
change has enabled Turkey to enjoy a free ride on a development policy that is careless about emissions, according to an activist. ‘The collapse of the EU process is also the reason why Turkey ...
On Sunday, September 21, I will be with my daughter in New York City, marching with tens of thousands of concerned citizens demanding action on the climate crisis
. The march is timed to build pressure on world leaders and show support for U.N. ...
The U.S. Agency for International
Development and the Rockefeller Foundation are starting a $100 million project to prepare vulnerable communities for climate
-caused humanitarian disasters before they happen.The initiative, which will ...
A spirited press conference in Times Square today launched the People`s Climate
March, the largest climate
action in world history.
Scheduled for Sept. 21 in New York City, the People’s Climate
March will coincide with September’s UN ...
After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing ...
China's Special Envoy for the China-Pacific Islands Forum Dialogue Du Qiwen called for more attention and greater efforts from the international
community to help address the crisis
facing the South Pacific islands and countries, calling them the ...
Could 2014 be a turning point for efforts to slash global greenhouse gas emissions? Maybe: in less than 24 hours the world's two largest emitters of carbon dioxide announced plans to finally rein-in the gas most responsible for global ...
Taking a historic step to fight climate
change, the Obama administration proposed a plan Monday that aims to slash carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030, in a design to accelerate the nation`s shift away from ...
US president Barack Obama has laid out his legacy on one of the issues that will define the world long after his brief term in power is over. He has been frustrated in several other attempts to bring climate
change to the fore of US politics, ...
President Obama is expected to announce on Monday an Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation's fleet of 600 coal-fired power plants, in a speech that government analysts in Beijing, Brussels and beyond ...
No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking big donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative. With extreme energy extraction and climate
China's massive pollution problems have given rise to a new force of environmental campaigners, with double the number of Chinese identifying themselves as environmentalists compared to Europe and the US, new research finds.
In Europe, ...
It’s fitting that the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change report was released during Earth Month. After all, the third chapter of its Fifth Assessment focuses on ways to keep our planet healthy and livable by warding off extreme ...
change can be thwarted. The cost of fighting global warming is affordable. It`s also within the reach of the richest.
What’s more, we can avert this global crisis
without sacrificing living standards of the developed ...
David Cameron's commitment to the green agenda will come under the fiercest scrutiny yet this week when top climate
-change experts will warn that only greater use of renewable energy – including windfarms – can prevent a global ...
The two-day spring E.U. summit
meeting in Brussels moved today to consider a proposed 2030 framework for climate
and energy objectives, which the European Commission presented in January.Much of the result, expected later today, will ...
Providing water for our still growing human population is reaching crisis
levels. Water is vital for agriculture, energy production and industrial processes worldwide. Floods and droughts in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States ...
Corporate power is the greatest threat to progress on climate
change in Davos.Climate change is high on the agenda as the rich and powerful meet in Davos. UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has asked Davos to deliver bold proposals that ...
One of the most challenging weeks of my working life starts today: the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Over 2,500 Presidents, Prime Minsters, CEOs, Celebrities and Academics with a smattering of ...
I haven't returned to Mount Rainier to see just how much further that glacier has receded in the last few years, but recently I went on a search to find out just how bad it might turn out to be. I discovered a set of perfectly serious ...
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforests. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year.
As a review, this post will not ...
It’s the closing weeks of 2013 and The Boston Globe, the recently acquired real estate of proud Red Sox owner John W. Henry, still publishes climate
denial on its Opinion page. This puts Mr. Henry in fine company, so to speak, as shown in an ...
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the international
community Sunday to ramp up aid for the Philippines' typhoon reconstruction, saying "we must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis
."Ban met with key ambassadors stationed ...