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Our global environment has many problems. If the high volume of carbon emission is one, the low level of intellectual engagement with some of the major environmental challenges is surely another. There are, of course, many engaging and ...
With congressional elections coming up in November, this piece of legislation could prove to be extremely important not just for climate
change but for American politics in general. Host of Radio VR's Eco Plus, John Harrison, talks to Ethan ...
Temperatures at Earth's surface aren't rising as fast as they did in the 1990s, even though the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continues to increase steadily. This apparent hiatus in global warming has been fodder for ...
When it comes to protecting the environment and addressing climate
change, America has a lot of work ahead of it, former President Jimmy Carter said in Aspen on Tuesday.Carter, 89, the 39th president of the United States and a Nobel Peace ...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flagged cooperation on tackling climate
change during a brief stop in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, where he emphasized ties dating back to World War Two.
Kerry is the first secretary of state to ...
India on Friday said it was time for developed nations to "walk the talk" in addressing climate
change with four BASIC nations jointly asking rich countries to take lead in deal
ing with the pollution induced global warming in accordance with ...
The rains come and water the spring shoots of another bounteous Midwestern corn crop in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. The rains also wash phosphorus off farm fields and into creeks, streams and rivers. The waters flow into the shallowest of the ...
If it is ever built, the Keystone XL Pipeline will exist for one reason: To move Canadian tar sands oil from remote Alberta to refineries in Texas.
For the U.S., controversy over the tar sands is about Keystone XL Pipeline construction ...
Don't expect too much from the global climate
-change accord that's expected to emerge from high-stakes international talks in Paris next year.
A new MIT study concludes that even if negotiators reach a deal
at the United Nations ...
An investigation by Greenpeace has found two Chinese coal mines are breaching environmental protection laws and nature reserve regulations. The organisation says the mining operations are destroying alpine meadows on the foothills of China
negotiators attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington this week said leadership from the United States is critical to finalizing a global deal
on measures to address climate
change in 2015 after years of ...
Negotiations among global leaders in Paris next year meant to mitigate climate
change and keep the global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius are likely to fail, according to a new study.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ...
and India have agreed to accelerate their joint efforts on climate
change with reports suggesting Washington is pressing its counterparts in New Delhi to agree to greater emissions reductions under a potential new global deal
Typhoon Rammasun first tore across the Philippines earlier this week, dumping up to 13 inches of rain in some spots and causing the deaths of at least 40 people. According to the Red Cross, more than 1 million people were affected. The storm then ...
This week, Germany hosted the fifth Petersberg Climate
Dialogue in preparation for the Climate
Change Conference in Peru at the end of this year. Christoph Bals from Germanwatch gives his verdict on how the talks went.
DW: What were the ...
Australia's government has voted to repeal a carbon tax on that country's biggest greenhouse gas polluters, ending one bitter domestic battle but opening up new fronts in the climate
war both at home and internationally.
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 ...
Standing before University of California at Irvine`s graduating class this June, Barack Obama did something no U.S. president has done before: He stood up for climate
science. Not only did the president make a strong case for taking immediate ...
There is much wry amusement in environmental circles today, after Tony Abbott, Australia's climate
-reckless Prime Minister, saw his plans to repeal the country's carbon tax blocked by the Senate. Any sense of schadenfreude (I know it's an ...
Holding back catastrophic climate
change is still possible -- but just barely, and doing so will require a tremendous technological effort, according to a sweeping new report that analyzes what it would take to de-carbonize the world's top ...
Carbon emissions have been rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution. But they'll have to be curbed soon, and sharply, to keep the globe from warming above "safe' levels. A new report lays out avenues to get there and shows that while ...
negotiations have made greater progress towards agreeing a 2015 deal
to bind all nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions than the lead-up to the previous attempt in 2009, former U.N. climate
chief Yvo de Boer told ...
The United Nations was presented with a roadmap to avoid a climate
catastrophe on Tuesday, prescribing specific actions for the world’s biggest economies to keep warming below 2C.
In a report prepared for the secretary general, Ban ...
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The politics of climate
action is well understood in Australia, with the Coalition intent on scrapping the carbon tax and Labor and the Greens suggesting this is evidence that the Abbott Government isn't committed to ...
The United Nations left open the option for rich and poor nations to remain divided in their obligations on climate
change, setting up a conflict over exactly who should cut greenhouse gases.In a policy paper setting out possible language ...