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With increasing focus on international climate
change cooperation in the run-up to the 2015 United Nations Climate
Conference in Paris, ministers in the Abbott Government have been saying that Australia is doing its share to tackle global ...
Between power outages, deluging rains, flash floods, mudslides and record droughts, California is quickly becoming unrecognizable – all the bellwethers of an ecosystem out of whack. Thanks to a rapidly changing climate
making wet regions wetter ...
A new financial crisis
is threatening to dwarf the 'subprime' mortgage debacle, writes Paul Mobbs. Cheap money from central banks has fuelled some $1.3 trillion of risky investments in high-cost 'unconventional' oil and gas. Now, with oil sinking ...
This year is on track to be the warmest ever recorded in Europe, and greenhouse gas emissions played a major role, according to new research. Scientists have analysed centuries of temperature records to conclude that this year’s warmth was made ...
At this very moment, all eyes are on Lima, Peru, and rightfully so. Peru is currently hosting the COP 20 (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change). For two weeks, representatives of every country are ...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged countries at U.N. climate
talks in Lima to move away from using fossil fuels while demonstrators gathered outside the meeting urged him to reject the Keystone oil pipeline.
"Coal and ...
Dear Former Secretary of Energy Frederico Peña,
Thank you for speaking out against fracking, fossil fuels and climate
change! I read your lengthy interview on the topic posted on the Boulder, Colorado, Daily Camera news site here. As a ...
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green campaigners on Friday called on world governments participating in the talks to end their continued dependence on outdated fossil fuel- ...
Last week, Indonesia`s new president, Joko Widodo, ordered the country's Ministry of Environment and Forestry to review the licenses of all companies that have converted peatlands to oil palm plantations.
If the ministry follows through, ...
The Obama administration is hoping for fresh momentum toward a climate
treaty during international talks this week in the Peruvian capital, but the immediate challenge may be to simply keep the negotiations from breaking down.
The two-week United Nations climate
conference in Peru, which begins Monday, is the final pit stop before Paris in 2015, where negotiators aim to strike a deal obligating, for the first time, all countries to combat climate
Beginning on December 1, representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet in Lima, Peru, to forge progress on global climate
-change policy, an effort that could well determine the success of future negotiations on critical climate
Three recent reports, each a comprehensive look at the climate crisis
and possible paths out of it, provide the latest evidence that the barriers to reducing greenhouse gas emissions are daunting, but not insurmountable.
One report comes ...
On a visit to China a few years back, I asked a local official about pollution controls after enjoying my first sour, gritty taste of the country`s air. China’s new coal-fired power plants and other industrial boilers often came equipped with ...
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 ...
The United Nations has warned Australia it is one of the four countries predicted not to meet its emissions target. A UN Environment Programme report revealed that the world should achieve "carbon neutrality" by 2070.
Russia's President ...
What does melting sea ice in the Arctic have to do with the barbarism of the Islamic State?
The answer is scary: Rising sea levels eventually will overrun some Pacific island nations and will turn many low-lying villages around the globe ...
Almost as soon as President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping announced their landmark climate
deal last week, there was a torrent of criticism that the pact let China off the hook. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ...
During the recent Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation summit in Beijing, something remarkable happened, as it does every time the world`s news cameras train their sites on the Chinese capital: The toxic gray air turned blue. The state-run press ...
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 ...
People are moving into cities at an astounding rate-so fast, not even the cities themselves will be able to keep up. A new show at the Museum of Modern Art opens this week to examine how that explosive growth will affect six cities globally: Hong ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
Germany has been credited for paving Europe’s way to a renewables-led, zero-carbon future. But the world’s true climate
champion is Denmark, which has just set the bar another notch higher than Germany by proposing to accelerate its phase out of ...
“Even if the United States deals with its carbon emission problem, the Chinese won’t. So what’s the point?”
“You can’t condemn the entire global South to abandon energy development, and you can’t provide enough with solar and wind. So ...
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 ...