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At a news conference wrapping up President Obama's visit in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was asked whether he felt pressure from his guest to make a big pledge about tackling climate
change, as China did a few months ago.
Emerging threats to humanity will be on the agenda when the world's political and business leaders meet in Davos, Switzerland, this week.
The 45th annual meeting of the World Economic
Forum aims to find solutions for global risks - ...
What should U.S. climate
activists be focusing on this coming year? We asked more than a dozen smart folks to give us up to three answers to that question (and some gave us even more).
One big common theme: The need to broaden and ...
The Fossil Free campaign is calling on Pope Francis to support and lead in the fossil fuel divestment movement as he visits the Philippines, the country devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
The campaign, which is organised by 350.org, ...
Southeastern Brazil is getting some rainfall a year after a record drought started, but not enough to eliminate worries about an energy crisis
, water shortages or another season of damaged export crops, meteorologists said.
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 ...
debate has descended into an ideological battle of Left versus Right, with parties of the Left taking ownership of the moral necessity for climate
action. It need not be so, writes Dale Hughes.
I'm a Liberal voter and I'm ...
Global greenhouse gas emissions could rise by around 2.5% in 2015, an increase on 2013 levels but lower than the average over the past decade, according to analysts at consultancy firm PwC.
Economic momentum around the world is expected ...
Republican senators poised to lead major committees when the GOP takes charge are intent on pushing back many of President Barack Obama's policies, setting up potential showdowns over environmental rules, financial regulations and national ...
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 ...