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Allowing United States oil producers to export crude would not only sway markets at home and abroad, it would also worsen global warming and present other environmental risks, the Government Accountability Office said in a new survey of ...
In a recent blog post, Secretary of State John Kerry described climate
change as a "gathering storm," already affecting millions around the world and posing direct challenges to our national security and global stability. In a new report, 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 ...
In the wake of an "inadequate and slow" global response to the Ebola outbreak, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Friday called for the creation of a new pandemic emergency facility to respond to future outbreaks by delivering money to ...
ne man, backed by many, marches on Washington to tell lawmakers and the world that 'there is hope right beneath our feet.`
Just over a week ago, the executive director of the Rodale Institute, Mark 'Coach` Smallwood, set out from the ...
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 ...
change commitments and improvements in its approach to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, China’s massive economic
growth is jeopardising its efforts to build a low-carbon economy, new research has found.
The study, ...
“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 ...
Less than two weeks have passed and yet it isn’t too early to say it: the People’s Climate
March changed the social map—many maps, in fact, since hundreds of smaller marches took place in 162 countries. That march in New York City, spectacular as ...
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 ...
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 ...
With the world's population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050, we collectively face a dual challenge: ensuring that everyone will have access to affordable, nutritious food without decimating the earth's natural resources in the ...
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.
Geenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental impacts, according to new ...
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 disturbing implications of climate
change are rarely taken to their logical conclusions in public discussion.
Scientists who spend their careers researching the climate
system and publishing findings in professional journals are ...
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 ...
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a Climate
Summit in New York next week. Expected to attend are top officials from all UN Member States, big transnational corporations, financial institutions, and a few select civil society ...
Everyone’s got something to say about millennials. We’re the puzzle every marketer wants to crack, the conundrum every candidate wants to solve. Depending on what you’re reading, we’re job hoppers or jobless, optimistic or complex, socially aware ...
Al Gore still loves his graphs. He’s lost weight since going vegan and his hair has turned gray, which suits him. But watching him host the 24 Hours of Reality event this week was like stepping into a time machine.
The New York state elections just concluded, and the national midterms are still weeks away, but there is a campaign office in downtown Manhattan that has just gone into overdrive. Volunteers there are hard at work on another deadline: Sept. ...