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activist Tom Steyer, who’s increasingly throwing his weight around in politics
, said approving the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline would create political hurdles for President Obama’s second-term agenda and cost him the support ...
Hope is fading for a global deal to regulate the airline industry's greenhouse gas emissions ahead of a fall deadline, even though failure could push the industry back to the brink of a trade war over the European Union's emissions trading ...
The Arctic Council added China and five other countries as official observers yesterday, expanding the focus of the organization and underscoring the complicated politics
created by newly open waters in the north because of climate
China is one of a number of countries that has gained permanent observer status on the Arctic Council.
At a meeting in Sweden, the eight members of the Council accepted India, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
"THIS IS THE CHURCH taking direct action and showing that it's not willing to profit from destroying the Earth."
That's what Justin Whelan, Paddington Uniting Church mission development manager, had to say after the church's NSW and ACT ...
The civil war in Syria has been devastating, generating a death toll fast approaching 100,000, while uprooting millions of civilians from their homes.
But as the US and Russia signed an unprecedented accord on Wednesday in search of a ...
change features prominently in the federal election campaign, it will almost certainly be driven by the Coalition. Under Tony Abbott, the Coalition has long smelled blood in the water on climate
change and in particular the carbon ...
President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency is in jeopardy after Republicans formed a united front Thursday to deny her a vote in committee.
Democrats erupted in frustration at the GOP “obstructionism” ...
The biggest backers of the Democratic causes urged Barack Obama on Friday to take historic action on climate
change by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.
In a letter seen by the Guardian, 150 high-profile figures, who between them ...
350 is a popular number among people concerned about climate
change. That is because 350 parts per million (ppm) of carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere is the level that, in the words of James Hansen, a prominent climate
scientist, is needed “to ...
Michael Levi is my favorite energy wonk -- and not just because we both had to endure waiting for hours in the cold outside the 2009 United Nations climate
-change conference in Copenhagen. (Though he got in first.)
Levi, the senior ...
World leaders must "act now" to protect the rainforests or risk the Earth becoming a dying patient, the Prince of Wales has warned.
In a speech to ministers and tropical forest scientists, he said his work on climate
change could be ...
The Lois Lane trail meanders along the high dunes that protect this little beach town. It makes it easy for walkers along the sand and gravel path to forget just how close to the ocean they really are -- were it not for the swooshing sound of ...
change polls suggest a clear enough overall trend: Majorities of Americans believe global warming is real and the federal government should act.
But that fact can offer little help for some policymakers trying to gauge ...
State of the Union addresses are wearying rituals, in which stitched-together lists of never-gonna-happen goals are woven into idealistic catchphrases, analyzed as rhetoric by an unqualified panel of poetry-critic-for-a-night political reporters, ...
On the opening morning of the inaugural National Adaptation Forum, I was eating breakfast at a stand-up table in the exhibition hall when a mustachioed man of middle age plopped his cherry Danish next to my pile of conference literature, a mess ...
The dramatic fall in Europe’s carbon price in April led to claims emissions trading had failed as a model for addressing climate
change. While the low EU price is problematic for the EU and Australia (by virtue of our linkage with the EU), carbon ...
If you weren’t familiar with the term “speculative bubble” before the U.S. economy imploded in 2008, you probably were after the crash. It quickly became part of our everyday lexicon as the government began to bail out many of the institutions ...
General Motors called on Barack Obama and Congress to work together on climate
change on Wednesday, saying the effort would be good for business.
GM, which makes the plug-in Chevy Volt, was the first of the big three car makers to sign ...
President Obama helped the National Academy of Sciences celebrate its 150th year of service to the country by giving a speech at the group`s annual meeting today. There were some pretty nice laugh lines, including:
[P]art of what’s made ...
Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg came to Columbia University to help launch the university's new Center on Global Energy Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs. Mayor Bloomberg struck an important theme that is ...
At Spring Creek Mine, a broad black seam of coal, reaching depths of 80 feet, runs like a subterranean river through arid, sagebrush-covered hills.
This is a world-class seam formed from the remnants of ferns, grasses and other plants ...
Federal officials are stepping up efforts to make the case for the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington D.C., but some experts warn that the frequent public visits could be doing more harm than good.
Between federal Cabinet ministers and ...
John Kraus has a new Toyota Prius V hybrid wagon that he's very fond of. He's also got a new Virginia tax on it that he's none too happy about.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, signed a new law last month that lowers the gas ...
An all-party committee of federal politicians interested in learning about climate
change science is continuing to meet behind the scenes on Parliament Hill, with discreet participation from a few backbench Conservative MPs.