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THE East African Regional Youth Summit on Climate
Change opened in Mwanza last week and participants deliberated on the impact of weather change on the region.
The conference, organised by the East African Community Students Union in ...
Proposed new global development goals, drafted by a U.N. working group, include a goal to take urgent action on climate
change, despite opposition from some countries - even though the goal is weaker than many campaigners would like.
Last week’s rains helped dispel some of the gathering economic clouds?. Though the storm has yet not passed, there is a collective sigh of relief, because poor rains would have meant higher inflation, lower GDP, commodity price swings and ...
Small Pacific countries at increasing risk of sea levels rise caused by climate
change have their survival depending on rich nations’ commitment to reach a global climate
agreement in 2015 in Paris, the Marshall Islands’ minister of foreign ...
In what some would call a wily veteran move, Charlie Crist has publicly offered to meet with the ten Florida environmental scientists who asked Gov. Rick Scott to meet to discuss climate
And now that Crist has come out and said ...
Australia's carbon tax, one of the world's landmark attempts to stop climate
change, is officially no more. The country's government says the move will save money, but in reality the costs will be high.
Instead of decreasing its ...
In a significant victory for Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the Australian Senate has voted to repeal the country's two-year-old carbon tax. Abbott made dismantling the tax one of the cornerstones of his campaign last September even as Australia ...
With Australia`s standing as the world`s highest per-capita emitter of carbon dioxide, one would think the country would be the last to repeal a pollution tax.
The country defied the odds Thursday with a 39 to 32 ...
So far, the only really big donor to the Steyer cause is Steyer himself.
The numbers show just how hard it may be for Steyer to persuade rich liberals to spend their millions on climate
change while voters focus on the economy, ...
The scrapping of the carbon tax closes a bitter chapter in Australian politics
and offers lessons for the Abbott government in the perils of negotiating climate
policy.John Howard first pledged an emissions trading scheme (ETS) ahead of ...
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 ...
Australia’s carbon price has been repealed, leaving the nation with no legislated policy to achieve even the minimum 5% greenhouse emissions reduction target it has inscribed in international agreements.
After eight years of bitter ...
It took mining magnate Clive Palmer only three days to show Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott just how uncomfortable life can be in a parliament in which he holds the balance of power.
The neophyte Palmer United Party (PUP), set up ...
As Republicans promote the state’s economic “miracle,” many climate
scientists from Texas say prosperity has come at a steep price.
With its dependence on an energy industry that relies on extracting fossil fuels, scientists say Texas ...
You might think last week didn't start out happy for Tom Steyer, the San Francisco billionaire who is spending his money and time trying to save the earth by fighting climate
The front page of the Monday New York Times described ...
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 ...
Yes, Tony Abbott, it is “situation normal” for a government to have to deal with minor parties in the Senate to get its legislation through. But the way your team handled those “negotiations” in the Senate this week is not “situation normal” at ...
The nation's third-largest carbon dioxide-emitting state is in the middle of a fierce election fight that could determine whether it stays on its current path of challenging U.S. EPA climate
rules, or instead slows fossil fuel development and ...
Should wilderness get the axe? | Grist
How our fear of "wilding" colored the Central Park Five case "It`s raining renewable energy loans!" shrieks ...
Global warming is real, and we're starting to feel the physical effects now. It's difficult to pin any one event on a warming world; it's like playing craps with a pair of loaded die. That 12 you rolled may have been random, or it may have been ...
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The politics
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 head of Australia’s leading climate
advisory body has lashed out at what he says is a concerted attempt by politicians and media groups to spread climate
In a video posted on the Climate
Council website, Tim Flannery calls on ...
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, far even from some of its closest neighbors -- Hawaii and Fiji -- the small island nation of Kiribati is being swallowed by the rising sea. Anote Tong, who has served as president of the country since 2003, has ...
Tony Abbott`s plan to axe the carbon price this week has come in for some withering criticism from his own side of politics
, with a former head of the UK`s Conservative Party declaring it to be an "appalling" move that "recklessly" endangers the ...
In 2007, Australians were ready to do something to combat climate
change, even if it was expensive. More than two-thirds of them said so in a poll, and both major political parties vowed to make industries pay for greenhouse-gas ...