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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.
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 ...
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Australia’s carbon price has been repealed, leaving the nation with no legislated policy to achieve even the minimum 5% greenhouse emissions reduction target it has inscribed in international
After eight years of bitter ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Last week there was a bit of a hullabaloo when it was discovered that the international
programme director for Greenpeace, Pascal Husting, was flying to work from Luxembourg to Amsterdam a few times a month. Sensible arguments could be made for ...
Appealing for patience and perseverance from environmental activists, President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in his second-term drive to combat climate
change but said more must be done to address a generational problem.
The history of international
efforts to rein in global warming is littered with a forest of printed reports, talking points, and treaty drafts – all in pursuit of two agreements that lacked either rigorous enforcement or the participation of key ...
The latest round of UN climate
talks concluded in Bonn yesterday on an upbeat note, with a pledge that elements of a draft treaty aimed at curbing global warming would be circulated to the parties as early as July 15th.
Co-chairs Artur ...
Visitors to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science can stand beside an enormous rotating drill bit, take a virtual ride down a fracking well and run their fingers along the smooth, dark surface of the Barnett Shale, the natural gas-rich rock that ...
Consider this: The amount of global trash is expected to rise every year for the rest of the century. With no intervention, the growing garbage heap won't even peak by 2021.
Since most marine debris originates on land, that grim ...
When you combine climate
change, an unlikely partnership between Californians and French-speaking Canadians—and the prospect of an 8-cents-a-gallon rise in gasoline prices—what do you get?The energy industry vs. California. And ...
Obama said in a recent television interview that climate
change may be the "most significant" long-term problem in the world. According to reports, his statements only highlighted the differences between the two leaders. Meanwhile, Abbott has ...
Tony Abbott’s trip overseas has certainly brought rewards. The timing has been very fortunate, as it has relieved pressure on his government over the budget. The political capital that a prime minister accrues for being seen as a ‘global actor’ ...
President Obama is trying to lay the groundwork for a new international climate
change agreement. Meanwhile, his counterpart Down Under, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is trying to pull the rug out from under him.
One widely ...
“Look, it’s frustrating when the science is in front of us,” said President Barack Obama in an interview with the New York Times. When asked if he wanted to “just go off” on the climate
change deniers that are in Congress, Obama responded “yeah, ...
The Obama administration has proposed new rules intended to limit carbon emissions from electrical power plants. The rules are objectionable to virtually all Republicans as they extend federal environmental regulation, at least ...
China and the US have backed up their pledges of concrete action on climate
at ministerial negotiations in Germany's UN capital, Bonn, giving new hope that a global agreement can be reached in 2015.
German Environment Minister Barbara ...
Miami-Dade County in Florida, which is 64.3 percent Latino, is experiencing tidal floods because of fossil fuel emissions and the effects of climate
change and global warming. Henry Briceño, a geologist and professor at Florida International
President Barack Obama's move to limit U.S. carbon emissions may prompt an important shift by China in its climate
policies, where officials are increasingly worried about the costs of pollution anyway, according to a Chinese expert and activists ...
In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some ...