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25/5/2015
As a former prime minister of Australia, I understand something of the political costs leaders must bear in aiming to reconcile the long-term interests of the planet with short-term national interests. After attending the 2009 Copenhagen ...   
21/5/2015
Local greenhouse grower Village Farms is hoping to extract clean carbon dioxide -- as well as heat and electricity -- from the landfill gases it burns.The Delta-based grower has been burning methane gas from Vancouver’s landfill to ...   
19/5/2015
It was almost 20 years ago that Ma Jun sat and watched the rainbow-coloured River Fen, in Shanxi province. As he turned to the skies in this coal and industrial heartland of north China he could see dozens of chimneys bellowing out their ...   
19/5/2015
From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the U.S. grew at an unprecedented rate, according to a new video report, Solar Energy in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth, released yesterday by the Solar ...   
16/5/2015
Throughout the last two decades state after state has passed renewable energy standards, often with big bipartisan majorities, as investment in technologies like wind and solar held great promise for economic growth and job creation in addition ...   
15/5/2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government said Friday that Canada would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The government said it had formally submitted its target to the United Nations Framework Convention ...   
12/5/2015
With the price of oil plummeting in the last year, there’s been much conversation about what that means for the future of fossil fuels as a source of energy—and a source of the carbon emissions that drive climate change. Oil prices fell to less ...   
11/5/2015
Stunning provincial election results Tuesday in Alberta -- home to Canada's vast oil sands region and fossil energy reserves -- upended the nation's political landscape, rattling the stock market and establishing a leader who is lukewarm on ...   
6/5/2015
The world’s power mix is shifting from emissions-heavy fossil fuels to cleaner sources like solar, wind, and hydropower. Among US renewables, solar is the fastest growing, according to the US Energy Information Agency, and along with wind it ...   
29/4/2015
A significant portion of the world's emissions of heat-trapping gases emitted by air conditioners, refrigeration and other applications comes from the developing world, finds a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...   
28/4/2015
The climate is full of feedback loops. When a warming climate melts sea ice, the water that's left behind reflects far less sunlight, leading to a further warming. Now, some researchers at the University of California Berkeley have looked at a ...   
10/4/2015
Randy Hayes is a great green lifer.Decades ago he founded the Rainforest Action Network, still one of the major players in the save-the-Earth infrastructure. Now he runs Foundation Earth.Never one to comprise, Randy has gone ...   
9/4/2015
It is a given among environmentalists and planning professionals that higher density reduces carbon emissions from transportation. Denser communities allow for more walking, biking, and transit use. And even when you drive, a shorter trip burns ...   
6/4/2015
With only nine months to go before the most important international meeting on climate change since Copenhagen in 2009, what are the chances of success at this year’s Paris talks? What might “success” mean? And can the mistakes and challenges ...   
19/3/2015
From tasteless carrots to sunburned apples, a new report by two University of Melbourne researchers paints a challenging picture for Australia's agricultural sector and the impacts of climate change in the decades to come. Through the ...   
17/3/2015
Time is running out for the world to achieve a climate change agreement, the president of the European Parliament said Tuesday ahead of a key United Nations meeting in Paris later this year. "We have to recognise that it is five minutes ...   
14/3/2015
On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy's High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United States. Opened in 2008 as a replacement for an aging coal plant, the ...   
13/3/2015
Wind power in the U.S. has grown significantly over the last decade, with Americans using three times as much wind power as seven years ago and wind now provides about 4.5 percent of the nation's electricity. The U.S. Department of ...   
11/3/2015
21 months and counting What is development? To many conventional economists it has been China, though not without irony. Its export-led development model and advantage in all economic sectors created its superpower status, and left it ...   
6/3/2015
Your home's refrigerator does more than store milk and meat. It also contains chemicals that emit greenhouse gases. New fridges will likely be greener. In a switchover that will be largely invisible to consumers, more fridges and air ...   
6/3/2015
River flooding could affect 54 million people worldwide in 2030 as more extreme rainfall and the rapid expansion of cities double exposure to inundation, according to a new analysis. Currently, 21 million people are affected annually by ...   
27/2/2015
A new report from the World Resources Institute finds that dedicating land to the production of biofuels, a form of renewable energy made from plants, may undermine efforts to achieve a sustainable food future, combat climate change, and protect ...   
14/2/2015
Today’s announcement from the United Kingdom that the British Prime Minister -- with agreement from other major parties -- has agreed to phase out all ‘unabated coal fired generation’ is further evidence that developed countries are increasingly ...   
13/2/2015
On December 14, 2006, Barbara Correro was at home drinking tea, reading the paper. She had spent the past five years and most of her savings on a long-cherished retirement dream: a small mobile home on 24 acres of pine and hardwood forest, a ...   
11/2/2015
The world's largest remaining contiguous stand of old-growth redwood forest resides in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California. On the park's northwestern flank, six people gathered last May to oppose a logging venture on adjacent ...   

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