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3/7/2015
It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting the Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. Yet with a heavy reliance on oil and mining, Ecuador, ...   
2/7/2015
Australia needs to overhaul its climate change policies regardless of the size of the post-2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets announced by the Abbott government later this month, according to a leading energy researcher.While the ...   
30/6/2015
The issue of climate change and steps to slow its progress are expected to dominate the agenda when President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff meet at the White House, but the leaders will also be striving to show they've ...   
29/6/2015
Government moves to protect the Great Barrier Reef would not have occurred but for green groups “holding governments to account”, Queensland’s environment minister, Steven Miles, says. The federal environment minister, Greg Hunt, has ...   
29/6/2015
This article is part of Climate for Change, a Fairfax Media series on global warming. Full coverage can be found here. 2nd Degree columns can be found here. The Chinese bureaucrat pushed the point. Was, he wondered, Australia ...   
29/6/2015
The top environmental official in Alberta -- home to the Canadian oil patch that would be the point of origin for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline -- announced yesterday that the province will raise its carbon price next year. Shannon Phillips, ...   
22/6/2015
On June 4, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on how fracking for oil and gas can impact access to safe drinking water. Although the report claims not to have found any “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water ...   
19/6/2015
Seven years ago this month, Barack Obama stood on a stage in St. Paul, Minnesota, and claimed victory in the Democratic presidential primaries. Hillary Clinton hadn't conceded, but the numbers told the story. Obama had clinched the ...   
19/6/2015
The U.S. environmental regulator on Thursday defended its handling of the nation's controversial renewable fuels program at a congressional hearing, the first since its new biofuels targets last month provoked a furor among corn farmers and oil ...   
18/6/2015
In a sweeping environmental manifesto aimed at spurring concrete action, Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he described as a "structurally perverse" economic system where the rich exploit the poor, ...   
18/6/2015
Former Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush doesn’t want his Catholic faith to inform his politics. Well, except for when he does. Speaking at a town hall campaign event in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Bush, who ...   
8/6/2015
Bolivia's government, supported by some small and most large producers, pushes to expand agricultural lands at the expense of the nation's environment. In April 2015, small-scale Bolivian farmers who painstakingly work the land as their ...   
4/6/2015
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a proponent of climate action, joined this week a Republican presidential field otherwise populated primarily by global warming naysayers. It remains to be seen whether Graham's entry into the race ...   
4/6/2015
When Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse started his 95th Senate floor speech on global warming, the discerning cable viewer witnessed a shift from his bully pulpit admonition that often begins, "We are sleepwalking our way to a climate ...   
4/6/2015
Climate change and public sector debt are two of the biggest issues for modern governments and they come together in the vexed question of how far the state should intervene in energy markets. According to the International Monetary ...   
3/6/2015
Alberta, the Canadian province whose carbon-intensive oil sands are the largest source U.S. oil imports, said on Tuesday it would have new climate change regulations in place by June 30, when the current rules expire.Shannon Phillips, the ...   
1/6/2015
When Croatia announced in 2013 it would set a tender to explore for oil and gas in its pristine Adriatic waters, the government evoked the hydrocarbon riches of Norway to win over the plan's many detractors. "If it's not dangerous for ...   
28/5/2015
Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer said he does not support any of the Republican candidates for president but that it’s still important to get involved in the primary campaign. Steyer told Gwen Ifill of PBS "NewsHour" that he would ...   
20/5/2015
Greenhouse gas emissions from increasing oilsands production will rise faster than Canada's ability to curb them, the federal government was warned before new emissions reduction targets were announced last week. Cabinet documents ...   
20/5/2015
For many supporters of the Obama administration's landmark proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, Kentucky is an example of the plan's viability.Even though the state is a major producer and consumer of coal, ...   
19/5/2015
In Stephen Harper’s government, the Prime Minister makes almost all the important announcements, the ones the Conservatives want the electorate to remember.There are a few exceptions to this practice, as when the Finance Minister delivers ...   
15/5/2015
Canada has retreated on past promises to fight climate change, setting out lower targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions than any other industralised country so far ahead of a critical conference in Paris. The announcement was a ...   
15/5/2015
India has recently ramped up attacks on environmental and development organizations that work on climate, clean energy and sustainability issues. The world’s largest democracy has frozen bank accounts, restricted international donations, and in ...   
11/5/2015
The future of the renewable energy target (RET) remains in limbo, after Labor announced it would not support a deal while the government insisted on implementing biennial reviews. On Friday Labor endorsed in principle a reduced target of ...   
11/5/2015
British Columbia is on track to increase greenhouse gas emissions – not reduce them – according to a letter from Canada’s environment minister. Leona Aglukkaq wrote to her provincial counterpart, Mary Polak, on April 10 with Environment ...   

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