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19/12/2014
As a credentialed observer inside the COP20 in Lima last week, I was bored to tears. Endless speeches. Panel discussions in dark rooms. Men in expensive suits. My colleague Nnimmo Bassey, a leading Nigerian environmental justice activist and ...   
19/12/2014
With increasing focus on international climate change cooperation in the run-up to the 2015 United Nations Climate Conference in Paris, ministers in the Abbott Government have been saying that Australia is doing its share to tackle global ...   
18/12/2014
New York's decision to ban fracking for health reasons could reverberate beyond the state, bolstering other efforts to limit the controversial method of drilling for oil and natural gas. While two dozen U.S. municipalities and at least ...   
17/12/2014
Canadian oilsands exporters narrowly survived a vote today in the European Parliament that could have once again labelled Alberta bitumen as dirty oil. A proposed fuel quality directive for European Union refineries has been the subject ...   
17/12/2014
After years of gauging the environmental, medical, economic and political risks of hydraulic fracturing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is moving to ban this method of extracting natural gas from shale deposits in New York State. [Update, 9:30 ...   
17/12/2014
Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. New York, which overlies part of the ...   
17/12/2014
President Obama took another step today to build up his green legacy, just the latest in a recent string of pro-environment actions. He protected Alaska’s Bristol Bay, a major environmental and economic resource, by withdrawing the waters ...   
15/12/2014
A government-appointed group of top nutrition experts, assigned to lay the scientific groundwork for a new version of the nation's dietary guidelines, decided earlier this year to collect data on the environmental implication of different food ...   
14/12/2014
After late-night wrangling at U.N. talks in Peru, negotiators early Sunday reached a compromise deal that sets the stage for a global climate pact in Paris next year. The main goal for the two-week session in Lima was relatively modest: ...   
14/12/2014
UN climate talks at crossroads on how to fight global warming UN climate change report offers stark warnings, hope Climate change survey reveals Canadians' fears for future generations Negotiators have reached a watered-down deal at U.N. ...   
14/12/2014
A plan to limit fossil-fuel pollution in all nations for the first time came a step closer as envoys from more than 190 countries agreed on the key parts of a deal they plan to adopt next year to fight global warming. After two weeks of ...   
14/12/2014
Climate negotiators salvaged a compromise deal in Lima early Sunday that sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but rejected a rigorous review of the greenhouse gas emissions limits the plan.More than 30 hours behind ...   
13/12/2014
A global deal to combat climate change lurches toward reality in Lima, Peru, this week--and yet any politically feasible agreement will be insufficient to restrain continued warming of global average temperatures, perhaps uncomfortably high. ...   
12/12/2014
Recent commitments by the world's major polluters to cut emissions have added fresh momentum to international climate talks, but foot-dragging persists among the next tier of polluters, including India, Brazil, Canada and ...   
12/12/2014
When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulations they claim will harm the economy, chief among them President Barack Obama's plans to limit heat-trapping carbon pollution from ...   
10/12/2014
India, the world’s third-largest polluter, will spend at least $100 billion on climate-related projects but isn’t ready to follow China and the U.S., the top two emitters, in promising to limit its fossil-fuel emissions. India has been ...   
9/12/2014
When the United States and China agreed to a joint climate change initiative four weeks ago, it left the leaders of two of their major trading partners in an awkward position. For Australia, its strong growth of recent years has depended ...   
8/12/2014
Serge Fortier has been trying for years to raise awareness about leaking wells along the St. Lawrence River. Nothing has been quite as effective as setting them on fire."The reaction came very rapidly," says Fortier, an environmental ...   
8/12/2014
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is nothing like any pop culture stereotype of a politician. He’s not a boyishly charming airhead like George W. Bush or The Simpsons’ Mayor Quimby, or a blunt, lovable grandpa like Joe Biden or The West Wing’s ...   
7/12/2014
When Daniel Griffin first heard media reports earlier in the fall that California's drought was the worst in the past few centuries, he didn't quite buy it. Griffin, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and ...   
7/12/2014
Initiatives balancing protection for forests and other natural resources with the interests of farmers need more political and financial support if they are to advance the fight against climate change, experts said on Saturday. A ...   
7/12/2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo surprised supporters and critics alike in October, when he casually mentioned during a debate that the state's long-awaited report on the health impacts of hydraulic fracturing is "due at the end of the year." With just ...   
6/12/2014
WASHINGTON Officials with the state of Kentucky say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to rethink a carbon-pollution rule announced earlier this year that could have the "most significant and far-reaching impact to environmental and ...   
6/12/2014
Almost a century ago, Russian botanist N.I. Vavilov was traveling the world in search of new species when he identified why equatorial rain forests are so critical to the Earth’s future: They’re the source-pool for 90 percent of the planet’s ...   
6/12/2014
Republicans and the nuclear power sector are hopeful that GOP control of the Senate will improve the political landscape for an industry that hasn’t opened a new generator in nearly two decades.As Senate Democrats this week held their ...   

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