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20/5/2015
Last week the mayor of London rejected the London Assembly’s call for City Hall and the £4.8bn London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) to divest from fossil fuels. In the Guardian on Friday, Matthew Pencharz, the Mayor’s senior advisor on ...   
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
Critics dismissed the pledge, noting Canada has no chance of meeting its existing 2020 target for cutting the output of gases widely blamed for global warming. Canada's right-of-center ruling Conservatives say they will tackle climate ...   
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 ...   
13/5/2015
In a country reckoned to have the worst climate policies in the industrialized world, one big city is setting out to defy the central government and become 100 percent carbon neutral.Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada, wants to ...   
12/5/2015
The FBI breached its own internal rules when it spied on campaigners against the Keystone XL pipeline, failing to get approval before it cultivated informants and opened files on individuals protesting against the construction of the pipeline in ...   
1/5/2015
The Church of England has committed to divesting from two of the most polluting fossil fuels, thermal coal and tar sands. The organisation argues the Church has a “moral responsibility” to assist in the transition to the low-carbon ...   
30/4/2015
The Alberta government escalated its campaign to build tar sands pipelines under Premier Jim Prentice by seeking to have First Nations become full-blown proponents of the projects in return for oil revenues. Documents obtained by the ...   
16/4/2015
Two films concerned with water and environmental activism arrive in New York this week. “Groundswell Rising”, which premieres at the Maysles Theater in Harlem today, is about the struggle to safeguard lakes and rivers from fracking while ...   
7/4/2015
It’s been 23 years since investor activists first tried to get the oil business to face up to the risks of climate change. Progress has been painfully slow and gains have been few. Now many campaigners have concluded that engagement is not ...   
19/3/2015
On Thursday, the Senate Energy Committee convened a hearing to discuss the U.S. ban on crude oil exports, which has been in place since 1973. With the United States in the midst of an oil boom - and with Americans using less gas than ever before ...   
14/3/2015
For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida’s ban on state employees using terms such as “climate change” and “global warming”. No ...   
9/3/2015
In the third piece in the Guardian’s major series on climate change, Bill McKibben describes how relentless climate movements have shifted the advantage towards fossil fuel resistance for the first time in 25 years. But he argues triumph is not ...   
8/3/2015
The alarm bells of the climate crisis have been ringing in our ears for years and are getting louder all the time - yet humanity has failed to change course. What is wrong with us? Many answers to that question have been offered, ranging ...   
6/3/2015
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane. They went down the stairs and gathered on the hot ...   
4/3/2015
The U.S. Senate today attempted to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would force approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but fell short with a vote of 62-37. To override the President’s veto it would have required 67 ...   
3/2/2015
In June 1975, a Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a paper for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, an Austrian think tank. In the paper, he put forward a theory about a potentially globe-altering climate-change ...   
30/1/2015
In a rare moment for the US Senate, the two lawmakers who had just spent three weeks steering the Keystone pipeline bill through choppy waters were chatting amiably on the floor during the final vote. One was dressed in a teal-colored jacket and ...   
30/1/2015
“THE oil industry isn’t remotely the entire Canadian economy,” declared the prime minister, Stephen Harper, on January 22nd. That is not a startling statement. Production of crude oil represents just 3% of Canada’s GDP. The surprise is that Mr ...   
27/1/2015
The collapse of legislation to reduce US greenhouse-gas emissions was one of the most significant failures of President Barack Obama’s first term in office. Halfway through his second, in the face of an entrenched Republican majority on Capitol ...   
25/1/2015
President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska's Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million acres (5 million hectares), an area that includes 1.4 million oil-rich acres along the ...   
20/1/2015
As we enter 2015, the state of the climate movement is strong. Over the last year, we have grown in leaps and bounds. Together, we turned out over 400,000 people into the streets of New York City during last September’s People’s Climate March. It ...   
19/1/2015
Robert Redford, the Hollywood star and long-time environmentalist, has accused Republicans of "living in the 1950s" with their approach to their environment. The Oscar-winner took particular aim at Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader ...   
18/1/2015
Low oil prices are to be cheered: may they stay low for a long time and decrease even further. Here are five reasons why they are great for our health and that of the planet. 1. The end of fossil fuel subsidies Our binge on ...   
18/1/2015
What should U.S. climate activists be focusing on this coming year? We asked more than a dozen smart folks to give us up to three answers to that question (and some gave us even more). One big common theme: The need to broaden and ...   

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