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Who Will Control The World’s Water: Governments Or Corporations?

Apr 09, 2015 at 16:54 | Michael McDonald

Water is perhaps the world’s most important resource, and one of the most common resources. For decades water was regarded as a common good, and it…

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California: A Microcosm For Impending Global Water Crisis

Apr 06, 2015 at 16:17 | Darrell Delamaide

The move by California to require mandatory cuts in water use for the first time in its history has highlighted the world’s looming water crisis and…

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The Uncomfortable Truth Behind Flat Carbon Emissions

Mar 31, 2015 at 16:17 | Kurt Cobb

Last week we learned that maybe, just maybe, global carbon emissions were flat in 2014 even though the global economy supposedly grew by 3 percent.…

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Is China Exporting Its Pollution?

Mar 13, 2015 at 18:16 | Nick Cunningham

China is in the midst of a historic transformation, and the surprising progress the country has made at energy efficiency has raised hopes that the world…

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Climate Security Pits US Military Against Congress

Mar 04, 2015 at 17:10 | Nick Cunningham

A new study concludes that climate change played a role in sparking the civil war in Syria, adding to the body of research showing a climate…

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Can We Fix Climate Change With Technology?

Feb 27, 2015 at 15:06 | Nick Cunningham

A report from the National Academy of Sciences concluded that experiments in blotting out the sun in order to reduce the amount of the sun’s…

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China Ramps Up Emissions Efforts With New Carbon Market

Feb 04, 2015 at 15:59 | Climate Progress

A man wearing a mask walks past trees shrouded with pollution haze in Beijing, China Thursday, March 27, 2014.  Credit:…

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Big Oil Going On The Offensive

Jan 08, 2015 at 15:50 | Michael Klare

Carbon Counterattack:  How Big Oil Is Responding to the Anti-Carbon Moment Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic pressures, growing…

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What If The World Can’t Cut Its Carbon Emissions?

Dec 31, 2014 at 10:36 | Roger Andrews

Many people, including more than a few prominent politicians, accept that global warming must be limited to no more than two degrees C above the pre-industrial mean, or a little…

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Poor Countries Don’t Care About Climate Change

Dec 16, 2014 at 14:11 | Roger Andrews

The Lima climate talks have just ended. Predictably, no substantive agreement was reached. The nations of the world agreed for the umpteenth time that climate change needs to be fixed…

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