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The Environment / Global Warming

Watch John Oliver's Spot-On Takedown Of Climate Change Debate

May 13, 2014 at 16:39 | Climate Progress

Some 97 out of 100 actively publishing climate scientists agree with the overwhelming evidence that humans are causing global warming.The…

Are We Falling Off the Climate Precipice?

Dec 17, 2013 at 16:57 | Tom Dispatch

I grew up planning for my future, wondering which college I would attend, what to study, and later on, where to work, which articles to write, what my next book…

Is China an Environmental Steward, Demon or Magician?

Dec 11, 2013 at 17:02 | Barry Stevens

China’s growing role as the world’s largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is undisputed. China is the epicenter of building out environmental markets as it struggles to balance the need…

Harvard Study Challenges EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Figures

Nov 26, 2013 at 17:27 | Joao Peixe

A new study by Harvard University researchers on greenhouse gas emissions in the US claims that the level of methane leaks into the atmosphere may be 50% higher than suggested…

How to Stop the Inexorable Progress of Climate Change

Nov 22, 2013 at 17:52 | Tom Dispatch

Apocalyptic climate change is upon us.  For shorthand, let’s call it a slow-motion apocalypse to distinguish it from an intergalactic attack out of the blue or a suddenly surging Genesis-style…

The Battle Against Climate Change: Does the World Need Saving?

Nov 05, 2013 at 16:55 | Kurt Cobb

Hardly a day goes by without someone writing or saying that we need to save the Earth. My geologist friends scoff at such language for semantic reasons. The coolish, rocky…

The Environmental Impact of the Government Shutdown

Oct 16, 2013 at 12:03 | Clint Robertson

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has had to furlough more than 16,000 of its employees—about 93 percent of its staff—due to the government shutdown. It's down to the bare-bone minimum…

Why has Russia Really Charged Greenpeace Protestors with Piracy?

Oct 04, 2013 at 18:17 | RFE/RL staff

Countries don't usually charge protesters with piracy for trying to board an oil rig. But Russia has done so in a drama that constantly surprises. Here are five things to…

UN Blames Cows for Global Warming, Again

Sep 28, 2013 at 12:08 | Joao Peixe

In what is being heralded as the most comprehensive study on livestock’s contribution to global warming to date, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) once again pins the lion’s…

The Evolution of the Climate Debate: Business vs Business

Sep 06, 2013 at 17:24 | Post Carbon

This is where it gets really interesting. Since I first engaged in the climate debate in the late 1980’s it’s all been fairly slow and predictable. Environmentalists argued for action,…

Politics has Doomed the Climate Change Debate

Aug 22, 2013 at 17:07 | Charles Kennedy

It’s about the time for the next UN expert climate report to be published, but the leaked excerpts are already causing the usual flurry of predictable, polarized political ranting…

Why the CIA Is Worried About Geoengineering

Jul 25, 2013 at 17:52 | Charles Kennedy

The CIA is worried about the national security implications of climate change, and it’s also concerned about the potential implications of geoengineering—large-scale deliberate intervention in the Earth’s climate system.

What to Expect in the Warsaw Climate Change Talks

Jul 25, 2013 at 16:43 | ISN Security Watch

Later this year, the ninth meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place in Warsaw. IRIN’s Jaspreet Kindra discusses the two major emissions reduction deals that will…

Saving the Environment: A Job for Everyone, or Just Developed Nations?

Jul 18, 2013 at 17:19 | Economywatch

The U.S.-China split over climate change centres on the relative responsibilities of developed and major developing nations. China, along with other developing nations, argue that since advance economies continue to…

UK exposure to volatile commodity prices to intensify on climate change

Jul 06, 2013 at 15:10 | Materials Risk

Commodity price volatility is likely to intensify and become more widespread due to climate change according to new research from PwC with potentially significant costs for UK businesses.  Extreme…

On its Own Obama’s Climate Plan will Not Save the World

Jul 03, 2013 at 17:14 | Kurt Cobb

The one thing you need to know about President Obama's plan to address climate change is that the most it will accomplish is slowing very slightly the pace at which…

Energy Taxation – the Only Things Missing from Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Jul 01, 2013 at 16:56 | Ed Dolan

Last Week the White House released a long-anticipated Climate Action Plan. Conservatives have been swift to attack it as a “backdoor energy tax.” The critics could not be…

Obama’s Climate Plans Have Keystone Opponents Worried

Jun 24, 2013 at 11:18 | Charles Kennedy

Tomorrow, US President Barack Obama will unveil his climate change plan focused on reducing carbon emissions as promised during the campaign for his second term in office. Keystone XL…

As Climate Change Worsens, US Corn Ethanol becomes Uneconomical

Jun 05, 2013 at 16:43 | Futurity

If the climate continues to evolve as predicted, the United States stands little to no chance of satisfying its current biofuel goals, new research predicts.Published in the journal…

The Arctic is Thawing, but Hasn’t Released Trapped CO2

May 24, 2013 at 16:55 | Futurity

The Arctic has warmed up over the last twenty years, but researchers find that the amount of carbon trapped in the soil remains steady.“We expected that because of…

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