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Standard Oil Heirs Join Movement To Divest In Fossil Fuels

Standard Oil Heirs Join Movement To Divest In Fossil Fuels

Sep 22, 2014 at 17:29 | Andy Tully

The movement against investing in fossil fuels has reached a critical mass, with more than 800 individuals and institutions promising to rid their portfolios of $50 billion worth of investments…

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

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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…

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