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EU Weakens Climate Deal To Keep UK, Poland On Board

Oct 27, 2014 at 17:49 | Nick Cunningham

European Union leaders have agreed to a landmark deal to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next 15 years. The agreement, reached Oct. 24, calls for…

Massive Methane ‘Hotspot’ Confirmed in Southwest U.S.

Oct 13, 2014 at 16:46 | Andy Tully

From 2002 to 2012, European satellite data consistently showed a “hotspot” of methane being emitted in the U.S. Southwest, but the amount was so large that scientists thought it was…

Climate Change Deniers Are Having A Very Bad Year

Sep 26, 2014 at 17:26 | Chris Dalby

The last few months have not exactly been kind to climate change deniers. In May, a U.S. television show with one of the fastest growing audiences around took aim at…

Despite Rising Voice of Climate Movement, Global Leaders Dither

Sep 23, 2014 at 17:47 | Nick Cunningham

The largest ever gathering for climate action took place in New York on Sept. 21, just two days ahead of a major negotiations on a climate treaty between global leaders…

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…

BP May Owe Anglers $585 Million After Oil Spill

Sep 10, 2014 at 16:46 | Futurity

People who fish recreationally in the Gulf of Mexico may be entitled to up $585 million in compensation due to lost fishing opportunities following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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…

Economic Benefits From Oil Spills? Canadian Company Thinks So

May 01, 2014 at 16:26 | MINING.com

Kinder Morgan’s (NYSE:KMI) assertion that oil spills could bring economic benefits is triggering heated reactions.The company’s statement, part of its $5.4 billion proposal to the federal government…

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…

North Dakota in Spotlight after Oil Spill

Oct 16, 2013 at 17:16 | Daniel J. Graeber

Oil production in North Dakota reached an all-time high in August. As of 2011, the U.S. Energy Department said the state was the fourth largest in the union in terms…

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…

North Dakota Farmer Stumbles on Massive Oil Leak

Oct 14, 2013 at 17:03 | Joao Peixe

A farming harvesting his fields in North Dakota has come across a massive oil spill, undetected long enough to become the size of seven football fields. Local media…

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…

Ecuador vs Chevron Case Gets Down and Dirty

Sep 16, 2013 at 06:06 | Joao Peixe

The record $19 billion fine levied against Chevron Corporation by a court in Ecuador for contaminating the Amazon rainforest takes a new twist as a New York court hears a…

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,…

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