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An Environmental Disaster Is Unfolding In Venezuela

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Is The World Meeting Its Climate Pledges?

Is The World Meeting Its Climate Pledges?

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The Environment

Analysing the Link between Air Pollution and Heart Attacks

Feb 21, 2013 at 16:39 | Environmental News Network

There are many forms of air pollution. There is no doubt that air pollution is not healthy. The uncertainty is at what level is it an acceptable risk. The one…

China's Smog Becoming an International Issue

Feb 12, 2013 at 16:56 | John Daly

The good news for the Chinese leadership is that their fiscal policies have paid off, producing both the world’s second largest economy and the globe’s leading creditor nation in less…

Do Key Volcanoes Control Earth's Climate Cycles?

Feb 12, 2013 at 16:39 | Futurity

Volcanoes at key locations where enormous amounts of carbon dioxide are poised for release may have driven Earth’s back and forth between greenhouse and icehouse states over the past 500…

What is the Delay in Solving Climate Change and Resource Depletion?

Feb 08, 2013 at 16:54 | Kurt Cobb

America believed it could put off the question of slavery. It did for 73 years from the drafting of the U.S. Constitution to the beginning of the Civil War.

Canada Sends Billion-Dollar Message to Oil Industry

Feb 04, 2013 at 14:25 | Charles Kennedy

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper may be about to get tough on offshore oil developers and pipeline companies with legislation that could make them liable for billions of dollars in…

The Trade-off between Aerosols and Greenhouse Gases

Jan 17, 2013 at 16:57 | Andy Soos

There’s a tricky chemical trade-off at work in our skies. As greenhouse gases provide their famous warming effect to Earth’s surface, aerosol pollution in the atmosphere actually partly counteracts it.…

Inconvenient Truths Not Spoken About at Doha

Dec 14, 2012 at 15:57 | Gary Hunt

The Doha climate change conference concluded this week with what has become a familiar ring.  Nothing much of import happened and increasingly fewer people noticed.  Oh, the issues at…

The Doha Climate Joke

Dec 10, 2012 at 17:14 | Charles Kennedy

There is only one thing you need to know about the proxy energy war and climate change: You will never know anything because all the reports that exist on energy…

Climate Change and the Fiscal Cliff Both Lead to the Same Outcome

Dec 04, 2012 at 16:18 | Tyler Hamilton

Sitting at a café in Washington, D.C., surrounded by local newspapers and watching a news channel on a wall-mounted television, you’d never know there was an international climate conference being…

Is There a "Real World" Solution to Climate Talks?

Dec 03, 2012 at 16:56 | Daniel J. Graeber

The top climate official for the United Nations said she was frustrated by how far behind major economic powers were in addressing the warnings from the scientific community. World leaders…

The Myth of Fossil Fuel Abundance Hurts the Fight against Climate Change

Nov 26, 2012 at 16:43 | Kurt Cobb

The great fear among those working to address climate change is that the seemingly vast resources of fossil fuels waiting to be burned will send the world hurtling toward certain…

Why Current Methods to Combat Climate Change Don’t Work

Nov 23, 2012 at 17:05 | Gail Tverberg

World leaders seem to have their minds made up regarding what will fix world CO2 emissions problems. Their list includes taxes on gasoline consumption, more general carbon taxes, cap and…

Contrary to Popular Belief Scientists are United on Climate Change

Nov 21, 2012 at 17:21 | Science Progress

Polls show that many members of the public believe that scientists substantially disagree about human-caused global warming. The gold standard of science is the peer-reviewed literature. If there is disagreement…

World Bank: Leaders are Running out of Time on Climate Change

Nov 20, 2012 at 17:39 | Daniel J. Graeber

A report released from the World Bank warns that the consequences of warmer temperature trends are expected to grow severe even if governments stand by current emissions targets. A late…

Homeless In New Jersey

Nov 19, 2012 at 11:45 | Dave Zgodzinski

Up here you get to a time in late November when you want winter to start. You know it’s coming. It’s dark and barren outside. The ground is frozen. Let…

Top Ten Costs of the BP Oil Spill that won't be Covered by the $4.5 Billion Fine

Nov 16, 2012 at 15:18 | Juan Cole

BP recently agreed to pay a fine of some $4.5 billion dollars from the US Department of Justice for malfeasance in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest fine…

How Climate Change Led to the Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization

Nov 13, 2012 at 17:26 | Futurity

A high-resolution climate record spanning 2,000 years shows how Maya political systems developed and fell apart in response to climate change, researchers report.The role of climate change in…

PwC Report States that Global Temperatures will Increase by 6°C by 2100

Nov 05, 2012 at 17:30 | Environmental Finance

Global warming of at least 6°C could be possible by the end of the century as decarbonisation is stagnating, according to PwC, confirming its fears that the 2°C degree target…

Battling Climate Change is Far Cheaper than Inaction

Oct 30, 2012 at 18:25 | SciDev SciDev

Tackling the global climate crisis could reap significant economic benefits for both developed and developing countries, according to a new report.The impacts of climate change and a…

Reassessing the Risks of Climate Change and Oil Depletion

Oct 08, 2012 at 17:25 | Kurt Cobb

Many people dismiss the risks associated with oil depletion and climate change--even many who accept the two issues as problems. They judge those risks to be small or at least…

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