Green Politics

New research suggests the Earth's climate could be more sensitive to greenhouse gases than thought, raising the spectre of an 'apocalyptic side of bad' temperature rise of more than 7C within a lifetime Ian Johnston Environment Correspondent Wednesday 9 November 2016 If the Earth's temperature rises seven...

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By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Nations have committed themselves to decarbonising their economies as part of the Paris Climate Agreement A multi-billion dollar global fund is encouraging the construction of fossil fuel projects, at the expense of cleaner options, a study reports. An NGO said that...

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November 05, 2016  By Dr. Mercola The 1972 Clean Water Act regulates discharges of pollutants into U.S. waterways and sets quality standards for surface waters. It was supposed to ensure clean water for swimming and fishing, yet after more than four decades of clean water regulations, our...

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Scientists at the biggest U.S. oil company understood as early as anyone that fossil fuel emissions were heating up the earth’s atmosphere. Paul Barrett Matthew Philips matthewaphilips Cover photo-www.iran-daily.com September 7, 2016 — 11:00 AM CEST Last fall, ExxonMobil executives hurried along the hushed, art-filled halls of the company’s Irving, Texas, headquarters,...

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- Close to 15% of the Earth's land and 12% of its territorial waters are covered by national parks and other protected areas. - Coverage of marine protected areas more than quadrupled in the last decade. - Eight in 10 key biodiversity areas worldwide lack complete protection. Every...

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Michal Szymanski, UN Environment News & Media Alessandro Badalotti, IUCN Congress media team  UNEP News Center  1 September 2016 Yesterday, the US announced that by 2020, they would invest $100 billion per year to help developing countries fight climate change. India and the US committed themselves to the new agreement...

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Scott Montgomery August 12, 2016 Originally posted on ourfiniteworld.com Written by Gail Tverberg The Peak Oil story got some things right. Back in 1998, Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère wrote an article published in Scientific American called, “The End of Cheap Oil.” In it they said: Our analysis of the discovery and...

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Debbie Carlson Aug 25th 2016 11:00AM Photo Courtesy of BBC.Com Renewable energy has made significant inroads into the U.S. energy system and even in the era of low fossil fuel prices, costs for solar and wind installations are down dramatically. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the solar...

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Jeffrey Gutman (Cover Photo) and Nirav Patel Monday, August 15, 2016 While cities worldwide continue to see rising levels of economic growth and inequality, inclusivity has emerged as a key goal for global leaders looking to encourage more sustainable urban development. The United Nations has outlined...

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