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For the citizens of the nations represented by the Alliance of Small Island States, climate change is not an abstract threat. They face immediate danger today. Low-lying islands like Tuvalu and Vanuatu in the Pacific and the Maldives in the Indian Ocean are at risk of becoming uninhabitable as sea...
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Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services has found yet another way that fossil fuel burning by rich countries is going to screw over poor ones — by making it harder for them to borrow money. S&P analysts identified climate change as one of two “global mega-trends” that will shape c...
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Rapid thawing of the Arctic could trigger a catastrophic "economic timebomb" which would cost trillions of dollars and undermine the global financial system, say a group of economists and polar scientists. Governments and industry have expected the widespread warming of the Arctic region ...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
During his 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama said:    “With only 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves, oil isn’t enough. This country needs an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy. A strategy that’s cleaner, cheaper...
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A Yorkshire council has come up with a radical new way to save money - turning off the street lamps at night. The idea is part of a 'sustainable street lighting strategy' to be considered by City of York Council's ruling executive, says the York Press. Paul Thackray, the council's head of highway ...
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As the markets have gone down, long-held assumptions have been thrown up and into the air. Economic theories, and not just the value of our homes and our retirement accounts, are coming undone. In some cases, that may just be a good thing. Consider the argument that climate change solutions, no mat...
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