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Veteran Green Says Emissions Aren’t the Only Danger

Forty years ago, climate change was not even on the agenda of green campaigners—but now a veteran of those pioneering days speaks out about the danger of neglecting other issues that threaten the planet.

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 READ MORE



Europe Provides State Support for Nuclear Power

The controversial decision that Europe will allow state subsidies for nuclear power is likely to face a legal challenge by opponents who believe it will kill off the market for renewable energy.

Posted on Oct 11, 2014 READ MORE



Political Will Is Only Barrier to 100 Percent Renewables

A report published ahead of Tuesday’s U.N. Climate Summit illustrates that poor and prosperous nations, tiny islands and great cities, can satisfy all their energy needs from renewables.

Posted on Sep 21, 2014 READ MORE



Fracking Fuels Conflict Over Water Resources

Limited water supplies near the richest oil and gas reserves accessible through fracking threaten to create tensions that could block future projects using the controversial extraction process.

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 READ MORE



Politicians Ignore People’s Power Pleas

Consumers worldwide increasingly want renewable energy sources to provide their electricity, yet many governments are ignoring them by continuing to exploit fossil fuels.

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 READ MORE



Arctic Warming Blamed for Dangerous Heat Waves

Giant waves in the jet stream that often govern our weather are changing as the Arctic warms more rapidly—leading to long periods of soaring temperatures that pose major threats to economies and human health.

Posted on Aug 17, 2014 READ MORE



Climate Change Heralds End of Civilizations

New research supports the growing body of evidence that many past civilizations have collapsed because of climate change. So is history repeating itself?

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 READ MORE



Canada Puts Oil Exploitation Before Forests

Having repudiated the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Canada is still exploiting tar sands for oil—despite accepting that climate change is destroying its forests.

Posted on Aug 10, 2014 READ MORE



Boom-or-Doom Riddle for Nuclear Industry

The nuclear industry remains remarkably optimistic about its future, despite evidence that it is a shrinking source of power as renewables increasingly compete to fill the energy gap.

Posted on Jul 27, 2014 READ MORE



Waste Problems Still Haunt Nuclear Option

The recent closure of five U.S. nuclear power stations is forcing the industry—seen as one of the possible solutions to climate change—to face up at last to the damaging legacy of how to deal with radioactive waste.

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 READ MORE



Help Needed Now for Climate Refugees

A United Nations University report urges governments worldwide to draw up plans urgently to avoid conflict and insecurity by helping populations that are being forced to move because of climate change.

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 READ MORE



Oil Companies Take Trillion Dollar Gamble

Oil companies are using investors’ money on high-risk extraction projects based on the dubious belief that oil prices will go on rising, and with little regard for climate change factors.

Posted on May 9, 2014 READ MORE



Soil May Absorb Less CO2 Than Thought

Soil slows global warming by absorbing some climate-heating carbon dioxide—but not as much as scientists presumed, new research shows.

Posted on May 3, 2014 READ MORE



Round-the-Clock Solar Power Is Here

Solar power has suffered from one serious drawback: there are times when there is no sunshine to provide it. Now that is changing.

Posted on May 1, 2014 READ MORE



Space Technology Aids Water Power

One of the most modern technologies, satellite imagery, is helping to exploit one of the greenest and most traditional—water power.

Posted on Apr 26, 2014 READ MORE



Enough Uranium, but Nuclear Power Is Still Shrinking

The world is not short of uranium for its nuclear power stations, an Australian researcher argues. But more and more greenhouse gases are emitted in extracting the ore.

Posted on Apr 12, 2014 READ MORE



Potential of Non Fossil Fuel Foams

Fossil fuel based foams used to insulate buildings and provide safe packaging could be replaced by materials derived from wood.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 READ MORE



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Is That a Reactor In Your Pocket?

Small reactors in kit form, designed with an emphasis on safety, are the latest idea aimed at reviving the fortunes of the nuclear industry.

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE



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Amazon Forest Loss Threatens Five Countries

The environmental damage being caused by deforestation in the Amazon is a threat to much of the South American continent, two campaign groups say.

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Giant ‘Battery’ Ensures Renewable Energy Supply

Scandinavian researchers say they have devised a scheme to link wind and hydropower in a unified system that would ensure a constant energy supply.

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Warsaw—Day 12: All Nations Accept CO2 Targets

As the U.N. climate talks in Warsaw tottered through their unplanned final day the exhausted delegates found room for enough compromises to keep the process moving ahead—slowly.

Posted on Nov 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Warsaw—Day 12: Too Little Too Late to Save the Planet

Two weeks of sometimes rancorous and seldom conclusive negotiations are drawing toward a close at the U.N. climate talks in Warsaw, with little to show for all the effort.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Warsaw—Day 6: Prepare Now for 4°C Rise

Delegates to the climate conference in Poland have been told that the United Nations believes global average temperatures will rise by double the agreed safety limit.

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Warsaw—Day 5: Dismay as Japan Abandons Greenhouse Targets

Japan’s decision to allow its greenhouse gas emissions to rise significantly has dismayed delegates at the U.N. climate talks in Poland.

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Cosmic Rays Add Little to Climate Change

Cosmic rays and solar activity can account for only a very small part of global warming, researchers have found, rebutting a theory often advanced by climate deniers.

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Green Climate Fund ‘Can Power Poor’

A new funding idea for developing countries could provide the renewable electricity output equivalent of 100 new coal plants by 2020.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 READ MORE



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China May Own U.K.’s Nuclear Stations

Electricity prices in the United Kingdom are expected to double as a consequence of the British decision to allow Chinese companies to own 100 percent of new British nuclear power stations.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 READ MORE



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U.S. Nuclear Closures Could Raise Emissions

American nuclear power is fighting to survive because the price of natural gas has plunged. But without enough renewable replacements, closures could lead to a big rise in emissions rates.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Both Salmon and Hydropower Can Thrive

Scientists have produced a handbook that shows how better river management can mean more breeding success for migratory fish and more electricity from a vital source of renewable energy.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 READ MORE



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Emissions Rate Puts Billion More at Risk

Climate impact researchers warn that drastic changes caused by global warming could put a billion more people at risk of serious food and water shortages unless action is taken now to cut greenhouse gas emission rates.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Parts of Europe Heating Faster Than Global Average

Climate change hits different regions in different ways. As Europe’s climate warms, some areas are already trying to adapt. New crops are being planted and there’s a call for buildings that don’t overheat in warm weather.

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE



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Fukushima’s Legacy Is Just Beginning

The highly radioactive water leaking from the wrecked Fukushima plant is part of a problem that Japan will take decades to resolve and that will blight many thousands of lives.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Solar Suburbia to Power Modern Cities

Urban sprawl may not be as bad for the environment as we thought—as long as every home is fitted with solar panels and electric cars become the norm.

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Food Waste Offers Unforeseen Benefits

Disposing of food thrown away by those rich enough to afford it is an expensive problem—but it can provide renewable energy and other benefits.

Posted on Jul 13, 2013 READ MORE



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Catastrophic Oil Spill Threat to Canadian River Basin

A vast, globally important river basin in Canada five times the size of France is at great risk from a potential catastrophic oil spill from the mining of tar sands.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 READ MORE



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More Sunshine in Spain Not Always Good News

A study shows that cloud cover has been falling in Spain since the 1980s leading to new opportunities in solar power generation but also increased risks of desertification and harm to human health.

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Intense Thunderstorms Likely to Batter a Warming World

More intense thunderstorms combined with damaging winds are expected to occur with increased frequency because of climate change.

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 READ MORE



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Chilling: Arctic Tundra ‘Will Turn to Forest’

Two sets of scientists working independently have come to the conclusion that the Arctic will soon be ice free and forested.

Posted on May 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Linked Renewable Power Systems Can Avoid Blackouts

Critics of renewable energy have always claimed that sun and wind are only intermittent producers and that back-up fossil fuel plants are needed to make them viable. But German engineers have proven otherwise.

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 READ MORE



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Submarine Methane Raises the Stakes

Japan has succeeded in pioneering the exploitation of vast reserves of undersea methane. It could be good news for a resource-hungry country and bad for an overheating planet.

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Carbon’s Climb Speeds Up

News that carbon dioxide levels rose sharply last year confirm that climate change will soon be impossible to stop.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Europe’s Carbon Market Limps On

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee is supporting a plan to prop the price of a tonne of carbon by withdrawing an oversupply of credits from the market.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Europe’s Climate Forecast: Unsettling

The European countries currently struggling most economically—Greece, Spain and Portugal—will fare worst under climate change as they lose both harvests and tourists to rising heat and low summer rainfall, the European Environment Agency says.

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Renewable Energy ‘Could Run Australia’

Australia could rely on renewable energy for all its needs, according to new research—if it could just find the political will to make the change.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 READ MORE


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