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The Shrinking Oil Industry

Many of the oil services companies employed when new fields are developed have been laying off workers, and oil companies have been taking write-downs of their assets.

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Wind Turbines Head for Home Again

Cutting-edge research helps revive European plans for many homes to have their own turbines as part of a clean-energy revolution.

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Time and Money Run Out for a Nuclear Revival

The nuclear industry faces an uncertain future as the building boom is hit by unexpected costs and delays.

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Investors Wave Goodbye to Palm Oil Dollars

A major U.S. financial firm has begun to divest from plantations that produce an oil widely used in processed foods—and it hopes others will follow.

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People Worldwide Are Speaking Out Against Fracking

Governments around the globe find public opposition to the gas extraction method growing because of concerns that the practice will worsen climate change.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 READ MORE



Agroforestry Can Boost Profits and Help Save the Planet

Researchers say agricultural systems incorporating the cultivation and conservation of trees can aid in combating climate change, in feeding the world and in raising farmers’ profits.

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Europe Must Prepare for Extreme Weather

Cities and towns across Europe are being warned to adapt to the battering they face from intense storms as extreme weather events become more frequent.

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Propaganda Hides Climate Change From the Public

Leading scientists say most people remain unaware of the fact that climate change is already a stark reality and will continue to get worse unless drastic action is taken.

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 READ MORE



China Is Buying Land in Africa and South America to Ensure Its Food Supply

With the effects of climate change threatening food supply as population grows, “China is positioning itself for the struggle to come—the struggle to find enough to eat,” says a leading U.K. climate scientist.

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Energy-Efficient Buildings Can Cut Gas Imports

Unleashing a fourth industrial revolution on Europe is the bold aim of a report on how to make the Continent’s buildings carbon-neutral energy producers.

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The Costs and Dangers of Climate Change Are Escalating

Scientific reports released for a conference on disaster risk reduction warn that people are already dying and economies being hit by climate change—and that the dangers are growing.

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Gold and Shipping Team Up to Threaten Yet More Emissions

The lure of mining for precious metals in South America and Europe is creating new carbon emissions not controlled by international agreement.

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Brexit Vote Means U.K. Is No Longer Bound to Meet EU Climate Targets

Following the vote to leave the European Union, Britain’s energy and climate change policy faces major changes—not least in relation to the nuclear power industry.

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Energy Independence Won’t Cure Climate Ills

Analysts say tackling climate change is a more difficult and expensive challenge for governments than achieving the unconnected goal of being self-reliant for energy needs.

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A Backup Plan Could Use Dams to Preserve Water Lost by Melting of Glaciers

Summer water shortages caused by the reduction of glacier ice mass could be alleviated by dams constructed to contain springtime runoff from melting snow.

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Glad Tidings for the Potential of Sea Power

The daily ebb and flow of the tides promise a renewable energy bonanza for countries such as Canada and the U.K., which have shallow seas and a steep tidal range.

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Nuclear Power Costs Enter Uncharted Territory

As some governments press on with new nuclear power facilities in an attempt to address climate change, a multibillion-dollar industry will be needed to make decommissioned plants and their hazardous waste “safe.”

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Investors Warned: Forget Fossil Fuels

Historic change heralded as investors are told they face losing their money if they continue to back the industry that is causing global warming.

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A Big Push for Small Nuclear Reactors

Global nuclear companies are meeting this week to discuss licensing the controversial small modular reactors that are costing billions of dollars to develop and would be built near towns.

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Politicians Push Nuclear ‘Poison Pill’

The economics of nuclear power in Europe are in meltdown, leaving taxpayers facing a heavy burden as the industry clings to pledges of huge public cash injections.

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U.K.’s Nuclear Project Falters Again

Hopes of a nuclear revival in Europe are fading as the continent’s biggest new reactor project is put back three years.

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Better Water Use Can Cut Global Food Gap

Scientists say that a predicted world food shortage need not prove so disastrous if humans learn to use water more effectively.

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Fossil Fuels Are Now a Bad Bet, Investors Are Told

Owning a piece of the fossil fuel industry was once like having money in the bank—but not any longer, investors are being warned.

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Useful Waste Is a Win-Win for Energy and Food

An unsung success story in the switch to renewable energy is the use of waste to produce gas—and a valuable byproduct.

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Plutonium’s Global Problems Are Piling Up

Increasing worldwide stockpiles of surplus plutonium are becoming a political embarrassment, a worrying security risk and a hidden extra cost to the nuclear industry.

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Energy Boost for Russia and Neighbors

Renewable energy could supply Russia and Central Asian countries with all the electricity they need by 2030—and cut costs significantly at the same time.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 READ MORE



Improving Soils Cuts Carbon and Grows More Food

One straightforward way to combat both climate change and mass hunger is to replace carbon lost from the soil.

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Climate and Laws Trap Islanders

People on low-lying islands threatened by climate-related disasters are barred from seeking sanctuary because they are classed as economic migrants.

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Forest Destruction Can Be Cut by Half

A new study shows that political will is all that is needed to stop the chainsaws and bulldozers that are destroying tropical forests and contributing to global warming.

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 READ MORE



A Sea Change in Market Forces Governing Renewable Energy

New and cheaper ways to exploit free energy from wind and tidal power are being floated for countries with deep seas off their coasts.

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‘Dragon Water’ Could Power the Planet

The quest is on to develop new technology that can tap the intense heat deep below the earth’s surface and supply the whole world with electricity.

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 READ MORE



Science Flies High to Unravel Clouds’ Climate Effects

Scientists take to the air to find out how the warming climate is affecting rainfall and storms.

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Coral Reefs Are Dying as El Niño Heats Up

The third mass coral bleaching in recent history is underway as record ocean warmth creates a crisis in the tropics.

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Top Banker: Climate Change Threatens Global Financial Crash

The chairman of the G-20 nations’ Financial Stability Board says an orderly shift from fossil fuels to renewables is needed to avoid turmoil on world stock markets.

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 READ MORE



Elephant Grass Could Offer Viable Alternative to Coal

By adapting a tropical grass to grow in the British climate, scientists hope to be able to replace coal in power stations with biofuel.

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All Nations Must Share the Blame, and Burden, or Lose the Climate Battle

A Brazilian expert says that developing countries must play their part in cutting emissions if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change.

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 READ MORE



Efficiency Drive Can Cut a Quarter Off Energy Demand

New research shows that saving the planet from global warming by combining renewables and energy efficiency will also save money and create jobs.

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 READ MORE



Solar Power Takes Giant Strides as Prices Fall

Massive solar power stations are being built in the world’s “sun belts”—with the U.S. and India competing to have the largest in the world.

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 READ MORE



China’s Carbon Count Is Not as High as Feared

The use of poor-quality coal in Chinese power plants means that the carbon dioxide emissions of the world’s biggest polluter are 10 percent less than previously thought.

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 READ MORE



European Warming Sends Wild Boar Numbers Soaring

Increasingly mild winters and an abundance of acorns and nuts have caused a population explosion among wild boar in Europe.

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 READ MORE



Surge in Use of Wind and Solar Technology Sends EU Emissions Tumbling

Many countries that promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol are now exceeding their targets, bringing new hope for success at the Paris climate talks.

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 READ MORE



China’s Bid to Rescue Europe’s Nuclear Industry

The Chinese are planning to come to the aid of a nuclear industry so short of funds that it cannot build any new generating plants without outside help.

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 READ MORE



Norway Pumps Up ‘Green Battery’ Plan for Europe

Hydraulic engineers in Norway aim to use surplus power from hydropower plants to cut the need for fossil fuel and boost European electricity supplies.

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 READ MORE



People and Planet Benefit From ‘Green’ Buildings

Research worldwide shows that environmentally friendly buildings are much better for the health of the people who live and work in them, as well as for the Earth.

Posted on Jul 19, 2015 READ MORE



Transport-Sharing Boosts Health, Wealth and Climate

Growing public involvement in programs to share cars and bicycles is clearly good for the environment, and it also saves money and improves people’s health.

Posted on Jul 4, 2015 READ MORE



Carbon Capture Goes Down the Tubes

One of the much-heralded solutions to climate change—which supporters believe could enable the world to continue burning fossil fuels—looks likely to be a failure.

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 READ MORE



Delegates Accused of ‘Fiddling’ While the Planet Burns

A tame end to climate talks in Bonn, Germany, leaves critics fearing that hopes are fading for a binding agreement aimed at stopping global warming.

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 READ MORE



World Leaders Urged to Kick Killer Coal Habit

An Oxfam report says all coal-fired power plants in the G7 group of countries should be phased out to save lives, money and the planet.

Posted on Jun 6, 2015 READ MORE



Overheating Earth Staggers Into Last Chance Saloon

Hard bargaining in Bonn this week will probably decide whether the crucial climate talks in Paris in December can save human civilization from ultimate collapse.

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 READ MORE



New Energy Policy Needed as Nuclear Giants Take a Hit

Plans for a worldwide fleet of huge new nuclear reactors have collapsed, with the cancellation of a major project and no new orders being placed.

Posted on May 29, 2015 READ MORE


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