Month: April 2015

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American Leadership of the Arctic Council Bodes Well for Climate

The far north will assume a leading role in the war against climate change now that the U.S. has replaced Canada as the leader of the Arctic Council. On Friday April 24th 2015, the U.S. assumed the leadership of the international body that is charged with addressing climate change and other important issues facing the […]Read More

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Renewable Sources Provide 75 Percent of New Generating Capacity in

Wind energy leads the way in new generating capacity – The latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects confirms the continuing trend for the dominance of renewable energy sources in new electrical generating capacity. The report shows energy sources from wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower combined a […]Read More

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EarthTalk: Climate Change Tipping Point: How Close Are We?

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to measure how close we are to the dreaded “point of no return” with climate change? In other words, when do we think we will have gone too far?  — David […]Read More

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Earth Day 2015: A Balancing Act Between Hope and Despair

For most chroniclers of recent history, April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, marks the beginning of the modern environmental movement. It was a different time in so many ways. Instead of SUVs and hybrids, muscle cars and big sedans dominated the roads, guzzling leaded gas at an average cost of 35 cents per gallon. The exhaust […]Read More

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Friends Coalition Calls for Phase Out of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform -- the governments of Costa Rica, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland are calling on their counterparts to enact plans to phase out fossil fuel subsidies in the run-up to December's Paris climate treaty summit.Read More