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NEW 4.0 Project Could Mark a Major Milestone for Germany’s

Launched this month by Germany's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, 60 NEW 4.0 project partners aim to build an open, distributed platform that will demonstrate the feasibility and substantive benefits of relying entirely on renewable energy resources.Read More

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European Elections and Sustainable Development in America

In Europe, voters have chosen growth over austerity and this has implications for the U.S. economy and sustainable development. The Greek and French electorate’s rejection of austerity will have a dramatic effect on European spending, including investments in sustainability. These changes can also be expected to reverberate across the Atlantic. In France, Francois Hollande’s presidential victory […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: Fracking Causes Earthquakes in Ohio; Exxon Plans

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Fracking in Ohio is getting closer to being linked to the recent bout of earthquakes. Other States in the US are weighing the costs and benefits as more experienced is gained in the fracking industry. On a […]Read More

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Last Minute Save at COP17: Durban Delegates Set Path to

It took three days of non-stop negotiating but UN climate change treaty delegates in Durban in the end managed to agree on the 3 major issues on the agenda. While there's no shortage of criticism, the last-minute deal does pave the way for a legally binding UN emissions reduction treaty to go into effect in 2020, as well as setting up funding mechanisms and organizational structure for the Copenhagen Green Climate Fund.Read More

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Corruption Undermines Environmental Protection

Corruption is a major global problem that has a direct impact on efforts to manage the world’s resources and combat climate change. Countries in South Asia, northern Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique and Zimbabwe are among the most corrupt places in the world. Other countries are by no means exempt as corruption is pervasive around the world. The most recent […]Read More