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27 Jul 2015

Why the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement May Ultimately Win

by MARC GUNTHER
The fossil fuel divestment campaign has so far persuaded only a handful of universities and investment funds to change their policies. But if the movement can help shift public opinion about climate change, its organizers say, it will have achieved its primary goal. READ MORE

07 Jul 2015

A Clash of Green and Brown: Germany Struggles to End Coal

by CHRISTIAN SCHWAGERL
A recent battle over imposing a “climate fee” on coal-fired power plants highlights Germany’s continuing paradox: Even as the nation aspires to be a renewable energy leader, it is exploiting its vast reserves of dirty brown coal. READ MORE

01 Jul 2015

Why a Leading Indian Politician Is Now an Environmental Hawk

by CHRISTIAN SCHWAGERL
Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh believes the “cult” of unfettered economic growth has been ruinous for India’s environment. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about his vision of “green growth,” which he says is essential for his nation’s future. READ MORE

11 Jun 2015

Despite Hurdles, Solar Power in Australia Is Too Robust to Kill

by JO CHANDLER
No nation has as high a penetration of residential solar as Australia, with one in five homes now powered by the sun. And while the government has slashed incentives, solar energy continues to grow, thanks to a steep drop in the cost of PV panels and the country’s abundant sunshine. READ MORE

08 Jun 2015

Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean: A Push into Uncharted Waters

by ED STRUZIK
As the U.S. and Russia take the first steps to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean, experts say the harsh climate, icy seas, and lack of infrastructure means a sizeable oil spill would be very difficult to clean up and could cause extensive environmental damage. READ MORE

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24 Jul 2015: European Union Is Increasingly Turning to Wind Power, Analysis Finds

21 Jul 2015: California Almonds Have Smaller Climate Impact Than Many Foods

20 Jul 2015: Nuclear Rush Will Make China Third-Largest Nuclear Generator by 2020

16 Jul 2015: Most States Have Curbed Power Plant Emissions Ahead of EPA Rule

13 Jul 2015: Australian Government Curbs Investments in Wind and Solar Energy

09 Jul 2015: Bird Fatalities at Wind Facilities Can Be Prevented With New Model, Study Says

08 Jul 2015: Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Has Slowed Significantly, Data Show

07 Jul 2015: Self-Driving Taxis Could Spur Major Cuts in Carbon Emissions, Study Says

02 Jul 2015: Water Usage for Fracking Has Increased Dramatically, Study Shows

01 Jul 2015: Church of England Divests from Oil Firm Exploring Virunga National Park


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