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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

26 May 2015

Surge in Renewables Remakes California’s Energy Landscape

by CHERYL KATZ
Thanks to favorable geography, innovative government policies, and businesses that see the benefits of clean energy investments, California is closing in on its goal of generating a third of its electricity from renewables by 2020. READ MORE

30 Apr 2015

How British Columbia Gained By Putting a Price on Carbon

by DIANE TOOMEY
Seven years ago, British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in North America to adopt an economy-wide carbon tax. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, economics expert Stewart Elgie explains how the tax helped cut the province’s fossil fuel use without hurting its economy. READ MORE

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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

30 Jun 2015: Residential Solar Panels Are Net Win for Utility Companies, Analysis Says

26 Jun 2015: Fuels from Canadian Oil Sands Have Larger Carbon Footprint, Analysis Says

22 Jun 2015: Researchers Look to Design of Owl Wings to Make Quieter Wind Turbines

18 Jun 2015: Pope Calls for Global Action on Climate Change and Environmental Problems

17 Jun 2015: Harnessing Evaporation Could Yield More Power than Wind, Study Shows

12 Jun 2015: National Renewable Energy Targets Quadrupled Since 2005, Study Says

10 Jun 2015: Jet Fuel from Sugarcane Cuts Aviation Carbon Emissions, Study Says

09 Jun 2015: Record Level of Residential Solar Installed in U.S. in First Quarter of 2015


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