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Archive: Policy & Politics

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

09 Jul 2015

How Can We Make People Care About Climate Change?

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Norwegian psychologist Per Espen Stoknes has studied why so many people have remained unconcerned about climate change. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about the psychological barriers to public action on climate and how to overcome them. 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

29 Jun 2015

On an Unspoiled Caribbean Isle, Grand Plans for Big Tourist Port

by FRED PEARCE
East Caicos is a tropical jewel – the largest uninhabitated island in the Caribbean and home to rare birds and pristine turtle-nesting beaches. But plans for a giant port for cruise and cargo ships could change it forever. READ MORE

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27 Jul 2015: President Obama Announces Major New Limits on Interstate Ivory Trade

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: Interview: How to Get People To Care About Climate Change

01 Jul 2015: Interview: How an Indian Politician Became an Environmental Hawk

23 Jun 2015: Linking Disasters to Climate Makes Skeptics Less Likely to Donate

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

16 Jun 2015: Human Data Can Improve Ecosystem Service Models, Study Says

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

11 Jun 2015: Deep Sea Coral Canyons off Atlantic Coast to Gain Fishing Protections


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