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Archive: Policy & Politics

16 Apr 2015

For Buddhist Leader, Religion And the Environment Are One

by ROGER COHN
As a Tibetan Buddhist leader, the Karmapa is promoting green practices in monasteries in the Himalayan region. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about how the world needs both religion and science in tackling the “environmental emergency” of climate change. READ MORE

14 Apr 2015

With Too Much of a Good Thing, Europe Tackles Excess Nitrogen

by CHRISTIAN SCHWAGERL
In Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, European governments are beginning to push farmers, industry, and municipalities to cut back on fertilizers and other sources of nitrogen that are causing serious environmental harm. READ MORE

26 Mar 2015

Why This Tea Party Leader Is Seeing Green on Solar Energy

by DIANE TOOMEY
As a founder of the Tea Party movement, Debbie Dooley may be an unlikely advocate for renewable energy. But in an e360 interview, she explains why she is breaking ranks with fellow conservatives and promoting a Florida ballot initiative that would allow homeowners to sell power produced by rooftop solar. READ MORE

12 Mar 2015

On the River Nile, a Move to Avert a Conflict Over Water

by FRED PEARCE
Ethiopia’s plans to build Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam on the Nile have sparked tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river to irrigate its arid land. But after years of tensions, an international agreement to share the Nile’s waters may be in sight. READ MORE

09 Mar 2015

What Lies Behind the Recent Surge of Amazon Deforestation

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
After declining by more than 70 percent in recent years, deforestation in the Amazon is soaring. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, scientist Philip Fearnside explains what’s driving the clearing of the Amazon and what needs to be done to once again bring deforestation under control. READ MORE

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e360 digest

16 Apr 2015: Interview: For Buddhist Leader, Religion and Environment Are One

10 Apr 2015: Coal Power Plant Closings To Spur Large CO2 Cut in U.S. in 2015

06 Apr 2015: Millions of Acres of Grasslands Cleared For Biofuel Crops, Study Finds

01 Apr 2015: Curbing Global Warming Aligns With U.S. Christians' Beliefs, Survey Finds

26 Mar 2015: Interview: Why This Tea Partyer Is Seeing Green on Solar Energy

23 Mar 2015: Back from the Brink: Success Stories Of the U.S. Endangered Species Act

13 Mar 2015: Obama Administration Doubles Size of Key California Marine Sanctuaries

09 Mar 2015: Interview: What Lies Behind the Surge of Deforestation in Amazon

06 Mar 2015: Los Angeles City Council Says Vegetables Can Be Grown Along Sidewalks

20 Feb 2015: Wind Produced 10 Percent of Texas Electricity in 2014, Grid Operator Says


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