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24 Nov 2014

Can Green Bonds Bankroll A Clean Energy Revolution?

by MARC GUNTHER
To slow global warming, tens of trillions of dollars will need to be spent in the coming decades on renewable energy projects. Some banks and governments are issuing green bonds to fund this transformation, but major questions remain as to whether this financing tool will play a game-changing role. READ MORE

17 Nov 2014

Fast-Warming Gulf of Maine Offers Hint of Future for Oceans

by REBECCA KESSLER
The waters off the coast of New England are warming more rapidly than almost any other ocean region on earth. Scientists are now studying the resulting ecosystem changes, and their findings could provide a glimpse of the future for many of the world’s coastal communities. READ MORE

06 Nov 2014

What Is the Carbon Limit? That Depends Who You Ask

by FRED PEARCE
Scientists are offering widely varying estimates of how much carbon we can emit into the atmosphere without causing dangerous climate change. But establishing a so-called carbon budget is critical if we are to keep the planet a safe place to live in the coming century. READ MORE

08 Oct 2014

The Case for a Climate Goal Other Than Two Degrees Celsius

by DIANE TOOMEY
Scientists and climate negotiators have largely agreed that limiting global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius is an important goal. But political scientist David Victor disagrees, arguing that the benchmark is too simplistic and should be abandoned in favor of other indicators. READ MORE

29 Sep 2014

Beyond Treaties: A New Way of Framing Global Climate Action

by FRED PEARCE
As negotiators look to next year’s UN climate conference in Paris, there is increasing discussion of a new way forward that does not depend on sweeping international agreements. Some analysts are pointing to Plan B — recasting the climate issue as one of national self-interest rather than global treaties. READ MORE

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19 Dec 2014: 'Nuisance Flooding' Will Affect Most of U.S. Coastline by 2050, Report Finds

18 Dec 2014: Clearing Rainforests Distorts Global Rainfall and Agriculture, Study Says

15 Dec 2014: Beyond Lima: Major Investors Must Fund Global Green Initiatives

15 Dec 2014: Draft Climate Accord Reached In Lima Leaves Many Doubts in Its Wake

12 Dec 2014: Majority of Americans Support Climate Actions and Negotiations, Poll Says

11 Dec 2014: India and Australia Are Focus of Attention in Lima Climate Talks

10 Dec 2014: Draft Agreement in Lima Talks Calls for Emissions Cuts by All Nations

09 Dec 2014: As Ministers Arrive, Lima Climate Talks Face High Hurdles

03 Dec 2014: Public Largely Unaware of Meat And Dairy's Contribution to Climate Change

02 Dec 2014: New Proposal Outlines Key Elements for a Global Climate Pact


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