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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

23 Sep 2014

Oil Companies Quietly Prepare For a Future of Carbon Pricing

by MARK SCHAPIRO AND JASON SCORSE
The major oil companies in the U.S. have not had to pay a price for the contribution their products make to climate change. But internal accounting by the companies, along with a host of other signs, suggest that may soon change — though the implications of a price on carbon are far from clear. READ MORE

17 Sep 2014

Peak to Peak: An Intimate Look at The Bighorn Sheep of the Rockies

The third-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest focuses on a herd of bighorn sheep in Montana and features remarkable scenes of lambs as they gambol along the slopes of the northern Rockies. Produced by Jeremy Roberts, the video follows a field biologist as he monitors the sheep and talks about the possible impact of climate change on the animals’ future. READ MORE

08 Sep 2014

Can Carbon Capture Technology Be Part of the Climate Solution?

by DAVID BIELLO
Some scientists and analysts are touting carbon capture and storage as a necessary tool for avoiding catastrophic climate change. But critics of the technology regard it as simply another way of perpetuating a reliance on fossil fuels. READ MORE

04 Sep 2014

The Case for a Moratorium On Tar Sands Development

by ED STRUZIK
Ecologist Wendy Palen was one of a group of scientists who recently called for a moratorium on new development of Alberta’s tar sands. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, she talks about why Canada and the U.S. need to reconsider the tar sands as part of a long-term energy policy. READ MORE

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26 Sep 2014: Aral Sea Basin Dry for First Time in Modern History, Images Show

24 Sep 2014: Nations Announce Agreement To End Forest Loss by 2030 at UN Summit

23 Sep 2014: Food Security Issues Often Neglected After Extreme Weather Events

22 Sep 2014: Planet Set to Reach CO2 Threshold in 30 Years, Researchers Say

19 Sep 2014: Global Population on Track to Reach 11 Billion by 2100, Researchers Say

18 Sep 2014: Trees Growing Significantly Faster in Warming Climate, Study Finds

17 Sep 2014: Shift to Mass Transit Could Have Major Economic and Climate Benefits

16 Sep 2014: Tackling Climate Change Could Pay Off in as Little as 15 Years, Report Finds

15 Sep 2014: Interview: Making Farm-to-Table A Truly Sustainable Movement

12 Sep 2014: New High-Resolution Maps Show Greenhouse Gas Emissions at City-Level


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