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Costa Rica is now running on 100 percent renewable energy

Costa Rica, the small Latin American country, has been powered with 100 percent renewable energy since the start of this year. This achievement is the result of heavy rain, some volcano-powered geothermal power plants, and extensive renewable energy policies.

UN warns the world could face a catastrophic global water crisis by 2030

A new UN report warns that unless urgent action is taken to dramatically improve the management of our water, the world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water supply by 2030.

Is France moving away from pledge to reduce nuclear capacity?

When Francois Hollande was elected president in 2012, he promised to substantially reduce France's reliance on nuclear power. But now, three years later, that pledge might never be fulfilled as Hollande's government seems to backtrack on previous nuclear promises.

Can the Gates Foundation be convinced to dump fossil fuels?

The Gates Foundation is being urged to dump its sizeable fossil fuel assets. Bill Gates cares deeply about world health and development, both of which are affected by climate, but will his charity divest?

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Climate Change Dialogues: Denialists and the Disadvantaged

Megan Bonetti | Australia: BrisbaneRecently I had a conversation with a close friend on climate change. The discussion captivated me with the multilayered tensions of the global north and capitalis...

Obama signs executive order to cut government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, increase use of renewable energy

Obama has signed an executive order which directs federal agencies in the US to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent and to increase the use of renewable energy sources to 25 percent by 2025.

New rooftops in France must be covered in plants or solar panels

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels. But the new law is much more limited in its scope than environmentalists had hoped for.

Revealed: Bill Gates charity has $1.4bn in fossil fuel investments

The Guardian has revealed that one of the world’s biggest charities, the Bill and Melinda Gate’s Foundation, has invested at least $1.4 billion in some of the world’s biggest and dirtiest fossil fuel companies. Now people are calling on the foundation to divest from fossil fuels.

China’s ‘Silent Spring’ has many more political hurdles to jump

Under the Dome, a hugely popular online documentary about China's smog crisis, could be as influential as 1962's US pesticide exposé Silent Spring - but only if Chinese officials allow debate to flourish.

Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

China builds more nuclear plants than any other country in the world. But despite this wind power continues to beat nuclear. In fact, Chinese wind power is capable of producing more energy than all of America’s nuclear plants combined. Nuclear energy can’t seem to catch up with the deployment speed of renewable energy sources. And for the foreseeable future, nuclear energy is unlikely to match wind power in China.

Syrian conflict likely fueled by climate change, study claims

As the war in Syria enters its fifth year, a new study claims that the conflict in Syria was fuelled by global warming. A devastating drought, which lasted for three years before the start of the conflict, was made more severe due to increased greenhouse gas emissions. The study claims that the drought was 2-3 times more likely because of climate change.

No evidence wind farms directly impact health

There is currently no consistent evidence that wind farms cause health problems in humans, Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council concludes in a new review.

Think apocalyptic – and turn despair into action

Contrary to the critics of ‘catastrophism,’ building an effective counterforce to the multiple crises we face requires us to get apocalyptic.