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Vermont shuts down Fukushima-type nuclear power plant

A nuclear power plant with a Fukushima-type reactor near the town of Brattleboro in Vermont, USA, is being shut down thanks to local environmental activism.

From Idaho to Utah, "wolf massacre" continues

"Rewarding shooters, including young children, with prizes takes us back to an earlier era of wanton killing that so many of us thought was a closed chapter."

The world's largest tidal energy project is now one step closer to reality

Northeast Scotland might soon be home to the world’s largest tidal energy park. The MeyGen project will place 269 sunken turbines on the Scottish seabed, capable of generating 400 megawatts of power and supplying nearly 175,000 homes in the UK with electricity.

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Joint ventures and unions: making renewable energy market strong

Renewable energy companies have been in a tough situation for more than twenty years (since the beginning of renewables' sector). Two fires, two enemies to fight, the first is the entire fossil fue...

Swiss 'environmental' anti-immigrant plan defeated

In referendum, 74% of Swiss voters reject eco-nationalist call for immigration limits and third world population control.

Lima climate talks reach watered-down global warming agreement

A new global agreement on climate change has been reached after long negotiations in Lima, Peru. The deal would for the first time commit all countries – including developing nations – to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But critics say the agreement amounts to little progress and that it'll do nothing to stop climate disaster.

Once again extreme weather events draw headlines during international climate talks

It’s becoming increasingly common for extreme weather events to occur during the annual COP negotiations for global deal to combat climate change. They largely take place in developing countries who have done little to contribute to the climate change challenge; an unfortunate and noted dichotomy.

CARE: Fertility control won’t solve the climate crisis

Choice, not control: Global aid organization says environmentally-motivated birth control programs undermine women’s rights, and don’t protect the earth.

Lima climate talks begin as countries eye global treaty in 2015

The latest in a long series of UN-sponsored talks is convening in Lima, Peru. The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in Nov. 2015.

Air pollution in Europe has high economic and human cost

Two new reports by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that air pollution in Europe has a high economic and human cost. According to the agency, air pollution has caused premature deaths, damaged buildings, and reduced agricultural yields. It’s estimated that damages from air pollution between 2008 and 2012 could cost society as much as €1053 billion.

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise detained in Spain following oil protest

Spanish authorities have detained the Arctic Sunrise following Greenpeace’s protest against oil drilling off the coast of the Canary Islands – a peaceful demonstration which was violently stopped by the Spanish Navy.