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Global Warming

Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak

By People's World, Apr 21 2014 08:44 PM
For a while, Dr. Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of natural resources and ecology & evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, was relatively optimistic. There was a time when he believed that, if modern industrial society were to suddenl... Read story →

Canada expands outrageous grizzly trophy hunt

By People's World, Apr 17 2014 08:30 PM
Activists including conservation groups, animal rights supporters, and First Nation tribe members have serious qualms about the hunting of these bears for pure sport. Read story →
Global Warming

IPCC: Climate efforts not sufficient, huge increase in green energy required to avert climate disaster

By Simon Leufstedt, Apr 14 2014 03:12 PM
The latest scientific report from IPCC concludes that current efforts to contain global warming are not sufficient to stop catastrophic climate change. To avert climate disaster, the world needs to urgently end its dependence on fossil fuels and switch to green energy. The study concludes that a global roll-out of clean energy is remarkably cheap – but only if we act now. Read story →
Renewable Energy

World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

By Earth Policy Institute, Apr 10 2014 12:23 PM
At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s 506 million people. New data from th... Read story →
Renewable Energy

World's first airborne wind turbine will be tested in Alaska

By Green Blog, Apr 09 2014 11:24 AM
Airborne wind turbines might soon become a reality! The world’s first airborne wind turbine will be tested for 18 months in harsh weather conditions just south of the city of Fairbanks in Alaska, USA. The big helium-filled wind turbine will generate electricity for more than a dozen families living off the grid. It is hoped that the technology, which is still under development, will bring cheaper renewable energy and Wi-Fi to remote areas around the world. Read story →

UN orders Japan to end whale hunt

By People's World, Apr 05 2014 03:39 PM
The UN's International Court of Justice has ordered Japan to halt its yearly whale hunt, a cruel practice that gives no consideration to the welfare of the animals. Japan is one of several countries that persisted in this practice after whaling was ban... Read story →
Global Warming

IPCC: Global warming impact will be severe and irreversible

By Simon Leufstedt, Mar 31 2014 02:25 PM
The effects of global warming will be “severe, pervasive and irreversible” and will leave no one untouched. That is the conclusion of the newly released IPCC report, which scientists and officials say is the most comprehensive study to date on the impa... Read story →
Food & Health

Air pollution kills 7 million a year

By Ian Angus, Mar 26 2014 12:29 PM
In new estimates released this week, the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles pre... Read story →
Global Warming

UN report: 2013's extreme weather is consistent with climate change

By Green Blog, Mar 24 2014 02:54 PM
A new UN report released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) shows that many of the extreme weather events last year were consistent with human-caused climate change. The study also shows that there had been no 'pause' in global warming - disproving recent claims by climate deniers. 2013 is revealed as the sixth-hottest on record, meaning 13 of the 14 warmest years on record have occurred this century. Read story →
Cars & Transportation

Kiruna's experiment with free public transportation is deemed a success

By Simon Leufstedt, Mar 20 2014 12:35 PM
Three years after introducing free public transportation for all its inhabitants, the city of Kiruna has deemed its experiment a success. All in all, travel has tripled in Kiruna and the next step is to expand the public transportation system further. Read story →

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