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President Obama announced that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that had become a flash point in the debate over his climate policies.
Date: 11/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
John Schramski uses a battery as a metaphor to understand the globe's stagnating economic and political systems and their close relatives: collapsing ecosystems. This "battery" is not being replenished as quickly as it is being drained, thus calling for drastic energy conservation.
Date: 09/03/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Hundreds of businesses including eBay and Nestle back federal rules to cut emissions and encourage a switch away from coal to renewable energy.
Date: 08/03/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Over a dozen US companies are investing up to $140 billion in tackling climate change by using energy efficient technology.
Date: 07/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Pope Francis called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation and climate change, in his much-awaited papal encyclical.
Date: 06/18/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
For the first time on record in human history, the monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide — the most important global warming pollutant that takes centuries to be removed from the atmosphere — surpassed 400 parts per million in March of this year, according to government data.
Date: 05/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
The IEA pegged carbon dioxide emissions for 2014 at 32.3 billion metric tons — essentially the same volume as 2013, even as the global economy grew at a rate of about 3 percent.
Date: 03/13/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
The University of California quietly met an important milestone in 2014: It successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions to the same level as 14 years ago.
Date: 01/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
In the annals of climatology, 2014 surpassed 2010 as the warmest year.
Date: 01/20/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Today’s renewable energy technologies won’t save us. So what will?
Date: 11/20/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change

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