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Robert Redford demands global action on climate change

Robert Redford said moderate climate is going extinct.


Support builds for Peace and Planet mobilization

Peace, faith, environment and labor organizations are mobilizing for the Peace and Planet conference and march at the United Nations April 24-26.


The big chill: tensions in the Arctic

The Arctic may be cold, but the politics surrounding it are pretty hot. There is a great deal at stake.


Environmental groups walk out of Warsaw talks

The talks have stuttered over several issues, particularly whether rich nations should pay developing countries for losses suffered due to the effects of climate change and a lack of pledges to cut emissions.


West Nile virus worsening with climate change

Outbreaks of the sometimes-fatal West Nile virus across the United States have intensified, making this one of the worst years for the mosquito-borne disease.


Heat wave, fires driven by climate change, scientists say

The very real problem of global warming is leaving its mark upon the U.S. this summer as scorching heat plagues most of the country


Global warming does not benefit plants: new study

A study by researchers at Northern Arizona University shows that a  somewhat rosy predictions about purported beneficial effects of global warming on plant life are likely not true.


Is seal killing at an end?

Sealing - a grotesque business that involves killing seals for both their fur and meat - may soon see its last days in Canada.


Bolivia’s law gives nature equal rights to humans

Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth, (in Spanish La Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra) which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans.


Chilling discovery: Arctic ice releases deadly greenhouse gas

Methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, has been found by scientists in deadly, bubbling plumes on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.

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