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After Keystone XL: Why the Paris climate summit could be different

For the first time, leaders from the advanced capitalist countries and those of the emerging economies seem to be on the same page when it comes to the urgency of slowing climate change.


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.


Post-Fukushima Japan looking into fracking?

With anti-nuclear protests heating up after Japan revoked a previous anti-nuke plan, the country is desperately looking for energy alternatives.


Hiroshima, Nagasaki anniversaries marked around the world

In Japan and around the world, tens of thousands are marking one of the worst atrocities in modern history, the only time atomic weapons were ever used against human populations. They are vowing to never let it happen again.


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.


Fracking banned in Bulgaria

This development marks Bulgaria as the second country in the European Union to ban fracking, after France.


Global warming: more or less?

The right denies the problem of global warming; the New York Times complains that Congress isn't doing enough to meet the threat. So is global warming getting worse or not?


Climate change hurts India, South Asia

Throughout India and South Asia people participated in the International Day of Climate Action, Oct. 24, which was organized to bring attention to the necessity of reducing global warming gasses, especially carbon dioxide, from the current 380 parts per million to 350 ppm.