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Experts set threshold for climate-change calamity

Published: 
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 8:29pm
Category: 
Energy

The world's leading climate scientists have for the first time established a limit on the amount of greenhouse gases that can be released before the Earth reaches a tipping point and predicted that it will be surpassed within decades unless swift action is taken to curb the current pace of emissions.

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In Doha, Philippines Negotiator Delivers Emotional Plea For Climate Change Action

Published: 
Sun, 12/16/2012 (All day)
Category: 
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This kind of thing rarely happens. But today during the United Nation's COP 18 climate change conference in Doha, the lead negotiator for the Philippines broke down.

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Mr. President: 5 Ways to Salvage Your Environmental Legacy (and Our Future)

Published: 
Wed, 11/07/2012 (All day)

Few things distract our nation like the selection of its leader. But while we were obsessing over polls, swing states and Paul Ryan's workout photos, the calculus that determines the future of life on Earth only got grimmer.

The climate crisis is deepening, rare plants and animals are vanishing at an accelerating clip, and politicians -- well supported by the polluter class -- are freshly emboldened to chip away at laws that protect our water, air, environment and wildlife.

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Harvesting a Climate Disaster

Published: 
Wed, 09/12/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Shopping & Food

FARMERS went to Washington yesterday. Members of a coalition representing more than 80 agricultural organizations rallied on Capitol Hill to demand passage of a new farm bill that has been stalled in Congress.

The Democratic-led Senate has already passed its version of the bill; the Republican-controlled House is squabbling over a competing approach (one that sharply cuts food aid to the poor). Irate farmers want both sides to shut up and pass something that can replace the current farm bill, which expires on Sept. 30.

All of the parties, though, are focused on the wrong thing.

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The Word From Colbert to North Carolina: Sink or Swim

Published: 
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 1:01pm

In a segment on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" this week, comedian Stephen Colbert ripped into a proposed North Carolina law that would mandate that state policymakers only consider historical rates of sea level rise when planning for future increases in sea level.