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Europe's monster boats plunder Pacific tuna stocks

Blog entry by Nathaniel Pelle | November 14, 2014

We usually refer to them as Pacific Island nations, but territories like Kiribati are more like vast ocean nations. Kiribati (pronounced 'Kirr-i-bas') is a nation of 33 coral atolls and reef islands dispersed over 3.5 million square...

Historic US-China deal marks the beginning of the end of China’s coal chapter

Blog entry by Li Shuo | November 14, 2014

Today could be the most important day so far this century in climate and energy politics. China and United States have come to an historic agreement , negotiated privately over a period of months, that represents China's first...

No, Interstellar doesn’t mention climate change—but it could still do the problem a...

Blog entry by Brian Johnson | November 14, 2014

Like so many of us, I am really concerned about climate change. So imagine my excitement upon hearing that writer-director Christopher Nolan (of recent Batman trilogy fame) might be tackling the issue in his newest film, Interstellar.

It is simple: It is People Power

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal | November 14, 2014

A shift to a cleaner and brighter energy future is not just a matter of technology or economics anymore. It is also a matter of political will. And although our leaders don't seem to get it, people do. The recent boom of renewable...

A polar bear nursery, a Russian oil company and one of the most beautiful islands on...

Blog entry by Maria Favorsky | November 14, 2014

Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean is a distant land of polar bears and whales, northern lights and shining ice. It's also a nature reserve and one of only two UNESCO Natural Heritage sites in the Arctic. It should be the most peaceful...

Anadarko Face Largest-ever Clean-up Bill in the US, Plan to Resume Oil Exploration in...

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | November 11, 2014

Anadarko Petroleum face a clean-up bill of US$5.15 Billion, the largest-ever environmental cleanup bill in the United States. The money will fund a variety of clean up projects across 2,000 U.S. sites, including US$1Billion...

To carry on the David and Goliath battle we must stand together

Blog entry by Anna Abad | November 10, 2014

On November 8, 2013 the world stood still and witnessed the largest tropical cyclone ever recorded in history make landfall in Tacloban, Philippines. The scale and magnitude of the damage it left behind was unprecedented and shocking,...

Learning the tragic lesson of Fukushima: No nuclear restart at Sendai

Blog entry by Jan Vande Putte | November 3, 2014

In March 2011, Japan suffered the worst nuclear catastrophe in a generation, with triple reactor core meltdowns and exploded containment buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The catastrophe was a stern warning...

This 'boom' might save the world - 10 quick facts about renewable energy

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | October 31, 2014

As the world's leading climate scientists finalise the latest  and most comprehensive report  on climate change and ways to tackle it, a key question is:  What is new?  What has changed since the release of the UN climate panel's last...

Owners of the wind

Blog entry by Kat Skeie and Tarjei Haaland | October 30, 2014

Thirty-odd years ago in the Kingdom of Denmark lived some brave people who disliked nuclear power and loved renewable energy. Determined to keep their country clean and safe, they began building their own wind turbines. Today, thanks...

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