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November 27, 2013 Report frowns on Citi, MorganStanley as 'coal-mining banks'
GreenBiz - A recent report [PDF] by a consortium of European nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) including BankTrack exposes the claims of sustainability by many major global banks to be little more than greenwashing. Almost all...
November 27, 2013 You May Be Surprised How Much Our Climate Inaction Is Costing You
AlterNet - In the US last year more than $100bn in financial losses was caused by extreme weather events - mainly Hurricane Sandy on the eastern seaboard and the severe drought which hit over 70% of the country. Such losses, says...
November 26, 2013 Don’t let extremists undermine fracking boomSource: The Hill
Yet, certain environmental groups are spreading disinformation to oppose hydraulic fracturing and to derail legislation, such as H.R. 2728, which would give states regulatory authority over fracking. This bill is not about...
November 26, 2013 Climate Change: Where Next After Warsaw'
Huffington Post UK - The goal of the meeting was to work towards developing a new legally binding international treaty to curb rising global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to limit the global average temperature ......
November 26, 2013 Environmental Protection Agency names new scientific integrity chief
Los Angeles Times - a watchdog group that closely monitors issues of scientific integrity. Grifo previously directed the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation graduate policy workshop at Columbia University and was...
November 26, 2013 Factbox: Main decisions at U.N. climate talks in WarsawSource: Reuters
Around 195 countries ended a two-week meeting in Warsaw on Saturday evening to agree the outlines of a deal meant to be agreed in 2015 to combat global warming. Following are some of the main decisions
November 26, 2013 Piles of Midwest 'petcoke' raising residents' ireSource: SF Gate
The images are startling. Billowing black clouds darken the daytime sky as wind-driven grit pelts homes and cars and forces bewildered residents to take cover. The onslaught, captured in photos and video footage from Detroit and...
November 25, 2013 What The World Will Look Like If Nothing Is Done To Combat Climate Change - text/videoSource: Weather Channel
When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest assessment report on the state of the world's changing climate at the end of September, it was greeted with intense media scrutiny, especially on the...
November 25, 2013 EU Climate Chief Says UN Talks Hinge on 2015 DealSource: ABC
After another U.N. climate conference gave only modest results, European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the process needs to provide a "substantial answer" to global warming in two years to remain relevant.
November 25, 2013 Oil prices plunge after Iran nuclear dealSource: CNN Money
Oil prices tumbled on Monday after a groundbreaking agreement aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program eased tensions in the region and raised the prospect of more oil exports from the country.
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