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January 4, 2016 How Iceland Drilled For Renewable Energy And Struck TouristsSource: Forbes
PARIS—The president of Iceland credits renewable energy for reviving the tiny island nation’s economy after financial collapse. Geothermal energy provided the baseload Iceland needed to recover, said President Ólafur Ragnar...
December 31, 2015 End Of Fossil Fuels Won't Come Too Soon For Millions Breathing Toxic AirSource: HuffPost
Fossil fuels' days are numbered. That's a good thing given the toll that burning coal and oil takes on our climate and health. But especially for the people of Beijing -- and Delhi and Tehran, among other cities currently choking...
December 28, 2015 Fighting climate change requires more than soothing fantasiesSource: Waahington Post
On climate change, curb your enthusiasm. It’s not that the recent international conference in Paris didn’t take significant steps to check global warming. It did. Nearly 200?countries committed to reduce their greenhouse gas...
December 28, 2015 7 Great Environment Longreads From 2015Source: Mother Jones
From California's nut boom to the green guru of professional sports, it's been a great year for longreads about the environment here at Mother Jones. In case you missed them (or you just want to read 'em again), here are some of...
December 28, 2015 2015, the year that was: Environment + EnergySource: The Conversation
Environmental news, as a rule, doesn’t deal in triumphs. So the sight of leaders holding their arms aloft in celebration after clinching the historic Paris climate agreement will stand as a defining image of 2015 – a moment of...
December 28, 2015 Europe's Energy and Electricity Policies are a Bad ModelSource: Forbes
It’s quite telling that COP21 took place in Paris. Western leaders, environmental groups, and international institutions are convinced that Europe is the model for the rest of the world to install more renewable energy and...
Source: Counter Currents
Counter Currents - the World Trade Organization, the World Food Program, the Millennium Challenge, The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and industrial giants like Yara Fertilizer,...
December 21, 2015 People Who Were Certain Climate Change Is Fake Are Now Certain That Paris Can’t Stop ItSource: New York Magazine
Conservative economic thought is structurally different from liberal thought. Liberal support for expanded government is based entirely in practical expectation that new programs can deliver concrete results
December 16, 2015 We've Hit 'Peak Carbon'Source: Bloomberg
It seems like every day we read a new story with dire news about climate change. Experts now warn that it will be impossible to hold global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, even with the carbon-emissions limits required by the...
December 15, 2015 Can we eat meat and still save the environment?Source: CS Monitor
Estimates on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and the global food production system looks grim for the future. However, there might be a way to keep the meat and help lower emissions.
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