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April 13, 2015 Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Extend the Age of OilSource: Bloomberg
Last fall, as oil prices crashed, Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s petroleum minister and the world’s de facto energy czar, went mum. He still popped up, as is his habit, at industry conferences on three continents. Yet from...
April 13, 2015 The Dirty Secret of Obama’s Carbon PlanSource: Wall Street Journal
Americans don’t give much thought to whether their electricity will be there when they need it. You flip a switch, the lights go on. Your phone charges up. The medical equipment in the emergency room does its job. Yet electric...
The real failure of government policy is on water. For decades, policy officials have been predicting that California’s population would explode. (2) Now they are saying California’s population is expected to grow by as much as...
April 10, 2015 We can still end deforestation
Minnesota Daily - Indonesiaâs deforestation rates have also slowed down significantly. The îWorld Resources Instituteî indicated that the past decadeâs surge in deforestation might be losing momentum....
April 9, 2015 Has Environmental Journalism Failed?Source: Slate
As an environmental journalist, I start off each morning plowing through a half-dozen or so roundups of the day’s biggest environmental news. Invariably, it’s depressing and overwhelming; before I’ve even finished my first cup of...
April 9, 2015 Clean Energy Revolution Is Ahead of ScheduleSource: Bloomberg
The most important piece of news on the energy front isn't the plunge in oil prices, but the progress that is being made in battery technology. A new study in Nature Climate Change, by Bjorn Nykvist and Mans Nilsson of the...
April 9, 2015 Interior Design goes "Eco Chic"Source: Jenna Pizzigati-Coppola, Builder & Developer
Eco-friendly and green design is becoming prominent, especially when it comes to building a home’s exterior—but I’m here to say be sure to not overlook your interiors. When committing to a green design approach it’s best to...
April 8, 2015 Are we reaching a positive climate change tipping point?Source: The Guardian
Despite low oil prices, the latest figures reveal a striking turnaround in solar and wind power investment, but are we really about to win the carbon war?
Source: NY Times
The severe California drought that has led the state to order cutbacks in water use may not have been set off by climate change, scientists say, but global warming is making the situation worse.
Source: The Guardian
Many of Para La Tierra’s biggest achievements have come thanks to the role technology now plays in the world of conservation. Our scientific projects, education programs and community outreach wouldn’t be possible without it. Our...
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