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April 8, 2014 Fox News: Most Inaccurate Cable News Network On Climate Change

News Hounds - A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists found CNN and Fox News sorely lacking in their reporting of climate change. Fox covered climate change a bit more than CNN in 2013 but its 28% accuracy rate was way...

April 8, 2014 Threats and Hate Mail Reveal Climate Disinformation's Dark Side (Op-Ed)

Live Science - Seth Shulman is a senior staff writer at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS), a veteran science journalist and author of six books. This op-ed, and Shulman's other Got Science' Columns, can be...

April 8, 2014 Renewable Energy Investment Is Down—and That’s OK

Source: Time

Funding for solar, wind and other forms of clean power fell 14% in 2013, largely because it's now cheaper to adapt to the newer technologies, but that doesn't mean the shift to renewable energy has fully stopped. On the surface,...

April 8, 2014 China's Smog Splits Expatriate Families as Companies Pay for Fresh Air

Source: Bloomberg

As bad air chokes Chinese cities, some expatriates are starting to leave families in their home countries, the latest sign of pollution’s rising cost to the more than half-a-million foreigners working in China and the...

April 8, 2014 BT, Shell and corporates call for trillion tonnes of carbon to stay in the ground

Source: The Guardian

Unilever, Shell, BT, and EDF Energy are among 70 leading companies today calling on governments across the globe to step up efforts to tackle climate change. The companies, which have a combined turnover of $90bn, say the world...

April 8, 2014 World 'needs Plan B' on climate - IPCC report

Source: BBC News

The world needs a Plan B on climate change because politicians are failing to reduce carbon emissions, according to a UN report. It warns governments if they overshoot their short-term carbon targets they will have to cut CO2...

April 7, 2014 The Effect of Climate Change on European Tourism

Skift - Last week we started a series on the impact of climate change on tourism businesses and regions around the world, based on a recently released report from the United Nations scientific panel îIntergovernmental Panel...

April 7, 2014 Saving rainforests by buying them

Mongabay - After graduating with a D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 2001, I undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at The Natural History Museum, before coordinating biodiversity science in the Northern Andes for...

April 7, 2014 Time running out to meet global warming target: U.N. report

Source: Reuters

World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows. Government officials and top climate...

April 7, 2014 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Is coal really on the rise in Europe?

Source: Reuters

For the fossil fuel boosters and the climate deniers, it’s a delicious irony. Despite the EU’s much-vaunted climate leadership, its use of coal to generate power has apparently been on the rise. It’s a useful counterblast to the...

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