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Wednesday, May 06, 2015   1:25 GMT



Shift to Renewables Seems Inevitable, But Is It Fast Enough?
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 21 Apr (IPS) - Climate change may be one of the most divisive issues in the U.S. Congress today, but despite the staunch denialism of Republicans, experts say the global transition from fossil fuels to renewables is already well underway.
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In Thrall to the Mall Crawl and Urban Sprawl
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 19 Mar (IPS) - There's little argument about the basic facts: It's ugly (think strip malls and big box stores). It's not very convenient (hours spent behind the wheel to get to work). And it wreaks havoc on the natural environment (lost farmland and compromised watersheds).
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Canada’s Waste Still Rotting in a Philippine Port
Diana Mendoza
MANILA, 15 Mar (IPS) - Filipino Catholic priest and activist Reverend Father Robert Reyes, dubbed by media as the “running priest”, joined a protest of environmental and public health activists last week by running along the streets of the Makati Business District, the Philippines’ financial capital, to urge the government to immediately re-export the 50 Canadian containers filled with hazardous wastes that have been in the Port of Manila for 600 days now.
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change
Manipadma Jena
NEW DELHI, 19 Feb (IPS) - So much information about climate change now abounds that it is hard to differentiate fact from fiction. Scientific reports appear alongside conspiracy theories, data is interspersed with drastic predictions about the future, and everywhere one turns, the bad news just seems to be getting worse.
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Money Pipeline Flowing Between U.S. Congress and Big Oil
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 12 Feb (IPS) - With battle lines sharpening over the stalled Keystone XL pipeline, a new analysis details the intense industry lobbying of both houses of the U.S. Congress since 2013 – to the tune of 58.8 million dollars by five refinery companies alone.
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U.S.-India Partnership a Step Forward for Low-Carbon Growth
David Waskow, Manish Bapna
WASHINGTON, 27 Jan (IPS) - India garnered international attention this week for its climate action.
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What the U.S. Should Learn from Russia’s Collapse
Miriam Pemberton
WASHINGTON, 20 Dec (IPS) - After months of whispered warnings, Russia’s economic troubles made global headlines when its currency collapsed halfway through December. Amid the tumbling price of oil, the ruble has fallen to record lows, bringing the country to its most serious economic crisis since the late 1990s.
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Dirty Energy Reliance Undercuts U.S., Canada Rhetoric at Climate Talks
Leehi Yona
LIMA, 13 Dec (IPS) - While U.S. and Canadian officials delivered speeches about how the world needs to step up to their responsibilities at the U.N. climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, activists from North America demanded clear answers back home on their governments’ relationships with fossil fuel corporations, as well as the future of several major oil projects across the continent.
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A Game-Changing Week on Climate Change
Joel Jaeger
WASHINGTON, 19 Nov (IPS) - - In recent days, two major developments have injected new life into international action on climate change.
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OPINION
The Pentagon Comes Up Short on Climate
Eric Bonds
Fredericksburg, VIRGINIA, 1 Nov (IPS) -

The Pentagon recently released a new report sounding the alarm on the national security threats posed by climate change. Like previous reports on the subject, this one makes clear that Department of Defence (DoD) planners believe that global warming will seriously challenge our nation’s military forces.
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