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COP-19 Climate Change Conference Kicks Off This Week in Warsaw, Poland

COP-19 Climate Change Conference Kicks Off This Week in Warsaw, Poland

Photo of polar bear via Shutterstock The "Last Chance" 2015 International Climate Agreement Two years ago at Durban, South Africa, countries at COP-17 ended climate talks with a promise to create a

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George W. Bush Library Gets a “Climate Hero Award” for Achieving LEED Platinum Status

George W. Bush Library Gets a “Climate Hero Award” for Achieving LEED Platinum Status

In an ironic turn of events, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum received a "Climate Hero Award" from California Senator Barbara Boxer on Monday. While the architects who designed facility

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Kyoto Protocol Extended to 2020 at Doha Climate Change Conference

Kyoto Protocol Extended to 2020 at Doha Climate Change Conference

At the very last minute, 200 nations agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020 while a successor to the legally binding agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions is re-worded by 2015. While many

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COP18 Climate Change Conference in Doha Ends in Colossal Failure

COP18 Climate Change Conference in Doha Ends in Colossal Failure

The 18th Conference of the Parties or COP18 ends today in colossal failure. Not only have the negotiations failed to produce any meaningful emissions cuts, but 'Hot Air' permits that allow countries like

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Ban Ki-Moon: Addressing Climate Change is the Responsibility of Developed Nations

Ban Ki-Moon: Addressing Climate Change is the Responsibility of Developed Nations

The challenge of dividing the burden of reducing global carbon emissions is the main issue preventing world leaders from agreeing on a binding climate treaty. But this week at the UN Framework

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COP18: U.S. Cites Fracking as Effective Contribution to Emissions Cuts

COP18: U.S. Cites Fracking as Effective Contribution to Emissions Cuts

Wyoming Gas Drill Photo by Shutterstock A spokesperson for the United States at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Doha, Qatar cited the country’s investments in

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World Leaders Hopeful As 2012 Doha Climate Change Conference Kicks Off

World Leaders Hopeful As 2012 Doha Climate Change Conference Kicks Off

In recent years, climate change conferences have had underwhelming results - as the ones in Copenhagen and Bonn showed. However as the 18th session of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on

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World Meteorological Organization Reports Greenhouse Gas Emissions at a Record High

World Meteorological Organization Reports Greenhouse Gas Emissions at a Record High

Photo from Shutterstock First, it was a jarring report by the Renewable Energy Industry Institute. Then, a paper and call to action by the World Bank. Now, the World Meteorological Association (WMO)

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Global CO2 Levels Reach Record High at 34 Billion Tons Last Year With China Taking the Lead

Global CO2 Levels Reach Record High at 34 Billion Tons Last Year With China Taking the Lead

According to a report by the international Renewable Energy Industry Institute based in Germany, the total levels of global greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high last year at 34 billion tons.

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Bonn Climate Change Conference Fails to Make Any Progress Due to Lack of Political Will

Bonn Climate Change Conference Fails to Make Any Progress Due to Lack of Political Will

The climate change conference in Bonn was supposed to see the creation of a work-plan that would result in a new global climate treaty by 2020. Instead, the talks ended with disappointment, no progress

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Rick Perry Slams UK Program to Educate Texas Climate Skeptics

Rick Perry Slams UK Program to Educate Texas Climate Skeptics

Texas Governor Rick Perry has attacked the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office for its contribution to an initiative that tried to “educate” Texas politicians on climate change. Two state senators from

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Can Scientists Combat Climate Change by Bioengineering the Human Body?

Can Scientists Combat Climate Change by Bioengineering the Human Body?

Climate talks have stalled, and many countries view geoengineering -- like cloud whitening or constructing a space-based sun shade -- to be too risky. Could the genetic engineering of the human body to

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COP 17 Kicks Off as 200 Nations Converge in South Africa to Save the Climate

COP 17 Kicks Off as 200 Nations Converge in South Africa to Save the Climate

The 17th Conference of the Parties -- also known as COP17 or the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference -- kicked off today in Durban, South Africa - despite echoing doubts cast by the world's

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COP15 Update: Developing Countries Threaten to Walk Out

COP15 Update: Developing Countries Threaten to Walk Out

Photo by Christian Charisius for Reuters This morning in Copenhagen, the climate talks stalled as African nations threatened to walk out on the conference. Upset that industrialized nations appeared to

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Australia Ratifies the Kyoto Protocol!

Australia Ratifies the Kyoto Protocol!

America, you are on notice! Following the landslide election here in Australia held just last week, the new Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Kevin Rudd ratified the Kyoto Protocol as his first act

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DIY KYOTO’S WATTSON

DIY KYOTO’S WATTSON

When I first heard about DIY Kyoto, the literal meaning of the company's name didn't immediately strike me. But these designers are doing exactly what they say: creating products that make adhering to the

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