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Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change

Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change

Like all proper scandals, the #Exxonknew revelations have begun to spin off new dramas and lines of inquiry. Presidential candidates have begun to call for Department of Justice investigations, and company spokesmen have begun to dig themselves deeper into the inevitable holes as they try to excuse the inexcusable. As the latest expose instalment from those hopeless radicals at […]

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Young Conservative of the Year Amelia Telford calls for the energy revolution ahead of Paris climate conference

Young Conservative of the Year Amelia Telford calls for the energy revolution ahead of Paris climate conference

In 2013, Amelia Telford approached then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd while dressed up as Nemo to ask him “how he was going to protect my home, as a clown fish in the Great Barrier Reef”. This year the 21-year-old has another message for the Prime Minister, though this time it’s for Malcolm Turnbull, and she’s talking […]

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Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project

Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project

The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north African country’s “Ouallywood” film industry it has played host to big-budget location shots in Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, The Living Daylights and even Game of Thrones. Now the trading city, nicknamed […]

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Sønderborg: the little-known Danish town with a zero carbon master plan

Sønderborg: the little-known Danish town with a zero carbon master plan

Almost completely surrounded by water, the little-known Danish town of Sønderborg is no stranger to flooding from both seawater rising along its coastline and heavy rainfall. With climate change ensuring more of both, Sønderborg is learning to tackle the immediate problems of adapting to a warming world while becoming part of the broader solution. Its ProjectZero plan, launched in 2007 as […]

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Obama: Clean energy is good for business, not just 'tree-huggers'

Obama: Clean energy is good for business, not just ‘tree-huggers’

WASHINGTON — The White House is enlisting Fortune 500 CEOs in its attempts to reach a breakthrough agreement on climate change, announcing agreements with 68 more companies committed to reducing their greenhouse gasses ahead of international talks in Paris. The CEOs are among the 81 major companies that have now made specific commitments on climate. But just as […]

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Oslo becomes first capital city to divest from fossil fuels

Oslo becomes first capital city to divest from fossil fuels

The City of Oslo has, today, become the first Capital City in the world to ban investments in fossil fuels, as it announced it will divest its $9 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies. Today’s announcement follows a previous pledge in March to ban investment in coal. Lan Marie Nguyen Berg, of […]

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Obama Cancels Arctic Drilling Leases

Obama Cancels Arctic Drilling Leases

It just keeps getting better and better for the Arctic. First, Shell Oil pulled the plug on its horrific current drilling effort there two weeks ago. Now the Obama administration has taken its first concrete steps to reduce future threats. Yesterday, it cancelled new lease sales scheduled for next year and 2017 in our Polar Bear Seas—the Chukchi and […]

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Canadian Climate Forum Symposium 2015: Food Security in a Changing Climate

Canadian Climate Forum Symposium 2015: Food Security in a Changing Climate

The Canadian Climate Forum is holding their 2015 Symposium November 12th and 13th in Ottawa. This event is a one and a half day gathering to raise awareness, share knowledge, and drive action to address food security in the face of a changing climate. The event’s main objectives are to: Enhance levels of understanding about […]

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