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24 Hours of Climate Reality: Fossil fuel polluters are causing havoc and must pay a ‘carbon price’

October 22nd, 2013

Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Climate Reality, a look at how climate change is costing billions around the globe, kicked off today, with segments covering North America and South America. Featured calamities include: Hurricane Sandy, Colorado’s recent flooding and drought in Mexico where farmers can no longer grow corn.

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The state of our oceans, in a clamshell

March 12th, 2012

Our oceans, long taken for granted, are being stressed by pollution, over-fishing and climate change. Plastic gyres, swirling pools of plastic refuse, occupy several spots in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The largest one, in the North Pacific, is estimated to exceed the size of Texas….These linked, but disparate problems — pollution, unsustainable fishing practices, jobs at risk — won’t be solved easily. That’s why several environmental and conservation groups working around the globe have formed the Global Partnership for Oceans. The groups hope that together they can work to save the marine environment before human pressures cause natural fisheries to collapse.

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Don’t be fooled by the slight chill

February 26th, 2009

By Laura Elizabeth May
Green Right Now

Climatologists announced this week that 2008 was the planet’s coolest year since 2000, but were quick to say that this does not eliminate the threat of global warming.

Dr. James Hansen, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said that the earth was cooler due in part to the sun passing through “solar minimum”.

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World Bank Told to Toughen its Global Eco-Efforts

July 24th, 2008

By John DeFore Efforts by the World Bank to ease global poverty draw critiques from many quarters, sometimes including the people of those nations the group seeks to help. The latest round of criticism, though, comes from within the bank itself. A lengthy new report written by the Independent Evaluation Group (“an independent, three-part unit [...]

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