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Misunderstanding climate risk

I am sure that nobody will be surprised to discover that a study of reporting on climate science revealed that ...

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Tackling climate change: we can, but why don't we?

I just stepped out of a fishbowl – and I've got some good news and some bad news. But I ...

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Spain may tax solar

Sad news from my home country have prompted me to write this blog (***versión en español debajo***): Bloomberg announced on ...

STORY URL: Spain Hurts Solar With Plan to Penalize Power Producers
Spain plans to make consumers pay for the clean electricity they generate and use themselves, a move unheard of in any other market.

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11 trillion reasons

The New York Times reports on a new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists (accessible through the story), which ...

STORY URL: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/11-trillion-reasons/?hp&_r=0

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Shall we blame U.S. Health Care?

Peter A. Muenning, assistant professor of Columbia University, wrote an article about the reasons for U.S. relatively lower improvement ...

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Plain cigarette packs

Reducing cigarette smoking through health graphics and standardised packaging – will it work? Towards the end of 2012 the Australian government ...

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The way food feels

When I was in high school, I took part in a taste experiment where participants were asked to identify the ...

STORY URL: Lawyers of Big Tobacco Lawsuits Take Aim at Food Industry
More than a dozen lawyers who took on Big Tobacco have filed 25 cases asserting that manufacturers like ConAgra Foods and PepsiCo are misleading consumers and violating federal law.

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Why carbon tax isn’t on Obama's agenda

Last month, President Obama outlined his second-term plan to address climate change. It includes a range of executive actions and ...

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Sustainable change in SA

While in South Africa, the Open Minds film team met with Davin Chown, Director of Genesis Eco-Energy. He spoke with ...

STORY URL: Davin Chown's Page
Davin Chown's Page on Africa Sustainable Energy & Environment Platform

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Ducking a Himalayan Tsunami

Noted Indian environmental activist Sunitha Narain, talks about sustainable development in the Himalayas in light of the recent flash floods ...

STORY URL: Reclaiming the Himalayas
The devastating floods in Uttarakhand underscore the problems in the way development is being undertaken in the Himalayas. Sunita Narain, Director General, C...

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Human enhancement = Loooongevity?

Thought-provoking for sure - Andy Miah, Director at the Creative Futures Institute and Chair of Ethics and Emerging Technologies - has an ...

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Overfishing of the ocean

The condition of the sea is frightening. Since the beginning of industrial fishing in 1960, the stocks of large fish ...

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How insurance can sustain the renewable

As renewable energy grows in strategic importance for power companies, and as investment in renewable energy assets expands, risk considerations ...

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Urge to maintain focus on climate change

For more than 10 years I've been working for business addressing the climate change challenge. In many ways this ...

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Community based environmental programmes

Can decentralisation tackle environmental problems? While most environmental programmes are focused on global action, a lot can be done at ...

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