Source: Aljazeera - Former Costa Rican president challenges EU to think of the next generation, rather than the next election.
Source: Reuters - The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters - Most U.S. insurance companies are completely unprepared to address the risks related to climate change, a new survey published Wednesday found, a finding that could have negative consequence for the wider debate over how to tackle the issue.
Source: SF Gate - Gasoline pumps in San Francisco could soon carry a warning: Burn this fuel, and contribute to global warming.
Source: RTCC - Star of UN climate summit says support in New York left her stunned, and determined to save country from rising sea levels
Source: RTCC - Sweden will pay half a billion dollars into the UNs green bank, the government will announce in its 2015 budget.
Source: San Antonio Express-News - Austin-based Skyonic Corp. on Tuesday dedicated its first-of-a-kind factory in San Antonio, one that captures carbon dioxide emissions from a cement plant for conversion to byproducts that can be sold profitably to other industries.
Source: The Guardian - A UN proposal that would see small island states offered debt relief to pay for climate change contains a fundamentally unjust blind spot, according to development groups.
Source: CleanTechnica - The US wind industry is booming, installing more in the first 9 months of 2014 than was installed throughout all of 2013. The figures come from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which predicts 2014 will finish strong and push through to stepped-up installations throughout 2015.
Source: CleanTechnica - The authors of the latest Global Green Economy Index have raised concerns about the perceptions of developed countries such as Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, suggesting that perceptions of their green economic performance dramatically exceed their actual performance on the [Global Green Economy Index].
Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission argues it is time for the government to introduce a Committee on Air Quality
Latest funding earmarked for projects that tackle food security and sustainability challenges
Large and small firms invited to generate revenues and curb emissions by tendering for Demand Side Balancing Reserve
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee calls for local recycling targets in England, warning country is on track to miss 2020 targets
CBI and European Trade Union Confederation both issue plea for governments to deliver ambitious emissions reduction goals
Colombia has for the first time released an annual report on deforestation, revealing that forest loss during 2013 was lower than the recent average. The government says some 120,933 hectares of natural forest were cleared between January and December 2013.
Four of Indonesia’s largest palm oil producers signed a landmark commitment in New York in September to further implement sustainable practices across one of the country’s largest commercial sectors. Then-President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) witnessed the undertaking, which is hoped to expand the country’s palm oil industry while making it more environmentally friendly.
What do the climate and orangutans have in common? They are both threatened by coal - the first by burning it, and the second by mining it. At the recent United Nations Climate Summit in New York, world leaders and multinational corporations pledged a variety of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation to avert a looming disaster caused by global warming.
A number of the world's top conservation scientists have raised concerns about plans for commercial logging on Woodlark Island, a hugely biodiverse rainforest island off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The scientists, with the Alliance of Leading Environmental Scientists and Thinkers (ALERT), warn that commercial logging on the island could imperil the island's stunning local species and its indigenous people.
It's no secret that when it comes to the wild cats of Asia—and, really, cats in general—tigers get all the press. In fact, tigers—down to an estimated 3,200 individuals—arguably dominate conservation across Asia. But as magnificent, grand, and endangered as the tigers are, there are a number of other felines in the region that are much less studied—and may be just as imperiled.