How an Indian Politician Became an Environmental Hawk

Yale Environment 360: Jairam Ramesh was a self-described “economic hawk” when he became India’s environment minister in 2009, figuring that the country’s ecological problems could [...]

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Heathrow expansion risks deepening London’s air pollution crisis

Guardian: The UK government’s Airports Commission has recommended that a new runway at Heathrow should go ahead, but only with a legally binding commitment to [...]

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Water Use Fracking Has Skyrocketed, Stressing Drought-Ridden States

EcoWatch: Fracking operations in the U.S. have gotten thirstier in the last 15 years, consuming more than 28 times the water they did a mere [...]

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In a major day climate policy, China, Brazil and the U.S. all announce new commitments

Washington Post: Brazil, the United States and China — three of the world’s top 10 greenhouse gas emitters — all announced new goals Tuesday to [...]

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US leaves the markets out in the fight against carbon emissions

New York Times: n 1990, by an overwhelming majority, Congress amended the Clean Air Act to establish a market for electric utilities to trade the [...]

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China pledges to halt growth of carbon emissions in climate plan

New York Times: China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas polluter, pledged on Tuesday to wean its economy away from reliance on fossil fuels as it [...]

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Humans causing catastrophic ecosystem shifts, study finds

Reuters: Never before has a single species become the top predator on land and sea, and human dominance over the natural environment has caused shifts [...]

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More evidence that global warming is intensifying extreme weather

John Abraham: Just this week, a new article appeared in the journal Nature that provides more evidence of a connection between extreme weather and global [...]

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Mercury Ruling Not Stopping EPA From Moving Foward with Climate Rules

Hill: The Supreme Court’s decision against a key Obama administration air pollution rule is not stopping regulators from moving forward on the government’s most ambitious [...]

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100 philanthropic organisations have pledged to divest from fossil fuels

Blue and Green: One hundred philanthropic trusts, foundations and family offices, with over $5 billion (£3.2bn) in assets under management, have now committed to divesting [...]

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