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By Jada Mosley / On April 16th, 2019

We turned to some of our authors to find out—What do they think will be the most pressing climate change issue in the next 50 years? Why?

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By Bruce Rich / On May 9th, 2016

Nearly all future growth in greenhouse gases will come from the world’s emerging economies, and preventing dangerous global warming depends on their reducing emissions growth. Thus it is troubling that Turkey, the world’s 17th largest economy, plans to...

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By Katharine Sucher / On December 17th, 2015

With the end of COP 21 and the signing of the historic Paris Agreement, it’s not just countries that are thinking about how to reduce emissions—individuals are...

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 13th, 2014

How can economics help the environment? Image by Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman.

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By Meghan Bartels / On March 25th, 2014

Dominick DellaSala has written here before about the importance of considering forests when...

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By Worldwatch Institute / On July 24th, 2012

On the 23rd of August, 2012, it is expected that a majority of votes at the Copenhagen City Council will pass the CPH 2025 Climate Plan with the ambition of carbon neutrality by 2025. Despite the meagre results of the international COP15 Climate...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On November 7th, 2011

Taking America by storm with actions reminiscent of the 60s, “Occupy Wall Street” has gone viral in an attempt to raise awareness about corporate interests being placed above public needs. But the movement has yet to sound alarm bells on the Tongass...

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By Admin / On December 7th, 2009

Over at Fast Company, Terry Tamminen notes the effects that tailpipes might have on human behavior in advance of COP15: New research from Cairo shows that rats become more...

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By Terry Tamminen / On December 3rd, 2009

Tens of thousands of modern-day crusaders, charlatans, Nobel laureates, CEOs, quick-buck artists, earnest politicians, and assorted movie extras of every conceivable socio-political-ethnic-economic background will descend on Copenhagen for the next three...

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By Timothy Beatley / On January 29th, 2009

It would be an interesting exercise to inventory the "things" we have in our homes and offices—the objects, the equipment, specialized things, electronic and otherwise, that occupy space. Along with this accounting, might be some estimate of how recently...