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By Meghan Bartels / On May 2nd, 2014

If you're the kind of person who eagerly awaits the annual State of the Union speech, we have just what you need to tide you over until next January. State of the World 2014...

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By Jason Leppig / On March 21st, 2014

View of promenade seating and edge buildings in Bo01. (Photograph by Joakim Lloyd Raboff.)

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By Christopher Johnson / On January 23rd, 2014

Back in November of 2013, President Obama issued an executive order on climate preparedness. Because executive orders circumvent Congress...

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By Admin / On September 27th, 2013

The World Bank Group proudly proclaims "our dream is a world without poverty." Supported by the U.S. and other rich industrialized nations, it lends more than $50 billion annually to developing countries-purportedly for projects and programs that help...

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By Admin / On July 30th, 2013

Katie Valentine and Ryan Koronowski of ThinkProgress uncover what oil companies (and snow...

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By Worldwatch Institute / On July 11th, 2013

On May 24

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By Admin / On July 9th, 2013

Sarah LeRoy of the Southwest Climate Change Network weighs in on the rising temperatures and their impact on current energy systems. 

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By Admin / On July 23rd, 2012

“Sustainability involves our duty to others, including future generations,” says Distinguished Professor and Environmental Law Center Co-Director...

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By John Dernbach / On July 19th, 2012

Twenty years ago, I took a week off from my job at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources and attended the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development as a private citizen. At this conference, also known as the Earth Summit, nations of...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On August 30th, 2011

Canada’s growing interest in exporting some of the dirtiest crude oil in the world is a threat to not only North America’s wildlife but also a rational energy policy and a stable atmosphere. NASA and climate scientist James Hansen called this project a...

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