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Kunming Declaration: Nature Defenders Warn Global Biodiversity Pledge Lacks Urgency

Kunming Declaration: Nature Defenders Warn Global Biodiversity Pledge Lacks Urgency

By Jessica Corbett More than 100 countries on Wednesday concluded a round of negotiations on global efforts to restore and protect the variety of life on Earth by pledging “urgent and integrated action” to achieve “transformative change, across all sectors of the economy and all parts of society.” While conservation advocacy groups worldwide welcomed the […]

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    The Crunch Question on Climate: How Can I Help?

    The Crunch Question on Climate: How Can I Help?

    By Paula Tejón Carbajal Working in climate and environment, you hear this question a lot. On one hand, environmental groups — including Greenpeace — will tell you that every action you take can make a difference. Every action counts! On the other, editorials and experts will tell you that it doesn’t matter what you do […]

    ‘Floating Chernobyl?’ Nuclear Plant Heads Across Arctic Circle

    ‘Floating Chernobyl?’ Nuclear Plant Heads Across Arctic Circle

    By Eon Higgins Its official name is the “Akademik Lomonosov,” but critics call it a “floating Chernobyl.” Whichever title you prefer, the floating barge nuclear plant is heading across the Arctic Circle. A project of the Russian government, the plant is headed to the far eastern town of Pevek on Russia’s Arctic north coast to […]

    Climate Change Is So Much More Than a ‘Single Issue’

    Climate Change Is So Much More Than a ‘Single Issue’

    By Jeremiah Lowery The climate crisis is comprised of many issues, which require many solutions. Now is the time for presidential candidates to discuss all these issues facing U.S. citizens and our international community. When I was growing up in the Washington, DC area, many members of my community struggled with not only unemployment, but […]

    Which 2020 Candidates Make the Grade When it Comes to Climate Action?

    Which 2020 Candidates Make the Grade When it Comes to Climate Action?

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee is at the top of the class, and former Vice President Joe Biden is struggling near the bottom with a D minus. Those are the results of Greenpeace USA‘s #Climate2020 Scorecard, the latest tool designed to rate the 2020 presidential candidates based on their plans for tackling the climate crisis. The […]

    German Far Right Party Attacks 16-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Ahead of EU Elections

    German Far Right Party Attacks 16-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Ahead of EU Elections

    The far-right German party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is increasing its climate denying rhetoric as it prepares for the European elections later this month, singling out 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg for particular attack. AfD has long denied that climate change is caused by the burning of fossil fuels, but it has chosen to emphasize […]

    UK Achieves First Coal-Free Week Since Industrial Revolution

    UK Achieves First Coal-Free Week Since Industrial Revolution

    For the first time since the world’s first coal-fired plant opened in London in 1882, the UK has gone a week without burning the highly-polluting fossil fuel, The Independent reported Wednesday. All coal generators were offline from 1:24 p.m. May 1 through 1:24 p.m. May 8, The Guardian reported. The record follows closely on a […]

    UK Parliament First in World to Declare Climate Emergency

    UK Parliament First in World to Declare Climate Emergency

    The UK parliament became the first national legislative body in the world to declare a climate change “emergency” Wednesday. The historic move closely follows Extinction Rebellion protests that blocked traffic in key parts of central London for a week in April. The protest had three demands: that the UK government “tell the truth” about climate […]