- President Obama’s Arctic tour continues to make global news. Yesterday Obama, who has become the first President to visit the Alaskan Arctic, warned that “Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now.”
- On Monday, President Obama and Secretary Kerry are going to Alaska. Their main goal (as we talked about here) is to see the front lines of climate change first hand. Yet at the same time, in the same region, Royal Dutch Shell is now powering ahead with its newly approved summer 2015 drilling season.
- On Tuesday, I joined over 100 new and old friends as we took to the street outside Secretary Kerry’s house in Washington, DC. By the end of the day, over 20 young people had been arrested for locking down and refusing the leave Kerry’s porch.
- The EIA's Reference Case forecasts show us the energy future we need to avoid for a safe climate. Yet the Obama Administration uses these forecasts as the basis for drilling in the Arctic and elsewhere on Federal Lands and the Outer Continental Shelf.
- In the lead up to the Canadian federal election, the economy is front and centre, but not in the way the incumbent government would have liked. The Conservatives have gone to great lengths to brand themselves as good economic managers, but with the Canadian dollar hitting its lowest point in over a decade, their election...
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- Yesterday, the President released a video that I desperately want to love. It’s powerful, visually striking, and the rhetoric is near bang on. Announcing an upcoming trip to Alaska, President Obama confronts the need for climate action head on. He is going to Alaska, he says, because it is on the front lines of climate...
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- When you think of the Arctic, you may picture vast glaciers, frigid waters, miles of ice, and probably the quintessential polar bear. The Arctic has been the final frontier for centuries: the ends of the earth. But a new reality is setting in in the region – a reality of a changing climate, and the...
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- The Conservative Government’s full-frontal assault on Britain’s internationally-respected planning process has become apparent this morning, after it was announced that Ministers will fast-track fracking applications overriding local councils.
- Yesterday, about 40 protestors disrupted the work on the Utah tar sands strip mine, the first to be built in the US, located in the Book Cliffs wilderness area.
- The debate about the tar sands often centres on the global impact the dirty fuel has on the climate, however, wildfowl is often the victim and only occasionally does it make news.
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