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02/02/18
Author: 
Martin Empson
China has the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. Pic: Rehman/Wikimedia
February 2018
 
Martin Empson examines the contradictions behind the green rhetoric of the Chinese government and its continued reliance on fossil fuels.
24/01/18
Author: 
CBC staff The Current
The Iranian oil tanker Sanchi is engulfed in fire in the East China Sea, on Jan. 13, 2018. (China Daily via Reuters)

It's an oil spill the size of Paris. But only now is the world's attention catching up with the vast scale of the disaster in the East China Sea — the largest tanker spill in decades.

The crash itself happened weeks ago when an Iranian tanker called the Sanchi collided with a Chinese freighter on January 6 and burst into flames, later sinking. Thirty-two crew members are presumed dead.

11/01/18
Author: 
Patrick Bond


From: Patrick Bond <pbond@mail.ngo.za>
Date: January 10, 2018 at 11:46:44 AM PST

08/01/18
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
The National Guard arrived in Houston in late August of 2017 to rescue residents, many of whom hadn't been able to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Harvey's landfall. (Photo: National Guard/Flickr/cc)

Experts say this "historic and unprecedented year of disastrous extremes" reinforces "the fact that climate change is a threat to our health, and also a threat to our economy."

 

31/12/17
Author: 
Julia Conley

Scientists and environmental protection advocates are warning that a coming plastics boom could lead to a permanent state of pollution on the planet—and denouncing the fossil fuel industry for driving an increase in plastics production amid all that's known about the material polluting the world's oceans.

13/12/17
Author: 
Oil Change International

We can hardly believe we’re even writing this, but today marks one of the biggest wins in Oil Change International’s history: The World Bank announced it will end all financing of oil and gas extraction after 2019.

Some of us at Oil Change International have been campaigning against the Bank for multiple decades, and this has been a core demand for all of those years. Today, we won.

04/12/17
Author: 
Bill McKibben

If we don't win very quickly on climate change, then we will never win. That's the core truth about global warming. It's what makes it different from every other problem our political systems have faced. I wrote the first book for a general audience about climate change in 1989 – back when one had to search for examples to help people understand what the "greenhouse effect" would feel like. We knew it was coming, but not how fast or how hard.

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