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Carpathian resistance: has the “green blessing” turned to a “green curse”?

In an attempt to gain energy independence from neighbouring Russia, Ukraine  has adopted dream-like tariffs and tax exemptions for green energy. The Ukrainian experience showcases that the “green economy”  is not just about taxes, tariffs, and technologies. But if we are, in fact, serious about building true democracy and addressing the climate crisis, we first... (More...)
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Fracking activists “Reclaim the Power” around UK

Early this morning, campaigners from the Reclaim the Power camp at Blackpool  unleashed a series of coordinated direct actions against fracking targets around the United Kingdom. Targets range from government departments to universities building new fracking research facilities and a fracking site in East Yorkshire. “What’s to hide, DEFRA?” Protestors occupied the Department of Environment,... (More...)
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Will climate denialism help Russian economy?

Facing an economic crisis, Russian authorities are giving unprecedented tax subsidies to the fossil fuel industry that lead to new drilling in the Arctic and East Siberia. Will ‘climate denialism’ benefit the Russian economy? The recent call by the Russian Deputy Prime-Minister Siluanov to “tighten belts” has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong... (More...)
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Kiribati and Climate Change: The Fight You Don’t Read About

If someone was to google “Kiribati,” search results will speak of the sad realities of this Pacific Island nation. “Plagued by sea-level rise,” “Besieged by the rising tide of climate change,” and “Climate change destroys Pacific Island Nation” are the headlines you are most likely to stumble across. Sadly, this island nation, rose to fame... (More...)
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Germany debates new fracking ban

On Friday, German Ministers laid out plans to ban hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) for shale gas, although anti-fracking campaigners believe plans for the new law should go much further. In a press briefing, the Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks  announced that the government will begin drawing up legislation on the issue... (More...)
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Altai: climate goes mad

Climatologists’ predictions of the natural disasters doubling are sadly getting confirmation. Now it’s Altai’s turn. Learn how you can help the victims of flooding and prevent catastrophes in the future. The sunken Altai In the last few years, it’s hard to get rid of the impression that natural disasters have become an unpleasant routine. The... (More...)
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Fracked Gas Exports: A Climate Disaster

This guest post was written by Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Even as the facts about liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports get harder and harder to ignore, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continues to bury its head in the sand. Last month, a Department of Energy study revealed that... (More...)
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Despite Approval, Northern Gateway Pipeline Remains Blocked

Today,  Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper granted  federal approval for the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. Despite approval from the Federal Government and Canada’s National Energy Board, the has little no chance of ever being built because of strong resistance it still faces from First Nations and British Columbians. Already First Nations have committed... (More...)
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Drought fuels World Cup blackouts fear

With only two weeks to go before the football World Cup kicks off in Brazil, the country’s worst drought in decades is severely reducing hydropower energy supplies as climate researchers warn of a serious trend that is also hitting agriculture  Imagine the scene in the packed stadium: those magic boots dance as the winger flies... (More...)
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