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Damian Carrington is the head of environment at the Guardian.
Leonardo DiCaprio Says Goodbye to Fossil Fuel Industry, Gives $2.6 Trillion Divestment Movement Star-Powered Boost
Posted on: Sep 24, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Actor ramps up climate change fight, joins coalition of 2,000 individuals and 400 institutions committing to phase out investments in coal, oil and gas companies.
Burning All Fossil Fuels Will Melt Entire Antarctic Ice-Sheet, Study Shows
Posted on: Sep 15, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Oceans would rise by over 50 meters, sinking land inhabited by a billion people and changing the face of planet Earth, say scientists.
Fossil Fuel Firms Risk Wasting Billions by Ignoring Climate Change, Says IEA
Posted on: Jul 10, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Energy companies are making a ‘strategic mistake’ by thinking they are immune to climate policy, says IEA chief economist Fatih Birol.
Environmental Movement Is Achieving Cleaner Air in Key States
Posted on: Jun 18, 2015, Source: The Guardian
States with strong green voices perform better on cutting emissions whereas those with climate skeptic views fare poorly.
U.S. Taxpayers Subsidizing World's Biggest Fossil Fuel Companies
Posted on: May 15, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Shell, ExxonMobil and Marathon Petroleum got subsidizes granted by politicians who received significant campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry, Guardian investigation reveals.
U.N. Report: 14 of the Hottest 15 Years Have Been Since 2000
Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: The Guardian
The World Metereological Organization’s analysis narrowly places 2014 as the hottest recorded since 1850, as global warming continues.
Shareholders Challenge BP to Confront Climate Change Risk
Posted on: Jan 21, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Over 150 investors demand that BP test whether their business model is compatible with their pledge to limit global warming.
Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF
Posted on: Sep 29, 2014, Source: The Guardian
Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats
IPCC Report: World Must Urgently Switch to Clean Sources of Energy
Posted on: Apr 12, 2014, Source: The Guardian
UN panel's third report explains how global dependence on fossil fuels must end in order to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Can We Really Say Climate Change Is to Blame for Typhoon Haiyan?
Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: The Guardian
The Philippines has been hit by 24 typhoons in the past year but the power of Haiyan was off the scale, killing thousands and leaving millions homeless. Is there even worse devastation to come?
The Divestment Campaign Against Fossil Fuels Could Cause Significant Damage to Coal, Oil and Gas Companies
Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: The Guardian
A study from the University of Oxford has found that efforts to persuade institutions to divest from fossil fuels is causing waves.
UK Secretly Helping Canada Push its Tar Sands Project and Escape Dirty Fuel Designation in Europe
Posted on: Nov 28, 2011, Source: The Guardian
A European proposal would designate fuel from tar sands as resulting in 22 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than that from conventional fuels. But not if the UK has its way.
Farmville for Real: UK Farm to Let 10,000 Internet Users Run Farm
Posted on: May 5, 2011, Source: The Guardian
"This is all about reconnecting people to where their food comes from."
Japan Radiation Leaks Feared as Nuclear Experts Point to Possible Coverup
Posted on: Mar 14, 2011, Source: The Guardian
Lack of radiation readings echoes pattern of secrecy employed after other major accidents such as Chernobyl.
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