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The ultimate climate change challenge: free riders

Oct 2, 2015
It's tempting to set low targets and let other countries pick up the slack.
Posted In: India, climate change, United Nations

Organic seafood? Not so fast.

Sep 30, 2015
It's new and complicated territory for the USDA.
Posted In: organic food, seafood, organics
A view of the village of Shishmaref, Alaska, which sits upon the Chukchi sea. Earlier this year the Obama administration approved Shell Oil to begin drilling for oil in Arctic regions, including the Chukchi sea.

Shell pulls out of Arctic. For how long?

Sep 28, 2015
Study finds some fossil fuel has to be left in the ground to avert disaster.
Posted In: Shell, Arctic, energy
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Both China and the U.S. have outlined steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

China has a cap-and-trade model: the U.S.

Sep 25, 2015
The system reduced American utilities' sulphur emissions by 70 percent.
Posted In: cap and trade, carbon emissions, climate change, China
A general view of the Volkswagen car manufacture plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Back in the U.S., Volkswagen dealers are waiting on guidance on how to deal with the emissions scandal.

Volkswagen dealers in U.S. waiting for guidance

Sep 24, 2015
They 'will most likely be the ones cleaning up' VW's mess.
Posted In: auto industry, Volkswagen, diesel
The worst-case numbers scenario for Volkswagen makes it responsible for more than 40,000 tons of pollution in America.

What if it's not just Volkswagen?

Sep 24, 2015
In countries where diesels are popular, the extra ozone pollution could add up.
Posted In: Volkswagen, pollution, air pollution
Pope Francis wears a plastic poncho as he waves to well wishers after a mass in Tacloban, Philippines back in January 2015. Pope Francis spent time with survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which claimed thousands of lives, highlighting his concern over climate c

Pope Francis makes climate change a moral issue

Sep 24, 2015
It's a debate usually dominated by science and economics.
Posted In: pope francis, pope, climate change

Colorado court takes up local laws limiting fracking

Sep 23, 2015
Communities have more costs, fewer benefits from oil drilling and fracking.
Posted In: fracking, colorado, Oil, gas
Pope Francis waves towards U.S. President Barack Obama and his family as he steps off his plane upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Tuesday.

Pope Francis's global metaphor for wealth and climate

Sep 22, 2015
He sees a rich northern hemisphere whose pollution damages the poor in the south.
Posted In: pope francis, climate change, environmental
Pope Francis waves upon deplaning in Santiago de Cuba on Monday. The pope is set to visit the U.S. this week.

Pope Francis' message on climate change and markets

Sep 21, 2015
The pope is likely to preach about climate change and economics when he is in the U.S.
Posted In: pope francis, climate change, pollution