India’s energy crisis

Can India modernize its manufacturing economy and supply electricity to its growing population without relying heavily on coal and quite possibly destroying the global climate? An old man wakes on the floor of a hut in a village in southern

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Climate change kills the mood: economists warn of less sex on a warmer planet

Climate change has been blamed for many things over the years. Never, until now, has anyone thought it was possible to see it as a kind of contraceptive. Hot weather leads to diminished “coital frequency,” according to a new working

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In UK Ocean Tides to Power More Than 155,000 Homes

The estuary of the River Severn in the Swansea Bay, in the southwestern part of the U.K., has the second highest tide difference in the world, especially in spring. This is the reason why it was chosen to build a

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How to fight carbon pollution

For the last 150 years, the burning of fossil fuels has revolutionized our world and powered our rapid industrial development. The unforeseen consequence was that carbon dioxide, absorbed by our oceans and pumped into our atmosphere is now causing temperature

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Citigroup, citing climate change, will reduce coal financing

Citigroup Inc., the third-biggest U.S. bank, said it will cut back on financing for coal mining projects, in the latest blow to the industry that’s viewed as a key contributor to global warming. Citigroup said its credit exposure to coal

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Now is the time for a carbon tax, Imf chief says

The head of the International Monetary Fund (Imf) called for a carbon tax at the Imf/World Bank annual meeting in Lima, Peru. Meanwhile, reports show that more and more places are adopting carbon taxes, in largely successful efforts to use

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Three steps to zero net emissions

The world is heating up as human activity increases the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The Decarbonizing Development report looks at three steps policymakers can take to get to net zero emissions and rein in climate change. Source:

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Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions fall to record low

Greenhouse gas emissions in Europe have plunged to the lowest level ever recorded after the EU’s member states reported an estimated 23% drop in emissions between 1990 and 2014. The bloc has now overshot its target for 2020 of cutting

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Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project

The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north African country’s “Ouallywood” film industry it has played host to big-budget location shots in Lawrence of Arabia,

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Coal not coming back, Appalachian Power president says

Coal consumption is not likely to increase, regardless of whether new federal regulations on power plants go into effect, and, from coal’s perspective, the national debate on coal and climate change has largely been lost, the president of West Virginia’s

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