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Coal’s Devastation

Scholars may never understand the energy source’s full economic cost, but that doesn’t make its damage any less knowable. In Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See”, a radio broadcaster marvels at the wonder of coal: Consider a single

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Are we ready for climate change?

Climate change is causing a variety of impacts to our health, ecosystems and economy. These impacts are likely to become more serious in the coming decades. If not addressed, these impacts could prove very costly, in terms of ill health,

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Fossil fuels losing cost advantage over solar, wind, IEA says

The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind has dropped significantly over the past five years, narrowing the gap with power generated from fossil fuels and nuclear reactors, according to the International Energy Agency. “The

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The role of technology innovation in the transition to a low-carbon energy

As climate negotiators work towards a deal that would limit the increase in global temperatures, interest is growing in the essential role technology innovation can and must play in enabling the transition to a low-carbon energy system. Indeed, recent success

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Canadians pull the plug on renewable energy scheme

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on the country’s Atlantic seaboard, has ended a programme which gave citizens an incentive to produce renewable energy. The decision, which will initially mean lower prices for energy users, is at odds with widespread

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Climate change and human health

Climate change in Europe is already affecting public health, and will continue to do so in the future. How does it affect Europeans today? What does the future look like? European Environment Agency asked these questions to Bettina Menne from

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The cost of inaction. Recognising the value at risk from climate change

The findings in “The cost of inaction” – a 2015 report written by The Economist Intelligent Unit – indicate that climate change is likely to represent an obstacle for many asset owners and managers to fulfil their fiduciary duties. The

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The huge hidden costs of our fossil-fueled economy

Oil companies may be the most profitable companies on the planet. But that’s only because we let them destroy the planet for free. Extracting fossil fuels is a lucrative business. Last year, ExxonMobil made $32.5 billion in profits. But, arguably,

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August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day this year

In less than eight months, humanity has used up nature’s budget for the entire year, with carbon sequestration making up more than half of the demand on nature, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank

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Five years after Bp oil spill, Gulf habitat resilient

While dolphin and turtle numbers have declined following the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, marine life in the Gulf of Mexico has proven tougher than first thought. Mark Kelly reports on Wall Street Journal channel.

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