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Rockets Red Glare Distract Nation From UN Climate Summit and Import of Global Climate Protests

John J. Berger | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
John J. Berger

With the dramatic launch of the American-led air war in Syria, and the escalation of Middle Eastern hostilities against ISIL, the critically important UN Climate Summit in New York has had to compete on mainstream media with the far more dramatic war coverage.

"Buy Them, Sue Them, Wipe Them Out"

Carl Pope | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Again, the powerful prey on the powerless.

Shark Nets Catch Sharks ... And Whales, And Dolphins, And People?

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

Maui mayor Alan Arakawa’s announcement that he would not implement shark nets to combat the rise in shark attacks on the island (four so far this ye...

The Challenge for BRICS and Africa

Richard Attias | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Richard Attias

I am writing this from the BRICS summit in Durban, where it is clear that the huge momentum of these emerging markets -- especially when it comes to their relationship with Africa -- is not slowing down.

When Will an African City Host the Olympic Games?

Kenneth L. Shropshire | Posted 08.08.2012 | Sports
Kenneth L. Shropshire

Will an African city host the Olympic Games in 2024? A recent report contends that South Africa will be stepping forward to compete by offering Durban as her bid city.

Bunny Chow Is For People!

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.25.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

When ordering bunny chow, say neither "bunny" nor "chow." Just say the portion of loaf you want (whole, half or quarter) and type of filling, as in "a half lamb."

Republican Candidates and Congress Quit Climate Change; Private Sector Counters, Creating Consumer Label

Michael Shank | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Michael Shank

We need more of this kind of innovativeness and initiative. The climate isn't cooling anytime soon and it's clear that climate talks will continue to be inconclusive. So companies and consumers, the ball is in your court.

Storytelling Makes the Heart Grow Larger

Heather Box | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Heather Box

I was on the edge of my seat hanging onto his every word. Landry Ninteretse, a youth climate activist from Burundi, was speaking in front of hundreds at the U.N. Climate Negotiations in Durban, South Africa.

Sins of Emission and Omission in Durban

Ian Parry | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Ian Parry

While some progress was made in the latest round of United Nations' climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa, there was little progress on either carbon pricing or financing for action against climate change.

The Platform Opens a Window: An Unambiguous Consequence of the Durban Climate Talks

Robert Stavins | Posted 03.02.2012 | Green
Robert Stavins

The national delegations from around the world now have a challenging task: To find a way to include all key countries in a structure that brings about meaningful emissions reductions on an appropriate timetable at acceptable cost.

Daily Life During COP 17

Sam Wolson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Sam Wolson

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Durban: Progress For The Planet

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 02.19.2012 | Green
Rev. Jim Ball

The international climate talks that recently wrapped up in Durban, South Africa, could prove to be an historic turning point in the international community's efforts to overcome global warming.

Best Book of 2011: Kivalina: A Climate Change Story

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.15.2012 | Books
Jeff Biggers

Christine Shearer's extraordinary chronicle of a native Alaskan village's demise and inevitable relocation due to climate changes ranks as one of the most timely and important books to be published in 2011.

Durban: An Important Step Forward in Combating Global Climate Change

Todd D. Stern | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Todd D. Stern

I've heard some people question whether the dates embedded in Durban Platform mean that we've put off "real" action on climate until 2020. The answer is emphatically no.

The Climate Post: Surprise Deal Emerges at United Nations Climate Talks

Mason Inman | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

In a surprise turnaround, the UN climate talks produced a new deal to eventually curb global emissions moving forward.

'Green News Report' - December 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Arsenic a...

Making Sense of the Durban Climate Talks

Kassie Siegel | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

The hard truth about the this year's climate conference in Durban, South Africa, is that the outcome is horrendously inadequate for the scale and immediacy of the climate problem we face.

Durban Climate Change Agreement: 'A Remarkable New Phase'?

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Does the Durban Platform really "set a new course for the global fight against climate change"? Maybe, but it will require a whole lot of work by the likes of the United States and China to keep the world on that course.

'Green News Report' - December 13, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate c...

Important Progress At Global Warming Negotiations In Durban; Major Work Ahead

Jake Schmidt | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The agreements reached in South Africa make important progress, but much more work lies ahead to address global warming. Here is a quick overview of what was agreed and what it means:

Durban Wrap-up

Carl Pope | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Looking back, the Durban Climate Conference, I think, can best be summed up "the world lived to fight another day."

Assessing the Climate Talks -- Did Durban Succeed?

Robert Stavins | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Robert Stavins

The key question, at this point, is whether the Durban outcome has put the world in a place and on a trajectory whereby it is more likely than it was previously to establish a sound foundation for meaningful long-term action.

A New Obsession

Terry Tamminen | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Given that the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, and greenhouse gases have been rising instead of falling, we need a new obsession -- or a way to pay for the catastrophic impacts of climate change.

When Is a Deal Not a Deal: COP 17 and Climate Change

Doug Noll | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Doug Noll

The diplomatic community is publicly patting itself on the back for the "deal" in Durban. The problem is, as any first year American law student could tell you, there is no "deal." What there is is a promise to make a promise.

Get It Done! Youth to UN on Internationally Binding Climate Treaty

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

As the sun had risen in Durban, the Durban Platform was passed at the COP 17. Yet in a replay of Copenhagen two years ago, backroom texts emerged at the 11th hour and the process was thrown into disarray.