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International Climate Negotiations Grind to a Standstill

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Not much has been said or written about the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change since the flurry of post-Cancun commentary. So what's been happening with the climate talks?

India To Demolish Upscale Apartment Building For Environmental Violation

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW DELHI — An upscale apartment building that has caused an Indian political scandal was ordered Sunday to be razed because it violates coastal...

Weekly Mulch: At Cancun, Incentives Point Toward Incremental Progress on Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger This year's round of the United Nations-led climate change negotiations, ongoing in Cancun, Mexico, for the ...

Privatizing Climate Protection: A New Approach to Fighting Global Warming

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Crafting comprehensive carbon emissions laws is maddeningly difficult. Addressing the threat of climate change cannot wait for politicians to agree on all the regulatory details.

A Landmark Victory for Indigenous and Tribal Rights

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

Indian Minister of Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh's courageous decision today saved the real Avatar. I commend his leadership and I hope that his decision will set a precedent worldwide.

Mexico's Climate Gamble: Can It Salvage the Cancun Summit?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Mexico's efforts to keep developing nations happy may end up pleasing no one. Its quest for an inclusive summit risks further inflaming old debates on fundamental issues

India's First GM Food Crop Put On Hold Due To Safety Concerns

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

India has deferred the commercial cultivation of what would have been its first genetically modified (GM)vegetable crop due to safety concerns....

India Signals They Will Be a Dealmaker in Copenhagen & They Will Take Action

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

If India does add concrete specifics to its environmental goals and is willing to stand behind them in a meaningful way, then India might just be helpful in getting a strong deal in Copenhagen.