Obama May Blow Off the Earth Summit


POTUS remains noncommittal on Rio+20

Would Obama’s War on Speculators Really Reduce the Price of Oil?


Banks and hedge funds have bet billions of dollars on oil in the last decade, but it’s not clear whether they’re driving up the cost of crude.

Vietnam Dispatch: Adapting to Climate Change, One Melon at a Time

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Changing weather patterns force a farming community to look to new crops.

Governments Must Stop Short-Term Outlook, Warns UN Development Head

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Helen Clark says that 20 years on from Rio Earth summit, sustainable development is still not mainstream policy.

How Huffington Post Aided a Demolition Job on Climate Science

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The fallout from a dubious rhetorical question posted by HuffPo’s science editor.


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