Obama May Blow Off the Earth Summit

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POTUS remains noncommittal on Rio+20

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

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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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