This Major Newspaper Just Declared War on Fossil Fuels

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Inside the Guardian’s decision to embrace climate activism.

Green Groups Stage Walk-Out at UN Climate Talks

Environment and development groups are protesting at slow speed and lack of ambition of Warsaw negotiations.

50 Years After Its Discovery, Acid Rain Has Lessons for Climate Change

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  In the 1980s, the dying red spruce trees of New England—many of them taller than eight-story buildings and more than three centuries old—furnished frightening proof of the power of acid rain. The trees were seen as a canary in the coal mine, and it was easy to imagine the ensuing consequences for the forest at [...]

Is Keystone XL a Distraction From More Important Climate Fights?


Scientists wade into the fray.

Obama Campaign Launches Plan to Shame Climate Sceptics in Congress


Campaign group Organizing for Action says it is time to call out US politicians who deny the science behind climate change.


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