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More than 400,000 litres of crude oil has spilled in the unique ecosystem of Santa Barbara in California, USA, following a raptured oil pipeline. As animals are starting to wash up dead on the shores, environmentalists say the US need tougher regulations to avoid more devastating oil spills.
California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency following a devastating oil pipeline spill along the unique Santa Barbara coast. The move ...
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Costa Rica, the small Latin American country, has been powered with 100 percent renewable energy since the start of this year. This achievement is the result of heavy rain, some volcano-powered geothermal power plants, and extensive renewable energy policies.
Costa Rica has been getting all of its electricity from renewable energy sources since the beginning of the year. “The year 2015 has been one of electricity totally friendly to the environment for Costa Rica,” the state-owned power supplier Cos...
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When Francois Hollande was elected president in 2012, he promised to substantially reduce France's reliance on #nuclear power. But now, three years later, that pledge might never be fulfilled as Hollande's government seems to backtrack on previous nuclear promises.
When Francois Hollande was elected President of France in 2012, he pledged that he would reduce the nuclear energy contribution to the countrys electricity mix from 75% to 50% by 2025.But this pledge might no longer be a reality.Energy Ministe...
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Obama has signed an executive order which directs federal agencies in the US to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent and to increase the use of renewable energy sources to 25 percent by 2025.
US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to cut the federal government’s carbon pollution emissions by 40 percent by 2025. The new plan is expected to result in a reduction of 21 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions –...
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The Guardian has revealed that one of the world’s biggest charities, the Bill and Melinda Gate’s Foundation, has invested at least $1.4 billion in some of the world’s biggest and dirtiest fossil fuel companies. Now people are calling on the foundation to divest from fossil fuels.

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It’s been revealed that the Gates Foundation, run by Bill and Melinda Gates, has held at least $1.4 billion of investments in some of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies – while at the same time calling for immediate action against climat...
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Under the Dome, a hugely popular online documentary about China's smog crisis, could be as influential as 1962's US pesticide exposé Silent Spring - but only if Chinese officials allow debate to flourish.
Under the Dome, the self-funded documentary by former television news anchor Chai Jing about China’s battles with smog, has been an internet phenomenon. Within three days of its release on Febuary 28, it had racked up more than 150 million view...
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During the worst drought in modern history, people in California are struggling to meet the mandatory statewide water reduction limits. "It's all well and good that the wealthy are having their lawns painted green, but that's not a solution," one LA Palms resident says.
During what is now California's worst drought in at least 1,200 years, agencies are ambivalent over how to convince Angelenos to cut water usage. Potential options include everything from educating residents to rationing, fines, and threats. While a recent executive order was issued by Gov. Jerry Brown requiring a 25 percent cut in water use from 2013 levels, communites are left to struggle with how exactly to achieve that goal. Part of the solut...
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A new UN report warns that unless urgent action is taken to dramatically improve the management of our #water, the world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water supply by 2030.
In just 15 years the world could suffer a catastrophic global water crisis, the United Nations (UN) warn in its annual World Water Development Report. The UN report forecasts that global water demand will increase by 55 percent by 2050. If curr...
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The Gates Foundation is being urged to dump its sizeable fossil fuel assets. #BillGates cares deeply about world health and development, both of which are affected by climate, but will his charity divest?

Do you think the Gates Foundation should #divest ?

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This week, The Guardian newspaper has campaigned for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to divest its fossil fuel investments – which the newspaper claims are worth US$1.4 billion.The foundation can and should address the climate crisis, par...
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#France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels. But the new law is much more limited in its scope than environmentalists had hoped for.

What do you think about #greenroofs ?
France has issued a new eco-friendly law which requires rooftops on all new buildings in commercial zones to be partially covered by plants or solar panels.The new law, which was approved at the end of last week by the French parliament, was mu...
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China’s ‘Silent Spring’ has many more political hurdles to jump: http://grenblg.in/1EyGVbX
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China builds more #nuclear plants than any other country in the world. But despite this #windpower continues to beat nuclear. In fact, Chinese wind power is capable of producing more energy than all of America’s nuclear plants combined. Nuclear energy can’t seem to catch up with the deployment speed of renewable energy sources. And for the foreseeable future, nuclear energy is unlikely to match wind power in China.
China has been the world’s largest consumer of energy since 2009 when the country surpassed the US. The majority of the energy which is produced and consumed in China comes from dirty fossil fuels. According to numbers from the International En...
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