March 9, 2016

March 8, 2016

Are China's Climate Goals Too Low?

China's greenhouse gas emissions may have peaked in 2014, many years ahead of schedule, according to a new paper. Economists suggest this has happened because the country hasn't set strong enough climate goals but Chinese officials disagree.

March 7, 2016

EU Members Clash Over Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets

Officials from Britain, France and Germany advocated for the European Union to adopt bolder greenhouse gas reduction targets at a meeting of environment ministers last week. The EU has previously agreed to slash emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

March 4, 2016

Canada PM, Provinces Set Outlines of Carbon Pricing Deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the country's 10 province leaders agree on Thursday to jointly pursue a national carbon-pricing scheme.

"There will be different approaches but pricing carbon is part of the solution that this country and all of its premiers will put forward," Trudeau said at a news conference.

March 3, 2016

Scientists: BP Oil Spill Damage 'Dramatically Diminished'

Five years after a major oil spill devastated the Louisiana coastline, scientists say the impacted environment is near recovery

"The impacts from the oil spill seem to be very much diminished, dramatically diminished. It is a testament to how our environment can recover," Edward Overton, an emeritus chemistry professor at Louisiana State University, said to The Times-Picayune.

March 2, 2016

This Scion of Standard Oil Is Ditching Her ExxonMobil Stock

Inspired by recent reporting on ExxonMobil's past actions relating to climate change, Neva Rockefeller Goodwin gave away all her stock in the oil company to the Rockefeller Family Fund. The foundation then sold the stocks for $400,000 and plans to use the money supporting action against global warming.

"This was practical move, as well as one driven by my sense of what's wrong and right in the world," Goodwin told The Huffington Post.

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