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Canada Says Yes to a Carbon Tax

Under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has chosen a carbon tax as its national policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions, a move…

Why We Need to Hold Corporate Carbon Producers Accountable

What responsibility do the world's fossil fuel giants bear for climate change? And what role should they play now, given that the Paris…

The Ecological Case for Continued Meat Consumption

Recent studies suggest that including some meat in the diet may actually be the most responsible approach if we are going to feed…

Citizens Demand Swiss Firms Be Held Accountable for Human Rights, Environmental Policies

On Monday, the Swiss Coalition for Corporate Justice delivered a petition with 120,000 signatures to the federal government that supports a constitutional amendment…

Researchers: Climate Change is Causing More Forest Fires in the West

Researchers estimate that climate change “contributed to an additional 4.2 million hectares of forest fire area” from 1984 to 2015, almost doubling the…

Will America’s Climate Agenda Fall Apart Without Obama?

On Tuesday at SXSW Eco, current and former members of the Obama administration discussed the questions on everyone's minds: What will happen to…

Art of the Possible Redux: How the Paris Agreement Came Into Force and What Happens Next

The door was opened in Paris, and last week we stepped through the threshold, once again affirming the Art of the Possible. How…

Indirect Suppliers, Deforestation and Brazil’s Beef Industry

Brazil's beef industry is booming, with plenty of environmental and social consequences. When it comes to deforestation, indirect suppliers with a huge role…

Researchers: Global Warming Could Wipe Out Maine Lobsters in 85 Years

A new report from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences predicts the Maine lobster population…

Climate Signals: Connecting Science to the Extreme Weather in Your Backyard

Climate Signals, a new tool from Climate Nexus, offers a real-time, Web-based, visual database for climate-related events and impacts around the world.

What Other Countries Can Learn from the Canadian Beef Industry’s Sustainability Progress

Beef industries across the world, which are under social, environmental and economic pressure of becoming more sustainable and responsible, should take notes from…

EU Ratifies the Paris Climate Deal: What’s Next?

This week, the European Parliament voted to approve the global deal negotiated at last year’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. The EU ratification…

As U.S. Meat Consumption Increases, the Beef Sector Must Embrace Sustainability

Beef consumption is on the rise, and that has big implications for the planet's long-term health. The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef met…

Trump Inadvertently Hastened Global Climate Accord Ratification

The Paris climate agreement is now legally binding. As the news made its way across the Web, experts lined up to offer their…

Study: The World’s Reservoirs Release More Methane Than All of Canada

A new university study suggests the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from the world’s water reservoirs could be as high as 1 gigaton,…