Climate Change

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Suncor, oil sands, Canada, climate change, carbon tax, shareholder resolutions, Leon Kaye, oil and gas

Oil Sands Giant Tells Shareholders to Vote ‘Yes’ on Climate Change Disclosure

Suncor, a $31 billion integrated energy giant based in Calgary, Alberta, is advising its shareholders to vote “yes” on a proposal that mandates…
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Where You Are Most Likely To Die From Extreme Climate Events

Climate change is affecting our climate, causing more extreme weather such as flooding, droughts, wildfires and heat waves. A new map by The…
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Scientific Consensus is Not an Effective Argument for Climate Action

“Scientific consensus” is not a convincing argument for getting people to be serious about climate change and the need for action.
Climate change, rising sea levels, risk management, Leon Kaye, Alaska

Rising Seas Could Force 13 Million Americans to Move

A new study released by the journal Nature suggests that in a worst-case scenario, as many as 13 million people will be seriously…
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Climate Kids Challenge Federal Government

A federal judge in Oregon is deciding whether a group of children have the right to take the federal government to court over…
Obama administration, Barbara Boxer, Justin Trudeau, climate change, Arctic, methane, clean energy, Leon Kaye, Republicans

U.S. and Canada Promise More Cooperation on Climate Change

In a joint statement, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work closely together on climate change, clean…
Climate change, COP21, Republicans, Obama Administration, Leon Kaye, Global Climate Fund,

U.S. Pays First $500 Million to Green Climate Fund

This week the Obama administration paid the first installment of its $3 billion commitment to help developing nations tackle climate change risks.
A mercury-scrubber project underway at the Merrimack Station Coal Plant in Bow, New Hampshire, in 2008. The EPA is seeking to further limit mercury emissions from coal plants.

SCOTUS Does a 180, Refuses to Block Environmental Regulations

Four weeks ago, in a highly unusual 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court imposed a stay on the Clean Power Plan, temporarily blocking progress…
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Groups Call For Green Climate Fund To Reject Banks Linked to Coal

More than 170 civil society groups worldwide have a message for the Green Climate Fund, the financial mechanism of the Paris climate agreement.…
Miller Center executive director Thane Kreiner posing with young social entrepreneurs in West Africa.

Social Entrepreneurship and Development: Observations from West Africa

Thane Kreiner of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University recently returned from a trip to Ghana and Sierra Leone.…
Climate change, carbon credits, methane, carbon emissions, Leon Kaye, World Bank, climate finance

World Bank Launches $20M Carbon Credit Auction for Methane Projects

The Pilot Auction Facility (PAF), a World Bank effort to invest in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maximizing funds donated from…
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Op/Ed: Growing Food in a Changing Climate with Carbon-Neutral Crops

The CEO of Monsanto explains how his company is using high- and low-tech soil management to reduce carbon emissions. Want to put a…
Carbon Tax, Masdar, renewables, clean energy, solar, wind power, Leon Kaye

Why a Shift to Renewables Cannot Happen without a Carbon Tax

The clean-energy industry is unstoppable, right? Not so fast, say a trio of professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University…
Arch coal, coal industry, clean energy, climate change, climate change deniers, Leon Kaye, Wyoming

Arch Coal Accused of Funding a Leading Climate-Denial Litigator

Within Arch Coal's bankruptcy documents, according to various sources, is the smoking gun revealing big coal’s link to climate change deniers: the listing…
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3p Weekend: 5 Crazy Ideas to Eradicate Climate Change

Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't accuse these ideas of being boring.
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