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Beef or Cow? Researchers Find the Way We Talk About Meat Matters

In a study published this month in the journal Appetite, Norwegian researchers argue that the way meat is processed, labeled, and advertised makes…

Summer Olympics Can’t Compete in a Warming World

Scientists speculate that if climate change continues on its current trajectory, there won’t be a future for the Summer Olympics, due to the…

Why Science-Based Targets Are Necessary For Meeting Paris Climate Agreement Goals

While the commitments made at COP21 were laudable, collectively, the proposed GHG reductions won’t achieve the Paris agreement’s goal of holding global mean…

CDP: Business Commitments on Carbon Fall Short of Paris Climate Goals

The world’s largest companies have a long way to go before they move the needle on the ambitious climate change mitigation goals set…

France Reverses Course and Nixes Carbon Tax Proposal

France's government scuttled plans to include a carbon tax in its fiscal year 2016 budget. The sudden decision comes at a time when…

Global Commitment on Refrigerant Reduction Will Change Global Warming Trajectory

Last week in Kigali, Rwanda, more than 170 countries pledged to cut back their use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. These gases, while far…

Despite Economic Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation, FL Senate Hopeful Remains Strident Climate Denier

After losing the Republican primary, Marco Rubio is trying to reclaim his former U.S. Senate seat. Given his blatant denial of the risks…

Ceres: More Insurance Companies Prepared for Climate Change, Yet Improvement Still Needed

Ceres recently issued a report on how insurance companies are responding to climate change risks. And the results show insurers have a long…

New Project Gives Info On Congressional Climate Change Positions

The ClimateCongress Wikipedia Project is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) climate education project that gives Wikipedia information on the climate positions of each U.S Congressional…

The Case for Sourcing Beef from the Amazon

McDonald's caught heat for its decision to once again source beef from some Amazon-based ranches in Brazil. The reversal, coming 27 years after…

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…
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