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Latin America Green News: Latin America at the Climate Summit, a New Pledge to Stop Deforestation

Posted September 29, 2014 by Carolina Herrera in Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. September 20th – September 26th, 2014 Climate change At the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, the President of Mexico,...continued

Keeping India Cool: Tomorrow's Refrigerants Today

Posted September 29, 2014 by Avinash Kar in Solving Global Warming

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Guest Blog by Bhaskar Deol, NRDC India Representative based in New Delhi Last week a number of the world’s most loved brands and the largest technology companies came together to pledge to eliminate use of high global-warming-potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)...continued

New Report: Scaling India's Clean Energy Market Through Jobs and Financing

Posted September 29, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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On the heels of the much anticipated first meeting between US president Obama and Indian Prime Minister Modi in Washington DC today, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Yale University have organized the fifth edition of the US India...continued

Neil Young, Willie Nelson and 8,000 in Nebraska Stand Up to the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Posted September 27, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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Under a warm September sun, thousands spread out across the cornfield on the Tanderup family farm in Neligh, Nebraska. We sang along with Neil Young and Willie Nelson to honor the beautiful Nebraska farms and ranches, waters and traditional...continued

Will U.S.-India Summit Bring Historic Climate Action?

Posted September 27, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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On Monday, President Barack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in what could be one of the most significant events following the U.N. climate week. As leaders of the world's largest democracies and prominent entrepreneurial societies, the Obama-Modi summit...continued

California Keeps Marching Forward in the Fight Against Climate Change

Posted September 26, 2014 by Victoria Rome in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming

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It’s been an exciting week starting with the People’s Climate March in New York City, solidarity events in Oakland and Los Angeles, the United Nations Conference in New York, and our own Governor Brown’s presentation to the UN conference. Governor Brown...continued

The Future of Whitebark Pine Trees in the West?

Posted September 26, 2014 by Matt Skoglund in Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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Dead and dying whitebark pine trees in the Gallatin National Forest in Montana Over the past several years, my colleagues and I have written a lot about the whitebark pine tree and the various threats it faces. Those threats...continued

Climate Summit Focuses Leaders on the Work Ahead for Paris & Highlights Important New Dynamics

Posted September 26, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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The Climate Summit in New York brought together world leaders from over 125 countries, leading companies, 400,000 citizens demanding climate action, and other leading policymakers. After all that, it is hard to decipher the final impact. While the Summit clearly...continued

The People's March Demands "Human Change, Not Climate Change"

Posted September 25, 2014 by Adrianna Quintero in Solving Global Warming

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For anyone looking for a bellwether of our country’s stance on climate change, the People’s Climate March in New York City sent a clear signal: nearly half a million people took to the streets last Sunday to demand “Climate Action...continued

Cold Days For Coal Could Mean Better Forecast for Our Climate

Posted September 25, 2014 by Theo Spencer in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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The future is looking darker for the coal industry. Publicly-traded giants such as Alpha Natural Resources, Arch and Peabody have seen their stock prices hit historic or near-historic lows. Peabody was recently dropped from the S&P 500 index. On Tuesday, Arch...continued

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