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Accelerating Climate Action Now: 5 Key Priorities for the Obama-Modi Meeting

Posted September 25, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Solving Global Warming

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During the Climate Summit this week in New York, U.S. President Barack Obama emphasized, “The alarm bells keep ringing,” in his speech to the General Assembly. “Our citizens keep marching; we cannot pretend we can’t hear them.” President Obama then...continued

China, Climate and Coal: The UN Climate Summit

Posted September 24, 2014 by Barbara Finamore in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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During Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit in New York City, leaders from 125 nations, along with representatives from businesses, civil society and other institutions, convened and pledged to continue their efforts in fighting global climate change. Like many countries, China stopped...continued

India Green News: India Plans Renewable Targets; Global Preparation for Climate Summit; Moving Towards Energy Efficiency

Posted September 23, 2014 by Avinash Kar in Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India.   Compiled by Ariel Cooper Week of September 12th-19th CLIMATE CHANGE Indian city of Surat anticipates worst effects of climate change Gujarat city on India’s...continued

A landmark plan for conservation and renewable energy

Posted September 23, 2014 by Helen O'Shea in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, when the Department of Interior and the California Department of Natural Resources released a draft of the long-awaited Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), the agencies set the stage for a first-of-its-kind project … in more ways than one....continued

Climate Action Happening at Every Level, from the Streets to the UN

Posted September 23, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Solving Global Warming

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Something extraordinary happened at the United Nations Climate Summit on Tuesday. One world leader after another took to the podium and described what his or her nation is already doing to reduce climate change pollution. Many also announced new measures...continued

Latin American Leaders Contribute at the UN Climate Summit

Posted September 23, 2014 by Amanda Maxwell in Solving Global Warming

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Leaders from 125 countries at the UN Climate Summit in New York City – along with representatives from the private sector, civil society, and a host of other institutions – are pledging to help fight the global climate crisis. As...continued

Guest Blog: India's Solar Cities Shine Light on Renewable Energy and Efficiency

Posted September 22, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Guest Blog by Nehmat Kaur & Bhaskar Deol, NRDC India Representatives based in New Delhi The new Indian government has marked 100 days in office this month. With “fresh” being the buzzword making the rounds, even the Ministry of New...continued

Revised Forecast for UN Climate Summit after the March: Cloudy with Commitments and Much Brighter Prospects Ahead

Posted September 22, 2014 by Jacob Scherr in Solving Global Warming

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There is no question that Sunday’s huge People’s Climate March in New York  was historic reflecting demands from millions worldwide that our leaders  take action now to deal with the climate crisis.  Tomorrow the focus will shift to the UN...continued

Illinois's climate plan can also be its plan for economic growth

Posted September 22, 2014 by Rebecca Stanfield in Solving Global Warming

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Following a historic weekend during which 400,000 Americans marched through New York City to call for climate solutions, the Illinois Commerce Commission is preparing for its second public meeting on the proposed federal carbon pollution rules.  This time, the focus will...continued

Do the Right Thing: Institutions Can Responsibly Divest from Fossil Fuels

Posted September 22, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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The world is on track to dump 2.5 trillion tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere by mid-century. Does that sound like an innocuous number? It’s not. It’s terrifying. It’s nearly 3 times what our planet can absorb without...continued

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