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Osborne is sabotaging the green energy we need to hit Paris targets | Jeremy Leggett

Lowering the global warming ceiling means the world can burn only a fraction of existing fossil fuel reserves. But the chancellor is still supporting oil and gas<p>One of the biggest transformative signals that 195 governments sent to energy markets via the Paris agreement at the weekend was a goal …

Crude oil rises after OPEC says market to be balanced in 2016

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Tuesday after the head of OPEC forecast a more balanced market next year and the U.S. energy department said domestic output is likely to fall further, though gains were limited as the overall picture of a market in glut remains.<p>A pump jack operates at a well …

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Even China's State News Agency Thinks the Pollution "Doomsday" Has Arrived

Pollution levels in northeast China are breaking records. In fact, the air quality being recored in the city of Shenyang is 50 times what the World …

Is Australia the last country standing in defence of coal? | Bill McKibben

The OECD wants to phase out export credit agencies providing money for coal projects. Australia, almost alone, might stand in its way<p>Australia finds itself in a funny position headed for the Paris climate talks. It’s one of the few nations on the planet desperately trying to stop the hands on the …

The real reason why Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline was so important

<b>(AP/Susan Walsh)</b><p>Forget all the arguments about safety & economics. Even if the proposal was perfect, it still should’ve been spiked<p>Edward L. Rubin<p>November 9, 2015 12:57pm (UTC)<p>President Obama's decision to deny permission for construction of the Keystone Pipeline may turn out to be a momentous …

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Lawmakers, Activists Underwhelmed by SeaWorld Plan to End Orca Show

SeaWorld's announcement Monday that it would end its orca shows was greeted with muted praise from some lawmakers and activists who have been clamoring for the park to change its treatment of killer whales.<p>The announcement came during a meeting with investors, when SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby said that …

The American public isn't worried about global warming

Most Americans know the climate is changing, but they say they are just not that worried about it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And that is keeping the American public from demanding and getting the changes that are necessary to prevent …

Sea Lions Devour Sharks, Proving You Know Squat About The Food Chain

This whale-watching tour got to see a lot more than it bargained for.<p>Think you understand the ocean's food chain? This photo of a sea lion attacking a small thresher shark might throw you for a loop.<p>While it's actually quite common for sea lions to attack small sharks, most of us aren't used to …

Facebook criticised for ‘worrying lack of transparency’ over climate change

Guardian sustainable business,Facebook,Media,Environment,Climate change,Business,Sustainable development,Technology,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Global climate talks,Greenhouse gas emissions<p>Almost quarter of world’s largest listed companies have set targets for reducing their …

Climate Change Kills the Mood: Economists Warn of Less Sex on a Warmer Planet

Climate change has been blamed for many things over the years. Never, until now, has anyone thought it was possible to see it as a kind of …

Hurricane Patricia hits Mexican coast and weakens, but still a threat

Hurricane Patricia has caused less damage than expected so far after making landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast. But Mexico's President Enrique Pena …

BP under pressure to cut more costs

Upstream down/downstream up is likely to be the topsy-turvy story when the integrated oil majors give third quarter updates this week.<p>First in to bat …

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Ethan Hawke helps Mi'kmaq oppose Gulf of St. Lawrence oil exploration

Four-time Academy Award nominee and part-time Nova Scotia resident Ethan Hawke spoke out Monday about the need to protect the "beautiful water" of …

Dumping fossil fuels was great move for Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund stunned the world just over a year ago. The foundation that was built on a Big Oil fortune announced that it would no longer invest in fossil fuels.<p>No more oil, gas, coal or tar sands assets in its $850 million portfolio.<p>A year later, the move looks especially wise.<p>Oil …

El Niño Will Lead to Flooding in California This Winter, FEMA Says

It's probably not the message many of parched California's residents expected to hear: buy flood insurance, or else.<p>But that's exactly what the …

These Cities May Soon Be Uninhabitable Thanks to Climate Change

Temperatures could reach 170ºF.<p>A number of cities in the Persian Gulf region may be unlivable the end of the century due to global warming if humans …