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Institutional Investors Call For Price on Carbon, End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies

More than 345 global institutional investors, which represent more than $24 trillion in assets, are calling on governments to put a price on carbon and phase out fossil fuel subsidies. Governments should also develop an ambitious global...Show More Summary

China To Create National Cap-And-Trade Program As Obama Admin Must Bypass U.S. Senate On Climate

The Obama Administration is pursuing an international climate agreement that would be “politically binding” but would not be a treaty requiring ratification by two-thirds of the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, China has announced it will create a national cap-and-trade program. These two facts amount to a stunning juxtaposition. Show More Summary

West Virginia Officials Worried Freedom Industries Skimping On Chemical Spill Cleanup

In early January of this year, a chemical storage facility run by Freedom Industries ruptured and leaked thousands of gallons of chemicals into West Virginia’s Elk River. The leak occurred less than 2 miles from a water treatment plant...Show More Summary

Blue Dot Movement Rolls Across Canada

This is a guest post by David Suzuki. As an elder, I’ve watched Canada and the world change in many ways, for better and worse. Thanks in part to cheap energy and technological growth, the human population has more than tripled, from 2.2 billion in 1936 when I was born to about seven billion today. Show More Summary

The 'Second Hand Dealers in Ideas' Who Sold Us Neoliberalism

A fateful meeting between economist Friedrich von Hayek and British aristocrat Antony Fisher had lasting consequences—including for the debate about climate change policy. Picture: Fisher with Margaret Thatcher.  Friedrich von HayekShow More Summary

Investors Waking Up To Risks Of Stranded Assets, Realities Of Shale Bubble

The day after some 400,000 people marched in the streets of New York to call for climate justice, the world woke to some more historic news: The Rockefeller family, heirs to the Standard Oil fortune, announced that they were directing...Show More Summary

California Farmers File Suit Alleging Oil Companies' Faulty Wastewater Injection Caused Crop Loss

A farming company in Kern County, California, has sued four oil producers over claims that their faulty wastewater injection methods led to the contamination of groundwater it uses for irrigation. Palla Farms LLC, a n inety-two-year-old...Show More Summary

Government Accountability Office Report of Oil-By-Rail Safety Fails to Address Most Important Safety Issue

This week’s release of the government report titled Department of Transportation Is Taking Actions To Address Rail Safety, But Additional Actions Are Needed To Address Pipeline Safety — a year long review of the risks associated with...Show More Summary

Australia Sea Level Rise Will Rack Up $200 Billion Bill by 2100

Major coastal cities in Australia, that vast southern continent of perpetual surf, sun and endless barbeques, are facing a climate change bill of more than $203 billion in commercial, industrial and residential assets by the end of this century. A...Show More Summary

Peabody Energy Booted From S&P 500, King Coal on the Defensive as Market Signals Industry Decline

King Coal and industry multinational Peabody Energy ( BTU ) have taken a beating in the markets lately, and it has some executives in the dirty energy industry freaking out.  On September 19, Dow Jones removed Peabody Energy from its S&P 500 index, considered a list of the premier U.S. Show More Summary

Labour Silence on Climate Change 'A Dereliction of Duty'

The business community demands the British government does more to tackle climate change, including sending clear signals to international markets. Ed Miliband must show leadership on the international stage on the issue of climate change...Show More Summary

The Artists Behind the People's Climate March

48 hours before the People’s Climate March, DeSmogBlog ventured out to Brooklyn to see the preparation for what would become the largest climate march in history. (Check out some photos from the march itself.) Artists from the around...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Go All In On Keystone XL

Six years have passed since TransCanada originally sought a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, and Republicans in Washington have not given up fighting for the project. In spite of the fact that the pipeline will create fewer thanShow More Summary

In Photos: Record-Breaking Crowd of 400K Marches For Climate Justice in New York

More than 400,000 people took to the streets to have their voices heard at the People's Climate March  yesterday in New York City. The record-breaking crowd took up 27 blocks in total, from West 86th street to Columbus Circle. Photographer Zach Roberts was there to document the biggest climate change march in history for DeSmogBlog. Show More Summary

Cheshire Claim: Rupert Darwall Copies Satellite CO2 Nonsense From Murry Salby

The world of climate dismissives often could be Wonderland, although with multiple Mad Hatters. Both have characters who can believe six impossible things before breakfast. Many wrong climate claims seem more like the Cheshire Cat, who...Show More Summary

Labour Attacks Climate Denier Lawson for Gas Bills Double Standards

Shadow minister vents fury  on eve of world climate summit about environment being blamed for higher gas bills by climate deniers and says privatisation and deregulation are the real culprits  Labour shadow minister  Barry Gardiner  ...Show More Summary

Quite a Chain of Consequences for a Chicken Farmer!

Antony Fisher founded the think tanks in Britain that first promoted climate denial. His dramatic life story is a vital morality tale for those concerned about climate change. Picture: Antony (right) and Basil at Eton. “ Without Fisher,...Show More Summary

“Starting With a Mistake, A Remorseless Logician Can End Up in Bedlham”

Hayek achieved his dream of becoming a university academic, but could he really challenge the intellectual prowess and political influence of the master John Maynard Keynes? Friedrich von Hayek had abandoned his early socialism in favour of neoliberal free market ideas. Show More Summary

Proximity To Fracking Wells Increases Incidence Of Health Problems: Study

A new study has found that people living in close proximity to a fracked natural gas well are twice as likely to suffer upper-respiratory or skin problems. The study, published by Environmental Health Perspectives, found that 39% ofShow More Summary

New York City is Amped for The People’s Climate March

“ The People’s Climate March” is quickly approaching.  The level of organization for Sunday's event is more impressive than any other rally — climate or otherwise — this writer has ever witnessed in New York City. Organizers have predicted...Show More Summary

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