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Sign the petition to United Airlines CEO: Stop blocking progress on airline emissions
A new petition aims to put pressure on United Airlines to stop blocking progress towards regulating airline emissions ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organization's meeting later this month.
Send a message to G8 leaders: ditch fossil fuels for renewable energy
New Global Wind Day app aims to give people the chance to call on their country’s leaders to ditch fossil fuels and focus on renewables.
Tell the U.S. Congress: time to end Big Oil’s $11 billion tax exemption
Fossil fuel companies not only bear no financial responsibility for how their activities create the devastating effects of climate change, they remain highly subsidized by governments around the world - a fact highly criticized by political l...
The exploitation of the oil sands is the primary reason Canada will fail to meet its own greenhouse gas reduction targets. >> Environment Canada
Oil Sands projects already approved will exceed the emissions of 150 nations combined. >> Oil Sands Developers Group
Annual greenhouse gas emissions from the production of oil sands more than tripled between 1990 and 2010. >> United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Get the facts: learn why Canada’s Tar Sands must be stopped
The fight against Canadian tar sands oil, one of the most resource-intensive and polluting sources of energy, continues to gain momentum around the world. The many campaigns working to stop its development internationally are coming together ...
Producing a barrel of oil from the oil sands produces 3.2 to 4.5 times more greenhouse gases than conventional oil produced in Canada or the United States. >> National Energy Technology Laboratory
Open letter to Obama demands he turn words into bold climate action
U.S. President Obama has made it clear, from his inaugural address to his twitter feed, that he understands the consensus that human-caused climate change is a real and present danger. So far, however, his understanding of the issue has yet t...
Cities at risk for more heat-related deaths due to climate change
New research has found that heat-related deaths in cities will increase as climate change continues to worsen a global pattern of heat waves and record-setting high temperatures. Urban areas are especially vulnerable to the impacts of heat wa...
World’s top climate scientist lays major denier theory to rest
Speaking on his European tour, renowned climate scientist Professor James Hansen labelled theories that climate change has stalled as misleading and a “diversionary tactic” by deniers aimed at confusing the public debate.
Canada’s tar sands lobby tour turns sour amidst protests
Canada’s latest tar sands lobbying efforts across Europe and the US have been met with protests, as ex-NASA scientists James Hansen also tours to highlight the detrimental impact of the fuel.
Shell unveils plans to drill world’s deepest offshore oil well
Shell Oil has announced plans to drill the world's deepest offshore oil well, three kilometres below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
U.S. media fails to connect Midwest floods to climate change
As communities recover from extreme floods in the midwestern United States, a new study reveals that the media has overwhelmingly ignored the role climate change plays in these natural disasters. A Media Matters for America analysis found tha...
U.S. automaker GM signs onto business ‘Climate Declaration’
U.S. car manufacturer General Motors (GM) joined a coalition of 33 corporations signed onto the ‘Climate Declaration,’ which calls on U.S. federal policymakers to pass legislation to address global warming. The coalition includes large compan...
Ocean acidification and warming waters threaten future of U.S. fisheries
Ocean acidification and climate change are among the top long-term threats to fisheries to be discussed this week at a conference on U.S. fishing policy. These issues should be considered as part of an ecosystem-based approach to protect mari...
Clean energy in Latin America saw triple-digit growth in 2012
Latin America is emerging as a leader in regional clean energy investment. In 2012, over $4.6 billion in clean energy investments were made in the region, an impressive 127% growth rate (excluding Brazil, which raked in $5.17 billion alone). ...
NASA: Biofuels safe for commercial airplanes, could cut emissions by 30%
Researchers at NASA have found that commercial airliners can safely fly on biofuels that produce 30% fewer emissions than traditional aviation fuel. Test flights that ran out of California found no noticeable difference in engine performance,...
Infographic: U.S. disaster relief costs soar as extreme weather increases
A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) reveals that the United States has spent a total of $136 billion in disaster relief from the surge in extreme weather the nation has faced since 2011. Government agencies have been copi...
May 2nd: Divestment day of action aims to cut ties with fossil fuel companies
Climate activists will declare ‘fossil freedom’ from oil, coal, and gas in a fossil fuel divestment day of action on Thursday May 2nd. 350.org is coordinating events and actions this week that will put pressure on universities, cities, and ot...