China’s ambivalent relationship with its high-carbon economy continues at critical gathering
Climate and energy issues were at the forefront at a pair of annual meetings held this week in Beijing.
Energy giant GDF Suez in court over coal health impacts
An Italian judge has ordered police seize and close down a coal-fired plant in Savona, after ruling in favour of prosecution arguments that it is responsible for 442 premature deaths and up to 2,000 cases of heart and lung disease.
Santos escapes with a slap on the wrist after sending toxic chemicals into water supply
The government of New South Wales has stuck the energy company with a paltry $1,500 fine.
Tell Chevron: Protecting the Planet is not a Crime
In a blatant attempt to avoid a massive judgment against it in Ecuador’s courts, Chevron has twisted the RICO Act – legislation designed to target mobsters – to silence their critics and have them labeled as criminals. For n...
Join the Twitter Storm: Move Kosovo #BeyondCoal
All eyes are now focused on whether Dr. Kim, President of the World Bank, will act on his climate change rhetoric by rejecting a highly controversial new coal plant in the tiny Eastern European country of Kosovo. The World Bank is now conduct...
Climate change could boost malaria deaths, study says
Malaria might be spreading into high-altitude regions of Africa and South America that previously have been insulated from the disease.
Join the Global Climate Convergence: Earth Day to May Day 2014
The Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit is an education and direct action campaign beginning this spring, with “10 days to change course,” running from Earth Day to May Day. It provides coordinated action and c...
Draw the Line: Save Virunga National Park
Virunga, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is Africa’s oldest national park and a world heritage site. But the national park is at risk of becoming Africa’s newest oil field by the London based oil company Soco Internationa...
As coal consumption slows in China, analysts chart a renewable path forward
The world’s number one coal consumer may see a cleaner future sooner than expected.
Iran may cut deadly emissions with a carbon trading scheme
Iran may soon launch a carbon trading market in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow the country’s contribution to climate change.
Mississippi River oil spill only the latest in a series of fossil fuel related accidents
Another accident in the United States is drawing attention once more to the hazards of transporting and storing fossil fuels.
Join the March Across the USA for Climate Action
On Saturday, March 1, at 9:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. press briefing), join the SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350 and its regional partners to help kick off the Great March for Climate Action. Thousands are projected to join the mobilized mass movem...
Jigar Shah: Healthcare costs of US coal top $60 bn a year
Jigar Shah examines the true health impacts of America's coal industry warning that it could cost the country's health system $60 billion every year.
Tell Obama to Reject Keystone Pipeline
Keystone XL requires a Presidential Permit to move forward, and the world is watching to see if President Obama will stand up to big oil and stop the pipeline, or continue down the path of climate catastrophe. On January 31, the State Departm...
New Delhi overtakes Beijing as world’s most polluted city
India's capital city is being smothered under a cloud of deadly air pollution.
Fukushima rebounds with plan to be 100% renewable by 2040
After suffering a devastating nuclear meltdown in 2011,The Japanese region of Fukushima has announced new plans to be fully powered by renewable energy.
Japanese NGOs call on JBIC to end coal financing
Japanese environmental NGOs have joined groups from Europe and the US in calling for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation’s (JBIC) to end its continued financing of coal-fired power plants
South Korea on target for 30% reduction in emissions by 2020
South Korea is on course to meet its target to cut greenhouse gas emissions on 30% by projected levels by 2020, according to new data from the country’s Ministry of Environment.