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Climate change denier Jim Inhofe for Senate’s top environmental job?

With the mid-term elections swing to the Republican Party, the US senate is threatened by the ultra-conservative views of the Tea Party and the influence of the Koch Brothers. One of the major threats to US leadership in addressing climate change will likely be the ascendancy of Jim Inhofe -…
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social issues

Uruguay’s president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

It is remarkable that José Mujica, Uruguay's president, has chosen to lead by example rather than edict. In a world characterized by excesses of the rich and powerful, he sends a sobering message about the way we should live our lives if we are create a more sustainable world, reduce inequalities,…
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the biosphere

Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions

An article in the journal Climatic Change argues that the evidence shows that the climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies. These 90 entities, between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age. Without…
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social issues

Critically endangered species in Sumatra on the road to extinction

This article titled "Critically endangered species in Sumatra on the road to extinction" was written by John Vidal, for The Observer on Saturday 9th November 2013 UTC Critically endangered wildlife, including some of the last Sumatran tigers as well as rhinos, bears and eagles, could be wiped out if plans…
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