Posts Tagged: climate change
The United Nations is voting on safe drinking water as a human right.
Obama's climate change guy Todd Stern has just wrapped up a tour of Latin America. It wasn't vacation: more like a critical lobbying opportunity.
Indigenous peoples from around the world, including Maori from New Zealand and Gwich'in from the far north in Alaska, came to the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth to share their wisdom and set new ground rules to ensure the protection of Mother Earth and the survival of the planet.
Congress is deadlocked on the issue of climate change. But a new bill, with bipartisan support, has a good chance of breaking the deadlock and actually reducing U.S. carbon emissions.
Matt Ryan, the mayor of Binghamton, New York, is sick and tired of watching people in local communities "squabble over crumbs," as he puts it, while so much local money pours into the Pentagon's coffers and into America's wars.
There's only so much oil in the ground, so what is the Obama administration thinking with its new offshore oil program?
Owego can get solar jobs, but it will take the active involvement of Owego itself.
Offshore accounts keep island economies afloat. But they also might sink them.
Like Hamlet, Shakespeare's conflicted Prince of Denmark, China was caught between conflicting currents in Copenhagen. Its failure to manage these challenges, argues columnist Walden Bello, led to its biggest diplomatic debacle in years.
What's the best way to retain forests and reverse climate change without scapegoating indigenous and rural communities?