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Solar panels can power the world – MIT study
An MIT report has found that regular solar panels like the ones used today could supply much of the world with power. They believe terawatts of energy could be produced by 2050 and say that investment, not technology, could be the biggest hurdle.

20.05.2015 15:22

Big Oil’s campaign donations result in taxpayer subsidies - report
Oil companies making donations to politicians are getting massive tax credits in return, despite President Obama’s 2009 call to stop subsidizing big oil, claims the Guardian following an investigation into three corporate projects.

13.05.2015 18:00

Destroyers of the environment will face God’s judgment – Pope
Pope Francis has warned that environmental sinners and the “powerful of the earth” will face the wrath of God of they don’t protect the environment and make sure everyone has enough to eat.

12.05.2015 20:45

San Diego fills fishing lake with drinking water, despite drought
Despite a massive, multi-year drought in California, one city is choosing to use potable water for recreation. San Diego has pumped tens of millions of gallons of drinking water into a lake to maintain its sole use of recreational fishing.

08.05.2015 22:56

Climate change is UN-led hoax to create 'new world order' – Australian PM's adviser
The Australian prime minister's chief business adviser says that climate change is a ruse led by the United Nations to create a new world order under the agency's control. The statement coincided with a visit from the UN's top climate negotiator.

08.05.2015 10:14

1 in 3 Catholics would go green if Pope said so – survey
Vast numbers of Catholics would fight against climate change, drive less frequently, recycle more and generally live greener lifestyles if Pope Francis made a statement to that effect, according to a new survey.

05.05.2015 09:51

Amazonian tribes unite against Brazil’s controversial plans for hydroelectric dams
Amazonian tribes are uniting against the Brazilian government’s plans to build hydroelectric dams right on their doorstep. As the projects accelerate, people have not been consulted, nor have proper environmental studies been carried out.

01.05.2015 09:15

Man-made climate change to cause more English heat waves – scientists
Record hot years in England are expected to increase further over coming years because of man-made climate change, scientists say.

01.05.2015 12:52

16% of Earth’s species at risk of extinction due to climate change – report
Two new reports argue that human activity is contributing to the increasing threat facing the planet’s animals. In fact, one in six species may go extinct due to unchecked carbon emissions and our activity in Earth’s airspace.

01.05.2015 02:43

Shell successfully lobbied EU to reduce renewable energy targets, FoI docs suggest
Energy giant Shell lobbied to have renewable energy targets reduced in the run up to an EU-wide agreement on curbing carbon emissions, new documents reveal.

27.04.2015 16:45

#EarthDay: Saving planet brings world together (PHOTOS)
Tens of millions of people have joined in celebrating Earth Day on April 22, marking its 45th anniversary with unique projects and events. The day saw groups, corporations and communities try to raise awareness at how to better protect our planet.

23.04.2015 02:21

California’s water conservation efforts hindered as tiered pricing ruled unconstitutional
California’s tiered water pricing has to be based on delivery costs rather than conservation incentives, a state appeals court ruled. The verdict will have major implications on California’s efforts to conserve water amidst its unprecedented drought.

21.04.2015 00:50