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What Does the U.S.–China Climate Deal Mean?

The two nations have made a pledge that could signify a historic breakthrough in international efforts to slow climate change, although it remains to be seen if their commitments are realistic...

November 12, 2014 — Quirin Schiermeier and Nature magazine

U.S. and China Sign Symbolic Emissions Plan

The 2 nations announced a largely symbolic plan to implement new limits on carbon emissions, the highlight of a summit between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which both leaders played down suggestions of differences and rivalry...

November 12, 2014
How Green Is Green Energy?

How Green Is Green Energy?

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's keynote presentation during the 2014 Energy Thought Summit in Austin.

November 11, 2014 — Robert Fares

Science in a Republican Senate: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Republican Party is widely predicted to win control of the Senate as a result of today's midterm elections. In broadstrokes, that outcome portends a green light for the Keystone XL Pipeline, a blow to the Affordable Care Act and a push for corporate tax reform...

November 4, 2014 — Joshua A. Krisch
Medieval Witch Hunts Influenced by Climate Change

Medieval Witch Hunts Influenced by Climate Change

August 3, 1562 a devastating thunderstorm hit central Europe, damaging buildings, killing animals and destroying crops and vineyards. The havoc caused by this natural disaster was so great, so unprecedented, that soon an unnatural origin for the storm was proposed...

November 3, 2014 — David Bressan
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