US economists win Nobel prize for work on climate and growth

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William Nordhaus and Paul Romer honoured over two of most basic and pressing issues Two American economists at the forefront of work on climate change and the role of governments in boosting growth have been jointly awarded the prestigious Nobel Memorial prize for economics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said William Nordhaus and Paul […]

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We Know Exactly How to Stop WildfiresWith Money

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Wild lands are practically worthless. They’re not worthless to the things that live in them, of course. They love ‘em. And they aren’t worthless aesthetically, if that’s your bag. Any place with plants slurps up carbon dioxide, providing a bulwark against climate change. And they probably have value as a matter of public health; some […]

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Godfather of GMOs Wants Consumers to Be Less Afraid of His Food

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Three decades ago, Robert T. Fraley helped invent the genetically modified seeds that have become a $17 billion global industry and ushered in a new era of agricultural productivity. So it’s little surprise that this longtime Source: International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications * sugar beet, potato, apple, squash, papaya, brinjal/eggplant It’s also […]

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Former Coal Lobbyist Takes Over EPA From Embattled Chief Pruitt

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The new head of the EPA is a former Senate staffer who has worked behind the scenes to quash climate change legislation and promote coal. Andrew Wheeler, 53, now the Environmental Protection Agency’s No. 2 official, will take over Monday as acting administrator following the resignation of Scott Pruitt. Wheeler could bring a quiet effectiveness […]

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

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Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament. […]

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‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

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The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it Were doomed, says research has used factual data to challenge policymakers conventional wisdom. In 1972, he criticised out-of-town shopping centres more than 20 years before the government changed planning rules […]

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To Stop Climate Change, Educate Girls and Give them Birth Control

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Climate change is a ubiquitous hydra, a many-headed beast that affects everyone and everything in some form. Solutions to climate change range from the effective and the practical to the potentially catastrophically dangerous—but, in this somewhat heated debate, a potent weapon in our arsenal is falling by the wayside: the empowerment of women. Project Drawdown […]

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