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Investors question fossil fuel industry as renewables rise

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:09
Source: RTCC - The world’s investors – both big and small – think primarily in terms of making good returns on their money. And, over the years, investing in the fossil fuel industry has been considered a safe bet. Yet maybe, just maybe, attitudes are changing – and fairly profoundly – as financial analysts warn that the industry faces “a perfect storm” as it enters 2015.
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Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:09
Source: Guardian - He has been called the “superman pope”, and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December. Cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in the thawing relations between the US and Cuba, the Argentinian pontiff followed that by lecturing his cardinals on the need to clean up Vatican politics. But can Francis achieve a feat that has so far eluded secular powers and inspire decisive action on climate change?
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Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 10:49
Source: Guardian - Almost 7,000 homes and buildings will be sacrificed to the rising seas around England and Wales over the next century, according to an unpublished Environment Agency (EA) analysis seen by the Guardian. Over 800 of the properties will be lost to coastal erosion within the next 20 years.
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Connie Hedegaard: credibility of UN climate process hangs on Paris talks

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 10:49
Source: Guardian - Climate change talks next year will be make or break for international efforts to curb global warming, with the credibility of the UN-backed process at stake, the outgoing EU climate chief, Connie Hedegaard, has warned.
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Did Drought and Climate Change Cause Middle Eastern States to Collapse in 2014?

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 10:49
Source: Truthdig - The Middle East, from North Africa to Afghanistan, has seen an unusual number of governments collapse in recent years. Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen have abruptly become something akin to failed states, and masses overthrew dictators in Egypt and Tunisia.
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Despite Limitations, Wind Energy Is A Growing Resource

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 10:49
Source: Headlines & Global News - The next time your hat blows off your head on a windy day, a light bulb should go off. And one day many light bulbs will go off as that power becomes an important and growing source of energy for the world, experts say.
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