Environment

Environment. Seven Surprising Realities Behind The Great Transition to Renewable Energy

EARTH POLICY. The global transition to clean, renewable energy and away from nuclear and fossils is well under way, with remarkable developments happening every day. The Great Transition by Lester Brown, Janet Larsen, Matt Roney, and Emily Adams lays out a tremendous range of these developments – here are seven that may surprise you.

Middle East. How IS uses water as weapon of war

CAIRO -The Middle East is facing a water crisis. As the region experiences conflicts over water and faces the continuous risk of war breaking out, experts on water predict that the Islamic State (IS) aims to exacerbate this water crisis, as evidenced by its efforts to seize rivers and dams in Syria and Iraq, starting in 2013.

NewTech. Sponge could clean up future oil spills

ENVIRONMENT. A Swiss-developed sponge that one day could take on oil spills like the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster of five years ago has taken a step closer to industrial use. 

Oceania 21 : les îles du Pacifique plaident pour une « révolution internationale » sur le climat

ILES. En conclusion du sommet Oceania 21, qui s'est tenu cette semaine à Nouméa, les Etats et territoires insulaires d'Océanie ont exhorté, vendredi 1er mai, la communauté internationale « à une révolution » pour la conférence sur le climat à Paris à la fin de 2015. Ils réclament que « leurs inquiétudes et leurs souffrances » soient entendues.

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