Global Environmental Society

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Obama’s war on coal

The United States is going after CO2 emissions, announcing that it will reduce them by 30 per cent by 2030. Coal-fired power plants will be the most affected. Critics of the plan accuse President...

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Water up for sale

Still up to its neck in debt, Greece is now looking to privatise one of its public water companies. The plan, which was actually first proposed by European financial and political powers, is being...

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Oceans need better legal protection

Climate change, pollution and overfishing are taking our oceans to the brink of disaster. To prevent further, irreversible exploitation of this natural resource, the oceans should be granted ‘common heritage of mankind’ status under...

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Tesla investors are losing patience

The Californian automaker of high-end electric cars posted a loss in the first quarter of the year, while at the same time outlined plans to increase spending. While the announcements have disappointed investors, it...

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Land of Fires a burning issue

Italians have dubbed the area in the Italian province of Campania near Naples the ‘Land of Fires’. Not only is the mafia illegally dumping toxic waste there, it is also burning it. Dioxins contaminate...

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Apple eying Tesla

Apple and Tesla have reportedly held talks regarding a possible acquisition. The company famous for all things with the little ‘i’ has enough money to buy the electric automaker. Tesla has a market value...

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Milestone or dinosaur?

The world’s largest solar power plant opened in the United States last week. It is expected to supply electricity to 140,000 households. But as John Dyer in Boston reports, critics believe that it will...

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Hold your breath in New Delhi

Think twice before choosing to visit New Delhi over Beijing. Turns out that the air quality in the Indian capital is worse than Beijing, making it the most polluted city in the world. And...