Disasters, inaction, and corporate sponsorship are increasingly desperate realities of the climate talks in Warsaw. IPS guest bloggers highlight the problems associated with these issues, which are rapidly becoming 'normal' at UN climate summits.
But fracked gas releases greater greenhouse gas emissions than coal, studies suggest.
The World Bank is phasing out of coal and ramping up support for "fracked" natural gas, even though research suggests that climate impacts of fracking may be even worse than coal.
For social change, slow and steady may win the race.
Just 1.5 percent of federal transportation funds support bicycling and walking projects.
IPS, the Embassy of Venezuela, and the Howard University community invite you to the first DC screening about one of the most exciting experiments in the world to grow a fair and sustainable food system.
President Barack Obama's 2013 budget proposal offers a window into which battles he aims to fight and which ones he intends to avoid. Here's a breakdown of the energy policies embedded in the proposed budget.
Just a pinch of fear can go a long way.
Predictions of economic decline and regime change in China have become increasingly popular. Hard times ahead? Almost certainly. Regime change? Not so likely.
"Today I'm risking arrest to urge president Obama to be the leader that puts healing the planet and families over the interests of the fossil fuel industry."