Blog: Climate, Energy, and Environment

Three climate waves to watch in 2014

By Reid Detchon
March 11, 2014

2014 presents a “perishable moment” in the effort to protect the world from catastrophic climate change. The parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have promised to reach a new global agreement in 2015, and the steps taken this year will determine whether it is weak or strong.

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World Wildlife Day

By Guest Blogger
March 3, 2014

Imagine your favorite wild animal or place, like the majestic polar bear bounding across the northern ice tundras, a graceful turtle gliding through the Great Barrier Reef, a soulful orangutan swinging through the magnificent Borneo forest, or a small orange frog glistening in the Amazon.

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A Year for Change: From Climate Talk to Climate Action

By Reid Detchon
February 20, 2014

Everybody’s talking about the crazy weather. The polar vortex walloped the Eastern United States with ice and snow while the West suffers through extreme drought. Big parts of Britain were hit by record-breaking floods. January 7 was the hottest day in Australian history, with an average high temperature of 105°F over the entire country.

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UN Stands Up for Human Rights at the Olympics

By Susan Myers
February 6, 2014

Athletes from 88 countries have gathered in Sochi to compete. As a long-time runner, triathlete, and bike racer, I appreciate the spirit of competitiveness these individuals bring with them. But the Olympics are about more than competition. They’re about building understanding between people of different cultures and countries – understanding that must be based on respect for human rights.

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