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September sets new global heat record

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 9:37AM UTC Floodwaters flow to a lower area as villagers rebuild an embankment in Bangladesh. Pic: AP.

September brought more record heat globally, and U.S. meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded.

Thilafushi: An island of trash in the Maldives

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 8:28AM UTC Pic: Dying Regime (Flickr CC)

The Republic of the Maldives is the smallest country in Asia, both by landmass and population. It is also the country with the lowest elevation on Earth, rising to only 1.5 meters above sea level. Due to climate change, the Maldive Islands are under threat of rising sea levels. In

India launches index to measure air quality

By Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:47AM UTC A thick blanket of smoke is seen against the setting sun as young ragpickers search for reusable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Pic: AP

India has launched an index to measure air quality across the nation that is home to some of the most polluted cities in the world.

A climate of denial: Do coal barons own Australia?

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 7:54AM UTC A climate of denial: Do coal barons own Australia?

Despite the nearly universal shift towards neoliberalism in Western countries and specifically the Anglosphere (The US, British Isles, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.), there are still important differences between political parties. Yes, the “center-left” and “center-right” parties in all these countries are fixated on economic growth and place it above

Thai junta leader in Europe ‘to collect stamps of approval’

By Thu, Oct 16, 2014 9:33AM UTC Thai junta leader in Europe ‘to collect stamps of approval’

One of the many life lessons one will learn is that you simply can’t win over everyone. That’s something that Thailand’s military government seems to be struggling to cope with, especially when it comes to foreign policy towards the West.

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