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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.

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.

China-US close to climate change deal?

By Mon, Oct 13, 2014 7:31PM UTC Pic: AP.

For many years China and the United States have faced off over climate change. Now, action is one of the few things the two powers can agree on. A new view on the benefits of climate action goes some way to explain this shift.

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