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European electric car sales continue to accelerate

EurActiv, July 31, 2014

Electric vehicle sales in Europe doubled again in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year, with more than one in every 20 new auto-buyers in the Netherlands and Norway opting for battery-powered cars, according to analysis of official data by the Transport and Environment (T&E) environmental think tank.

The climate change revolution begins with you

MSNBC, July 30, 2014

By Harriet Shugarman

September 21, 2014 is shaping up to be a day for the history books. Echoing the words of Paulo Coelho, “Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.” That moment is now.

Washington State outlines plans for carbon trading

RTCC, July 29, 2014

By Ed King

Governor Jay Inslee prepares second attempt at developing cap and trade scheme in north west state

White House Pushes Financial Case for Carbon Rule

New York Times, July 29, 2014

By CORAL DAVENPORT

WASHINGTON — Failing to adequately reduce the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change could cost the United States economy $150 billion a year, according to an analysis by the White House Council of Economic Advisers released Tuesday.

Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says

Reuters, July 29, 2014

BY ROBERTA RAMPTON

(Reuters) - Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said on Tuesday in a report meant to bolster a series of actions President Barack Obama has proposed to address global warming.

Organic farming has grown rapidly, says EU

EurActiv, July 28, 2014

The organic farming sector has grown rapidly over the past ten years, to about 500,000 new hectares every year, according to EU statistics.

Commission needs to comply with promised launch of sustainable food communication

EurActiv, July 28, 2014

The promised launch of the Communication on Sustainable Food by the European Commission, initially planned for 2013, has once again been postponed. This is a significant set back for the much-needed reevaluation of Europe’s food system.  

UN official: Yemen could be 'first country to run out of water'

EurActiv, July 25, 2014

Since the political crisis erupted in Yemen in 2011, the country has begun to move towards democracy. Many challenges remain in the country, wracked by civil unrest and widespread water and food insecurity, says Bishow Parajuli, the UN World Food Programme's representative in Yemen.

Concerns over carbon emissions from burning wood

BBC News, July 24, 2014

By Roger Harrabin

Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.

Preparing for the climate displaced, both rich and poor

Business Spectator, July 24, 2014

SCOTT LECKIE 

Human displacement. Climate change. Two of the world’s leading causes of concern for humanitarians, environmentalists and the public at large alike. But what is even more concerning is that the two are inextricably linked – a growing global problem that researchers have now coined ‘climate displacement’.