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Fuming over food
The US food industry tries hard to dilute dietary guidelines. A story that repeats itself across the world
No evidence of policy-driven fall in US emissions post-2005, says new book
'Capitan America', a comprehensive analysis of the US climate action plan, says US INDCs are neither equitable nor ambitious
The truth about US emissions
A close look at the inventory published by the US Environmental Protection Agency shows emissions rose and dipped due to market forces and …
Domestic industrial emissions in decline as US relies on imports
Sixty per cent of everything a US consumer bought in 2004 came from imports. In the last 15 years, imports of capital and consumer goods have doubled
'40 per cent of all US food goes uneaten'
An American throws away, on average, 9 kg of food per month
The world is already celebrating the US' emissions reduction framework. Our research shows the US climate change action plan is neither ambitious …
US agency proposes more stringent rules to curb downwind air pollution
The proposal is expected to reduce emissions from power plants in 23 states, protecting neighbouring states from ozone pollution
Are the INDCs submitted by the US ambitious enough?
A quick analysis of the US INDCs reveals that the emission reduction pledges are neither ambitious nor fair
Paris foretold and forewarned: what to expect from COP21
The French government knows it cannot make the same blunders as the Danish government made in Copenhagen in 2009, when trust between countries&…
Does India need a pact with China in Paris?
As India’s growth ambitions are different and more critical than that of China, the coalition may not be a good idea
Lost and damaged
Negotiations on loss and damage signal a weak deal
Intolerance in Paris: an opinion by Sunita Narain
As I write this, it is two days to the endgame at the Paris climate conference. Despite problems, everybody is clear that there will be an …
Why shouldn’t I be intolerant?
The circles of information have shrunk to what is most agreeable to listen to. It is no surprise that in all environmental conversations there is …
America's HFC game plan
How the US is gaining support in apportioning of carbon space in the Montreal Protocol with bilateral agreements
Can glare be a roadblock in solar power expansion?
US authorities in Belmont have issued guidelines to manage solar glare
Is the US on a bilateral agreement spree over climate change?
USA and China have entered into a bilateral pact to sign the Paris Agreement on April 22
Finally, firm no to software patents
The Patent Office has clearly said software patents can only be granted if linked to novel hardware
The tale of 21st century's dinosaurs
Record signing of Paris Agreement a welcome step but tough work ahead
The swift ratification of the Paris Agreement is essential for serious, concerted global climate efforts
Are signs on the wall signalling the death of diesel cars?
Mayors of 20 European cities have signed a petition to the European Union denouncing a loophole in diesel cars’ pollution limits
Packaged food labels in US to have bigger, bolder display of calories
US Food and Drug Administration behind move aimed at helping people to make better informed choices
Drug companies are buying doctors – for as little as a $16 meal
An important new study in the United States has found doctors who receive just one cheap meal from a drug company tend to prescribe a lot more of …