Can Environmental Groups and Loggers Work to Limit the Destruction of Tropical Forests?

SUNGAI NGIHIS, Indonesia — At dawn, Peter Ellis leads a group of environmentalists heading into the tropical forests near this remote village on the island of Borneo. They drive for hours. They climb mountains and cross rivers. And finally, their eyes lock on what they are looking for — loggers. …

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Poor Installation, Grid Constraints and Defective Panels Plague China’s Huge Solar Program

China has bet on solar energy as a cleaner alternative to coal, but whether installed solar panels can meet the country’s need for energy is becoming a troubling question. China had installed nearly 19.5 gigawatts of solar panels as of the end of 2013. However, “many solar installations failed to …

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How a Study of Biased Reporting on Climate Change Morphed Into a Tale of Biased Science

Early last month, Hong Fuhai, an economics professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, received an unexpected question: Was it true that he and his colleagues said it is OK to lie about climate change? “A reader of the Townhall article, whom we hadn’t known, emailed us for clarification, as he …

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China is Spreading the Use of Insurance to Cope With Climate Change Damage

Weeks before the harvest started last summer, Li Ping’s rice paddies were hit by extreme weather. Temperatures of 95 degrees Fahrenheit baked Longtan village in north China for over a month, causing leaf yellowing and damaging grain production. As a result, Li’s rice yields decreased by 20 percent compared with …

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