The Stream, August 11: Australia’s Climate Change Debate

Climate-change wrangling in Australia has descended into death threats and extreme insults, New Scientist argues, and the science is being drowned out. What’s fueling Australia’s long-standing climate debate?

Philadelphia is looking to become America’s greenest city while preparing for a hotter, wetter future, according to Climate Central.

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has proposed establishing a fund supported by fees from drillers to clean up environmental damage from shale gas production, Associated Press reported.

Forbes asks if water is a better investment than oil.

Members of Kenya’s Parliament have raised concerns over the construction of the Gibe III Dam by Ethiopia, saying it would negatively affect Kenyan communities living around Lake Turkana, Capital News reported.

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