Stephen Leahy, IPS News

Stephen Leahy is the international science and environment correspondent for the Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS).

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 9:30am
Dirty Energy, Dirty Tactics: The World According to Fossil Fuel Giants
UXBRIDGE, Canada - “Greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are higher than ever, and we’re seeing more and more extreme weather and climate events….We can’t prevent a large scale disaster if we don’t heed this kind of hard science.” Question: Is that statement about the latest...
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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:00am
Carbon Pollution and the Coming Threat of "Hollow Food"
UXBRIDGE, Canada - Rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels will make many key food crops like rice and corn less nutritious, a new study shows. Important food crops will contain lower levels of zinc and iron by mid-century without major cuts in CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels, an analysis of...
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:30am
Stressed Ecosystems Leaving Humanity High and Dry
UXBRIDGE, Canada - Everyone knows water is life. Far too few understand the role of trees, plants and other living things in ensuring we have clean, fresh water.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 10:52am
Climate Rally Draws “Line in the Sand” on Canadian Pipeline
UXBRIDGE, Canada - The largest climate rally in U.S. history is expected Sunday in Washington DC with the aim of pressuring President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
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Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 12:11pm
Climate Inaction Is a Clear Failure of Democracy
Around the world, 2012 was the year of extreme weather, when we unequivocally learned that the fossil fuel energy that powers our societies is destroying them. Accepting this reality is the biggest challenge of the brand new year.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 7:19am
At the Edge of the Carbon Cliff
UXBRIDGE, Canada - The most important number in history is now the annual measure of carbon emissions. That number reveals humanity’s steady billion-tonne by billion-tonne march to the edge of the carbon cliff, beyond which scientists warn lies a fateful fall to catastrophic climate change.
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Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 11:19am
Climate Change Takes a Bite Out of Global Food Supply
Humanity’s ability to feed itself is in serious doubt as climate change takes hold on land in the form of droughts and extreme weather, as well as on the world’s oceans.
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Friday, September 21, 2012 - 8:01am
Ice-Free Arctic Is “Uncharted Territory”
UXBRIDGE, Canada - The melt of Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest point this year, shrinking 18 percent from last year’s near-record low.
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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 8:37am
Standing Up for the Planet and the Future
What are you doing on Saturday? Peter Nix, a retiree, will be standing on a railway track on Canada's west coast blocking a coal train destined to ship U.S. and Canadian coal to Asia.
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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 8:26am
Building Sustainable Future Needs More Than Science, Experts Say
VANCOUVER - Contrary to popular belief, humans have failed to address the earth's worsening emergencies of climate change, species' extinction and resource overconsumption not because of a lack of information, but because of a lack of imagination, social scientists and artists say.
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