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13/4/2014
The UN's climate panel has published the third part of its long-awaited report - on strategies for mitigation. The document by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) considers the options for limiting or preventing greenhouse gas ...   
13/4/2014
The study, drawing on the work of more than 1,000 experts, said a shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy such as wind, solar or nuclear power was affordable and would shave only about 0.06 percentage point a year off world economic ...   
9/4/2014
A new study charges that government regulations for biomass plants are riddled with loopholes that allow wood-burning facilities to spew more toxic emissions in the air than coal-fired power plants. The findings are refueling a controversy over ...   
4/4/2014
Facilities burning biomass emit more air pollutants, including carbon dioxide, per megawatt-hour than those that burn coal, according to a Partnership for Policy Integrity report. The April 2 report, “Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How ...   
3/4/2014
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report on the impacts of global warming this century has been widely recognised as clarifying beyond all doubt that we do, indeed, face an unprecedented planetary ...   
25/3/2014
From taxi tailpipes in Paris to dung-fired stoves in New Delhi, air pollution claimed seven million lives around the world in 2012, according to figures released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. More than one-third of those deaths, the ...   
25/3/2014
Air pollution has become the world's largest environmental risk, killing an estimated 7 million people in 2012, the World Health Organization says. That means about 1 out of every 8 deaths in the world each year is due to air pollution. ...   
25/3/2014
Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, and is now the single biggest environmental health risk, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health ...   
24/3/2014
Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. The toll, a doubling of previous estimates, means one in eight of ...   
24/3/2014
Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The toll, a doubling of previous estimates, means one in eight of ...   
12/2/2014
A brown smog has descended over Greece's cities. The smell of burned wood is prevalent, and those that suffer from asthma or have heart disease have been advised to stay inside. And in a convoluted way, it's the Greek economic crisis – ...   
29/1/2014
While President Obama did not mention coal Tuesday night, it nevertheless played a central role in his State of the Union address. You could tell by the way he talked about climate change. "The debate is settled," he said. "Climate change is a ...   
26/1/2014
The amount of black carbon or soot, a potential cancer-causing substance, has been gradually increasing over Pune city since 2005, shows a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). Soot is a human ...   
15/12/2013
GLOBAL warming or climate change is here to stay. In fact, it is manifesting its Sahara-like presence sooner than anticipated. But what does this drastic change in global weather patterns mean to the general public? What has triggered ...   
12/12/2013
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, 41 leading scientists sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling on the agency to protect U.S. forests from the growing sucking sound created by biomass power plants. The scientists ...   
19/11/2013
Yesterday, at the International Coal and Climate Summit-just a couple miles from the ongoing UN Climate Summit-Christiana Figueres delivered a speech unlike anything ever heard at a coal industry meeting before. Figueres, the Executive Director ...   
17/11/2013
FROM "very likely" in 2007 to "extremely likely" in 2013 -- that's how certain the United Nation's International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on its assessment that global warming is a man-made problem."The IPCC report should be a ...   
12/11/2013
On Monday, the UN climate talks opened in Warsaw. Significant progress needs to be made during these negotiations, to ensure that we are on track to agreeing an ambitious global deal to combat climate change at Paris in 2015. But the ...   
7/11/2013
Palawan is one of the Philippines natural wonders, with many tourists visiting every year. The island province is not connected to the national grid and depends upon imported diesel and bunker fuel to generate electricity. These fuels ...   
3/10/2013
Each fire season is a roll of the dice. Some years lightning strikes more often. Other years soggy summers keep big burns at bay. This year more than 4,000 wildfires burned almost a million acres across the Northwest. That might ...   
23/9/2013
Switching to clean energy might seem like the expensive option, but it would pay for itself almost immediately, according to a new analysis. The reason? Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels will cut air pollution, saving lives and therefore ...   
6/9/2013
Germany's agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor. Government advisors are calling for a completely new start.If you ...   
5/8/2013
You've probably heard that US carbon emissions have been falling. According to President Obama and energy commentators the world over, fracked shale gas has displaced dirty coal, in much the same way that fossil fuels undercut whale oil a century ...   
20/7/2013
In the forests of Allendale County is a wood-burning power plant with the capacity to release tons of pollution that many other industrial plants must control. Under construction for most of the past two years, the Allendale plant is one ...   
15/7/2013
On Friday, a key federal court ruling confirmed that Clean Air Act limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution apply to industrial facilities that burn biomass, including tree-burning power plants. The court vacated an exemption that the U.S. ...   

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