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A Lane County judge today rejected arguments made by two Eugene teenagers who sought a court order that would force state lawmakers to work harder on a plan to reduce carbon emission
s and help stave off climate change.
Circuit Court ...
British Columbia is on track to increase greenhouse gas emission
s – not reduce them – according to a letter from Canada’s environment minister.
Leona Aglukkaq wrote to her provincial counterpart, Mary Polak, on April 10 with Environment ...
Even as some of them fight Washington's new clean air regulations in court, coal-reliant Midwestern states are asking the Obama administration to provide rules for an emission
s trading platform that would help them meet the federal greenhouse gas ...
The planned curbs in greenhouse gas emission
s by the nations of the world fall well short of what is required to avoid global average temperatures exceeding the “danger limit” of 2C this century, a report has warned.
An analysis of the ...
The U.S. Senate majority leader
on Wednesday urged countries to go slowly on committing to cut carbon emission
s in any global agreement later this year, in his latest effort to cripple President Barack Obama's clean power plan.
Earlier this month, Ontario announced it will join the carbon
cap-and trade-program that Quebec and California currently participate in. That makes Ontario the fourth Canadian province to put a price on carbon
. Alberta taxes its largest carbon
This week could mark a turning point in Canada's struggle to shed its international image as a climate-change laggard, but could also lay bare the fault lines running through the country's attempts to deal with what many would argue is the ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made it clear that India cannot be forced to "follow" the parameters laid down by the developed world on climate change and instead should lead the world in the fight against it.
India's position came ...
In his office, Gov. Jay Inslee keeps a framed image of a stand of magenta paintbrush, an alpine meadow flower and a signature species in Washington, that he photographed while hiking with his wife in Olympic National Park. The magenta paintbrush ...
Australia's greenhouse emission
s from the electricity sector jumped in the September quarter, reversing the industry's declines during the two carbon
tax years preceding it, the latest government data shows.
According to the National ...
Al Gore wants to make a point about cellphones, and he has a helpful set of slides on his laptop. “Do you want to see that?” he asks, and starts to turn the MacBook around.“It’s not two hours — don’t worry.”Mr. Gore knows he is ...
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is telling Ottawa to refrain from imposing any carbon emission
s regulations that would hinder growth in the energy sector, and to leave leader
ship on climate policy to the provinces.
In a speech to ...
Melbourne's climate can be expected to warm across all seasons, with less rainfall in winter and spring but more intense rain events, according to the latest projections by the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.
The first update of the ...
In his renowned 1998 study of power and rationality, the Danish social scientist Bent Flyvbjerg concluded: “Power determines what counts as knowledge ... while it ignores or suppresses that knowledge which does not serve it.”
Tony Abbott ...
Gov. Jerry Brown began his fourth and final term on Monday proposing a broad reduction in California’s energy consumption over the next 15 years — including a call to slash gas consumption by cars and trucks by as much as 50 percent — as part of ...
The caricatures of the swaggering, independent Texan and the elitist, trend-setting Californian are on full display in the otherwise dry, technical comments the two major economic drivers submitted on U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan.The ...
Environment Minister Kyle Fawcett says Alberta must form partnerships with other provinces as part of its new climate change strategy and he isn’t ruling out new agreements on carbon
trading across borders.
In a recent interview, Fawcett ...
With yet another United Nations-hosted climate change conference making very little real progress, a near miracle will be required if countries are to reach a meaningful and binding global agreement on carbon emission
s in Paris next ...
Pledges to reduce emission
s in China, Europe and the US provide an important step forward for climate change action, but a more comprehensive effort is needed to stabilize the climate below critical thresholds. Climate finance can cover ...
When the United States and China agreed to a joint climate change initiative four weeks ago, it left the leader
s of two of their major trading partners in an awkward position.
For Australia, its strong growth of recent years has depended ...
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is nothing like any pop culture stereotype of a politician. He’s not a boyishly charming airhead like George W. Bush or The Simpsons’ Mayor Quimby, or a blunt, lovable grandpa like Joe Biden or The West Wing’s ...
David Cameron has "abdicated responsibility" on the environment and left Britain trailing the world on climate change, Ed Miliband says today. Ahead of UN climate talks in Peru this week, the Labour leader
, writing for The Independent on Sunday, ...
In Peru, where two weeks of U.N. climate talks begin Monday, melting glaciers and more extreme weather such as hot spells and flash frosts are already harming crops and incomes, and keeping people in poverty, aid workers say.
"From the ...
President Obama could leave office with the most aggressive, far-reaching environmental legacy of any occupant of the White House. Yet it is very possible that not a single major environmental law will have passed during his two terms in ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...