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China and the US have both pledged to lead action against climate change, with the former promising for the first time to set targets for greenhouse gas emission
cuts.Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli said yesterday that by 2020, China ...
As our climate continues to change and carbon
dioxide (CO2) emission
s keep climbing, scientists and world leader
s alike fear that the chances of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius is dwindling fast. Now, climate officials have announced ...
Desmond Tutu, the Nobel peace prize winner and activist, has called for an international campaign to boycott mining companies, oil corporations and other businesses involved in the trade of fossil fuels. Writing exclusively in the Observer prior ...
The Canadian government is hell-bent on exploiting the Alberta tar sands to the fullest extent possible, even at the expense of the global climate. Canada simply cannot meet its carbon
pollution reduction pledges if it continues to expand tar ...
More than $100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending, and 1,700 megatons of annual carbon
dioxide (CO2) -- a 40 percent reduction of urban passenger transport emission
s -- could be eliminated by 2050 if the world expands public ...
China recently announced plans to launch a national carbon
trading market, to help reduce its 30% contribution to global greenhouse gas emission
s. Host Steve Curwood discusses the importance and ambition of this plan with Barbara Finamore, the ...
Extensive changes to the Abbott government’s “Direct Action” climate change policy being proposed by independent senator Nick Xenophon could bring it within reach of meeting Australia’s 2020 emission
s reduction target, new research ...
Scrolling through slides on his laptop, Jon Möller displayed for a visitor recently myriad carbon emission
targets for the governments of his Nordic home.
Cut per capita greenhouse gas to three tons per Stockholm inhabitant by 2015. Make ...
'Major studies by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have carefully examined over 100 years of measurements and concluded that the average global temperature has risen about 0.8 degree Celsius,' Indian Institute of Astrophysics's ...
General Mills said Monday it would take new steps to combat climate change, including expanding its emission
reduction targets to include its vast network of suppliers and contractors.
About two-thirds of General Mills’ greenhouse gas ...
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma are among the most vocal Republican skeptics of the science that burning fossil fuels contributes to global warming, but a new study to be released Thursday found that their states ...
In what some would call a wily veteran move, Charlie Crist has publicly offered to meet with the ten Florida environmental scientists who asked Gov. Rick Scott to meet to discuss climate change.
And now that Crist has come out and said ...
This week, Germany hosted the fifth Petersberg Climate Dialogue in preparation for the Climate Change Conference in Peru at the end of this year. Christoph Bals from Germanwatch gives his verdict on how the talks went.
DW: What were the ...
Australia’s decision to repeal its levy limiting fossil-fuel pollution makes it the first nation to turn back from a market approach to fighting global warming.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government won final approval from Parliament ...
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's move to repeal his country's carbon
tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emission
s in ...
With Australia`s standing as the world`s highest per-capita emitter of carbon
dioxide, one would think the country would be the last to repeal a pollution tax.
The country defied the odds Thursday with a 39 to 32 ...
Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s repeal bill to abolish tax on the country’s biggest polluters has been passed in the senate, with opposition and scientists deeply worried that the move will leave Australia behind in the race to a ...
A workhorse Delta 2 rocket roared to life and climbed away from California coast early Wednesday, boosting an environmental research satellite into orbit on a $468 million mission to precisely measure global carbon
dioxide levels, a key factor in ...
The Greens’ leader
, Christine Milne, said she would move, this week, that the Senate should vote on the government's bill, which faces certain defeat because Labor also opposes scrapping the $10bn renewable energy initiative.
A vote on ...
Tony “conservationist” Abbott has been telling the Americans his government supports “strong action” on climate change. Sadly, every piece of available evidence says the opposite.
First, his policy is a competitive government grants ...
Kentucky may be well positioned to meet a carbon emission
target for power plants set by federal regulators, even as U.S. Senate candidates there blast the plan, saying it will cripple the state's coal industry.
The Environmental ...
Massachusetts, one of nine states participating in a seven-year-old regional emission
s cap and trade program, is well ahead of the proposed greenhouse gas reduction goals rolled out Monday by the Obama administration in an attempt to curb ...
A ferry plows along San Francisco Bay, trailing a tail of churned up salt, sand, and sludge and further fouling the already murky liquid that John Webley intends to turn into drinking water. But Webley, CEO of a Bay Area start-up working on a ...
One day after the United States proposed rules to limit the amount of carbon
emitted from existing power plants, China said it will limit its total CO2 emission
s for the first time, likely starting in 2016 with the announcement of their next ...
A move by US President Barack Obama to reduce emission
s from US-based power plants is the strongest signal yet that the United States is getting serious about combating climate change.The US announcement, made today, comes on the heels of ...