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21/7/2014
Beef’s environmental impact dwarfs that of other meat including chicken and pork, new research reveals, with one expert saying that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their ...   
20/7/2014
While a carbon price is every economists' favorite climate plan, real-world political constraints get in the way (just ask Australia!) In a new paper in Energy Policy, I examine a variety of political economy constraints that limit the ...   
19/7/2014
For years, the energy companies have been telling us not to worry. Yes, mounting carbon emissions threaten to heat up the world -- but technology, particularly carbon capture and storage, or CCS, will come to the rescue. Despite various ...   
17/7/2014
When city leaders and state legislators agreed last year to fund roughly half the $1 billion cost of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, they attached the usual strings for such projects: It had to be architecturally iconic, employ steel ...   
17/7/2014
Two of the world's leading marine energy companies have experienced contrasting fortunes this week, as Ocean Power Technologies revealed it was scrapping plans for a major project off the Australian coast, while Atlantis Resources announced its ...   
13/7/2014
As Republicans promote the state’s economic “miracle,” many climate scientists from Texas say prosperity has come at a steep price. With its dependence on an energy industry that relies on extracting fossil fuels, scientists say Texas ...   
13/7/2014
In 1829, as Swedish chemist Jons Jakob Berzelius named a metallic element he had discovered after the Norse god of thunder and lightning, he surely had no inkling of its potential for unleashing enormous power. Yet today there's growing interest ...   
13/7/2014
Solar power is coming to the fore as a major future source of global energy, experts say. In Australia, where there are 1.2 million homes with solar panels installed on roofs, the growth of solar power has been so profound that wholesale ...   
10/7/2014
Earlier this week, the Heartland Institute convened its Ninth International Climate Change Conference in Las Vegas. A nonprofit, free-market think tank in Chicago with a $6 million annual budget, Heartland has been hosting conferences since 2008 ...   
9/7/2014
Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel and the most widely used for power generation. El Paso’s public utility announced plans to run the city coal-free in two years. It’s a bold proposal since no major U.S. city can run without coal power ...   
8/7/2014
When it comes to fighting pollution, global warming and our climate crisis, California Gov. Jerry Brown is big on talk and weak on action. Gov. Brown frequently warns us that climate change is a major threat we must solve, citing the ongoing ...   
8/7/2014
Australia is going backwards on climate change, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The politics of climate action is well understood in Australia, with the Coalition intent on scrapping the carbon tax and Labor and the Greens suggesting this is evidence that the Abbott Government isn't committed to ...   
6/7/2014
In 2007, Australians were ready to do something to combat climate change, even if it was expensive. More than two-thirds of them said so in a poll, and both major political parties vowed to make industries pay for greenhouse-gas ...   
3/7/2014
Within the past six weeks, former Republican Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and 16 former generals and admirals have issued stern warnings about the serious economic and national security risks America faces by failing to address climate ...   
2/7/2014
The conservative YG Network recently published a series of ‘reform conservative’ essays called ‘Room to Grow,’ designed to create a ‘thriving middle class’ while limiting the size of government. Those essays have been subject to intense criticism ...   
1/7/2014
By now, everyone has heard that unmitigated climate change can lead to ice caps melting, sea levels rising and heat waves escalating. But the world is just now starting to listen to major national Republicans who are pleading with their party’s ...   
30/6/2014
Following in the footsteps of the University of Dayton, the first Catholic school to divest from fossil fuels, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) announced Saturday its resolution to do the same. The faith-based organization of ...   
27/6/2014
City Councilman Paul Koretz introduced a motion Friday that aims to reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 80 percent come 2050 by speeding up the city’s transition from coal to renewable energy sources and by adding more solar rooftops, park ...   
24/6/2014
There is an amazing op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times, “The Coming Climate Crash: Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession.” What’s amazing isn’t so much the content -- the climate crisis is real, we’re close to crossing ...   
23/6/2014
When not refuting the 97 percent of scientists who believe in human-caused global warming, climate change deniers often draw upon the conspiracy that it`s is a fabricated theory invented by those in a position to gain financially or otherwise ...   
23/6/2014
In a case with major environmental and economic implications, the US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority when it sought to substantially expand its ability to control emissions of ...   
21/6/2014
The history of international efforts to rein in global warming is littered with a forest of printed reports, talking points, and treaty drafts – all in pursuit of two agreements that lacked either rigorous enforcement or the participation of key ...   
21/6/2014
THERE is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my work in finance, government and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage. For too many years, we ...   
20/6/2014
The rise of oxygen is one of the biggest puzzle in Earth's history. Our planet's atmosphere started out oxygen-free. Then, around 3.5 billion years ago, tiny microbes called cyanobacteria (or blue-green algae) learned out to carry out ...   
16/6/2014
In giving the commencement address at the University of California-Irvine on Saturday, President Obama called on young people to push the climate change issue past its current partisan divide. The speech was particularly notable for Obama’s ...   

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