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30/10/2014
Direct Action is the brand name of the freshly minted Australian Government policy to try and reduce the country’s emissions of greenhouse gases. But with a name that sounds more like a dodgy box of laundry powder, Australia’s “Direct ...   
30/10/2014
Last week’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher featured an interview with Harvard University Student and activist Chloe Maxmin on the power of student-led divestment from the fossil fuel industry. Divestment is not simply “giving up on voting”, ...   
30/10/2014
In a world of disruptive innovations, no company wants to be left behind or caught looking the other way. But that's exactly what's happened to leading British companies when it comes to deforestation driven by palm oil and other ...   
30/10/2014
For those following the rapid change in the climate change debate towards a more financial system orientation, a remarkable situation is unfolding in Australia that will act as a pointer to future developments elsewhere. In response to ...   
26/10/2014
A dam-building boom across the developing world will bring electricity to growing, power-hungry cities across Asia, Africa and Latin America. But it can also put the world’s climate and people at risk, according to a new study by researchers ...   
25/10/2014
It sounds bold and ambitious. European Union leaders last night signed off on an agreement to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2030. But climate scientists are wary of applauding the plan. For one thing, the target is a cut ...   
24/10/2014
A European Union goal to cut greenhouse gases by 40 percent by 2030, agreed early on Friday, sets the pace for a global deal to tackle climate change, pitting heavy industry against green business.Industry bosses said they faced big ...   
24/10/2014
We all just love a story where the suspense builds and builds, the whole tale teeters on the brink of disaster — but then, just in time, the hero or heroine saves the day. And it’s no different with climate change. As we watch this slow-motion ...   
24/10/2014
The European Commission's vote to reduce greenhouse gas pollution levels by 40 percent by 2030, compared with 1990 levels, "will put pressure on all countries,' said Jake Schmidt, the Natural Resources Defence Council's climate negotiations ...   
23/10/2014
European leaders were expected to strike a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030. But key aspects of the deal that will form a bargaining position for global climate talks in ...   
19/10/2014
Pressure for the nation's leading universities to join the Australian National University and dump investments in fossil fuels will continue to mount despite the condemnation of such moves by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe ...   
18/10/2014
At least twice in a normal year, the Biscayne Bay rises to swamp the streets of this fashionable resort town in an event known as the “king tide.” Water spills over seawalls and gurgles up through storm drains in what scientists say is a preview ...   
16/10/2014
Amid the calls to capture carbon to save the climate, a Texas company is preparing to do that job for profit.At Capitol Aggregates, a cement plant near San Antonio, the Skyonic Corporation of Austin, plans to open a $125 million factory ...   
12/10/2014
Leading economists at the “Mecca” of free-market economics, the University of Chicago, evoked their most prominent predecessor, Milton Friedman, last week in advocating a price on carbon to address climate change. At a forum called “What ...   
10/10/2014
Transitioning to a low carbon energy system could not only prevent the most devastating impacts of climate change, but could free up trillions of dollars over the next 20 years, according to new research. Two reports released by the ...   
9/10/2014
European Union governments are considering the use of carbon-permit funds to help finance clean technologies and spur poorer nations toward a low-carbon economy under a planned deal on 2030 climate and energy policies. The bloc’s 28 ...   
8/10/2014
Arctic ice shrinks as Antarctic ice expands | Audio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
CHRIS UHLMANN: As Australians prepare for a long hot summer it's fair to say that not many of us are pondering the extent of sea ice in the Arctic. But scientists say we should be. The extent of the ice melt is both an important ...   
8/10/2014
After years of intense lobbying from Canadian fossil fuel interests and government officials, the European Union has abandoned plans to label Canadian tar sands, or oil sands, as dirtier than other forms of crude oil. A European Commission ...   
7/10/2014
So you’re the Canadian oil industry and you do what you think is a great thing by developing a mother lode of heavy crude beneath the forests and muskeg of northern Alberta. The plan is to send it clear to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast via a ...   
5/10/2014
Earth is “fucked” and our insatiable growth economy is to blame. So argues Naomi Klein in her intentionally provocative best-seller This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Klein is the latest among an influential network of ...   
3/10/2014
Last week in New York, climate change took center stage. More than a hundred heads of state gathered to discuss the issue at a United Nations summit-and demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan in what has been dubbed "the largest climate ...   
2/10/2014
We`re all familiar with climate deniers - the politicians who proudly declare that 97 percent of climate scientists are wrong, and human carbon emissions aren`t driving up global temperatures to a potentially catastrophic degree. Opposing them ...   
25/9/2014
Switching from coal to natural gas for power generation will do very little to reduce harmful US carbon emissions causing climate change, according to new research. In fact, burning this cheap gas will just make us use more energy and hinder the ...   
24/9/2014
UK’s prime minister David Cameron said in a speech at the UN’s climate summit that the country is on track to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 but that businesses and the poorest countries need assistance in order to thrive in a low-carbon ...   
22/9/2014
Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to ...   

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