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18/11/2014
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 ...   
17/11/2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said a lot of the right things in response to the historic agreement between China and the United States to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It was "a very positive thing," he said, noting the government had ...   
17/11/2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has added to international calls on Australia to reveal its plans for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, telling an audience in Sydney that climate change "won't stop at the Pacific Islands". In a speech ...   
17/11/2014
The G20 yesterday reasserted its commitment to "strong and effective action to address climate change", announcing new measures to promote energy and fuel efficiency and reaffirming its commitment to phasing out "inefficient fossil fuel ...   
17/11/2014
Germany has been credited for paving Europe’s way to a renewables-led, zero-carbon future. But the world’s true climate champion is Denmark, which has just set the bar another notch higher than Germany by proposing to accelerate its phase out of ...   
10/11/2014
“Even if the United States deals with its carbon emission problem, the Chinese won’t. So what’s the point?” “You can’t condemn the entire global South to abandon energy development, and you can’t provide enough with solar and wind. So ...   
5/11/2014
Our oceans are acidifying--even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet. As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast oceans absorb much of the ...   
4/11/2014
Once the impacts of man-made pollution on global climate became obvious in the late 1980s, the U.N. established a Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the first meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992 to agree upon a ...   
2/11/2014
The world faces a "very high risk of severe, widespread and irreversible" impacts from climate change without action to cut emissions, a major international report has warned. Experts warned there was little time before the window of ...   
2/11/2014
Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)--the world body for assessing the science related to climate change--released the final component of its Fifth Assessment Report, the Synthesis Report in Copenhagen, ...   
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 ...   

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