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30/10/2014
These are rough times for carbon taxes, aimed at mitigating climate change. Australia recently repealed its carbon tax. South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon tax until 2016.And ...   
27/10/2014
Australian government plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country's pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists said Tuesday. The draft plan, released for ...   
10/10/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit at the end of September saw a host of governments, agencies and organizations rally around an international agreement aimed at stopping deforestation called the New York Declaration on Forests. In it, three ...   
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 ...   
6/10/2014
A major new study finds that “scientists may have hugely underestimated the extent of global warming because temperature readings from southern hemisphere seas were inaccurate.” In short, as New Scientist puts it, “it’s worse than we ...   
29/9/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...   
21/9/2014
New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty ...   
20/9/2014
New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a UN summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty ...   
10/9/2014
One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton's plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered ...   
7/9/2014
World leaders due to gather in New York for the latest UN climate change meeting are facing renewed calls to deliver a step change in their approach to decarbonisation, as NGOs, UN officials, and businesses prepare to unite in calling for bolder ...   
24/8/2014
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 emissions reduction target, new research ...   
24/7/2014
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 ...   
13/7/2014
Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer's winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley - the hot, dry region that is home to the country's world-famous big, brassy shiraz. Trampling over the family's ...   
9/7/2014
Holding back catastrophic climate change is still possible -- but just barely, and doing so will require a tremendous technological effort, according to a sweeping new report that analyzes what it would take to de-carbonize the world's top ...   
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 ...   
26/6/2014
On Thursday, two senators introduced a bipartisan proposal to address climate change. Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Susan Collins’ (R-ME) Super Pollutants Act of 2014 will reduce short-lived climate pollutants. These pollutants are responsible ...   
11/6/2014
SO YOU want to live in a country that is guided by a philosophy of "ecological civilisation", run by people with the vision to implement policies that will benefit their children even if it costs more in the short term? Move to ...   
9/6/2014
With PV prices falling, efficiencies increasing and global installations doubling in volume every year, has a clear winner emerged in the race to find an economic low carbon energy source for the next 100 years? Whilst recent statistics ...   
3/6/2014
Tim Jackson, professor of sustainable development at the University of Surrey in Britain, uses a nifty back-of-the-envelope calculation to underscore the challenge of giving the world’s poor a shot at prosperity while preventing a global climate ...   
3/6/2014
By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate ...   
3/6/2014
A move by US President Barack Obama to reduce emissions 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 ...   
2/6/2014
U.S. President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to fight climate change is garnering kudos from many environmentalists, but leaving the coal industry fuming. The centrepiece of the plan is setting a bold target to reduce carbon dioxide ...   
2/6/2014
The new rules announced Monday to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants represent President Barack Obama's boldest effort yet to counter climate change, guidelines that supporters and critics alike cast as a turning point in U.S. ...   
31/5/2014
Bryan T. Pagel, a dairy farmer, watched as a glistening slurry of cow manure disappeared down a culvert. If recycling the waste on his family's farm would help to save the world, he was happy to go along. Out back, machinery was breaking ...   
1/5/2014
Ethanol: Worse Than Conventional Fuel? | Photo, Environmental News Network
Ethanol was pitched as the new hope for alternative fuels in America, but what if it’s actually worse than conventional gasoline? That’s exactly what a new government-funded study is saying in an analysis of cellulostic ethanol — fuel made from ...   

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