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The Obama administration faces the first test of its pledge to oppose funding for overseas coal projects today when the Asian Development Bank (ADB) board decides on $900 million for a coal plant in Pakistan.
Environmentalists have put ...
Believe it or not, the statistics indicate carbon
trading is growing -- nationally and internationally.
As of December 2013, 17 countries have carbon
pricing mechanisms either running or planned. According to a recent study by the World ...
Canada is running out of time to offer U.S. President Barack Obama a climate
change concession that might clinch the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, as the country's energy industry continues to resist costly curbs on greenhouse gas ...
Former Reserve Bank governor Bernie Fraser has called on the government to retain an independent climate
advisory body as it unwinds Labor carbon policy
. He challenged the government's claims that it could get similar climate
advice from other ...
President Obama made another modest attempt to do something about climate
change last week by ordering federal agencies to more than double their use of renewable energy by 2020.
The operative word is modest. There is no hope of doing ...
More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon
pollution as a way to control ...
scientist and activist James Hansen has said it before, and he'll say it again: Two degrees of warming is too much.
negotiators agreed in the Copenhagen Accord, a global agreement on climate
change is not only imminent, it's already here. The rapid dwindling of summer Arctic sea ice has outpaced all scientific projections, which will have impacts on everything from atmospheric circulation to global shipping. And ...
The globally agreed upon political goal of limiting global warming to 3.6°F (2°C) above preindustrial levels would bring "potentially disastrous impacts,' and a far more ambitious plan to slash emissions of global warming gases is needed, ...
Unless significant, steady reductions in the emissions of carbon
dioxide from burning fossil fuels begin extremely soon, the Earth might be much closer to potentially catastrophic warming than is widely believed. So argues climatologist James ...
The limit of 2C of global warming agreed by the world's governments is a "dangerous target", "foolhardy" and will not avoid the most disastrous consequences of climate
change, new research from a panel of eminent climate
scientists warned on ...
Editor's note: By the end of this century, Earth may be home to 11 billion people, the United Nations has estimated, earlier than previously expected. As part of a week-long series, LiveScience is exploring what reaching this population milestone ...
There is a section within Royal Dutch Shell’s 2012 sustainability report, released last spring, which describes the oil company's self imposed carbon
pollution price. Yes, you read those last three words correctly and they are not a typo. ...
Who knows whether David Cameron really called green levies "crap". Downing Street has denied it, sort of. But everyone seems to accept that the autumn statement will contain a significant rolling back of environmental charges on energy ...
The United Nations negotiations in Warsaw over a climate
treaty are moving at a glacial speed - and that's in part because there's a fundamental problem.
In the coming decades, carbon
dioxide emissions from China, India and other rapidly ...
Some honeymoon. The first post-election Herald-Nielsen Poll is a reality check for Coalition MPs who think the election was an emphatic vote for their people and policies.It wasn't. It was a referendum on a rabble that could not muster ...
Even with the destruction from Typhoon Haiyan as a backdrop, the 195 nations that met over the past two weeks in Warsaw for a global summit on climate
change made only modest progress toward an agreement, including an accord designed to slow ...
On the western coast of Alaska, nestled against the Bering Sea, residents of the remote village of Newtok may soon become the country's first climate
refugees.Like many Alaskan villages, Newtok sits atop permanently frozen soil called ...
Japan isn`t the only country walking away from climate
When Japan dramatically slashed its plans last week for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, from 25 percent to just 3.8 percent compared to 2005 figures, the ...
change saboteurs are mucking in with their bits of devastating advice. Australia, as it promised to do with its new conservative government, has taken the lead against carbon
pricing as a mechanism of curbing pollution. Its newly ...
The Philippines's Typhoon Haiyan and its appalling death toll is a terrible example of the increasing force of extreme weather events. Will it shatter complacency about climate
change, and electrify the laborious UN ministerial negotiations that ...
Economist Robert Pindyck of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently examined the computer models that estimate the effects and costs of climate
change -- and he didn't like what he found. The models reflect two gaping uncertainties, he ...
Today, tens of thousands of people around Australia rallied for action on climate
An almost 360 shot of the #climaterally in Melbourne this morning. Lots of passionate people. #climateaction pic.twitter.com/NsgzN9bkTq
Melbourne delivered the largest turnout for Sunday's national day of climate
action, with up to 30,000 gathering at Treasury Gardens. One of more than 130 rallies organised by social activist group GetUp!, the Melbourne crowd accounted for half ...
The federal government was "sacrificing the planet for politics" by not taking stronger action to combat climate
change, a rally in Sydney has been told.
Outlaw bikie shot in parents' driveway 36 minutes ago Shot Vic bikie has Hells ...