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1/7/2015
n 1990, by an overwhelming majority, Congress amended the Clean Air Act to establish a market for electric utilities to trade the right to emit sulfur dioxide, one of the main contributors to acid rain.The law was based on a simple ...   
29/6/2015
The top environmental official in Alberta -- home to the Canadian oil patch that would be the point of origin for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline -- announced yesterday that the province will raise its carbon price next year. Shannon Phillips, ...   
26/6/2015
Alberta will increase its carbon price for industrial emitters, the first step in revamping climate regulations to curb greenhouse-gas output from coal plants and oil-sands production. The price will rise to C$20 ($16) a metric ton next ...   
24/6/2015
A federal tax on carbon dioxide emissions is likely to gain traction if Hillary Clinton becomes president and Democrats take control of the Senate in 2016, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. Schumer, who is the third ranking Democrat in ...   
20/6/2015
The network of corporate-funded right wing think tanks in America is massive. The money that flows to these organizations is even more massive than the networks themselves, and it flows in almost total secrecy thanks to Donors Trust and Donors ...   
19/6/2015
Three months ago, a surgeon at Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital took a saw, ripped through my sternum, levered open my ribcage, cut into the aorta of my still-beating heart and stitched in a vein from my leg. The long, brutal operation was a ...   
19/6/2015
The encyclical on the environment that Pope Francis released on Thursday is as much an indictment of the global economic order as it is an argument for the world to confront climate change.It offers blistering criticism of 21st-century ...   
18/6/2015
“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all,” declares Pope Francis in his first major teaching on the environment, an encyclical letter released today.Pope Francis urges all human beings to change their behavior to ...   
18/6/2015
Encyclicals, or papal letters, typically pass from the pope to his bishops around the world to little fanfare.Not so for "Praise Be," the encyclical that will come out tomorrow amid an avalanche of press conferences, floor speeches and ...   
17/6/2015
When Wisconsin’s new state treasurer Matt Adamczyk took office in January, his first act was to order a highly symbolic change in stationery. Adamczyk, a Republican and one of three members of the board that oversees a small public lands agency, ...   
17/6/2015
During her official launch speech last weekend, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tossed out a big clue about the direction she would take the country’s climate change policy. If elected, she vowed, she would seek to make the ...   
17/6/2015
President Obama and other leaders at the G-7 Summit in Germany made headlines last week pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 to 70 percent by 2050, the first time leading Western nations have committed to such specific long-term ...   
16/6/2015
Household energy bills could be cut by £6.5bn over the next two decades if the government took decisive action to nationalise new nuclear power stations and reduce the risk of developing offshore windfarms, according to new research.The ...   
13/6/2015
The challenge to prevent climate change is daunting for its scale. How can society change human behavior widely enough to stop the accumulation of atmosphere-warming gases -- without swelling the government or ruining the economy? That's ...   
12/6/2015
Two liberal senators appealed to conservatives yesterday to support a carbon tax, opening what they hope is a rebooted debate on climate change that focuses on legislation over science. Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island ...   
9/6/2015
Ontario recently announced plans to address climate change. Canada's most populous province thus joins a trend: Where national governments fail to act, states and cities are stepping up. Is that a good thing? It depends. Climate change ...   
7/6/2015
French President Francois Hollande gives a speech during the Petersberg Climate Dialogue conference in Berlin, Germany. The informal meeting of ministers and representatives from around 35 countries was held in May to prepare for the UN Climate ...   
7/6/2015
In a welcome development, businesses are asking world leaders to do more to address climate change. This week, the top executives of six large European oil and gas companies called for a tax on carbon emissions. These companies — the BG ...   
7/6/2015
When asked what is at stake in next December’s COP 21 conference on global warming, Nicolas Hulot quotes a participant at a recent climate change gathering in Morocco. “In Paris, you will decide who will live or die,” the woman told ...   
5/6/2015
The foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has rejected claims by a panel headed by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan that Australia is a “free-rider” on climate change. Australia is one of four major offenders, with Canada, Japan and ...   
5/6/2015
Arnold Schwarzenegger is apparently on a mission to terminate the myth that protecting the environment hurts the economy. The actor and former politician is in Australia to promote his new film Terminator Genisys, the first a planned new ...   
4/6/2015
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a proponent of climate action, joined this week a Republican presidential field otherwise populated primarily by global warming naysayers. It remains to be seen whether Graham's entry into the race ...   
2/6/2015
Early one morning in the ballroom of the venerable Palliser Hotel in downtown Calgary all sorts of people gathered recently to talk about putting a price on carbon.Oil industry leaders, conservative politicians, the Chamber of Commerce ...   
31/5/2015
Three-quarters of the world's annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today (1 June 2015) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London ...   
27/5/2015
Tax versus trade is an issue that has stalked the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) over its 10 years of existence, but is fading in importance as the world moves towards increased use of both methods of cutting greenhouse gas ...   

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