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The European parliament has voted in favour of the world’s toughest carbon dioxide emission standards for new cars, albeit with some concessions as a result of German lobbying.
were approved by a vote of 499 in favour, with ...
'Either denial or dither on climate
change will damage the country," says Ed Miliband, perhaps going a bit too heavy on the alliteration. The science, he reminds us, is clear, and he wants to somehow rebuild a national consensus. Time, then, for ...
We now have an answer to why global temperatures have risen less quickly in recent years than predicted in climate
change models. (It’s necessary to add immediately that the issue is only the rate of that rise, since the 10 hottest years on ...
Listening to President Obama's State of the Union address, it would have been easy to conclude that we were slowly but surely gaining in the war on climate
change. "Our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet,' the ...
Severe drought. Record heat waves. Extreme storms. Food and water shortages. Mass migrations. These are but a few of the dangerous effects of climate
change, and they have very real implications for those whose primary mission it is to protect ...
In Krakow, Poland, lawmakers recently banned the burning of coal to heat homes after activists pressured them with a Facebook campaign
that drew 20,000 followers. Driven by a survey that showed the city's air to be the third dirtiest in Europe, ...
The equivalent emissions of six million cars will be added to Europe's carbon footprint unless it acts to prevent a likely flood of fossil fuel imports from Canadian tar sands if Brussels alters its clean fuel regulations as planned, a leading ...
This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos should be the launching ground for a campaign
to develop a lasting solution to climate
change, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.
Praising the European Union’s “ambition” for ...
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said the European Union has been unfairly criticized for dropping nationally-binding renewable energy targets
The bloc two days ago proposed to cut ...
The EU’s energy policy was thrown into disarray today after a senior official admitted that the bloc had no power to enforce the "binding" target it had just proposed, to generate 27 per cent of its power from renewable sources by ...
The EU's reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate
protection goals and pave the way for fracking -- jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the ...
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforests. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year.
As a review, this post will not ...
The entire Year of Air has been marked by repeated calls from scientists for urgent action, yet the Commission's response is 'yes, but not until 2030.
The new package comes amid concerns that cleaner air quality has become increasingly ...
If you’ve been paying attention to the state of the world’s climate
, you may have been shocked to read that 2013 was the best year in human history.
In 2013, enough fossil fuels were burned so that carbon pollution ...
It's Alberta's biggest environmental battle - to reduce rising greenhouse gases from the oilsands - and former oil executive Eric Newell is running a global search for some silver bullets.
Newell knows it's a race against ...
A trip to the United Nations' climate
talks in Bali sounds like every young activist's dream. But when a group of recent Middlebury College graduates trekked there in 2007 to continue the environmental work they began in school, at least one ...
In 2014, England will follow the example set by Wales and Scotland and introduce a carrier bag charge. If the Welsh and Scottish experiences are anything to go by, the policy will drastically reduce the number of bags in circulation, keeping ...
Chevron and Shell are in the top 10 list of corporations responsible for more than 60% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions since the Industrial Revolution.
This was one of the major findings of a "groundbreaking" study by independent ...
Britain has proposed a way to lower the European Union's 2020 target for renewable energy by counting the contribution from biofuels twice, avoiding the need for billions of euros in investment, a document shows.
Policy on transport fuel ...
Bloomberg has launched a major new initiative to help its financial customers better track emerging environmental risks, including the potential for investments in fossil fuel companies to become "stranded assets" as climate
change regulations ...
It’s Alberta’s biggest environmental battle -- to reduce the rising greenhouse gases in the oilsands -- and former oil executive Eric Newell is running a global search for some silver bullets.
Newell also knows it’s a race against ...
A coalition of investors and asset managers is urging stakeholders in the palm oil industry to adopt policies that exclude deforestation and human rights violations from their supply chains.
The call, coordinated by Green Century Capital ...
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
Like the underground shale gas that Premier Christy Clark says will pave the way to a debt-free future, British Columbia appears caught between a rock and a hard place in balancing its hunger for a burgeoning liquefied natural gas industry and ...
Britain is playing its part in a worldwide bid to reduce emissions and should not weaken its proposed cuts, says a report to the UK government.The Committee on Climate
Change says no change in global science or policy justifies a ...