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The Abbott government has been accused of politicising the release of official greenhouse gas projections that confirm Australia’s international climate
change pledge for 2020 is becoming easier to reach, but which will also increase pressure for ...
High-rise and glass-facade buildings, poor garbage management and inefficient heating practices have turned urban households into major collective sources of greenhouse gases (GHG), scientists have said after the first assessment of GHG ...
Ethical investment is not a new thing, but the recent trend towards massive and sweeping fossil fuel divestment from pension funds, universities and cities, has definitely taken the idea of considering the morals of an investment to a new level – ...
The agreement was to block the rise in global temperature before 2020, and start a process for gradually reverting the climate
to safe levels, to be concluded before 2050.
Well, in the last four years, we have already witnessed an ...
Wind power in the U.S. has grown significantly over the last decade, with Americans using three times as much wind power as seven years ago and wind now provides about 4.5 percent of the nation's electricity.
The U.S. Department of ...
Environmentalists in India have expressed alarm over the new budget of the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which they say heralds substantial cuts in environmental programmes and fails to address the country’s worsening pollution and ...
Boris Johnson has been told by the London assembly to pull City Hall’s £4.8bn pension fund out of coal, oil and gas investments, after assembly members voted on Wednesday on a motion in support of the fossil fuel divestment movement.
MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:
And let's listen to some voices of climate
(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "MERCHANTS OF DOUBT")
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Climate
is changing naturally.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: It has to do ...
Political leaders risk derailing efforts to tackle climate
change unless they set out clear plans to phase out dirty coal powered stations by the early 2020s, campaign
ers have warned.
A coalition of groups including Greenpeace UK, WWF ...
France has confirmed its plans to cut all export credits for the construction of coal power stations, but has not indicated when this new policy will come into force.
The French Minister for Ecology, Ségolène Royal and the Prime ...
In June 1975, a Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a paper for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, an Austrian think tank. In the paper, he put forward a theory about a potentially globe-altering climate
The federal raids in Alta Floresta, Brazil surprised locals in 2005. The year before, nearly 60,000 acres of rainforest had been torn out of the municipality. Now farmers and loggers were being arrested by armed police, accused of environmental ...
Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world's largest oil companies to undermine a major climate
change report due to be published today.
Letters sent by the American Enterprise ...
With U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to India just days away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is focused more on boosting the use of renewables in his country than committing to cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions.
Obama announced a pact ...
ers are hoping that 2015 will be the year when the UK’s cities go green. Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Munich, Seattle, Sydney and Lima have all committed to switching to using 100% clean energy by 2050, and now grassroots ...
When the mayor here detailed plans to ban diesel and other vehicles from the center of Paris by 2020, she framed the measures as a public health imperative in a country that has grown increasingly worried about the quality of its ...
Convening in Lima, Peru, the annual United Nations Climate
Change Conference is in its second and final week of talks. Negotiators from 190 nations are working on a global deal to limit climate
change, due to be agreed on in Paris next year. Just ...
When the United States and China agreed to a joint climate
change initiative four weeks ago, it left the leaders of two of their major trading partners in an awkward position.
For Australia, its strong growth of recent years has depended ...
Deep in the forests of the U.S. South, tree scraps are fueling a little-known but controversial energy boom: wood pellets. Long used to heat homes in the country's Northeast, they're now destined for a new market.
Europe is importing the ...
Melbourne’s leading renewable energy companies have cut nearly one in 10 jobs over the past year owing to uncertainty in the sector, according to an environment group that is calling on Victorian Labor to implement a state-based renewables target ...
Despite Australia’s refusal to put climate
change on the official agenda it has been the defining issue of the Brisbane G20, WWF said today.
“On any measure, climate
change prevailed as a dominant economic agenda item for G20 leaders ...
The UK is set to miss key targets
on carbon emissions, because too many of the country’s most polluting coal-fired power plants are set to stay open far longer than the Government had pledged, a new report warns.
Promises to introduce ...
Voters gave Republicans control of the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections with a majority of 52 seats to the Democrats’ 48. The GOP also maintained control of the House of Representatives, making Congress entirely Republican.For the ...
"Greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are higher than ever, and we`re seeing more and more extreme weather and climate
events"¦.We can`t prevent a large scale disaster if we don`t heed this kind of hard science."
Question: Is ...
She’s as green as they come.
Shenna Bellows, the Democrat running for Senate in Maine, proudly touts her environmental credentials. She rails against emissions-intensive oil sands from Canada, would tighten EPA regulations on greenhouse ...