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The broad high prairie of eastern Wyoming and southern Montana was once the bottom of a shallow sea, a rich subtropical swampland for millions of years. Layers of plants began forming peat beds 60 million years ago, later to be buried and ...
As Congress dithers for the umpteenth time over extending a key subsidy for wind energy, the industry once again is up in the air. Called the production tax
credit (PTC), the subsidy helps level the playing field between wind and fossil fuels and ...
For years now, people have argued over both the reality and nature of climate
change on our Earth. Scientists, mostly, have increasingly argued the preponderance of evidence points strongly towards a significant change in global climate
in the ...
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
pollution as a way to control ...
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 ...
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 ...
In a move that underscores Wall Street's growing unease over the business-as-usual strategy of the world's fossil fuel companies, Bloomberg L.P.  unveiled a tool last week that helps investors quantify for the first time how climate
There is a section within Royal Dutch Shell’s 2012 sustainability report, released last spring, which describes the oil company's self imposed carbon
. 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 ...
In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada.
It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, they ...
Japan’s announcement last week that it would not meet its promise to sharply reduce its carbon
emissions met a chorus of disapproval from around the world.Delegates at the international climate
talks in Warsaw lamented Japan’s move as a ...
talks head into a tense final week Monday after the diplomatic effort to reduce global warming gases was hit by a series of setbacks, including Japan's decision to ditch its voluntary emissions target.
The two-decade-old ...
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 ...
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) condemned Japan, Australia and Canada for "undermining progress" and "creating uncertainty" at the United Nations (UN) climate
change conference in Warsaw, Poland.
On Friday, the Japanese government ...
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
The argument between the British political parties over energy price
s appears, on the face of it, to be another tedious, media-fuelled battle of words shaped by focus groups. Yet it is more interesting than that: it is proof of the power of ...
United Nations climate
talks aim to make ground on a new global deal as Australia's rhetoric turns negative Share Tweet this Email Stepping stones across a river after heavy rain Photograph: Steve Bentley/Alamy
The United Nations ...
In 2011, the top 11 richest carbon
emitters spent an estimated $74 billion on fossil fuel subsidies, or seven times the amount spent on fast-track climate
financing to developing nations, according to a recent report by the Overseas Development ...
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: Yvo de Boer was the executive secretary of the UN's Framework Convention on Climate
Change from 2006 to 2010. He was famously reduced to tears in Bali in 2007 when talks for a global agreement ...
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott stuck to an election pledge on Wednesday to quickly repeal a carbon tax
, introducing legislation as the new parliament met for the first time.
Abbott, once a climate
-change skeptic, was elected in ...
finance supported the management of forests spanning 26.5 million hectares worldwide as businesses in 2012 injected a near-record $216 million into projects that plant trees, avoid deforestation, improve forest management and support ...
Tony Abbott will use the opening of the new 44th parliament to focus attention back on his planned repeal of Labor's carbon price
after weeks of controversy over MPs perks, strained relations with Indonesia over asylum arrivals and regional ...