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The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change
agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.In preparation for this agreement, ...
Our global environment has many problems. If the high volume of carbon emission is one, the low level of intellectual engagement with some of the major environmental challenges is surely another. There are, of course, many engaging and ...
In July, when the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced it would move forward with its plan to construct an "ice wall" around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's failed reactors, it seemed like a step backwards. In June, the ...
With oil and gas booming in the United States
– and wind energy booming for now – both industries hope to extend their success by moving offshore.
And they’re getting help from the federal government, which on Tuesday auctioned off ...
Scrolling through slides on his laptop, Jon Möller displayed for a visitor recently myriad carbon emission targets for the governments of his Nordic home.
Cut per capita greenhouse gas to three tons per Stockholm inhabitant by 2015. Make ...
Carbon capture and storage can cut up to 90 percent of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. With more than a dozen false starts, the technology has yet to be demonstrated on a commercial scale. Two projects nearing completion could soon ...
President Barack Obama’s second-term promise to tackle climate change
has clashed with election-year politics
.Much of the political debate has focused on the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly proposed regulations on existing power ...
Not long ago, my newspaper informed me that glaciers in the western Antarctic, undermined by the warmer seas of a hotter world, were collapsing, and their disappearance “now appears to be unstoppable.” The melting of these great ice sheets would ...
When it comes to protecting the environment and addressing climate change
, America has a lot of work ahead of it, former President Jimmy Carter said in Aspen on Tuesday.Carter, 89, the 39th president of the United States
and a Nobel Peace ...
The backlash against the Common Core has prompted lawmakers in at least 12 states
to get more involved in setting their own K-12 academic standards, injecting politics
into a process usually conducted in obscurity by bureaucrats.
THE East African Regional Youth Summit on Climate Change
opened in Mwanza last week and participants deliberated on the impact of weather change
on the region.
The conference, organised by the East African Community Students Union in ...
Proposed new global development goals, drafted by a U.N. working group, include a goal to take urgent action on climate change
, despite opposition from some countries - even though the goal is weaker than many campaigners would like.
Standing before University of California at Irvine`s graduating class this June, Barack Obama did something no U.S. president has done before: He stood up for climate
science. Not only did the president make a strong case for taking immediate ...
The nation's third-largest carbon dioxide-emitting state is in the middle of a fierce election fight that could determine whether it stays on its current path of challenging U.S. EPA climate
rules, or instead slows fossil fuel development and ...
Tony Abbott`s plan to axe the carbon price this week has come in for some withering criticism from his own side of politics
, with a former head of the UK`s Conservative Party declaring it to be an "appalling" move that "recklessly" endangers the ...
The U.S. economy could face significant and regionally diverse economic risks from climate change
if it continues on its current path (“business-as-usual”) without proper risk management – i.e. risk mitigation strategies – such as timely ...
The history of international efforts to rein in global warming is littered with a forest of printed reports, talking points, and treaty drafts – all in pursuit of two agreements that lacked either rigorous enforcement or the participation of key ...
THERE is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my work in finance, government and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage.
For too many years, we ...
The UK and Chinese governments have agreed to co-operate to tackle the issues around climate change
and energy security, further signalling that UN climate
talks next year will be more successful than previous opportunities. The UK government ...
The famous adage that nothing is certain in this world but death and taxes should probably be amended. At least insofar as politics
are concerned, there is a third inevitability: lawsuits.
Before they even know the details of ...
When you combine climate change
, an unlikely partnership between Californians and French-speaking Canadians—and the prospect of an 8-cents-a-gallon rise in gasoline prices—what do you get?The energy industry vs. California. And ...
President Obama is trying to lay the groundwork for a new international climate change
agreement. Meanwhile, his counterpart Down Under, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is trying to pull the rug out from under him.
One widely ...
The Obama administration has proposed new rules intended to limit carbon emissions from electrical power plants. The rules are objectionable to virtually all Republicans as they extend federal environmental regulation, at least ...
A healthy but not top heavy majority of Americans support the Obama administration’s plan to cut America’s carbon emissions into the atmosphere by 30 percent in the next decade, according to a new Public Policy
A coal ...
U.S. President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to fight climate change
is garnering kudos from many environmentalists, but leaving the coal industry fuming.
The centrepiece of the plan is setting a bold target to reduce carbon dioxide ...