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30/8/2014
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy. No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and ...   
30/8/2014
On the campaign trail in Texas for a little-known statewide office, George P. Bush is generally toeing the Republican Party line: He is attacking the federal health care overhaul, decrying abortion and championing gun rights. But it is ...   
27/8/2014
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, ...   
27/8/2014
When Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott last month steered through Parliament repeal of the country's carbon pricing mechanism, he was cheered on by business associations representing major international and domestic companies.They ...   
27/8/2014
Cheers to the Washington Post for (finally) taking human-caused climate change seriously enough to launch a series of editorials demanding a change in both dialogue and action. Jeers for suggesting the paper will now be "more inclined to take ...   
25/8/2014
Methane bubbles flow in small streams out of the sediment on an area of sea floor of Virginia north of Washington Canyon. Quill worms, anemones and patches of microbial mat can be seen in and along the periphery of the seepage area. (NOAA Okeanos ...   
25/8/2014
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 ...   
24/8/2014
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 ...   
24/8/2014
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 ...   
23/8/2014
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 ...   
23/8/2014
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 ...   
23/8/2014
With congressional elections coming up in November, this piece of legislation could prove to be extremely important not just for climate change but for American politics in general. Host of Radio VR's Eco Plus, John Harrison, talks to Ethan ...   
22/8/2014
Perhaps nothing better exemplifies the spinelessness, hypocrisy and turpitude of prime minister Tony Abbott's position on climate change than his comments on 3AW in December 2009: "Climate change is real. But I think there are lots of legitimate ...   
21/8/2014
Birds singed in midair by a solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert — known as "streamers" for the smoke plume they emit — viscerally highlight the reality that the quest for energy almost always causes some form of environmental harm, ...   
16/8/2014
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 ...   
15/8/2014
When it comes to climate change, a major part of President Barack Obama's plan is to promote ideas and solutions at state and local levels. Last month, surrounded by his task force of state, local and tribal leaders, Obama unveiled a ...   
15/8/2014
Corporate Australia is in complete denial about climate change, according to former fossil fuels executive and energy commentator Ian Dunlop.Mr Dunlop, a former chairman of the Coal Association, said business should be condemning the ...   
13/8/2014
The Abbott government's chief business adviser says too much time has been spent focusing on global warming and as a result Australians are "ill prepared" to deal with the prospect of global cooling. Maurice Newman, who has been vocal in ...   
13/8/2014
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 ...   
13/8/2014
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 ...   
8/8/2014
What looks like a decorative pond at Fort Knox is actually the heart of a geothermal cooling system for the server farm powering the Army's human resources database. Water piped from the air-conditioning system gets cooled to 57 degrees at the ...   
4/8/2014
This week is shaping up to be rough for the US coal industry. The EPA is holding hearings on plans to dramatically cut carbon-dioxide emissions released from US power plants and the Obama administration just published a report on the economic ...   
2/8/2014
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. In ...   
30/7/2014
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 ...   
22/7/2014
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. How ...   

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