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18/7/2014
Australia's carbon tax, one of the world's landmark attempts to stop climate change, is officially no more. The country's government says the move will save money, but in reality the costs will be high. Instead of decreasing its ...   
18/7/2014
Australia's government has voted to repeal a carbon tax on that country's biggest greenhouse gas polluters, ending one bitter domestic battle but opening up new fronts in the climate war both at home and internationally. Diplomats ...   
18/7/2014
Australia’s decision to repeal its levy limiting fossil-fuel pollution makes it the first nation to turn back from a market approach to fighting global warming. Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government won final approval from Parliament ...   
17/7/2014
A failed compromise on local fracking bans in Colorado this week makes the oil-and-gas-rich state the latest flashpoint in a nationwide fight over the controversial drilling process. Environmental concerns have driven activists to pursue ...   
17/7/2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's move to repeal his country's carbon tax provides an international boost for the Harper government, which has regularly attacked opponents who propose putting a price on emissions in ...   
17/7/2014
In a significant victory for Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the Australian Senate has voted to repeal the country's two-year-old carbon tax. Abbott made dismantling the tax one of the cornerstones of his campaign last September even as Australia ...   
17/7/2014
So far, the only really big donor to the Steyer cause is Steyer himself. The numbers show just how hard it may be for Steyer to persuade rich liberals to spend their millions on climate change while voters focus on the economy, ...   
17/7/2014
The scrapping of the carbon tax closes a bitter chapter in Australian politics and offers lessons for the Abbott government in the perils of negotiating climate policy.John Howard first pledged an emissions trading scheme (ETS) ahead of ...   
17/7/2014
Australia repeals carbon tax, Wall Street Journal
After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing ...   
17/7/2014
Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s repeal bill to abolish tax on the country’s biggest polluters has been passed in the senate, with opposition and scientists deeply worried that the move will leave Australia behind in the race to a ...   
16/7/2014
Efforts by leading Colorado Democrats to head off a costly and divisive election-year fight over oil and gas drilling appeared to crumble on Wednesday as Gov. John W. Hickenlooper announced that he did not have enough support to pass a compromise ...   
15/7/2014
Japan’s nuclear regulator vouched for the safety of two reactors in the country’s south, setting in motion the re-adoption of atomic power even as most Japanese remain skeptical after the Fukushima disaster of 2011. The Nuclear ...   
14/7/2014
In May, the U.S. Global Change Research Program issued its most recent report on climate change, illustrating just how severe the impacts will be on the United States in the not-so-distant future. And while climate change has become ...   
12/7/2014
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 ...   
8/7/2014
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, far even from some of its closest neighbors -- Hawaii and Fiji -- the small island nation of Kiribati is being swallowed by the rising sea. Anote Tong, who has served as president of the country since 2003, has ...   
6/7/2014
In 2007, Australians were ready to do something to combat climate change, even if it was expensive. More than two-thirds of them said so in a poll, and both major political parties vowed to make industries pay for greenhouse-gas ...   
30/6/2014
An Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission ex-chairman says nearly half of Buenos Aires province could eventually be flooded if seas continue to grow The increasing global warming is melting the planet's ice and the subsequent rise of ...   
30/6/2014
We`ve seen a lot of bad news lately from the dismaying results of our last local election and a slew of reactionary court decisions at the state and national level to the re-emergence of the chaos in Iraq and the seemingly daily news reports of ...   
26/6/2014
Parliamentary debate has started on the coalition government's second attempt to axe the carbon tax, with Labor saying the move is based on 10 "whoppers".Labor's environment spokesman Mark Butler said the government had mounted a ...   
25/6/2014
What on earth was Al Gore, a zealot on climate change, doing celebrating a Palmer carbon policy that’s worse than what Australia has in place, although not as bad as it could have been? That remains a known unknown because Gore fled, ...   
23/6/2014
Unesco has unanimously rejected a “feeble” Australian government bid to reopen 74,000 hectares of Tasmania’s world heritage area to logging. At its annual meeting in Doha, the Unesco World Heritage Committee said the Australian ...   
20/6/2014
The recent ouster of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) from his Congressional seat has shaken Washington Republicans and rattled open several leadership positions. And--as hard as it is to believe--the House Republican conference ...   
20/6/2014
Hawaii has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified crops and pesticides. With the seed crop industry (including conventional as well as GMO crops) reaping $146.3 million a year in sales resulting from its activities in ...   
16/6/2014
In giving the commencement address at the University of California-Irvine on Saturday, President Obama called on young people to push the climate change issue past its current partisan divide. The speech was particularly notable for Obama’s ...   
16/6/2014
A new House of Lords committee has been established to consider the recent changes in the Arctic and assess their implications for the UK and its foreign relations. The cross-party committee will explore climate change and its impact on ...   

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