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July 22, 2013 Message from the mud: East Antarctic meltdown could cause massive sea rise

Source: NBC News

The last time concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide were as high as they are today, big chunks of the seemingly stable East Antarctic ice sheet melted and helped raise global sea levels more than 65 feet higher than...

July 19, 2013 It’s official: US-style shale revolution could soon slash gas prices in Britain

Source: City: AM

IT’S now official – shale production can cut gas prices. After months of the government tiptoeing around the issue, a report commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) provides evidence for the first time...

July 18, 2013 The World Bank cuts off funding for coal. How big an impact will that have'

Washington Post - This table (pdf) from the îWorld Resources Instituteî shows which public institutions have offered financing for coal plants over the past five years: Of those public lenders, the World Bank Group...

July 18, 2013 NY sets hearings on plan to reduce carbon cap

chroniclenewspaper.com - ALBANY â New York regulators have scheduled a series of hearing on a proposal to reduce the volume of carbon dioxide ... That's intended as an incentive for plants to operate efficiently and helps...

July 18, 2013 Australia’s Carbon Policy: Just Do Something

Source: Heritage.org

At this time last year, the Australian government began collecting the world’s most expensive carbon tax. A year later, it seems unanimous among Australia’s two biggest parties that the tax has got to go. Prime Minister Kevin...

July 18, 2013 Lawmakers seeking to make Massachusetts 1st state with carbon tax

Source: Masslive.com

Setting out on what they say will be a long campaign, lawmakers are seeking to pass legislation that would tax carbon at $5 per metric ton. The carbon tax backed by Rep. Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) and Sen. Michael Barrett...

July 17, 2013 Fixed, floating or blown away: pinning down Australia's carbon price

Source: The Guardian

Carbon pricing started on 1 July 2012 as a result of the federal government’s post-election deal with the Greens and key independents Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor. The aim is to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gases to meet a...

July 16, 2013 Despite Dangers, U.S. Increases Dependence on Coal for Electricity

AllGov - Conservatives opposed to President Barack Obamaâs plan to have the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate carbon emissions for power plants because the market for fossil fuels is already encouraging a...

July 16, 2013 U.S. court says biofuel producers must face carbon emissions rules

Source: Reuters

Biofuel producers will be subject to rules regulating carbon emissions, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday, in a decision hailed by environmental groups. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a...

July 15, 2013 Are Utilities Ready for Carbon Pollution Limits?

Source: The Motley Fool

Now that President Obama has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin setting standards for carbon pollution, utilities will have some adjustments to make. Can they handle it? Watch this video to find out.

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