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June 19, 2012 Underground carbon dioxide storage likely would cause earthquakes

Source: LA Times

The notion of mitigating harmful carbon dioxide emissions by storing the gas underground is not practical because the process is likely to cause earthquakes that would release the gas anyway, according to a commentary published...

June 18, 2012 Study Finds Ancient Warming Greened Antarctica

Source: MarketWatch

WASHINGTON -- A new university-led study with NASA participation finds ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected. The climate was suitable to support substantial vegetation -- including stunted trees...

June 18, 2012 Looking ahead to Rio+20 - text\audio

Source: ABC.net.au Radio National

rNext week in Brazil, heads of government, representatives from non-government organisations and a whole host of others from interested parties will converge for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development....

June 16, 2012 EPA proposes stricter standards for soot pollution

Source: BusinessWeek

Risking an election-year backlash from Republicans, the Obama administration is proposing new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air.

June 15, 2012 Australia cuts number of firms to pay carbon tax

Source: Reuters

Australia will levy a controversial carbon tax on about half the number of companies originally expected, a government list released on Friday shows, which may limit the economic and political impact of the tax which starts on...

June 15, 2012 Global warming's evil twin threatens West Coast fishing grounds

Source: Christian Science Monitor

Within the next few decades, ocean acidification – an effect of global warming – could leave sea creatures along the West Coast unable to maintain their protective shells, according to a new study.

June 15, 2012 CO2 market has failed to promote cleaner energy - Reuters UK

Source: Reuters

Carbon offsets, while reflecting a laudable impulse to put a price on the damage we do to our environment, contain the risk that those who use them will consider themselves absolved of further responsibility ... such schemes...

June 15, 2012 Western wildfires fuel urgency for forest restoration

Source: USA Today

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – As firefighters battle blazes in New Mexico and Colorado that have forced evacuations and destroyed hundreds of structures, the U.S. Forest Service chief is renewing his call to restore forests to a more...

June 15, 2012 Rio+20: What is there to talk about?

Source: BBC News

A new environmental summit is about to take place in Brazil, 20 years after 172 nations gathered in Rio, for the Earth summit. To find out more about the issues facing the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or...

June 14, 2012 China Sees Red At Europe's Airline Emissions Tax

Source: Forbes

At last, a trade dispute that unites, not divides, China and the U.S. Both countries believe that Europe has gone too far in its latest effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The burden falls on airlines flying in Europe, one...

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