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June 12, 2012 Warming Will Unlock Carbon in Forests, Study WarnsSource: NY Times Blog
Climate scientists have long been concerned about the possibility that warming temperatures will speed changes on the earth’s surface that will in turn accelerate global warming. The best illustration of such a feedback loop...
June 12, 2012 Group Warns of Trade War Over Europe Carbon ChargeSource: ABC News
The global aviation industry group warned Tuesday that governments might be moving toward a trade war over Europe's carbon charges on airlines and appealed for a negotiated settlement.
China's carbon emissions could be nearly 20 percent higher than previously thought, a new analysis of official Chinese data showed on Sunday, suggesting the pace of global climate change could be even faster than currently...
June 11, 2012 New Cars In Europe To Cut Carbon Emissions By A ThirdSource: OPB.org
Carmakers will have to slash the carbon emissions of new cars sold in Europe by a third by 2020, according to leaked European Commission documents seen by the Guardian.
There’s a certain geeky interest in this little story: an airline out in the Far East has ripped out the heavy centralised entertainment system and replaced it simply by giving passengers an iPad to play with:
Britain should abolish its renewable energy target and use the cost savings to invest in natural gas- fed power stations and revamp houses to make them more energy- efficient, according to researchers at Policy Exchange.
Source: Huff Post
In 2009 the Japanese government signed a pledge to cut their carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2020, however following the disaster at Fukushima in 2011 and the subsequent collapse of public confidence in nuclear power, this...
June 7, 2012 UN report warns global environment is near dangerous tipping point, calls for urgent actionSource: Washington Post
RIO DE JANEIRO — The earth’s environmental systems “are being pushed towards their biophysical limits,” beyond which loom sudden, irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes, the United Nations Environment Program warned...
Source: Sustainable Business
Emissions are dropping in the Northeast US, pointing to the success of the only operational cap-and-trade program in the US - the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
China will continue to keep electricity prices steady even if its stance complicates efforts to rein in runaway energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, an official of the country's state planning agency said on...
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