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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 restorationSource: 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 TaxSource: 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...
June 14, 2012 Scientists urge Rio moves on population and consumptionSource: BBC News
More than 100 science academies around the world have called on world leaders to take action on population and consumption at the Rio+20 summit.
June 13, 2012 US set for more forest firesSource: TG Daily
Wildfires are expected to become increasingly common across the US and Europe over the next 30 years as climate change raises temperatures.
June 13, 2012 Sustainability Overtaking Climate Change?Source: Energy AOL
Forget "climate change" and grand master plans. Focus on "sustainability" and accountability. Twenty years after world leaders met for the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero, the global plans envisioned to limit human damage to...
The national campaign against carbon pricing intensified today with news the scheme was largely responsible for the steep rise in NSW electricity prices.
June 13, 2012 Diesel exhaust causes cancer, warns WHOSource: Times of India
World Health Organisation's (WHO) cancer research agency classified diesel engine exhaust as cancer-causing on Tuesday, and urged action to reduce human exposure to it.
The European Union may soften a planned energy efficiency law and drop references in that legislation to withdrawing permits from the bloc’s carbon market, according to EU officials. Representatives of national governments and...
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