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August 17, 2012 In a surprise, CO2 emissions fall to 20-year low in U.S.

Source: NY Times

Mainly because power plants have switched from coal to natural gas, climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions hit an unexpected 20-year low earlier this year, the Associated Press reports. AP cites a "little-noticed technical...

August 2, 2012 Nature soaks up more greenhouse gases, brakes warming

Source: Reuters

OSLO - Oceans and land have more than doubled the amount of greenhouse gases they absorb since 1960 in new evidence that nature is helping to brake global warming, a study showed on Wednesday. "Even though we have done very...

August 2, 2012 U.S. Power Plant Emissions Report Reflects Industry’s Transition to Cleaner Energy

Source: Ceres

BOSTON, MA - A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers demonstrates the impact of the electric power industry’s current transition to cleaner energy sources. [more]

July 30, 2012 Clue to carbon storage in the Southern Ocean

Source: The Conversation

Carbon emissions are drawn deep into the Southern Ocean by plunging currents, scientists have found, challenging the idea that carbon is locked away from the atmosphere by being absorbed across vast areas of ocean. The team of...

July 26, 2012 Belief in global warming evidence changes with the weather say researchers

Source: Examiner

According to researchers, which way the public opinion winds blow on the issue of global warming is based on the current weather where live for as many as one American in twenty. Patrick Egan of New York University and Megan...

July 23, 2012 Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise (+video)

Source: Christian Science Monitor

Despite global talks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide production is up 3 percent in 2011, with three of the top five emitters being developing countries.

July 19, 2012 Dumping iron at sea can bury carbon for centuries, study shows

Source: Guardian

Dumping iron into the sea can bury carbon dioxide for centuries, potentially helping reduce the impact of climate change, according to a major new study. The work shows for the first time that much of the algae that blooms when...

July 12, 2012 New Study: Natural Gas is a Smart Move in Battle Against Global Warming,… But Is It Really?

Source: Clean Tecnhica

The future may indeed be a combination of wind, solar, and nuclear power, but according to Cornell Professor Lawrence M. Cathles, using natural gas as an energy source is going to be vital as an intermediary step on that road,...

July 6, 2012 Global warming no longer Americans’ top environmental concern, poll finds

Source: Washington Post

Climate change no longer ranks first on the list of what Americans see as the world’s biggest environmental problem, according to a new Washington Post-Stanford University poll.

June 25, 2012 Most still unhappy with carbon tax: survey

Source: ninemsn.com.ac

Just days out from the introduction of the federal government's carbon tax a majority of voters remain against the impost because they believe it will push up costs, a poll says.

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