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January 30, 2013 China's Energy Appetite Bodes Well for Big CoalSource: US News
China alone uses almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined, a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration noted Tuesday, and will likely dominate the coal market in 2013 thanks to the nation's increasingly...
January 30, 2013 China Internet Users Scream for Clean Air Act
Wall Street Journal - The U.S.âs Clean Air Act, meanwhile, is credited by the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî with preventing more than 400,000 premature deaths since it was first passed in 1963. Debate over...
January 29, 2013 China's environment: An economic death sentenceSource: Fortune
For a long time, environmental activists, economists, and China scholars have warned about the coming environmental disaster in China. Such a catastrophe finally appeared in the most dramatic form in mid-January, when a thick...
January 29, 2013 NOAA, USGS: Climate change impacts to U.S. coasts threaten public health, safety and economySource: NOAA
According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and...
January 29, 2013 EU’s carbon trading hopes rest on GermanySource: ft.com
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January 29, 2013 Beijing Recommends Residents Stay Indoors as Pollution ‘Serious’Source: Bloomberg
Beijing recommended the city’s residents stay indoors today to avoid exposure to “serious” levels of air pollution in the Chinese capital. Air quality was given the worst rating on the city’s six- level scale today, according to...
January 28, 2013 Global leaders issue 2013 predictions at Davos forumSource: USA Today
The global forum in Davos, Switzerland, which is mostly wrapping up Saturday, serves many different purposes: idea platform and generator, political logbook of the year gone by, corporate marketing exercise, expensive cocktail...
Source: NY Times blog
Purveyors of climate doubt have seized on a news release from the Research Council of Norway with this provocative title: “Global warming less extreme than feared?” The release describes new research finding that global warming...
January 28, 2013 Europe’s Carbon Scheme Goes Up in SmokeSource: truthdig.com
LONDON—Carbon trading, one of the major European Union policies designed to combat climate change, is failing. A combination of successful lobbying by industry bodies, political interference and lack of economic growth has...
January 28, 2013 'Bingo!' Wasted energy from cities explains a global warming mysterySource: NBC
Heat that escapes into the atmosphere from the energy used to warm homes, drive cars and run factories is altering the jet stream and causing wintertime temperatures to rise in remote, sparsely populated stretches of the Northern...
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