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What to Expect in the Warsaw Climate Change Talks

Jul 25, 2013 at 16:43 | ISN Security Watch

Later this year, the ninth meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place in Warsaw. IRIN’s Jaspreet Kindra discusses the two major emissions reduction deals that will…

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Rig Fire Exposes Lingering Dangers of Offshore Drilling

Jul 24, 2013 at 15:31 | Daniel J. Graeber

A U.S. energy safety bureau said part of a drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana has partially collapsed after catching fire late Tuesday.  No injuries were reported when a…

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Saving the Environment: A Job for Everyone, or Just Developed Nations?

Jul 18, 2013 at 17:19 | Economywatch

The U.S.-China split over climate change centres on the relative responsibilities of developed and major developing nations. China, along with other developing nations, argue that since advance economies continue to…

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Rail v. Pipelines: No Safe Bet for Oil

Jul 08, 2013 at 17:27 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Canadian government said it was committed to a safe rail transit network following a weekend derailment in a Quebec town near the border with Maine. At least five people…

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UK exposure to volatile commodity prices to intensify on climate change

Jul 06, 2013 at 15:10 | Materials Risk

Commodity price volatility is likely to intensify and become more widespread due to climate change according to new research from PwC with potentially significant costs for UK businesses.  Extreme…

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On its Own Obama’s Climate Plan will Not Save the World

Jul 03, 2013 at 17:14 | Kurt Cobb

The one thing you need to know about President Obama's plan to address climate change is that the most it will accomplish is slowing very slightly the pace at which…

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Energy Taxation – the Only Things Missing from Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Jul 01, 2013 at 16:56 | Ed Dolan

Last Week the White House released a long-anticipated Climate Action Plan. Conservatives have been swift to attack it as a “backdoor energy tax.” The critics could not be…

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Obama’s Climate Plans Have Keystone Opponents Worried

Jun 24, 2013 at 11:18 | Jen Alic

Tomorrow, US President Barack Obama will unveil his climate change plan focused on reducing carbon emissions as promised during the campaign for his second term in office. Keystone XL…

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As Climate Change Worsens, US Corn Ethanol becomes Uneconomical

Jun 05, 2013 at 16:43 | Futurity

If the climate continues to evolve as predicted, the United States stands little to no chance of satisfying its current biofuel goals, new research predicts.Published in the journal…

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The Arctic is Thawing, but Hasn’t Released Trapped CO2

May 24, 2013 at 16:55 | Futurity

The Arctic has warmed up over the last twenty years, but researchers find that the amount of carbon trapped in the soil remains steady.“We expected that because of…

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