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The Environment / Global Warming

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Obama’s Climate Plans Have Keystone Opponents Worried

Jun 24, 2013 at 11:18 | Charles Kennedy

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…

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…

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…

Terracide and the Terrarists - Destroying the Planet for Record Profits

May 23, 2013 at 16:59 | Tom Dispatch

Published with premission by TomDispatchWe have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group: genocide.  And one for the conscious destruction of aspects of…

Natural Gas Seeps May Contribute Significantly to Greenhouse Gas Levels

May 14, 2013 at 17:10 | Futurity

Natural gas in underground rock layers can seep to the surface—sometimes in quantities abundant enough to produce “eternal flames.”Researchers say much remains to be learned about these conditions…

Politics Still Rules the Climate Change Debate in the US

May 02, 2013 at 16:47 | Futurity

US residents who believe in the scientific consensus on global warming are more likely to support government action to curb emissions, regardless of political party. But, there’s still a divide.

Climate Change Debate Heats Up, Threatens Shale Boom

Apr 09, 2013 at 16:41 | C F

Whether or not you believe that global warming is real, there is no disputing that the rhetoric over the issue is heating up again.Case in point:  Hollywood has…

The Beijing Syndrome: China Begins to Care for the Environment

Mar 27, 2013 at 17:20 | Post Carbon

As the term “China syndrome” has already been taken, I am terming what is happening in the country these days the “Beijing syndrome,” for China’s capital seems to be shaping…

The Time has Arrived for China to Take Responsibility for the Environment

Mar 21, 2013 at 17:49 | Barry Stevens

This is another fine mess China got herself into.  On March 16, 2013, Huffington Post reported in “Dead Pig Count In China’s Waters Near Shanghai Spikes”:“The number of…

Highlighting Global Trends in Carbon Emissions

Mar 14, 2013 at 18:05 | Matt Smith

It is rather easy to get swept up in the ‘holier than thou’ mindset when it comes to lower carbon emissions in the US. Granted, the US is making progress…

Snowball Earth: Lessons for Climate Change

Mar 12, 2013 at 18:05 | Charles Kennedy

About 635 million years ago, the Earth was covered by ice from pole to pole in what is being described as “Snowball Earth”, which is now becoming a trendy new…

Analysing the Link between Air Pollution and Heart Attacks

Feb 21, 2013 at 16:39 | Environmental News Network

There are many forms of air pollution. There is no doubt that air pollution is not healthy. The uncertainty is at what level is it an acceptable risk. The one…

China's Smog Becoming an International Issue

Feb 12, 2013 at 16:56 | John Daly

The good news for the Chinese leadership is that their fiscal policies have paid off, producing both the world’s second largest economy and the globe’s leading creditor nation in less…

Do Key Volcanoes Control Earth's Climate Cycles?

Feb 12, 2013 at 16:39 | Futurity

Volcanoes at key locations where enormous amounts of carbon dioxide are poised for release may have driven Earth’s back and forth between greenhouse and icehouse states over the past 500…

What is the Delay in Solving Climate Change and Resource Depletion?

Feb 08, 2013 at 16:54 | Kurt Cobb

America believed it could put off the question of slavery. It did for 73 years from the drafting of the U.S. Constitution to the beginning of the Civil War.

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