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"There are human and natural factors acting in the climate system, and understanding all the factors influencing our climate is an ongoing scientific goal. But the current increase in CO2 and its effects on our planet are attributed to human ...
Matt Adam Williams explains why yesterday's Europe
an Parliament vote will likely have environmentally negative impacts on the other side of the world.....This morning I awoke to the sound of bearded pigs rustling in the undergrowth and ...
an parliament has delivered a "desperately weak compromise" on the future of biofuel
s in Europe
that industry says will "curtail jobs and investment".
In a tight vote on the use of biofuel
s in transport fuel, the parliament ...
Palm oil imports into Europe
for use as car fuel increased by more than three-fold since 2006, raising concerns than renewable fuels targets may be contributing to deforestation, displacing marginalized communities, and driving greenhouse gas ...
s reaches a critical stage on Wednesday with a scheduled vote by the Europe
an parliament on proposed limits on the use of crop-based fuels.The plenary vote in Strasbourg comes amid lobbying by the industry to push back ...
The government is being urged to back moves to curb the use of biofuel
s in Europe
amid concerns they are causing hunger in poor countries and contributing to climate change.
The heads of Oxfam, ActionAid, Greenpeace and Friends of the ...
After two years of study, President Obama this week defined the criteria for what will be one of the signature decisions of his presidency: the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry heavy crude from here to American refineries must not ...
PREVENT LAND GRABBINGAn ugly side of current scares over future food supply is wealthy, land-poor states, like those in the Gulf and South Korea, acquiring tracts of undeveloped countries to use as allotments. It is a campaigning cause of ...
What started in 1970 as a teach-in about the environment has expanded year by year until Earth Day actions this year include more than one billion people in some 192 countries.
Many people are taking photos of their climate change ...
will lag China, Japan and the United States unless it embraces a proposed law requiring millions of new refuelling points across the Europe
an Union for electric and natural gas vehicles, the EU transport boss said on Monday.
Every winter, a heavy haze of pollution envelops many Asian cities.
The smog is a local hazard: Reduced visibility grounded planes in New Delhi in December, while toxic amounts of particulate matter kept Beijing residents indoors several ...
In the tiny tortillerias of this city, people complain ceaselessly about the high price of corn. Just three years ago, one quetzal — about 15 cents — bought eight tortillas; today it buys only four. And eggs have tripled in price because chickens ...
is now in a race against the climate. With little hope of a global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions, temperature rises of 3 or 4 °C above preindustrial levels are likely before 2100. That means countries have just decades to ...
an Commission has approved a scheme that would certify as sustainable transport fuel made from palm oil, condemned by environmental groups as one of the most damaging sources of biodiesel.
The Commission made public on Tuesday ...
New EU rules to limit how much food can be made into biofuel
s are "not perfect" and make it harder to achieve overall goals on switching to low carbon energy, Europe
an Commissioners said on Wednesday.
But they insisted the proposals sent ...
Global clean energy investment looks to be heading for a dip this year following a weak performance over the third quarter of 2012.
A total of $56.6bn was invested from July to September, a five per cent drop on the previous quarter and ...
'It's possibly,' someone remarked to me this week, "one of the worst things ever to come out of Brussels.' Quite a condemnation, everything considered -- and all the more so for coming from an Action Aid campaigner against poverty and climate ...
's multibillion-euro biodiesel industry has been dealt a blow by major policy
changes outlined by the EU climate commissioner on Friday.
The changes proposed by Connie Hedegaard will limit food-based biofuel
s to 5%, just above the ...
an Union plans to cap the use of food-based biofuel
s are a major setback for an industry once seen playing a central role in the fight against climate change, but now more often cast as the villain following a series of global food price ...
Food is one of society's key sensitivities to climate. A year of not enough or too much rainfall, a hot spell or cold snap at the wrong time, or extremes, like flooding and storms, can have a significant effect on local crop yields and livestock ...
an Commission has announced it will limit the amount of crop-based biofuel
s used in transport, but its newly proposed measures are not nearly enough to curb the disastrous impact of the EU`s biofuel policy
around the world. Its effects ...
Development campaigners have welcomed a major shift in Europe
an biofuel policy
after the commission said it plans to limit crop-based biofuel
s to 5% of transport fuel.
"Finally the Europe
an commissioners have come to their senses," said ...
an Commission announced a major shift in biofuel policy
on Monday, saying it plans to limit crop-based biofuel
s to 5 percent of transport fuel, after campaigners said existing rules take food out of people's mouths.
Record high ...
an Commission rejected Monday charges that EU biofuel policy
was contributing to soaring food prices but confirmed that it will trim its targets for their use.Biofuels were once seen as a potential source of cheap alternative ...
Motorists will unwittingly subsidise a move to ensure 10 per cent of transport energy comes from renewable sources.
Biofuel is largely mixed in with diesel or petrol sold at the pumps, but because the target will cause the cost of ...