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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 ...
Drought-stricken crops and record-high grain prices have strengthened critics of the Europe
an Union biofuel
industry, adding fears of a food crisis to their claims that it does not ultimately reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The renewed ...
In 2008, as world food prices soared as a result of drought-hit harvests, growing grain demand and high oil prices, South Korea had an uncomfortable glimpse of the future.
The country, which imports 70 percent of the grain it needs, ...
an Union policies to promote the use of biofuel
s for transportation will cost consumers as much as 126 billion euros ($166 billion) between now and 2020, two environmental groups said.
The fuels, gasoline substitutes derived from ...
an Union's climate commissioner, Connie Hedegaard, has warned about expanding the use of biofuel
s as the EU executive finalises an assessment of the potentially damaging effects they may have over the earth's climate. She spoke to ...
Like the oil drilling rig that became an icon of the Industrial Age, the giant, spinning wind turbine has become a global image of clean power.No longer a futuristic dream of environmentalists, wind power has become a big business: Since ...
The aviation industry and federal government are closing in on deals to build the United States' first commercial-scale sources of jet biofuel
, a move considered critical to cutting the sector's emissions.
Over the past three years, ...
s not food is biggest driver of 'land grabbing' deals, says report - The Ecologist
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More the 50 per cent of land-grabbing deals are for growing biofuel
s, according to new ...
an Union target to promote the use of biofuel
s will accelerate global species loss because it encourages the conversion of pasture, savanna and forests into new cropland, EU scientists have warned.
The finding raises fresh doubts ...