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A Thompson Reuters report on EU energy and climate policy has concluded that stricter regulations, based on proposed reforms to the European Emissions Trading System (ETS), will raise the EU carbon price
to an average of €23/t between 2021 and ...
Concern over climate change continues to grow among climate scientists and across the political spectrum. But climate change is a difficult problem to address in large part because its consequences are not immediately apparent, and thus it can be ...
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy.
No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and ...
pricing systems around the world are delivering economic benefits and addressing climate change. But more needs to be done to raise political and corporate support, says Tom Kerr.
Momentum to tax carbon
emissions has been building ...
At first glance, the future
may look pretty bright for the large Western integrated oil companies like ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chevron – collectively known as Big Oil. Oil price
s have risen dramatically over the past decade and ...
What are the costs of the meat we eat — the hamburgers, pork chops and chicken breasts?Not the price
we pay for ground beef and so on, but the full costs of meats: the environmental and societal impacts, from birth to burger, and beyond. ...
It’s not just the impact of organic foods on personal health that concerns consumers. Organic consumers express rising concern over the destructive impacts of industrial agriculture and factory farms on the environment, climate, animal welfare, ...
Ahead of the 2014 UN Climate Summit on Sept. 23, "Carbon" attempts to move the debate forward, exploring how governments worldwide are putting a price
trading or carbon
taxes. "Carbon" is the first film in Green World ...
A drive to put 1 million electric and other nonpolluting vehicles on California roads by 2023 is nearing its final legislative roadblock, with a key vote expected soon.
By month's end, California's Assembly is expected to decide on S.B. ...
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has taken another step in campaigning for environmental causes by deciding to voice Green World Rising, a series of short films on climate change.
DiCaprio, who has also produced the movies through the ...
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is lending his voice and support to a new short film, bringing attention to climate change and calling for federal action over carbon
"We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make ...
Australia is frightening developers away from renewable energy even before the government decides whether to overhaul targets for the industry’s growth.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s decision to take advice on renewable energy targets ...
It's happening, people. On Sunday, one out of every five light bulbs in your home was powered using wind energy. If you own three TVs and two games consoles (you know who are), one of those was powered using wind energy as well. You would need 10 ...
President Barack Obama’s second-term promise to tackle climate change has clashed with election-year politics.Much of the political debate has focused on the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly proposed regulations on existing power ...
With worldwide food production expected to double by 2050, it's almost inevitable that agriculture is going to have to expand in a warming world with a growing population. A new study suggests that if new farmland is created carefully, billions ...
Not long ago, my newspaper informed me that glaciers in the western Antarctic, undermined by the warmer seas of a hotter world, were collapsing, and their disappearance “now appears to be unstoppable.” The melting of these great ice sheets would ...
As more and more people continue to fly and airlines do all they can to get ticket price
s down, this is continuing to have a negative effect on the environment. New research has found even if controversial measures are put in place, carbon
The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2 percent of global carbon
dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft.
Even if the aviation industry tries to reduce its carbon
Shale gas exploration company Tamboran has until the end of next month, the time limit set by Stormont, to make a “drill or drop” decision.If it decides to “drop” and walk away, then the protesters gathered near Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, may ...
If it is ever built, the Keystone XL Pipeline will exist for one reason: To move Canadian tar sands oil from remote Alberta to refineries in Texas.
For the U.S., controversy over the tar sands is about Keystone XL Pipeline construction ...
Efforts to reduce aviation carbon
dioxide (CO2) emissions will be outweighed by the growth in air passengers, according to new research.
Plane ticket price
s would need to rise by at least 1.4% a year for emission levels to fall, the ...
Technologies for capturing carbon
dioxide directly from the ambient air will play a key role in reversing the buildup of greenhouse gases if the process can gain wider acceptance, according to a Columbia University scientist.
"It's not a ...
Each new climate-change study seems more pessimistic than the last. This May and June, for example, were the hottest ones on record for the planet. Storms and droughts occur with increasing frequency. Glaciers are rapidly retreating, portending ...
The coal industry made its presence known in Pittsburgh this week for public hearings on President Obama's controversial plan to address climate change. A key element is rules the Environmental Protection Agency proposed in June. They would cut ...
The cost of the U.S. delaying action on climate change by reducing carbon
dioxide emissions could increase 40 percent each decade if no action is taken, according to a Council of Economic Advisers report released by the White House on ...