Friday 24 February 2012
World Bank issues SOS for oceans, backs allianceReuters | 24 Feb 2012
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The World Bank announced on Friday a global alliance to better manage and protect the world's oceans, which are under threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change.
UK government files plans to build carbon capture plantsReuters | 24 Feb 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government on Friday called for proposals to build at least one carbon-capture and storage (CCS) power plant in the European Union's official journal, one step short of launching its official tender which has been long anticipated.
Lawmakers urge White House to drop EPA carbon ruleReuters | 24 Feb 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers in the Republican-led House of Representatives urged the White House on Thursday to drop consideration of a rule that would cut emissions of greenhouse gases from new power plants, saying it would harm the economy.
Stung by fuel, LAN embraces RNP navigation toolsReuters | 24 Feb 2012
LIMA (Reuters) - Stung by higher fuel costs, LAN Airlines flew Latin America's first flight on Thursday using a navigational system from takeoff to landing that it says will save time and money and reduce pollution.
CFC substitutes: Good for the ozone layer, bad for climate?ScienceDaily.com | 24 Feb 2012
The Montreal Protocol led to a global phase-out of most substances that deplete the ozone layer, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). A happy side-effect of the gradual ban of these products is that the Earth's climate has also benefited because CFCs are also potent greenhouse gases. However, now a "rebound effect" threatens to accelerate the rate of global warming.
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