Wednesday 18 April 2012
Fracking rules let drillers flare till 2015Reuters | 18 Apr 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. environment regulators said Wednesday they will give natural gas and oil drillers more than two years of extra time to invest in equipment that slashes unhealthy air emissions from fracking wells, citing a lack of clean technology.
Kenya: Tackle Graft in Climate Financing - TIAllAfrica.com | 18 Apr 2012
[Capital FM] With just two months to go to the Rio +20 conference on sustainable development, Transparency International (TI) wants corruption in climate financing addressed at the summit.
UK pollution 'outsourced overseas'The Independent | 18 Apr 2012
Carbon emissions from goods imported and consumed in the UK are rising more quickly than greenhouse gases are being cut domestically, MPs warned today.
ECCC not in favour of Scottish independenceEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 18 Apr 2012
Scottish independence will have a "detrimental" effect on the UK's energy budgets, climate change objectives and energy security, was the overarching opinion from the Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC).
World 'must stop short-term outlook'Guardian Unlimited | 18 Apr 2012
Helen Clark says that 20 years on from Rio Earth summit, sustainable development is still not mainstream policyA lack of political will has meant the sustainable development ambitions of the Rio Earth summit two decades ago have not made enough progress, the head of the UN's development programme...
China leading global efforts on clean coalSCIDEV.NET | 18 Apr 2012
As clean coal initiatives lag in many wealthy countries, China is moving to the forefront of global efforts to exploit coal resources without releasing carbon dioxide.
Pollution 'outsourcing' masks real picture, claims ECCCEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 18 Apr 2012
A decline in UK carbon emissions is the result of pollution 'outsourcing' overseas - rather than the consequence of the Government's climate change policy, a group of MPs has warned.
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