Monday 11 June 2012
Airlines call on EU to defuse carbon emissions rowReuters | 11 Jun 2012
BEIJING (Reuters) - Global airlines on Monday urged the European Union to defuse an international emissions row as a group of nations led by China, the United States and India kept up their opposition to EU plans to force carriers to join a carbon trading scheme.
EU energy savings deal on a knife-edge: DenmarkReuters | 11 Jun 2012
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union has made progress towards a deal to reduce energy use by improving efficiency, Denmark's Energy Minister Martin Lidegaard said on Monday, as the debate enters what should be its final stage.
El Nino possible but normal conditions more likely: Japanese agencyReuters | 11 Jun 2012
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Monday its climate models indicate the possible emergence of the El Nino weather pattern, often linked to heavy rainfall and droughts, in the second half of this year but normal conditions are more likely.
Gambia: Green EnvironmentAllAfrica.com | 11 Jun 2012
[Daily Observer] Activities marking the World Environment Day are in progress. The theme of this year's celebration, "Green Environment, does it include you", is indeed befitting as it suggests that it is the responsibility of all and sundry to engage in the protection and preservation of the environment for the common future.
Earth warming at a much faster rateGuardian Unlimited | 11 Jun 2012
Data indicate China's carbon emissions could be 20% higher, prompting fears Earth is warming at a much faster rateChina's carbon emissions could be nearly 20% higher than previously thought, a new analysis of official Chinese data showed on Sunday, suggesting the pace of global climate change could...
David Cameron criticised for skipping summitGuardian Unlimited | 11 Jun 2012
PM sending wrong signal that sustainable development is not a priority for UK, say environment groupsThe chair of an influential group of MPs lambasted David Cameron on Monday for not going to next week's Rio+20 Earth summit, saying it sent a signal to the world that Britain does not see...
The diplomacy of air pollutionchinadialogue.net | 11 Jun 2012
Chinese censure of US embassy Twitter data on air quality may be techically sound, but it's not the way to regain public confidence, writes Zhou Rong.On June 5, World Environment Day, China’s environment ministry published its annual “state of the environment” report as...
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