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Eco-farming can double food output by poor: U.N.Reuters | 08 Mar 2011
Many farmers in developing nations can double food production within a decade by shifting to ecological agriculture from use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, a U.N. report showed on Tuesday.
Soaring oil price reignites fossil fuel debateGuardian Unlimited | 03 Mar 2011
As pressure grows on the government to stabilise fuel prices via tax breaks, green campaigners say this may be the ideal time to reduce the UK's dependence on oil and gas. High oil prices are a headache for governments. Ministers are acutely aware that the price at the petrol pump is one of the...
China vows to cut energy, carbon intensity by 2015Reuters | 27 Feb 2011
China aims to cut the amount of energy and carbon dioxide emissions needed for every unit of economic growth by 16 to 17 percent from this year to the end of 2015, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Sunday.
Libyan turmoil puts focus on Arctic oil: GreenlandReuters | 23 Feb 2011
Unrest in the Middle East means the potential oil riches in Arctic areas like Greenland are more important than ever, the island's premier said on Wednesday, criticizing environmental groups that want to hamper exploration.
Carbon sink at South Pole has grown recently, historical collections revealScienceDaily.com | 22 Feb 2011
By studying collections of a marine bryozoan that date back to a famous 1901 expedition to the South Pole, researchers have found that those organisms were growing steadily up until 1990, when their growth more than doubled. The data provide the highest-latitude record of a century of growth and some of the first evidence that polar carbon sinks may be increasing.
Break-even for a low-carbon economyGuardian Unlimited | 17 Feb 2011
The billions being invested in renewable energy, nuclear and 'clean' coal will pay off financially if oil is over $100 a barrel in 2020, says the energy and climate change secretary. The UK's ambitious low-carbon energy plans will mean energy consumers paying lower bills in 2020 if oil is over $100 per barrel, compared to a fossil-fuelled future. That price is the break-even point, said the energy and climate change secretary, Chris Huhne, today.
Climate change 'threat to security'Yahoo! News | 16 Feb 2011
Global warming is a looming threat to stability and national security around the world and military forces should spend some of their budgets on reducing carbon emissions to avoid "climate chaos" the UN's top climate official has said.
U.N. panel eyes ways to expand and speed carbon offsetsReuters | 14 Feb 2011
A United Nations panel will discuss this week ways to give poor countries better access to clean energy projects and clear a backlog of applications for carbon offsets, members said in a webcast on Monday.
Hedegaard: High targets will boost EU economyGuardian Unlimited | 14 Feb 2011
EU climate commissioner says there is 'debate' - but no row – over raising the carbon targets to a 30% cut by 2020. Europe's climate chief insisted on Monday that tougher greenhouse gas targets would improve the EU's economic performance, rather than push businesses overseas, as companies and green...
Why are vines overtaking the American tropics?ScienceDaily.com | 14 Feb 2011
Vines are becoming more abundant in tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. This fundamental change in forest structure may have a profound impact on the animals, human communities and businesses that depend on forests for their livelihood.
Extinction predictor to help protect coral reefsScienceDaily.com | 14 Feb 2011
More than a third of coral reef fish species are in jeopardy of local extinction from the impacts of climate change on coral reefs, a new scientific study has found. A new predictive method developed by an international team of marine scientists has found that a third of reef fishes studied across the Indian Ocean are potentially vulnerable to increasing stresses on the reefs due to climate change.
Australia aims to delink economic growth and pollutionReuters | 09 Feb 2011
Soaring carbon emissions mean Australia must put a price on carbon and invest more in clean energy to ensure a growing economy does not have to mean growing fossil-fuel pollution, the climate change minister said on Wednesday.
Palm oil giant vows to spare rainforestGuardian Unlimited | 09 Feb 2011
Golden Agri-Resources - the world's second highest palm oil producer – bows to pressure from the west. The world's second biggest palm oil company has agreed to halt deforestation in valuable areas of Indonesian forest, bowing to pressure from western food processors and conservationists. Golden...
WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on pricesGuardian Unlimited | 08 Feb 2011
US diplomat convinced by Saudi expert that reserves of world's biggest oil exporter have been overstated by nearly 40%. The US fears that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, may not have enough reserves to prevent oil prices escalating, confidential cables from its embassy in...
Amazon droughts increase climate change fearsCNN | 04 Feb 2011
Two major droughts in Brazil's Amazon region in the last six years threaten to undermine its role as the planet's most important carbon sink and a vital brake on climate change, according to new research.
Major ecological study on Borneo's deforested landscapes launchedScienceDaily.com | 01 Feb 2011
A giant-scale experiment on deforestation, biodiversity and carbon cycling has got underway in the spectacular forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the tropical southeast Asian island of Borneo. Scientists hope the results will help guide the management and conservation of remaining rainforests in tropical Asia.