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Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Australian project simulates climate changeGuardian Unlimited | 14 May 2012
Multimillion-dollar study subjects bushland to heightened CO2 levels and altered rainfall patternsAn Australian university has embarked upon an ambitious project - hailed as the first of its kind in the world – to simulate how the environment would cope with runaway climate change.The decade-long...
Pollutionwatch: April showers rinsed airborne particles out of the airGuardian Unlimited | 13 May 2012
April's wet weather brought respite from the prolonged airborne particle pollution that affected the UK in February and March. Pollution problems in April were mostly short-lived. Traffic caused moderate pollution close to busy roads in London, Glasgow and Dumfries. Both Port Talbot and Scunthorpe...
Consumer power for China?chinadialogue.net | 11 May 2012
Partial victories in the campaign to clean up Apple highlight civil societys potential to constrain the worst polluters. Meng Si and Xu Nan report.A vigorous campaign to clean up pollution in electronics giant Apples supply chain, waged through 2011, ended up as one of the years hottest topics...
What is global dimming?Guardian Unlimited | 11 May 2012
This Q&A is part of the Guardian's ultimate climate change FAQ• See all questions and answers• Read about the projectMeasurements from the 1960s to the early 1990s, backed up by a wide range of data and a number of independent studies, showed there were substantial declines in the amount of the...
Car parks to 'climate proof' RotterdamGuardian Unlimited | 11 May 2012
The Dutch city is pioneering new ways of dealing with water as climate change brings with it heavier rains and rising tidesWindmills that feature in the landscapes painted by the Dutch old masters are a reminder that the low-landers of this nation are past masters at keeping the tide at bay.Along...
Gaseous emissions from dinosaurs may have warmed prehistoric EarthScienceDaily.com | 10 May 2012
Sauropod dinosaurs could in principle have produced enough of the greenhouse gas methane to warm the climate many millions of years ago, at a time when the Earth was warm and wet. That's according to calculations reported in the May 8 issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication.
California takes step toward linking CO2 market to QuebecReuters | 10 May 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 (Reuters Point Carbon) - California on Wednesday released an updated draft of its cap-and-trade regulations that for the first time includes language that would link its carbon market to a similar scheme in the Canadian province of Quebec.
Mobile app launched to get Londoners movingEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 10 May 2012
Green behaviour reward scheme Recyclebank has launched a new mobile app to encourage Londoners to walk and cycle more in a bid to reduce pollution and ease congestion.
Small island states in clean energy raceGuardian Unlimited | 10 May 2012
Dominica leads group of 52 small island developing states aiming for a 45% cut in emissions in the next 18 yearsThey seldom meet on the cricket or football fields, but the world's small island developing states are informally competing with each other to be the first to ditch fossil fuels and...
Carbon capture and storageGuardian Unlimited | 10 May 2012
How does it work, which countries are leading technological developments, and what is the future for CCS?What is carbon capture and storage?The technology is designed to prevent the carbon dioxide exhaust from the burning of coal and gas from entering the atmosphere and driving further climate...
Coca-Cola slashes water footprint by 13%Environment Data Interactive Exchange | 10 May 2012
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has revealed it is continuing to make progress on its water, carbon and waste and packaging reductions.
Club of Rome sees 2 degree Celsius rise in 40 yearsReuters | 08 May 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - Rising carbon dioxide emissions will cause a global average temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius by 2052 and a 2.8 degree rise by 2080, as governments and markets are unlikely to do enough against climate change, the Club of Rome think tank said.
European slump leads utilities to burn more coalReuters | 08 May 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's economic slump is allowing utilities in some countries to burn increasing amounts of cheap, highly polluting coal for electricity generation and still meet legally binding targets to cut carbon dioxide emissions, Reuters research shows.
U.N. to rule on carbon offsets from coal plantsReuters | 08 May 2012
LONDON, May 8 (Reuters Point Carbon) - The main U.N.-appointed panel that regulates supply of global carbon offsets could this week decide whether to approve rules that would lead to the award of millions of CO2 credits to coal-fired power stations in developing countries, according to meeting agenda notes on the UNFCCC website.
Canada set to miss modest emissions goals: watchdogReuters | 08 May 2012
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is acting too slowly to combat climate change and has little chance of achieving its modest 2020 target for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, Parliament's environmental watchdog said on Tuesday.
Norway opens major facility to test carbon captureReuters | 07 May 2012
MONGSTAD, Norway (Reuters) - Norway on Monday launched the world's largest facility of its kind to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS), the so-far commercially unproven technology that would allow greenhouse gases from power plants to be buried safely underground.
Protestors target energy conferenceThe Independent | 03 May 2012
Climate protesters and anti-cuts demonstrators have targeted a summit of major power firms over high energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
Boris Johnson resisted Labour appealsGuardian Unlimited | 02 May 2012
Freedom of information papers reveal mayor ignored a 2009 request to 'keep the congestion charge and other initiatives'The London mayor, Boris Johnson, resisted attempts by the previous Labour government to make him clean up dangerous air pollution in London, according to ministerial briefing...