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UN climate change draft report finds it is 95 per cent likely that global warming is caused by humans | ABC Radio Australia

A leaked draft of a major United Nations climate change report has revealed scientists are 95 per cent certain human activity is causing global warming. A leaked draft of a major United Nations climate change report has revealed scientists are … Continue reading

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Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free Energy Economy Is Inevitable

While a clean energy future is inevitable, questions remain about how quickly we will get there. The impossible has become inevitable. A carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy is our future. Despite the energy industry’s hard work to keep energy dirty and … Continue reading

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US bank sued over pollution from coal exports

Environmental activists sued the federal government Wednesday over the exports of Appalachian coal to Europe and Asia, arguing it approved a $90 million loan guarantee to one company without considering the implications for air and water pollution along the transportation … Continue reading

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Climate deal salvaged after marathon talks in Durban | peacenews.org via The Observer

Countries have agreed a deal in Durban to push for a new climate treaty, salvaging the latest round of United Nations climate talks from the brink of collapse. The UK’s cimate change secretary, Chris Huhne, hailed the deal, finally struck … Continue reading

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Full coverage of climate talks in Durban available online

The Guardian is offering quite a comprehensive look at the happenings at the climate talks in Durban. Resources, comments, timelines, most recent, top stories, as well as links to coverage in previous years, all can be found here. Click on … Continue reading

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EDF Applauds New Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Standards for Cars and Trucks

America has driven a little bit further down the road toward clean and fuel efficient cars. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation just announced their joint proposal to set new, stronger fuel economy standards for cars and … Continue reading

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Australia: Historic New Carbon Price Law Divides Nation | Global Voices

BARACK Obama’s visit raises a single basic challenge for Julia Gillard. Unless the Prime Minister openly confirms whether the US will have a full national carbon tax or cap and trade scheme by 2016, she will have failed a bedrock … Continue reading

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UN Urges Green Companies to Help Break ‘Vicious’ Climate Cycle | Bloomberg

United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres called for more engagement from businesses that promote low-carbon strategies to help governments worldwide speed up the shift to a green economy. Almost 200 nations will meet in Durban, South Africa, from Nov. 28 … Continue reading

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Climate talks: China calls on developing countries to ‘step up’ | The Guardian

Developing countries must step up with concrete plans to cut carbon emissions to break the deadlock in beleaguered UN climate talks, China’s top climate change official has told the Guardian. With four weeks to go until the next round of … Continue reading

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California approves carbon cap-and-trade | UPI.com

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 21 (UPI) — California regulators have approved North America’s first cap-and-trade program, setting limits on carbon emissions. The move represents the world’s second-largest carbon program after the European Union, with an estimated $10 billion in allowances to be … Continue reading

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