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Back when Fred Flintstone was puffing away on Winston cigarettes in the 1960s, it was hard to imagine the day would ever come when we would see the end of smoking in the U.S. But, much to the relief of our overburdened healthcare system, some ...
Ross Garnaut says Australia’s climate
change debate is like a “Martian beauty contest” where some flaws in the existing carbon tax
are on full display but the still-hidden Coalition “direct action” policy “contestant” would certainly be far ...
It seems obvious, but apparently it isn’t. If you remove the reality of climate
change from government decision-making you risk making the wrong decisions.
Obviously the drought is causing extreme hardship for farmers in parts of New ...
A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the ...
A coalition of businesses and NGOs has accused the Treasury of hypocrisy over its refusal to use proceeds from carbon tax
es to insulate the UK's housing stock.
A new report, authored by an ex-Treasury economist for campaign group Energy ...
change could have a crushing effect on the global economy, according to a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change, the Nobel-Prize-winning committee of climate
scientists from around the world.
But there ...
After almost six months in office, it seems that the Abbott government’s reputation for action on climate
change and the environment in general is in tatters.
Overseas, condemnation has been directed at a government now labelled as the ...
Alberta Premier Alison Redford, who has lobbied the U.S. to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, says her oil-rich Canadian province won’t toughen rules to cut carbon
emissions from crude producers until the U.S. takes similar ...
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What kind of world is this? In China, an almost 1,350 square mile freshwater lake -- that’s more than four times the size of New York City -- recently dried up due to an ongoing drought. In the high Sierra of America’s West, bears have forgone ...
change was identified as a serious threat to the planet, Europe has been in the vanguard of the effort to mitigate it. The policies it has adopted are designed with two aims in mind: to cut European emissions drastically and to push ...
The broad high prairie of eastern Wyoming and southern Montana was once the bottom of a shallow sea, a rich subtropical swampland for millions of years. Layers of plants began forming peat beds 60 million years ago, later to be buried and ...
“If You See Something, Say Something,” is the headline on a Sunday Op-Ed article by Michael E. Mann, the Penn State climate
scientist who, after years of attacks from groups fighting restrictions on greenhouse gases, has become a prominent ...
Hundreds of protesters were making their presence felt again at a fracking site in Barton Moss, Greater Manchester, on Sunday.
Since November a hardy group of campaigners have been protesting at the site – where planning permission has ...
Moderate conservative that he is, Australian environment minister Greg Hunt ran on a platform of "lean" government, where private businesses "are the true creators of wealth", individuals need to take personal responsibility for their actions, ...
Reports emerged late last week that last year was Australia's hottest on record, even as politicians continued to battle over the repeal of the country's carbon tax
and its response to escalating climate
The Australian Bureau of ...
Australia's temperatures have warmed by "about 1° C since 1910" according to the Bureau of Meteorology, and 2013 was the hottest year since records began in 1910.In the last 11 months leading to November 2013 average temperatures "were ...
Australia smashed its previous annual heat record in 2013, with a summer heatwave and spring hot spell among the outstanding periods of unusual warmth.
The Bureau of Meteorology on Friday confirmed that last year was the hottest ...
Tony Abbott's political opponents have seized on confirmation that 2013 was Australia's hottest year on record, arguing it should compel the prime minister to abandon his plans to scrap the nation's carbon
Labor and the ...
Meat should be tax
ed to encourage people to eat less of it, so reducing the production of global warming gases from sheep, cattle and goats, according to a group of scientists.
The scientists' analysis takes the contentious step of ...
Tony Abbott's top business adviser has accused the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change of "dishonesty and deceit' as it focuses on "exploiting the masses and extracting more money' in a climate
Maurice Newman, chairman of ...
Seven billion people and growing. A quarter of them living in poverty. Unsustainable -- and unequal -- resource use. Landscapes vanishing, along with their nonhuman inhabitants. Global warming upending natural systems. These are tough times on ...
It’s hard to take the mile-high view on climate
change when you’re toiling away underground to put food on the table and a roof over your family’s head.That’s certainly the case for coal miners, whose concerns about meeting the needs of ...
The United States is wasting more than $4 billion a year by giving oil and gas companies tax
breaks that do not benefit consumers or the economy, says Joseph Aldy, assistant professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government and a ...
Power plants and refineries continue to rank among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gas emissions in Washington in 2012, according to the latest data reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.In 2012, 90 large sources in the ...