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Good tyres tread lightly on the Earth

Tuesday - New Zealand could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 6000 tonnes a year by installing fuel-efficient tyres on the nationís fleet of light vehicles.

Universities act to hit fossil fuel firms where it hurts

Tuesday - Glasgow recently became the first European university to join the rapidly expanding fossil-free divestment movement. Following hot on the heels of the Australian National University, Glasgow promised to move £18m of investment over the next 10 years.

Problem seaweed could provide biofuel solution

20 Oct 14 - It has often been used as a farmland fertiliser, and in some communities it is eaten as a vegetable, but now researchers believe that seaweed could power our cars and heat our homes.

How to save the planet ... bike, walk or take a bus

29 Sep 14 - Hereís a way to save $100 trillion and stop 1700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from getting into the atmosphere every year by 2050: cycle, walk or take public transport.

Clear skies for aviation industry, says Boeing report

29 Sep 14 - The business outlook for civil aviation is bright thanks mainly to rising Asian demand for aircraft. But airlines are expected to have a harder time, with tougher competition in Europe leading to a consolidation of the sector, according to the latest industry forecast.

Fossil-free superannuation is an idea thatís going to snowball

16 Sep 14 - The launch of Future Super, which claims to be the first super fund in Australia to exclude fossil fuels and their major supporting companies from its investment portfolio, has drawn significant attention.

Why trade pacts are bad for humankind

16 Sep 14 - The Obama administration has proposed several ad-hoc, multi-country economic agreements, and in doing so has abandoned de facto the World Trade Organisation as insufficiently malleable to its interests.


Worried carmakers force Korea ETS changes

8 Sep 14 - Koreaís booming car industry appears to have won over the government in the countryís latest road map for emissions reduction.

Australian transport stuck in the energy queue

1 Sep 14 - Australia has scored poorly in the energy efficiency of its land transport, and is well behind other major economies, a recent international scorecard has revealed.

Aviation a microcosm of the emissions problem

1 Sep 14 - No matter what the aviation industry does to reduce emissions, it will be outweighed by growth in air travel, according to a new analysis.

Cathay Pacific plugs into biofuel producer

18 Aug 14 - Cathay Pacific Airways is investing in American sustainable biofuel company Fulcrum Bioenergy as part of a drive to achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020.

Don't waste your money on oil and gas

18 Aug 14 - If you want a safe bet, donít invest in some of todayís tempting oil and gas projects. Thatís the message from a UK-based financial think-tank that aims to align the global energy market with climate...

Scientists see problems with tar sand pipeline

18 Aug 14 - European researchers say a 2000-mile pipeline designed to carry controversial tar sands oil from Canada to the southern US may lead to much more pollution than previously calculated.

Norway finds the wells have run dry

18 Aug 14 - Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned company, has announced that it has failed to find commercial quantities of oil and gas in the Barents Sea this year.

Who has the courage to take on transport taboos?

18 Aug 14 - Transportation continues to generate a large proportion of emissions worldwide, even as emissions from other areas of the economy fall.

It looks like air fares will have to rise ... and rise ... and rise

11 Aug 14 - Researchers warn that the cost of airline tickets will need to rise steadily to decrease demand and counteract the effects of aviationís growing carbon emissions.

Airports super-inefficient, says emissions study

11 Aug 14 - Airports are disastrously inefficient buildings which belch greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and contribute hugely to climate change, a European study has found.

Scientists warn of biofuel plant dangers

11 Aug 14 - Researchers in the United States have warned those anxious to cut greenhouse emissions to make quite sure that the cure they choose will not turn out worse than the disease.

Smartphone could be way of beating the traffic jam

4 Aug 14 - Forward-thinking Finland plans to change the way Europe goes about urban travel using a novel system, based on a smartphone app, to help people to get the most out of public transport.


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