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Angry city draws a line in the (fracking) sand

Monday - A college town in southern Minnesota is taking action against the frac-sand industry that's booming amid America's drilling revolution.

WORLD WEB: Global shipping emissions set to soar unchecked

Monday - * Pacific Islanders blockade Australian coal port to protest rising sea levels * Sweden calls on EU to agree 50% carbon cuts for 2030 * Impacts of climate change to now be included in UK's military planning * South Africa's Eskom powers up wind farm * China to phase out financial support for solar power sector by 2020

Australia's big emitters might yet be billed

13 Oct 14 - Australian companies could yet face a financial penalty for excessive greenhouse gas emissions.

VOILA! A simple new way to put a price on global carbon

13 Oct 14 - A team of French academics has proposed an international carbon trading system, whereby countries with the highest average CO2 emissions pay the most.

WORLD WEB: Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming?

13 Oct 14 - * Australian Labor Party leader rules out carbon tax return * European businesses split over urgency of EU carbon market fix * Canadian watchdog castigates government climate strategy * Walmart owners backing campaigns to limit rooftop solar power * 25 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change * Climate consensus: scientists and sceptics suspend hostilities

Sick seas could cost us billions, UN warns

13 Oct 14 - The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification, says a new report.

Human handprint marks Australia’s hottest year

6 Oct 14 - Despite the Australian prime minister’s climate science scepticism, research funded by taxpayers has unanimously found man-made climate change guilty of causing the country’s record-breaking temperatures last year.


E-cars could make British carmakers great again

6 Oct 14 - British-owned car manufacturing has been in decline for decades, but the shift to electric cars might be just what is needed for a revival.

CARBON WEB ... Global clean energy investment sustains its recovery

6 Oct 14 - * Australia's investment in renewable energy slumps 70% in one year * UK delivers £9.4 million to boost low-carbon heating * World’s first major power plant with carbon capture opens in...

Party pact blocks environmental one-stop move

Simone Marsh ... whistleblower.

6 Oct 14 - Australia's Greens have secured a deal with the Palmer United Party and Labor that effectively kills the federal government's plan to hand its environmental approval powers to the states under its...

Protesters say no to waste-burning power plant

6 Oct 14 - Protests against a proposed waste incinerator power plant involving thousands of residents took place in southern China over two weekends in mid-September.

New York talked the talk, but we’ll have to wait and see who heard

29 Sep 14 - At the end of his summit meeting on the climate crisis, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon put out a list of accomplishments festooned with 46 bullet points, some of them marking concrete new pledges,...

MIA ... but it doesn't mean China's not interested

Xi Jinping ... forging ahead.

29 Sep 14 - There were a few notable absentees among the more than 120 world leaders gathered in New York for last week's United Nations Climate Summit - and perhaps most notable of all was the head of the...

Cities in the spotlight at Climate Week summit

29 Sep 14 - Even as nations gathered in New York to discuss global-level action on climate change, there was strong recognition that cities, not countries, have so far played the pivotal role in the world's...

WORLD WEB ... Obama’s drive for carbon pricing fails to win at home

29 Sep 14 - * Chile becomes the first South American country to tax carbon * UK to introduce fracking drilling law despite 99% opposition * US Homeland Security moves to tackle climate change risks * Hawaii's...

New market pact keeps Australians on the ball

Andrew Petersen ... rapid momentum.

29 Sep 14 - Australian businesses wanting to keep up to date with the international carbon market during their country’s retreat from carbon pricing have formed a new regional agreement.

... but critic says report fails to back up core message

22 Sep 14 - A new report called Better Growth, Better Climate draws the seductive conclusion that “we can create lasting economic growth while also tackling the immense risks of climate change”.

Let's do for climate change what we did for apartheid, says Tutu

Desmond Tutu ... boycott call.

22 Sep 14 - WORLD WEB: Largest-ever climate change march rolls through NYC * China cautious on fresh commitments ahead of climate change summit * Will the new EU Commission assure Europe’s leadership on...

Population explosion lowers chance of managing climate change

22 Sep 14 - By TIM RADFORD.- New projections say the population of the planet will not stabilise at 9 billion sometime this century. In fact, there is an 80 per cent likelihood that, by 2100, it will reach at...


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You'll never run out of printer paper

25 Aug 14 - A printer which reuses the same paper over again has won Toshiba two awards

Canon offers environment prizes

18 Aug 14 - Canon New Zealand is calling for Kiwis to get creative and apply for its annual...

CRL Energy wins environment award

1 Aug 14 - CRL Energy is the winner of the 2014 Minerals West Coast Environment...

Evolution show home opens in the south

20 Jun 14 - Award-winning Rilean Construction this week unveiled its first energy-efficient...

Sustainability graduates make their mark

7 Mar 14 - Now in its fourth year, Otago Polytechnic’s Graduate Programmes in Sustainable...

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