• Obama’s Climate Agenda In Turmoil

    • Date: 26/04/10

    President Barack Obama’s climate change agenda was thrown into turmoil yesterday after a key Republican abruptly pulled his support for a compromise energy and climate bill in a blow to Democrats. Senator Lindsey Graham, an influential Republican from South Carolina, abandoned what Democrats said was a painstakingly negotiated climate bill in outrage over a decision […]

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  • US Research Paper Questions Viability Of Carbon Capture And Storage

    • Date: 25/04/10

    A new research paper from American academics is threatening to blow a hole in growing political support for carbon capture and storage as a weapon in the fight against global warming. The document from Houston University claims that governments wanting to use CCS have overestimated its value and says it would take a reservoir the […]

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  • U.S. Climate Policy In Disarray

    • Date: 25/04/10

    One of President Barack Obama’s top priorities — tackling global warming — suffered a severe setback on Saturday when a fight over immigration derailed plans to unveil a compromise climate change bill. A bipartisan group of senators led by Democrat John Kerry had been aiming to outline details of their climate change bill on Monday. […]

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  • Apocalypse No: Bangladesh Is Growing, Not Sinking

    • Date: 23/04/10

    Bangladesh’s landmass has increased in recent years, thanks to sedimentation in its southern rivers, a study has revealed. The study shows that the country has actually grown in landmass equal to five times the size of Dhaka city. The new land has emerged in the Meghna estuary. The 8.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Assam in 1950 […]

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  • Volcano Crisis Could Delay EU Emissions Regulation, Airline Chief Says

    • Date: 23/04/10

    The top representative for the airline industry asserted Thursday that the disruption caused by the eruption of an Icelandic volcano had undermined efforts to include aviation in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System. Accurate and up-to-date information about emissions of greenhouse gases from aircraft is needed before airlines could join the European Union system, said […]

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  • U.S. Voters Cool Down On Global Warming

    • Date: 21/04/10

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of voters still believe global warming is a serious problem, but that’s down eight points from a year ago. The new numbers includes 29% who consider it very serious, a number, too, that has been inching down in recent months. But 43% now say global […]

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  • Obama’s Climate Policy May Spark Global Trade War

    • Date: 20/04/10

    A top White House adviser confirmed today that President Obama is open to helping energy-intensive industries cope with the costs of climate legislation, including use of controversial border tariffs he had previously warned could spark a global trade war. Energy and climate adviser Carol Browner said the administration recognizes Congress’ interest in using trade language […]

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  • Brussels Admits Scientific Flaws In Its Decision To Ground Flights

    • Date: 20/04/10

    The crisis that closed much of Europe’s airspace for five days finally showed signs of easing yesterday as officials acknowledged flaws in the computer models that led them to ground thousands of flights after a volcanic eruption in Iceland. Amid pressure from airlines, which are losing an estimated $200m in revenues a day, European Union […]

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