• Climate Fight: India Rejects US Pressure Tactics

    • Date: 27/03/10

    In the first international meet of the year on climate change in Mexico, the battlelines were again drawn as US tried to push for a small coterie of countries to lead the talks but developing countries, including India, opposed diluting the primacy of the formal talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The […]

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  • EU Summit Cools Ambition On Global Warming

    • Date: 26/03/10

    European Union leaders are cooling on their ambition to fight global warming, leaving a key greenhouse-gas emissions reduction target out of a draft statement prepared for a summit on Friday, internal documents show. The EU has already pledged to cut emissions to 20 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, and to deepen the cut […]

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  • Siberian Winter May Be Coldest On Record

    • Date: 25/03/10

    In a new blow to the climate change lobby, Russia’s top weatherman today announced that the winter now drawing to a close in Siberia may turn out to be the coldest on record. ‘The winter of 2009-10 was one of the most severe in European part of Russia for more than 30 years, and in […]

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  • After Election Debacle, France Ditches Carbon Tax

    • Date: 24/03/10

    President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday scrapped the country’s proposed carbon tax and reshuffled his cabinet in populist tilt after suffering a crushing electoral defeat over the weekend, when his Gaulliste UMP party lost every region other than in its bastion of Alsace and the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. The vote saw a resurrection of […]

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  • 15 US States Sue EPA Over CO2 Ruling

    • Date: 21/03/10

    At least 15 U.S. states have sued the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to stop it from issuing rules controlling greenhouse gas emissions until it reexamines whether the pollution harms human health. Florida, Indiana, South Carolina and at least nine other states filed the petitions in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. on […]

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  • WWF Hopes To Find $60 Billion Growing On Trees

    • Date: 20/03/10

    The carbon credits scheme would make WWF and its partners much richer, but with no lowering of overall CO2 emissions, writes Christopher Booker . If the world’s largest, richest environmental campaigning group, the WWF – formerly the World Wildlife Fund – announced that it was playing a leading role in a scheme to preserve an […]

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  • Language Of Religious Fervor Inflames Climate Change Debate

    • Date: 20/03/10

    Apocalyptic visions and the muscular language of religious fervor are invading the climate arena, replacing issues of fact with those of faith and bringing high emotion into science — an area where it should have no place — politicians and religious leaders complain. People who say human-induced climate change is a fact that demands urgent […]

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  • EU Emission Trading Rocked By Scandal Over Recycled Carbon Permits

    • Date: 17/03/10

    Europe’s emissions trading system was in uproar yesterday amid a mounting scandal over “recycled” carbon permits. Two carbon exchanges were forced to suspend trading as panic hit investors fearful that they had bought invalid permits. BlueNext and Nord Pool, the French and Nordic exchanges, suspended trading in certificates of emission reduction (CERs) when it emerged […]

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