• Americans Prioritize Energy Over Environment for First Time

    • Date: 06/04/10

    Americans are more likely to say the U.S. should prioritize development of energy supplies than to say it should prioritize protecting the environment, the first time more have favored energy production over environmental protection in this question’s 10-year history. The March 4-7 Gallup poll was conducted a few weeks before President Obama came out in […]

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  • Costly Climate Policy Wrecks Turnbull’s Political Career

    • Date: 06/04/10

    Former federal opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull has announced he will quit parliament. Mr Turnbull has been considering his future since Tony Abbott beat him by one vote in a leadership ballot in December. He lost his leadership because he supported an emissions trading scheme to tackle climate change. Mr Abbott, who also once supported such […]

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  • Desalination Of Sea Ice Feasible For Mass Production: Chinese Scientists

    • Date: 06/04/10

    DALIAN, Liaoning, April 6 (Xinhua) — Sea ice seen as a disaster in northeast China’s Bohai Bay has been eyed as an important alternative freshwater source by Chinese scientists, as their latest research shows China’s desalination technology is feasible for mass production. “The salinity of desalinated sea ice can reach 150 mg/L, when 5 tonnes of […]

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  • California’s Climate Law Faces Political Backlash

    • Date: 05/04/10

    Four years ago, California earned accolades for adopting a law that would slash its greenhouse gas emissions and serve as a model for national climate change legislation. With the state mired in a crippling recession, the law that once looked like a landmark achievement is coming under assault. The regulatory effort Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger set […]

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  • After Copenhagen Setback, UN Seeks Way Forward On Climate Diplomacy

    • Date: 05/04/10

    Countries gather this week in the hope of erasing bitter memories of the Copenhagen summit and restoring faith in the battered UN process for combatting climate change. Negotiators meet in Bonn from Friday to Sunday for the first official talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since the strife-torn confab. Their first job […]

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  • Carbon Trading On Backburner

    • Date: 03/04/10

    The [Australian] Government has transferred its entire emissions trading team into the strife-prone household insulation program, putting plans for carbon trading this year on the backburner. The team of 154, which has been costing taxpayers an average of $370,000 each planning for the non-existent emissions trading scheme, will be put to work on sorting out […]

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  • Cold Feet: EU Plans State Subsidies For Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 02/04/10

    The European Union is fine-tuning plans to allow millions of euros of state subsidies for new coal-fired power plants, a policy that campaigners say undermines EU environmental ambitions. For four years from January 2013, EU governments can provide up to 15 percent of the cost of new coal-fired plants, provided they have the potential to […]

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  • Green Travelling Circus Closing Down?

    • Date: 01/04/10

    It is a giant travelling circus that has spent 20 years touring some of the world’s most exotic locations — Bali, Marrakesh, Barcelona, Rio, Buenos Aires — all at taxpayers’ expense. But the good times may soon be over for the 20,000 people who attend the annual climate change summit because the Government wants to […]

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