• 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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  • Labour Warms To Climate Sceptics Down Under

    • Date: 17/03/10

    The Labor Party in South Australia is giving its preferences to a fringe group of independent climate change sceptics ahead of the Liberals. South Australian federal Liberal MP Jamie Briggs said he was amazed that Premier Mike Rann would sanction such a deal when his friend Kevin Rudd had declared that he viewed climate change […]

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  • UN At Odds Over Climate Policy

    • Date: 17/03/10

    Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general on Tuesday appeared to be at odds with his own climate change envoy over the role the UN should play in securing international agreement on tackling global warming. Gro Harlem Bruntland, UN climate change envoy, was quoted as telling a conference in Amsterdam that there was likely to be […]

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  • The End Of The Age Of Eco-Scares?

    • Date: 16/03/10

    Americans are less worried about each of eight specific environmental problems than they were a year ago, and on all but global warming and maintenance of the nation’s fresh water supply, concern is the lowest Gallup has measured. Americans worry most about drinking-water pollution and least about global warming. Over time, Americans’ concerns about environmental […]

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