• Googlegate

    • Date: 16/01/10

    This week, Google announced an end to its long-standing collaboration with the Chinese Communists — it will no longer censor users inside China. That’s good of it. Maybe Google will now also stop using its search engine to censor the rest of us, in the Western countries. Search for “Googlegate” on Google and you’ll get […]

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  • Australia May Be Backing Away From Cap And Trade

    • Date: 15/01/10

    Before the Copenhagen conference on climate change, many believed that carbon trading, already underway in the EU, would sweep the western world, with Australia being the next country carbon-trading country. After Copenhagen ended in chaos, it became clear that the U.S. wouldn’t adopt carbon markets and that Canada, which is determined to follow the U.S.’s […]

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  • Wall Street Journal Shuts Down Its Green Blog

    • Date: 15/01/10

    After more than two years and over 2,000 posts, Environmental Capital is closing its virtual doors. It’s been, in equal measure, a fun, grueling, and educational ride. Full Story

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  • EU Trade Chief Rules Out Carbon Border Tax

    • Date: 13/01/10

    Incoming European Union trade chief Karel De Gucht on Tuesday ruled out pursuing French-led calls to impose a carbon tax at the EU’s borders, warning that such ideas risk triggering trade wars. ‘In terms of border adjustments, I’m against it,’ De Gucht told lawmakers in response to a question during a European parliamentary confirmation hearing […]

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  • A Trove Of Green Stories … Lost In A Sea of Noise

    • Date: 11/01/10

    Journalists worldwide published more than 32,400 articles on climate change in last year, yet the coverage was not enough to warrant a spot on a map showing major news events of 2009. Amid gloomy reports of shrinking news holes and contracting news rooms, some 11,000 different reporters, columnists and editorial boards at nearly 2,000 media […]

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  • BBC: ‘Many Believe Global Warming Is To Blame For The Lack Of Snow’

    • Date: 09/01/10

    Ski resorts across the European Alps are becoming increasingly worried as current bad snow conditions threaten the all important Christmas holiday period. This autumn has been one of the worst on record with high temperatures and little snowfall. Many resorts have had to postpone their openings and the main ski races have been cancelled because […]

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  • ‘Climate Change Resistant Crops’ Move Nearer After Gene Breakthrough

    • Date: 08/01/10

    Crops resistant to climate change have come a step closer after British scientists discovered the key gene which allows plants to react to temperatures around them. In a breakthrough that has the potential to help feed billions of people, scientists from the John Innes Centre in Norwich have found the “thermometer gene” which plants use […]

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  • Unilateral Carbon Tax Will Make French Industry Even Less Competitive

    • Date: 06/01/10

    Large French companies that pollute heavily will be penalized under new carbon tax legislation but are likely to pay variable rates, French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde said in remarks published on Tuesday. More than 1,000 companies would be penalized according to how much energy they use to produce and how much competition their sectors face, Lagarde […]

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