• 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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  • Peter Odell: Our Long-Term Energy Future: A Reality Check

    • Date: 04/01/10

    European Energy Review: Realism over the critical issues of potential energy resources in the 21st century has become a very scarce commodity. This is the result of three widely held, but highly doubtful, beliefs. First, that there is an inherent scarcity in the world’s endowment of carbon energy resources. Second, that CO2 emissions from the […]

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  • Biofuel Industry Faces Bankruptcy As Subsidies Run Out

    • Date: 03/01/10

    The Washington Post: An alternative fuel for diesel engines is off to a shaky start this year though it emits fewer pollutants and cuts down on petroleum use because it’s made from environmentally friendly waste and vegetable oil. A federal tax credit that provided makers of biodiesel $1 for every gallon expired Friday. As a […]

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  • Why Climate Scientists Should Not Be Trusted

    • Date: 01/01/10

    Wired Magazine: Kevin Dunbar is a researcher who studies how scientists study things — how they fail and succeed. In the early 1990s, he began an unprecedented research project: observing four biochemistry labs at Stanford University. Philosophers have long theorized about how science happens, but Dunbar wanted to get beyond theory. He wasn’t satisfied with […]

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