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29.12.2011 U.S. Military Tests Out Green Tech In Afghanistan
The heavy, mine-resistant vehicles that almost all U.S. military personnel use to move about Afghanistan are gas guzzlers. And even though the U.S. military buys that fuel at a reasonable price, the energy it takes to fly it and truck it to remote parts of Afghanistan drives the price into the stratosphere.
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29.12.2011 U.K. Renewable-Energy Investment Totals $3.8 Billion This Year
U.K. renewable-energy investment has totaled almost 2.5 billion pounds ($3.8 billion) so far this financial year as companies from Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) to Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) committed funds, the government said.
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29.12.2011 Analysts slash CO2 price forecasts as slowdown seen - poll
(Reuters) - Analysts have slashed their average price forecasts for European Union and U.N. carbon for next year and beyond as prospects of a slowing global economy and permit oversupply concerns persist, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.
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22.12.2011 Why We're All Confused About Climate Change
You'd think most of us would have a knee-jerk instinct to protect Earth; good planets are hard to come by.
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22.12.2011 The 'EU Must Remain Tough' on Emissions Trading
Europe's highest court has backed an EU emissions trading scheme for the aviation industry, angering leaders and airlines abroad. Experts warn the ruling could spark a trade war. Despite the tensions, German commentators on Thursday encouraged EU officials to stand strong on climate protection.
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22.12.2011 Environment world review of the year: '2011 rewrote the record books'
The ecologically tumultuous year saw record greenhouse gas emissions, melting Arctic sea ice, natural disasters and extreme weather – and the world's second worst nuclear disaster
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21.12.2011 Pollution Real if not Official
In a country which houses 21 of the world’s 100 most polluted cities, outcry over official underplaying of pollution is escalating as residents refuse to take government readings of the problem at face value.
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21.12.2011 EU Lawmakers Back Plan To Withhold EU CO2 Permits
European Union lawmakers backed a proposal on Tuesday to allow the EU Commission to prop up record low carbon prices by withholding 1.4 billion permits from the third phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, sending prices 20 percent higher.
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21.12.2011 Durban illuminates the emerging new world order
The outcome of the latest round of climate change negotiations in Durban was as good as any dared hope for. A second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, together with agreement from all countries to begin negotiations on a new legally binding instrument, or an agreement with “legal force” is a major step forward. However, Durban will be remembered for much more than that; as the place where the tectonic plates of international relations fundamentally shifted.
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20.12.2011 Post-Kyoto, a search for ‘a subtle skill’ in tackling climate change
The Kyoto Protocol was very much the north wind in Aesop’s fable of the wind and the sun. Which of those elements could more quickly induce a man to discard his cloak – or a country to discard its carbon?
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20.12.2011 Climate Sensitivity Greater Than Previously Believed
Many of the particles in the atmosphere are produced by the natural world, and it is possible that plants have in recent decades reduced the effects of the greenhouse gases to which human activity has given rise. One consequence of this is that the climate may be more sensitive to emissions caused by human activity than we have previously believed. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) have collected new data that may lead to better climate models.
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20.12.2011 Africa: Climate Change - Continent May Be Worst Hit, Says UNIDO
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has sounded a note of warning that the African continent may be the worst hit by the effect of global warming.
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19.12.2011 Durban climate summit gains cited
MANILA, Philippines — A ranking Philippine delegate to the recently-concluded United Nations climate summit in Durban, South Africa lauded efforts of first-world nations to accommodate major concerns of the developing and most vulnerable countries.
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19.12.2011 Agreement on global warming mitigation
MANILA, Philippines — The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has signed an agreement with a Korean agency to work jointly in research to mitigate the impact of global warming.
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18.12.2011 Nations to effect climate change pact in 2020
Developing countries have to continue bearing the effects of global warming for another decade. This is the deal struck at the UN-sponsored climate change summit in Durban, where developed nations reluctantly agreed to address the calamity by 2020.
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18.12.2011 EU parliament set to call for carbon market
(Reuters) - European politicians are expected on Tuesday to vote through an amendment that could pave the way for direct intervention in the EU carbon market, which has sunk to record lows.
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15.12.2011 Loophole Inserted in Climate Accord Augurs U.S.-China Clash
The deal struck by United Nations envoys this week to fight climate change gives the biggest polluters three options for a wider agreement by 2015, setting the stage for renewed discord between rich and poor countries.
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15.12.2011 COP17 - Binding deal in 2015
Responses to the deal reached by 195 countries at the climate change talks in Durban last week range from praising the compromise as a “historic agreement” to accusing it of giving in to polluters at the expense of the planet.
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15.12.2011 EU Looks to Carbon Reductions
BRUSSELS—Efforts to cut greenhouse-gas emissions in the European Union will pay off over the next four decades as they will reduce the fossil fuel bill, but such a scenario hinges on where oil prices are headed, the European Commission said Thursday.
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14.12.2011 UN Climate Chief Is ‘Surprised’ at Canada’s Kyoto Withdrawal
United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said she regrets Canada’s decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol and is “surprised” at the timing of the move.
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