carbon pollution

Faulty model behind US underestimating carbon costs

September 18th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A faulty analytical model is behind the US government's underestimating the costs of carbon pollution, says an economic expert.A more appropriate accounting of costs would ... Read more...

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Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord

December 13th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Dec 13 (IANS) Canada has withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol, thereby saving about $14 billion in penalties, Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Monday.Kent blamed the "incompetent Liberal government" of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘US-UAE nuclear cooperation aims at low-carbon’

February 25th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 25 (IANS/WAM) Nuclear cooperation between the US and the United Arab Emirates aims to ultimately mitigate carbon pollution, a senior American official has said."Nuclear energy has a very important ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rudd foreign minister in Gillard’s new cabinet (Lead)

September 11th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Australian Prime Minster Julia Gillard Saturday announced her new cabinet which includes former premier Kevin Rudd as foreign minister. Gillard, who deposed Rudd in June, said her new ... Read more...

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US carbon-dioxide emissions dropped 7 percent in 2009

May 6th, 2010 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (DPA) US emissions of carbon dioxide tumbled seven percent in 2009, government figures have showed, marking the largest one-year decline in the heat-trapping gas blamed for global warming ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

American Recovery Act funds 37 innovative energy research projects

April 30th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $106 million in funding, part of an $100 billion investment of the Recovery Act, for 37 innovative research projects that ... Read more...

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Wal-Mart unveils huge greenhouse cuts

February 26th, 2010 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Wal-Mart, the world's biggest company, Thursday announced it will cut 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by the end of ... Read more...

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G20 hasn’t fixed money to fight climate change: NGOs

September 26th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Pittsburgh, Sep 26 (IANS) The G20 leaders have closed their summit here without the industrialised countries following through on their pledge to provide financial and technological assistance to help developing countries limit ... Read more...

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Prepared remarks of President Obama at U.N. Climate Change Summit

September 22nd, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – The following are President Obama's prepared remarks for his address at the U.N. Climate Change Summit in New York City on Tuesday."Good morning. I want ... Read more...

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Climate change fight back proposal for poorer nations fails to address financing shortages

September 21st, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, September 21 (ANI): Oxfam Australia, an international aid group, has said that the Australian government's proposal to allow developing nations to set weaker emissions targets failed to address financing shortages ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Emission control during Beijing Olympics could help in adoption of pollution-curbing policies

July 26th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): A new study has determined that the air in Beijing during the 2008 Olympics was cleaner than the previous year's, thanks to aggressive efforts by the Chinese government, ... Read more...

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World needs to go nuclear to fight climate change, say scientists

January 16th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Jan 16 (ANI): In a new analysis, scientists have said that the world will have to adopt nuclear power to tackle climate change, as it is the only reliable, proven ... Read more...

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Melting ice may help in battle against global warming

December 8th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Though melting Antarctic ice sheets have become potent symbols of global warming, they may actually turn out to help in the battle against climate change and soaring ... Read more...

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G-8 leaders get tough, to tackle global warming by 2050

July 8th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Mrityunjay Singh Toyako (Japan), July 8 (ANI): In a bid to tackle global warming, leaders of the Group of Eight nations have agreed to set a global target of cutting carbon ... Read more...

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G-8 nations reach tentative climate change deal in Japan

July 8th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Mrityunjay Singh Toyako (Japan), July 8 (ANI): Leaders of the Group of Eight nations, who are meeting in the mountain-top resort hotel at Toyako near northern Hokkaido city have reportedly reached ... Read more...

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Black carbon pollution is a major contributor to global warming

March 24th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new research by scientists has suggested that black carbon, a form of particulate air pollution, has a warming effect in the atmosphere three to four times ... Read more...

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Soot, diesel exhaust worst culprits in global warming

March 24th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by admin
New York, March 24 (IANS) Black carbon pollution - soot, diesel exhaust - is a greater contributor to global warming than believed earlier, according to leading atmospheric scientist V. Ramanathan of the ... Read more...

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