Climate

Carbon Sciences: Turning Carbon Emissions into "GreenCarbon"
July 10, 2008 09:49 AM - , Triple Pundit

A small startup based in Santa Barbara, California is testing an alternative to carbon sequestration that, in a sense (perhaps more poetic than scientific), turns the second law of thermodynamics — entropy — on its head by taking waste CO2 and tailings from mining operations and turning the mix into materials of a “higher order” for use in a variety of industrial, agricultural, and environmental applications.

World ports tackle greenhouse gas emissions

Ports authorities from around the world gathered in Rotterdam Wednesday to adopt a plan to cut CO2 emissions from the activities of some 100,000 large ships sailing global waters.

BC Releases Climate Action Plan and a Blueprint for Change
July 10, 2008 08:46 AM - GLOBE-Net

The government of British Columbia has released details on its Climate Action Plan that will take BC three quarters of the way to the stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020. BC Premier Gordon Campbell calls it the most aggressive environmental plan in North America.

What If China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are 25% Made By The Export Sector?
July 10, 2008 08:33 AM - , Triple Pundit

So the next climate deal is another watered down soapy substance now that China and India pulled the plug at the G8 meeting held in Japan. The stalemate that’s visible was exactly what was feared by everybody; diametrically opposed parties over the emissions by the world’s largest energy consuming countries. Time for a change in approach? Perhaps it's time for a change in accounting methods. Take China for instance. At least 23% of this country’s carbon emissions are from goods that are exported to industrialized countries. So is it fair that the country is held responsible for all of its emissions in the new climate deal?

What's the difference between Carbon Offsets and Renewable Energy Credits, Anyway?
July 9, 2008 09:54 AM - , Triple Pundit

One difference between Renewable Energy Credits and Carbon Offsets is the way they are measured.

Cheney wanted cuts in climate testimony
July 9, 2008 09:11 AM - Examiner.com

Vice President Dick Cheney's office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change, fearing the presentation by a leading health official might make it harder to avoid regulating greenhouse gases, a former EPA official maintains.

G8 papers over differences on climate change
July 8, 2008 10:32 AM - Reuters

G8 nations, papering over deep differences on how to set goals to combat global warming, said on Tuesday they would work toward a target of at least halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with other participants in U.N. talks. In a communique released during a summit in northern Japan, the Group of Eight leaders agreed that they would need to set mid-term goals to achieve the "shared vision" for 2050, but gave no numerical targets.

New bill passed cuts toxic ship pollution, praised by leading environmental group
July 8, 2008 10:19 AM - Environmental Defense Fund

Washington, D.C The U.S,. Senate passed (June 27,2008), by unanimous consent, legislation that will allow the U.S. to join an international treaty that could dramatically cut ocean ship pollution that causes tens of thousands of global deaths annually. “The Marine Pollution Prevention Act of 2008” (H.R. 802), was passed overwhelmingly by the U.S. House of Representatives last year.

Global Leaders Need to Forge Consensus and Act Now, Climate Change Experts
July 8, 2008 10:06 AM - , Triple Pundit

Government leaders need to act quickly and establish clear, consistent, inclusive and long-term climate change policies, according to a global survey of key climate change decision makers and scientists conducted by GlobeScan.

India launches climate change action plan
July 7, 2008 09:16 AM - , SciDevNet

[NEW DELHI] India released its national action plan on climate change this week (30 June) with a focus on harnessing renewable energy rather than stringent emissions targets. India's prime minister Manmohan Singh released the plan ahead of his attendance at next week's (7—9 July) G8 summit in Japan where climate change is expected to be discussed.

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