Greenhouse gas 4 times higher than thought
October 24, 2008 09:04 AM -
Levels of a powerful greenhouse gas are four times as high as previously thought, according to new measurements released on Thursday. New analytical techniques show that about 5,400 metric tons of nitrogen trifluoride are in the atmosphere, with amounts increasing by about 11 percent per year.
EU presses China and India to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
October 23, 2008 11:13 AM - http://www.guardian.co.uk
The EU is pressing emerging economies such as China and India to agree to cut their greenhouse gas emissions under the proposed new post-Kyoto agreement on climate change. European environment ministers this week urged developing countries to cut their emissions by 15-30% below "business as usual" under any new global deal to take effect from 2013.
China warns of huge rise in emissions
October 23, 2008 10:46 AM - New Scientist
China is famously reticent with its greenhouse gas emissions data. But a new report penned by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciencessays China's greenhouse gas pollution could more than double in two decades.
EU lawmakers give boost to green vehicles
October 23, 2008 10:18 AM - , The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Europe's local authorities and bus companies will have to buy greener, more fuel-efficient vehicles in future, following a vote by European Union lawmakers.
China report warns of greenhouse gas leap
October 22, 2008 10:21 AM - Reuters
China's greenhouse gas pollution could double or more in two decades says a new Chinese state think-tank study that casts stark light on the industrial giant's role in stoking global warming. Beijing has not released recent official data on greenhouse gas from the nation's fast-growing use of coal, oil and gas. Researchers abroad estimate that China's carbon dioxide emissions now easily outstrip that of the United States, long the biggest emitter.
Pollution Credits Let Dumps Double Dip
October 20, 2008 10:26 AM - Wall Street Journal
CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. -- America's garbage dumps are reaping a windfall from the fight against global warming. But their payday might not be doing much to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. For more than a decade, the landfill here has made extra profit simply by collecting methane given off by rotting trash, and selling it as fuel. Last year, the landfill learned that doing this also qualified it to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars via a new program that pays companies to cut their greenhouse-gas emissions.
EU 'resolute' on climate targets
October 16, 2008 09:56 AM - http://news.cincinnati.com
EU leaders will maintain their targets and timetable for tackling climate change, despite objections from some nations, the French president has said. At a summit in Brussels, Nicolas Sarkozy said "solutions" would be found for those that had expressed concerns.
Environment officials meet in Warsaw to address climate change
October 15, 2008 09:30 AM - news.xinhuanet.com
Environment ministers and officials from more than 30 countries held an informal meeting in the Polish capital this week to prepare for a major UN climate conference.
Oil puts Brazil on collision course with future
October 15, 2008 09:01 AM - japantimes.co.jp
Brazil is poised to take its place among the world's petro-powers. Estimates of its newfound oil reserves place it in eighth place among oil-producing nations, ahead of Nigeria as well as Brazil's rival for influence in Latin America, Venezuela. Such newfound wealth is normally a source of celebration.
China province looks abroad to clean up arsenic
October 14, 2008 08:55 AM - Reuters
A Chinese province is searching at home and abroad for experts to clean a lake once famous for its hot springs but now contaminated by arsenic, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.