Canada keeps asbestos off trade blacklist: MP
October 30, 2008 09:58 AM - Reuters
Asbestos, the highly toxic fire retarding mineral, will not be placed on a global blacklist and will be freely traded for at least the next three years, a Canadian parliamentarian said on Thursday. Pressure from major producer Canada and several developing country importers will prevent diplomats meeting in Rome this week from adding chrysotile asbestos to a list of substances recognized as particularly hazardous, Pat Martin told Reuters.
'Carbon trading' now big business
October 30, 2008 09:52 AM - Post-Gazette
While recent months have seen a global contraction in both debt and equity markets, at least one financial market has been booming this year, a market that scarcely existed five years ago.
Step 1 in curbing mercury emissions: Find their source.
October 30, 2008 09:19 AM - http://features.csmonitor.com
Some amount of the element mercury, which scientists say is toxic to humans and animals, occurs naturally on earth’s surface. Since the Industrial Revolution began in 1750, the rate at which mercury is deposited into the environment has tripled.
Climate laws to include planes
October 29, 2008 10:50 AM - BBC
The government has agreed to include aviation and shipping in an ambitious push to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Ministers said they would give "due regard" to projected emissions from the two industries when setting budgets for carbon reduction in the future.
How to get 400+ MPG Shipping Freight
October 24, 2008 09:14 AM - , Triple Pundit
When you think of freight trains, what comes to mind? Loud. Graffiti covered. Blocking your way for 10+ minutes at the intersection as it lumbers by. But what if I were to tell you it was one of the greenest methods of shipping, and at least when it comes to CSX, it's getting greener by the day?
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.