• Why Biofuels When Cheaper Measures are Available for Climate Protection?

    PARIS - "We need to concentrate on the most cost-effective measures to reduce CO2 emissions in transport", stressed Jack Short, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali on Thursday. Too often high cost and low impact measures are being chosen, he criticised. Because the challenge for the sector to reduce its CO2 emissions is immense, neither industrial nor developing countries can afford to get priorities wrong. "By achieving the required emission reductions at the lowest overall cost, it is possible to protect the climate with minimal damage to welfare and economic growth." >> Read the Full Article
  • Tesla Revisited, Company Offers New Induction Lighting System

    LONG BEACH, Calif. - US Lighting Tech, a manufacturer of commercial lighting products, has launched "induction lighting". They are targeting for businesses and municipalities that want to reduce costs and carbon emissions while improving quality and safety. >> Read the Full Article
  • Report Examines Impact of Climate Change on Drinking Water Supplies

    WASHINGTON - Warming of the earth's atmosphere will continue to put mounting pressure on America's drinking water sources, leading to diminishing supplies in some regions and flooding in others, according to an analysis released today by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), a nonprofit organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the United States.

     

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  • North American Steelmakers Endorse Global Approach to Addressing Climate Change

    WASHINGTON - Responding to the International Iron and Steel Institute's (IISI) address on climate change delivered during the UNFCCC COP-13 meeting this week in Bali, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) endorsed the global sectoral approach to address climate change, agreeing that "this type of global approach is required if a future emissions regulatory regime is to deliver meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide."

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Duke Energy Applies for Nuclear Power License

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duke Energy today submitted a combined construction and operating license (COL) application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a proposed two-unit nuclear station in Cherokee County, S.C.

     

     

     

     

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  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joins The Climate Registry

    BALI, Indonesia - Participating today in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced it has joined The Climate Registry (TCR), an organization dedicated to creating a common standard for measuring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions consistently across industry sectors in North America. PG&E is a founding member of the California Climate Action Registry and has voluntarily catalogued its carbon footprint since 2004. >> Read the Full Article
  • Scientists to Monitor West Antarctica 24/7

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—In a mission of unprecedented scale, scientists are about to cover West Antarctica with a network of sensors to monitor the interactions between the ice and the earth below—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. >> Read the Full Article
  • Bali climate deal paves way for hotter U.S. debate

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A breakthrough deal forged by delegates from 190 countries has revived world efforts to fight global warming and may help push the debate to the front and center of the U.S. political debate.

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  • New Satellite Imaging Method Tracks Earth Changes

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--For the past two decades, radar images from satellites have dominated the field of geophysical monitoring for natural hazards like earthquakes, volcanoes, or landslides. These images reveal small perturbations precisely, but large changes from events like big earthquake ruptures or fast-moving glaciers remained difficult to assess from afar, until now.

     

     

     

     

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  • China axes 13 coal power plants, cites pollution

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top economic planning agency has revoked approvals for 13 small coal-fired power plants amid efforts to boost energy efficiency and reduce pollution, state media said on Sunday. >> Read the Full Article