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World’s largest firms ‘acting on climate change’


Climate is central to business strategy of 68% of the world’s 500 largest companies, compared with 48% last year A majority of the world’s largest firms are taking action on climate change as part of their business strategy for the … Continue reading

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First global portrait of greenhouse gases emerges from pole-to-pole flights


BOULDER—A three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic has successfully produced an unprecedented portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere, scientists announced today.  The far-reaching field project, known as HIPPO, is enabling researchers to … Continue reading

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Canada’s Emissions Trends


This report presents projections of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada to the year 2020. The future path of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada will depend on a number of factors including: government actions, technological change, the growth in the economy, … Continue reading

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China to cap energy use in national low-carbon plan


Limit is expected to form cornerstone of five-year plan to curb surging greenhouse gas emissions A cap on energy consumption is expected to be at the heart of a Chinese low-carbon plan to be issued this year, experts believe, amid … Continue reading

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Economists Find Flaws in Federal Estimate of Climate Damage


A report concludes that each ton of CO2 emitted inflicts almost 45 times more “social cost” than the federal government estimates By Douglas Fischer, Daily Climate and The Daily Climate Uncle Sam‘s estimate of the damage caused by each ton … Continue reading

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Blue Carbon: An Oceanic Opportunity to Fight Climate Change


Mangroves, salt marshes and sea grasses soak up to five times more carbon than tropical forests, making their conservation critical Mangroves are tangled orchards of spindly shrubs that thrive in the interface between land and sea. They bloom in muddy … Continue reading

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Pollution tax rebates little help for low-income workers


University of Illinois, CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Although policymakers believe the regressiveness of pollution taxes can be offset by returning revenue to the low paid through a reduced labor tax, that approach may not work, and also could have the unintended … Continue reading

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