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2009-11-29 12:16:10

Carbon credits bring millions for new jobs in indigenous communities; Australian project a model of opportunity, especially for Africa A landmark Australian project that mitigates the extent and severity of natural savannah blazes by deploying traditional Indigenous fire management techniques is being hailed as a model with vast global potential in the fights against climate change and biodiversity loss, and for protecting Indigenous lands and culture. The enterprise is expected initially to...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The South Australian state of Victoria has become the first in the world to effectively inventory the amount of carbon stored in its public forests, parks and reserves using a carbon accounting system proposed by the Australian government's cap-and-trade system. "This new information will help Victorian landowners to enter the carbon market, identify reforestation sites and measure carbon on their own land," said Victoria Environment and Climate...

2009-08-25 15:13:28

Based on current reduction targets, the world's largest companies are on track to reach the scientifically-recommended level of greenhouse gas cuts by 2089 "“ 39 years too late to avoid dangerous climate change, reveals a research report "“ The Carbon Chasm "“ released today by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).It shows that the Global 100 firms (92 of which participated in the study) are currently on track for an annual reduction of just 1.9% per annum which is below the...

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2009-08-05 13:20:00

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Wednesday that striking a new global deal to reduce the impact of climate change is crucial to the future of vulnerable Pacific island nations, AFP reported. Climate change has emerged as a key issue at the opening of the Pacific Islands Forum summit of regional leaders in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns. The two days of talks will also see leaders from Australia, New Zealand and 13 Pacific Island nations discussing Fiji and the impact of...

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2009-07-07 10:25:00

Just months before world leaders are scheduled to meet to devise a new international treaty on climate change, a research team led by Princeton University scientists has developed a new way of dividing responsibility for carbon emissions among countries.The approach is so fair, according to its creators, that they are hoping it will win the support of both developed and developing nations, whose leaders have been at odds for years over perceived inequalities in previous proposals.The method...

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2009-05-15 10:40:00

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday said they were working out final details of a climate change bill, as they announced new breaks for an industry that they said would also minimize the potential impact on consumers' energy bills."We have reached agreement on most key matters," said Representative Rick Boucher, who represents Virginia, the coal-producing state.The White House was very optimistic about the expectation that the environmental bill will be approved by the...

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2009-05-15 06:50:00

Despite recent polls showing soaring approval ratings for the president, there's one subset of the U.S. population that has a bone to pick with President Obama: steel manufacturers.Although officially commended by the Environmental Protection Agency for having cut their carbon dioxide output by roughly one-third in the last 15 years, leaders of the steel industry say that the president' s proposed cap-and-trade-rules would punish them for something that they had already been doing...

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2009-03-30 13:40:00

The environmental group Greenpeace said on Monday that carbon market prices could drop by a staggering 75 percent if credits for safeguarding forests are added to markets for industrial emissions, Reuters reported. A flood of forest carbon credits could also slow the fight against global warming and divert billions of dollars from investments in clean technology, according to the report issued on the sidelines of U.N. talks in Bonn working on a climate treaty. Roman Czebiniak, Greenpeace...

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2009-01-26 15:53:11

A new report released Monday finds that global temperature increases driven by climate change could be kept within the crucial 2-degree threshold if the world acts quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent by 2030. Temperature increases beyond the 2-degree threshold would threaten severe environmental consequences, such as rising sea levels and the melting of polar ice caps, scientists say. However, governments and scientists are growing increasingly concerned about whether...

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2009-01-06 09:35:00

A new way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and tackle climate change had been unveiled by leading economists. Under the proposals, companies would buy what are in effect permits to pollute, but the price of those permits would be controlled because the government would retain enough, at a fixed price, to stop the cost increasing above that level. The economists, whose work is published Tuesday Jan, 6 along with two other research papers, say it could appeal to supporters of a carbon tax and...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'