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2009-12-09 06:10:00

Documents were leaked at the UN climate summit exposing divisions between industrialized and developing countries over the outline of a possible new deal. According to campaigners, the draft text proposed by the Danish host government would give poorer nations a disadvantage. The draft also shows everything becoming part of one single new deal, unlike an alternative text from developing countries calling for an extension to the Kyoto Protocol. Other groups are expected to present their own...

2009-12-08 18:03:51

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most important greenhouse gas regulated by the Kyoto Protocol. Human activities, such as fossil fuel burning and land use change, are major emitters of CO2, which is widely recognized as drivers of global warming and climate change. In the past decades, the field campaign and research program were only conducted at a few sites in China by different agencies. However, none of those measurements could effectively document spatial and temporal distributions of...

2009-12-07 23:01:00

BEIJING, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Results released today from a detailed economic study show that China may cut carbon emissions deeply and minimise the adverse effects on its economy over the next 40 years. The report, Going Clean: the economics of China's low-carbon development, by the Chinese Economists 50 Forum and Stockholm Environment Institute, says that emission reductions up to 2050 can be made for example through: - Energy efficiency gains through improved building...

2009-12-02 05:15:00

LONDON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Kyoto Protocol set to expire in 2012, a legally binding document to be signed on climate change is of urgent importance. In this context the COP15 Climate Change Conference taking place in Copenhagen next week is much awaited. Key commitments on greenhouse gases emission reduction in the future are expected to be made by various countries. The anticipated linkage and integration of various cap and trade systems around the world should benefit the...

2009-12-02 04:16:00

LONDON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With future investments in clean technology heavily dependant on the outcome of the 15th Conference of Parties (COP 15) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the private sector waits to hear what target the world leaders will commit to and what mitigation actions developing countries will undertake. Without the legislation and international agreements private companies will be timid in making large scale investments in clean technologies,...

2009-12-01 12:30:00

New survey suggests current Senate climate bill is at odds with voters' views WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Climate Task Force (CTF) and Future 500 released the results of a new survey by Hart Research, which reveals that three out of four Americans favor legislation to significantly cut carbon emissions -- contradicting reports that public support had cooled. Moreover, "Energy And Climate Change Policy: A Survey among American Voters" shows that U.S. voters...

2009-12-01 09:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI) announced that it has entered into an agreement with a South American coal mine company to develop, supply and construct a coal mine methane (CMM) project to create carbon credits. This CMM project will be developed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's Clean Development Mechanism, and will generate over 100,000 carbon credits per year. "This CMM project will capture and destroy over...

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2009-12-01 05:45:00

High consumption patterns and enormous volume imports have ranked Hong Kong as having the second highest carbon footprint per capita in the world, according to a recent study. A team of Norway-based scientists compared the greenhouse emissions of 73 economies and found that Hong Kong has a per capita footprint of 29 tons per year, right behind Luxembourg's 33 tons. The findings led to the city of seven million being called on to ramp up measures to reduce greenhouse emissions, reported AFP....

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...

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2009-11-27 07:15:00

With the burden of his own promises weighing heavily on his shoulders, President Barack Obama will soon be on his way the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen in little more than a week.  Facing a Congress that continues to cast a critical eye at a multinational climate treaty, he will likely have difficulties delivering on his vows to take action against global warming. On December 9, Obama will set off for Denmark's historical capital city with an American offer to curb US carbon...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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