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2009-07-16 13:05:00

Steven Chu, US Energy Secretary, said on Thursday that he was "optimistic" about the upcoming climate talks in Copenhagen after meeting with Chinese officials over the thorny issue of cutting carbon emissions.

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2009-07-15 14:25:00

Al Gore met with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday to discuss the future of the nation’s role in the charge against global warming.

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2009-07-13 16:10:32

Sixteen leading nations gathered in Italy last week to set greenhouse gas-cutting targets, but the chair of an alliance of small islands said those reductions will not protect their tiny islands.

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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.

2009-07-06 12:27:00

L'AQUILA, Italy, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of the world's top climate scientists today called on the leaders of the world's major economies to adopt strong measures to address climate change, including a peak in global emissions before 2020.

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2009-07-04 10:45:00

In a fervent attempt to resolve differences on issues of the world’s carbon emissions, officials from a 17-member, majority comprised body are coming together on the eve of a July 8-10 summit of the G8 to hold critical discussions.

2009-07-01 16:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week the U.S. House of Representative approved a 1,500 page piece of legislation aimed at reducing America's output of carbon emissions, which supporters suggest contributes to global climate change.

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2009-07-01 13:21:25

The green group WWF and the German insurance giant Allianz reported on Wednesday that Canada ranks last among the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations for tackling climate change while Germany is at the top of the list.

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2009-07-01 12:37:08

On Tuesday, Denmark said negotiations on a new global climate deal were going "too slowly" and that the process needed to speed up in order to be prepared for the crucial UN summit less than six months away.

2009-06-30 14:41:31

Spanish scientists say mud from waste water treatment plants can be an alternative fuel, enabling cement factories to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. Researchers from Virgili University said the use of such mud can also help factories comply with the Kyoto Protocol, as well as posing no risk to human health and being profitable. The environmental impact assessment analyzed the environmental and human health impacts of using solid waste from large city water treatment plants as an...


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.