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Climate Talks Stall As Bonn Meeting Ends
2012-05-28 09:58:57

The latest round of climate talks stalled on Friday in Bonn, Germany as government delegates couldn´t resolve how to share the burden of reducing man-made global warming, running the risk of weakening any progress made at last year´s talks and possibly undoing a decades-long effort to control carbon emissions. Developing countries, spearheaded by China, say the industrialized world is responsible for much of the emissions seen and should face the burden of emissions cuts alone,...

Measuring CO2 To Help Fight Global Warming
2012-05-15 06:46:02

University of Utah and Harvard scientists develop way to enforce future greenhouse gas treaty If the world's nations ever sign a treaty to limit emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide gas, there may be a way to help verify compliance: a new method developed by scientists from the University of Utah and Harvard. Using measurements from only three carbon-dioxide (CO2) monitoring stations in the Salt Lake Valley, the method could reliably detect changes in CO2 emissions of 15 percent...

2012-03-14 20:53:05

The United Nations (UN) global carbon market requires substantial reform because it too often fails to support the projects and people it is meant to help, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The research findings are released as the UN, which has designated 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, begins a policy dialogue about its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), under which companies are allocated tradable credits if they...

2012-02-20 11:00:00

InPro is first in its industry to commit to reducing CO2 emissions in shipping via the UPS carbon neutral shipping program. UPS program supports the purchase and management of carbon offsets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through projects around the globe. Milwuakee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 InPro Corporation, already known as a leading pioneer in sustainable building products, has made another improvement in its operational process and will now ship all small packages under...

2012-01-19 17:57:14

Modest advances for agriculture in Durban signal need for scientific input While last month's climate negotiations in Durban made incremental progress toward helping farmers adapt to climate change and reduce agriculture's climate footprint, a group of international agriculture experts, writing in the January 20 issue of Science magazine, urges scientists to lay the groundwork for more decisive action on global food security in environmental negotiations in 2012. "Agriculture worldwide...

Canada Officially Withdraws From Kyoto Protocol
2011-12-13 13:53:26

Canada became the first country to declare it was formally exiting the Kyoto protocol on Monday, making itself a target of criticism from China and other countries. Canada decided to withdraw from the international efforts to combat climate change, which is a decision that will save the country billions of dollars. The Kyoto protocol is the only global treaty that sets down targeted curbs in global emissions and was adopted in 1997. "We are invoking Canada's legal right to formally...


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