News tagged with global warming

Who gains most from axing the carbon tax – and at what cost?

When the carbon tax was introduced, there was a lot of discussion about winners and losers. The Labor government limited the number of businesses that had to pay the tax, while it also gave carbon tax relief to large carbon emitters and large energy users. There were tax ...

Jul 18, 2014
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Climate change at the movies

Research published in the International Journal of Sustainable Development suggests that purportedly entertaining films that feature global warming and climate change can affect public understanding. But films are often ...

Jun 03, 2014
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Uncovering secrets of the oceans' "engines"

They're small, but boy are they mighty. The microbes (or microorganisms) living in our oceans are actually too small to see with the naked eye, but they pack a punch when it comes to their portfolio. Not ...

Jun 30, 2014
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Power plant plan further clouds coal's future

President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from the nation's power plants gives many coal-dependent states more lenient restrictions—and won't necessarily be the primary reason ...

Jun 03, 2014
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Fuel to the fire? Fuel exports soar under Obama

Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change.

Dec 08, 2014
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Team develops unique greenhouse gas meter

Laboratory for the Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has come up with a high-resolution meter to gauge the concentration of gases in the atmosphere with unparalleled ...

Jun 17, 2014
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Climate: Now to turn summit prose into action

Having renewed their commitment to saving Earth's climate, governments face daunting challenges in the coming months to draft a global pact and set targets for slashing carbon emissions, analysts said Wednesday.

Sep 25, 2014
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What the US-China climate deal means to the world

The world's outlook for reaching a global climate deal next year brightened Wednesday as China and the U.S.—the top two polluters—presented a joint plan to limit emissions of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that are ...

Nov 12, 2014
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