Greener furnaces for energy intensive industries
Energy-intensive industries play a crucial role in boosting Europe's growth and employment, but strong climate-related policies can undermine their competitiveness. New, cleaner technologies are needed, and an EU project ...
How to address the climate crisis
(Phys.org) —Climate change is an issue of urgent international importance, but for 20 years, the international community has been unable to agree on a coordinated way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...
How much fertilizer is too much for the climate?
Helping farmers around the globe apply more-precise amounts of nitrogen-based fertilizer can help combat climate change.
Pinpointing climate change uncertainty
The National Climate Assessment, released recently by the White House, describes a troubling array of climate woes currently affecting the United States—from intense droughts and heat waves to more extreme precipitation ...
Russia crisis boosts EU carbon deal
Worries about energy dependence on Russia have boosted prospects of EU leaders approving a package of proposals to cut carbon emissions by 2030, European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said Friday.
Building blocks missing for 2015 climate pact
The clock is ticking for countries to lay the foundations of a 2015 deal to tackle dangerous climate change, ministers warned in Bonn on Friday.
Saving trees in tropics could cut emissions by one-fifth, study shows
Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere – by as much as one-fifth – research shows.
Climate talks: 'Raise your voice, not sea level' - UN
The United Nations used the occasion of World Environment Day on Thursday to demand action on climate change for the protection of small island states threatened by rising seas, drought and floods.
Carbon: China hopes peak will come 'as early as possible'
China hopes its emissions of greenhouse gases will peak "as early as possible" but its experts differ as to when it will happen, its chief negotiator at UN climate talks said Thursday.
Carbon plan still leaves US short of UN pledge
President Barack Obama's plan to cut the carbon emissions of US power plants by up to 30 percent will leave America far short of its current pledges at UN climate talks, a study said Wednesday.
Analysts assess new EPA rules cutting power plant emissions
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its long-awaited draft regulations on carbon emissions from U.S. power plants, which would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions ...
Climate talks: EU steps up call for pre-2020 action (Update)
UN members launched a new round of climate talks Wednesday with Europe demanding early action to tame carbon emissions, two days after the United States unveiled a longer-term plan.
EU greenhouse emissions fall more than expected
The European Union's greenhouse-gas emissions fell more in 2012 than previously estimated, according to new data released on Tuesday.
Study highlights growing energy impact of internet video streaming
(Phys.org) —How much CO2 was emitted when you streamed that movie from Netflix last night? It's a question few people think about, but now researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ...