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12 Sep 2012

Norway follows EU with CO2 compensation scheme

Norway said some elements in its guidelines, which will affect some 80 companies mainly operating within aluminum, chemicals, ferroalloys and paper production, were still undecided.

12 Sep 2012

In U.S., 2012 so far is hottest year on record

“We’re now, in terms of statistics, in unprecedented territory for how long this warm spell has continued in the contiguous U.S.,” Crouch said.

11 Sep 2012

Evolution of Democrats’ platform on climate, energy

The political realities of the past four years have likely curbed the Democrats’ ability to pursue the kind of energy and environment agenda they outlined in 2008.

10 Sep 2012

IUCN’s Red List of Ecosystems gains speed

This can be a basis for landscape and economic analysis, which then forms the basis for action, leading, for example, to ecosystem restoration and improved governance.

10 Sep 2012

Insight: GM’s Volt: The ugly math of low sales, high costs

Nearly two years after the introduction of the path-breaking plug-in hybrid, GM is still losing as much as $49,000 on each Volt it builds, according to estimates provided to Reuters by industry analysts and manufacturing experts.

9 Sep 2012

AlertNet’s “Battle for Water”- a set of stories on water scarcity issues around the world

AlertNet has launched a special report at what will arguably be the big story of the 21st century – the battle for water.

31 Aug 2012

Peru may give environment ministry more power over new mines

President Ollanta Humala has sent a bill to Congress that would give the environment ministry more power to approve or reject new mines in Peru, an overhaul that critics say is long overdue.

31 Aug 2012

Obama order targets industrial efficiency, emissions

President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Thursday that would increase the number of cogeneration plants in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2020.

30 Aug 2012

Climate change poses risks to food, beyond U.S. drought

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle | August 2012 (Reuters) – Downpours and heatwaves caused by climate change could disrupt food supplies from the fields to the supermarkets, raising the risk […]

13 Aug 2012

Frackers in frantic search for guar bean substitutes

Oil and gas companies are racing to find a new substitute for India’s guar bean, a key ingredient used in hydraulic fracturing

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