A new U.S. government study adds to a growing list of experts concluding that climate legislation moving through Congress would have only a modest impact on consumers, adding a bit more than $100 to household costs in 2020.
The smallest seven island nations in the Pacific Islands Forum say deep cuts in emissions are vital to protect low-lying countries from rising seas, which are degrading coastlines, polluting drinking water and killing fruit trees and plants.
Developing economies are vulnerable to climate change and need funds to implement much needed adaptation and mitigation measures. That must be addressed in the next round of climate negotiations, a Maldives official explains in an interview.
The British government has made the demise of domestic air travel an explicit policy target for the first time by aiming to replace short-haul flights with a new 250mph high-speed rail network.
Compared to overall carbon dioxide emission, the pollution savings from the cash for clunkers programs doesn’t noticeably move the fuel gauge. Environmental experts say it’s not an effective way to attack climate change.
Depending on who you ask, compulsory licensing that would force companies to license technology if they’re not selling it in a particular market can be seen as either a doomsday scenario for innovation or a fair way to ensure developing nations have access to technology.
Britain’s government is in danger of missing its own targets on cutting public sector greenhouse gas emissions and taxpayers could end up paying for the failure, a critical report from a group of lawmakers says.
Xcel Backtracks on Extra Charge for Solar Users (Wall Street Journal)
Xcel has withdrawn a plan to seek a new fee on solar users – the average user would have faced a $2 a month charge – but it hasn’t changed its overall request for a $180.2 million rate increase.
A new Facebook application launched computing giant Intel lets idling computers work on a range of health and environmental research projects, including the world’s largest climate forecasting project.
eSolar CEO Bill Gross predicts that a "more software, less steel" trend will continue in solar and help get the cost of solar electricity down.
Ecologists working in Alaska have found that the wetter the Arctic tundra becomes with warming temperatures, the more carbon dioxide it gives off.
Study: Sick Fish May Get Sicker Due To Climate Change (Science Daily)
Entire populations of North American fish already are being affected by several emerging diseases, a problem that threatens to increase in the future with climate change and other stresses on aquatic ecosystems.
A water shortage in northern China that experts say is caused by global warming has created drought conditions and rising demand from 96 million people who live in the booming Beijing region.