Friday February 19th 2010, 9:00 AMThe livestock population is exploding as demand for meat and milk products grows in developing countries. An estimated 70 percent of all newly emerging infectious human diseases originate in animals. How will climate change affect that? A new report explores the links. [News Source]
The aftertaste of more milk and meat.
Call for tax on livestock emissions.
Friday February 19th 2010, 9:00 AMLivestock should be taxed to reduce the contribution made by their flatulence to greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations said in a report that will give fresh ammunition to campaigners against the preponderance of meat in the foodchain. [News Source]
As energy initiatives stall on Hill, Obama reshapes regulatory landscape.
Friday February 19th 2010, 9:00 AMPresident Obama has copied the page from his predecessor's playbook on how to push an energy and environment agenda. [News Source]
Kyoto risks dying, no new climate deal in sight.
Friday February 19th 2010, 9:00 AMEfforts to extend the Kyoto climate pact framework risk collapse in a setback to years of diplomatic bargains, as chances fade that the United States will join other rich nations in capping emissions. [News Source]
Smoke bomb: The other climate culprits.
Friday February 19th 2010, 9:00 AMWe are only now beginning to understand the effects of some pollutants. And one of the major players is black carbon. Some recent studies suggest it is one of the biggest causes of global warming after CO2, in the short term. [News Source]
Twin threats to fragile undersea colonies of Britain.
Friday February 19th 2010, 9:00 AMMarine life hotspots off the British coast are facing a double threat – deep-sea trawling and acidification of the oceans – a leading scientist warned yesterday. [News Source]
Australian companies fill climate niche for Netherlands.
Friday February 19th 2010, 9:00 AMClimate change is bringing an unexpected new challenge for the Netherlands. The nation is used to dealing with too much water, but its range of water problems has been swelling – and now includes periods of drought. That's where Australia comes in. [News Source]
‘Parts of SA may be uninsurable.’
Friday February 19th 2010, 9:00 AMAs the effects of climate change intensify, large areas of South Africa could become uninsurable, according to Santam's chief executive Ian Kirk. [News Source]
Governor candidate: Wisconsin clean energy bill must change.
Friday February 19th 2010, 9:00 AMMilwaukee mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Tom Barrett said Thursday a clean energy proposal that's one of Gov. Jim Doyle's top priorities in his final year in office needs to be changed significantly. [News Source]
Ski industry, health experts rally to limit CO2.
Friday February 19th 2010, 9:00 AMSki industry leaders and public health organizations in Colorado are railing against a measure in the U.S. Senate that would stymie efforts to regulate greenhouse gases. [News Source]
Midwest regional carbon pact faces delays and rising partisanship.
Friday February 19th 2010, 9:00 AMThe ambitious plan to confront carbon pollution in the Midwest is facing delays, raising concerns that the multistate cap-and-trade program won't launch on schedule in 2012. [News Source]