Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AMEastern premiers and New England governors have set a target of decreasing carbon pollution by between 35 and 45 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030. [News Source]
New greenhouse gas targets set by eastern premiers, governors.
Could diesel made from air help tackle climate change?
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AMMaking diesel out of thin air sounds like something from science fiction. But small companies in Germany and Canada are doing precisely this - capturing carbon dioxide and finding ways to sell it. [News Source]
Obama Alaska trip aims for ‘punctuation mark’ on climate legacy.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AMPresident Barack Obama sets off for a three-day tour of Alaska on Monday, aiming to shine a spotlight on how the United States is being affected by warming temperatures and rising oceans. [News Source]
UN climate talks begin divided, but with hope for Paris accord.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AMChances that governments will work out a U.N. accord to combat climate change in December seem brighter than in the run-up to a failed attempt in 2009, experts said as delegates from almost 200 nations met on Monday. [News Source]
Obama can rename Mount McKinley Denali — but he can’t stop its loss of ice.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AMFrom wildfires to shrinking glaciers -- 5 ways climate change is transforming Alaska. [News Source]
Obama to call for more icebreakers in Arctic as US seeks foothold.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AMPresident Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the building of new icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to gain a foothold in the rapidly changing Arctic. [News Source]
Is Alaska our future?
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AMWith raging wildfires, melting glaciers and big shifts of animal behavior, Alaska’s environment is changing faster than anywhere else on Earth. [News Source]
Citi report: Slowing global warming would save tens of trillions of dollars.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AMA report from America’s 3rd-largest bank asks why we’re not transitioning to a low-carbon economy. [News Source]
With help, small island states ditch diesel for cheaper, cleaner energy.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AMAfter oil prices hit a record high in July 2008, the tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands was forced to declare an economic emergency since around 90 percent of its energy needs were met by imported petroleum products. [News Source]
Energy companies more reliant on ‘dirty’ coal to produce electricity than they were a decade ago.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AMTwo of Britain’s largest energy suppliers are more reliant on coal to produce the electricity they sell to customers than they were 10 years ago. [News Source]
Shenhua coalmine faces legal challenge over risk to koala population.
Tuesday September 01st 2015, 10:00 AMNSW government sources acknowledge Upper Mooki Landcare group has strong case and Chinese state-owned company could have to restart approval process. [News Source]