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More wildfires likely as result of climate change: NASA

Warming temperatures across the world are likely to lead to more intense weather events, and make wild fires, for instance, more ferocious and more common,  according to a new NASA…

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Why the World Bank cares about climate change

The World Bank, a conservative organisation, is becoming more and more vocal about the dangers of climate change, especially to the world’s poorest people. By clicking here, you can read…

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Rudd announces early move to ETS

To make the move from the carbon tax to an emissions trading scheme (ETS) a year earlier than planned, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced nearly $4 billion worth of…

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Obama announces ambitious US climate action plan

“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-earth society,” US President Barack Obama said in a speech announcing this ambitious climate action plan. President Obama outlined a series…

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Obama quietly raises ‘carbon price’ as costs to climate increase

Buried in a little-noticed rule on microwave ovens is a change in the US government’s accounting for carbon emissions that could have wide-ranging implications for everything from power plants to the Keystone…

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How much carbon can the world’s forests absorb?

Peter Reich, scientific advisor at the Hawkesbury Institute of the Environment at University of Western Sydney, has a great 'explainer piece' in The Conversation talking about how much carbon the world's...
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Is an aviation carbon tax on its way?

Despite the unpopularity of a European aviation carbon emission tax, the world’s airlines are ready to discuss global measures, the New York Times reports. The article reports: “Last week, airlines…

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World emissions up to record high

Emissions of carbon dioxide rose by 1.4 per cent in 2012 to a record high of 31.6 billion tonnes, the International Energy Agency said yesterday with the release of its…

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Takeaways from world Carbon Expo

More than 2,000 participants from more than 100 countries attended the Carbon Expo in Barcelona last week. Carbon Market Institute CEO Peter Castellas reports on some of the key takeaways…

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