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Copenhagen’s Result

Copenhagen’s Result

Even climatologists and environmental activists who are disappointed by the lackluster results of the recently concluded Copenhagen conference on global warming should be grateful for President Obama’s last-minute intervention. The President exaggerated what was accomplished when he termed the climate deal “an unprecedented breakthrough,” but he played a decisive role in averting what had appeared […]

U.N. climate talks open, deal “within reach”

U.N. climate talks open, deal “within reach”

The biggest climate meeting in history, with 15,000 participants from 192 nations, opened in Copenhagen on Monday with hosts Denmark saying an unmissable opportunity to protect the planet was “within reach.” “The world is depositing hope with you for a short while in the history of mankind,” Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen told delegates […]

Copenhagen failure would be ‘suicide’: Maldives

Copenhagen failure would be ‘suicide’: Maldives

The president of the Maldives has warned that a failure to agree a deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions in Copenhagen next month would be an act of “collective suicide”. “At the moment every country arrives at climate negotiations seeking to keep their own emissions as high as possible,” President Mohamed Nasheed said here. “This […]

China eyes closing coal-fired power plants in capital

China eyes closing coal-fired power plants in capital

China is considering moving the last four coal-fired power and heating plants out of Beijing’s municipal area, replacing them with gas-fired stations, state media reported on Monday, in an effort to improve air quality in the capital. “The existence of a number of coal-fired power plants in urban Beijing does not conform with the city’s […]

EU presses China and US to act on climate

EU presses China and US to act on climate

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, urged Tuesday the United States and China to undertake more efforts to fight climate change. “My message to President Obama as well as to the (American) Senate and Congress is: we need to prioritise climate, with the two degrees (of global temperature rise) […]

Envoy: No China-US climate pact from Obama visit

Envoy: No China-US climate pact from Obama visit

President Barack Obama’s visit to China next month is not likely to yield a separate accord on countering global warming, though both countries are pushing for progress for upcoming global talks in Copenhagen, the top U.S. envoy on climate change said Wednesday. “I don’t think we’re going to get an agreement per se,” said Todd […]

China reschedules Three Gorges reservoir plan for drought-hit downstream

China reschedules Three Gorges reservoir plan for drought-hit downstream

General Manager of China Three Gorges Corporation Li Yong’an said here Saturday the company has slowed down the pace to raise the water level in the gigantic reservoir to help relieve drought in the downstream areas. The Three Gorges reservoir’s water level was expected to reach its peak at 175 meters for the first time […]

China, India Cancel Out Copenhagen

China, India Cancel Out Copenhagen

Climate Change: With less than two months to go before the big Copenhagen Conference on global warming, two major nations have said “no thanks” to the no-growth agenda. For that reason alone, so should we. Following a deal signed late Thursday between China and India, anything we might agree to do in Copenhagen is likely […]

Tiger skin trade in China exposed

Tiger skin trade in China exposed

An undercover investigation has revealed the continued trade in tiger skins in China. Covert filming by the Environment Investigation Agency shows traders selling skins of tigers and other rare animals such as snow leopards. The skins are sold as luxury items and are used for clothes and home decor. The campaigning group has published its […]

Clouds of soot melting glaciers in Himalayas and Tibetan plateau

Clouds of soot melting glaciers in Himalayas and Tibetan plateau

In a new research, scientists in India and China have determined that glaciers in the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau that feed the river systems of almost half the world’s people are melting faster because of the effects of clouds of soot from diesel fumes and wood fires. According to a report in the Guardian, […]

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