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Ocean noise pollution turns up with greenhouse gas emissions

Ocean noise pollution turns up with greenhouse gas emissions

The ocean is becoming a noisier place due to increased greenhouse gas emissions, California and Hawaii scientists report. Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide absorbed by the oceans not only has increased seawater acidity but has affected its acoustics—making it more transparent to low-frequency sound, the scientists said in a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. […]

‘Mad Monk’ Tony Abbott dooms Kevin Rudd’s Australian climate change bill

‘Mad Monk’ Tony Abbott dooms Kevin Rudd’s Australian climate change bill

The Australian government’s plan to take a lead at the Copenhagen summit have been thrown into doubt after the opposition Liberal party elected a self-confessed climate change sceptic, Tony Abbott, as leader. The maverick, known for his conservative Catholic views and nicknamed the “Mad Monk”, seized the reins of the Liberal Party in an emergency […]

US Senate Republicans skip open of climate change talks

US Senate Republicans skip open of climate change talks

Republicans on a key US Senate committee were absent Tuesday as debate opened on a Democratic proposal for sweeping climate change legislation. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee opened its critical debate on the plan at 9:00 am (1400 GMT) without its Republican members, despite last-ditch efforts to avert an opposition boycott from Democratic […]

Giant climate deal is too little says UN chief

Giant climate deal is too little says UN chief

The giant cash deal to save the planet – proposed by Europe for the forthcoming Copenhagen climate conference – will not be enough, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, said today. The public-money fund of up to €50bn annually, which the European Union suggested would be adequate to help developing nations protect themselves from global […]

US puts climate debate on hold for five weeks despite plea by Merkel

US puts climate debate on hold for five weeks despite plea by Merkel

International negotiators lost one of the key elements to a successful deal on global warming today after Democratic leaders in the US Congress ruled out passing a climate change law before 2010. In the latest obstacle on the road to the UN summit in Copenhagen next month, Senate leaders ordered a five-week pause to review […]

Ailing planet seen as bad for human health

Ailing planet seen as bad for human health

Advocates’ report links climate change to worsening of diseases Climate change will make Americans more vulnerable to diseases, disasters and heat waves, but governments have done little to plan for the added burden on the health system, according to a new study by a nonprofit group. The study, released Monday by the Trust for America’s […]

Nuclear energy becomes pivotal in climate debate

Nuclear energy becomes pivotal in climate debate

Once vilified by environmentalists and its future dim, nuclear energy has become a pivotal bargaining chip as Senate Democrats seek Republican votes to pass climate legislation. The nuclear industry’s long-standing campaign to rebrand itself as green is gaining acceptance amid the push to curtail greenhouse gases. Nuclear power still faces daunting challenges, including what to […]

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 […]

Govt Threatens Tar Sands Activists with Anti-Terror Laws

Govt Threatens Tar Sands Activists with Anti-Terror Laws

The provincial government in Alberta, Canada is threatening to unleash its counterterrorism plan if activists continue using civil disobedience to protest the tar sands, Canada’s fastest source of greenhouse gas emissions. In recent weeks, Greenpeace has staged three daring protests inside tar sands mines, temporarily shutting down parts of the world’s largest energy project. On […]

Brumby’s dirty secret: coal for export

Brumby’s dirty secret: coal for export

Victoria’s brown coal reserves look set to be opened up to export on a mass scale  — prompting claims the state is putting commercial opportunity ahead of its responsibility to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Confidential cabinet   documents obtained by The Age show the Brumby Government is considering offering billions of tonnes of Latrobe Valley coal […]

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