Transforming CO2 into a Currency, Spiegel Online reports here: The next stage in the world’s CO2 emissions-trading scheme will begin in two years. Everyone agrees that the rulebook is complicated and that the costs for industry will be enormous. But nobody knows if the system will really help the environment — or merely [...]
CNN reports here: Climate-change skeptics have repeatedly used cold snaps as proof that our planet is not heating up. But global warming will create an increase in extreme weather events, says Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo. And even skeptics have a stake in protecting the planet.
AP reports here at Yahoo News: BOSTON – The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Tuesday began seeking proposals from developers that want to build commercial wind farms off the Massachusetts coast, even before construction has begun on the Cape Wind project.
El Niño means warmer then normal currents in the Pacific Ocean and La Niña means cooler then normal currents in the Pacific Ocean.
This time around 2010/2011 a very strong Niña impacts the Climate patterns around the world from heavy flooding in Colombia, Venezuela, Panama and Costa Rica for example, flooded mines [...]
One Amazon reader reviews in this words: The Omnivore’s Dilemma” is a book that will change the way you look at the food you eat and all of the moral, environmental, economic, social, and political repercussions that your eating choices entail. As a result, you will be able to eat more mindfully, healthfully, and sustainably. [...]
CNN reports here: B9 energy plans to build first fleet of carbon-neutral “sail ships” for transporting cargo.
BBC News reports here: A prototype solar device has been unveiled which mimics plant life, turning the Sun’s energy into fuel.
Spiegel Online reports here: BMW is hoping to revolutionize the electric car industry. Whereas most manufacturers rely on traditional — and heavy– steel car bodies, the German company hopes that carbon fiber components could lead electric cars into the future.
BBC News reports here: The US upholds a decision classifying polar bears merely as “threatened” rather than “endangered”, giving them less protection and angering activists.
Private businesses are better placed than governments to tackle global warming because they can act faster and “pull governments along,” according to panelists at CNN’s climate change debate.