AFP reports here at Yahoo News: US President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a new deal with automakers on fuel economy standards that he said would be a crucial step towards reducing US dependence on foreign oil.
“By 2025, the average fuel economy of their vehicles will nearly double to almost 55 miles per gallon,” or [...]
Spiegel Online reports here: Starting in 2012, airlines with flights to the EU will have to pay for certificates to emit CO2. But the United States has balked at the expensive plan. Their resistance threatens to spark a major trade dispute.
BBC News reports here: The Forestry Commission publishes guidelines on what is expected from schemes that plant trees in order to absorb carbon.
Wed, 27 Jul 2011
All data sent to the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia by National Meteorological Services around the globe to complete its global land temperature dataset CRUTEM3 will be released today, apart from data from 19 stations in Poland.
The University has been working closely with the Met Office [...]
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Dale Vince says his Nemesis electric car is the first to be fueled by wind power.
BBC News reports here: India is to set up an environment regulator to bring in a “complete change” in the process of granting clearances for industries.
AFP reports here at Yahoo News: “Dirty Dozen” chemicals, including the notoriously toxic DDT, are being freed from Arctic sea ice and snow through global warming, a study published on Sunday suggested.
BBC News reports here: Climate change poses a major threat to global security, a senior UN official warns, as the Security Council agrees a statement.
Gates Foundation funds “toilet reinvention” project, CNN reports here: New toilets may generate electricity, recycle water from human waste.
AFP reports here at Yahoo News: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called Saturday for a second “green revolution” to feed the country’s burgeoning population that is forecast to overtake China in numbers by 2025.