UK unveils world`s first carbon budget
Chancellor Alistair Darling has unveiled the world`s first carbon budget, pledging to slash UK emissions 34 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020 and announcing billions of pounds in fresh clean tech investment to help ensure the new target is met. Darling hailed the new legally binding targets as a `landmark step`, promising that they would provide businesses with the certainty they need to justify investment in low carbon technologies and help create hundreds of thousands of high value jobs. The proposals were broadly welcomed by green businesses and environmental groups, but there was also concern ...
March 2009: 10th warmest on record for global temperatures
The combined global land and ocean surface average temperature for March 2009 was the 10th warmest since records began in 1880, according to an analysis by NOAA�s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The analyses in NCDC�s global reports are based on preliminary data, which are subject to revision. Additional quality control is applied to the data when late reports are received several weeks after the end of the month and as increased scientific methods improve NCDC�s processing algorithms.
The combined global land and ocean surface temperature ...
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Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is a research, development, demonstration, and commercialization facility recognized as one of the world`s leading developers of cleaner, more efficient energy technologies as well as environmental technologies to protect and clean our air, water, and soil. The EERC is a high-tech, nonprofit branch of the University of North Dakota, which operates like a business. The EERC currently employs more than 280 people and is aggressively expanding its staff.
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- EPA proposes to slash mercury emissions from cements plants
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- It never rains in California...
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- UK government to help motorists and industry get on the low carbon road
Business Secretary Peter Mandelson and Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon have launched the Government`s vision to promote ultra low carbon transport over ...
- Ship-generated emissions play havoc on environment
New research shows that emissions generated by ships increase acid rain on shore and may be responsible for over 25% of the ground-level ozone in a number ...
- Study warns global rivers are drying up
Some of the world`s largest rivers, including the Ganges, the Niger and the Colorado, are drying up as a result of climate change, with potentially catastrophic ...
- West Africa caught in `megadrought` cycle
Extreme droughts lasting centuries are the norm for West Africa, scientists have found. Researchers analysed 3,000 years-worth of sediments in Lake Bosumtwi, ...
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