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Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe — Wirelessly Charged Electric Bus Service In Berlin

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:59
Source: CleanTechnica - A new electric bus service utilizing wireless charging systems will soon be launching in Berlin. The service — dubbed Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVB) — is currently set to start in 2015, and will make use of electric buses from Solaris.
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Texas Plant to Capture, and Then Reuse, Carbon

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:44
Source: The New York Times - Amid the calls to capture carbon to save the climate, a Texas company is preparing to do that job for profit.
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A Carbon Capture and Storage Breakthrough

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:44
Source: Wall Street Daily - Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has long been weighed down by exorbitant costs, making it an industry that’s been stuck on the launch pad for more than a decade…despite spending $20 billion on technology. Now, U.S. utilities could be required to install CCS technology in all newly built, coal-fired power plants, according to a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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City gears up for carbon-free fuel in the future

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:44
Source: The New Age Online - The city of Johannesburg is almost certain to become the first city in South Africa to convert its fleet to carbon-free fuel within the next two years. It began piloting the conversion in its Metrobus fleet at the beginning of this year.
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U.S. considers climate change plan that would mandate emission cuts

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:59
Source: Los Angeles Times - The United States is considering a proposal to combat climate change that would require countries to offer plans for curtailing greenhouse gas emissions on a certain schedule but would leave it to individual nations to determine how deep their cuts would be, said Todd Stern, the nation’s chief climate negotiator.
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Fighting Climate Change Brings Benefits To The Bottom Line

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:49
Source: Forbes - From A for Apple to Z for Zurich Insurance, companies that are doing most to tackle climate change are also financially outperforming their peers, new research suggests.
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Climate Change Forcing Valuable Fish Stocks North New Study Shows

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:29
Source: Guardian Liberty Voice - A newly published study has produced the most evidence yet that valuable fish species are being forced north and south towards both of the Earth’s poles by climate change and the continuous rising of ocean temperatures. The study predicts that many numbers of fish species will be affected if temperature increases are allowed to continue at current rates and that a large percentage of fish species may disappear from warmer tropical waters as early as 2050.
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Peru's glaciers shrank 40% in 4 decades from climate change

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:29
Source: Daily News & Analysis - Climate change has shrunk Peruvian glaciers by 40% in the past four decades and the melt-off has spawned nearly 1,000 new high-altitude lakes since 1980, Peru's government said on Wednesday.
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As deaths mount in Nepal disasters, questions about climate change raised

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:29
Source: Toronto Star - An avalanche and blizzard struck this week in Nepal killing at least 26 people, including four Canadians, adding fuel to the debate on climate change and extreme weather events.
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Impacts of climate change to now be included in UK's military planning

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:29
Source: Click Green - Energy Secretary Ed Davey has revealed the impacts of climate change will for the first time be integrated in the UK’s next strategic defence and security review.
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Time running out on climate change: John Kerry

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:29
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - US Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a stark warning about the mounting effects of climate change, from food shortages to devastating droughts, saying time is running out for real action.
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Steelmakers must embrace low carbon shift if they are to secure their future

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:29
Source: Business Green - The EU steel industry's future depends on working with policy-makers to embrace low carbon and energy efficient practices, a new study has concluded.
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Gas boom from unrestrained fracking linked to emissions rise

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: The Guardian - An unrestrained global fracking boom that unleashes plentiful and cheap gas will not tackle global warming by replacing coal and cutting carbon emissions, according to a comprehensive analysis that takes into account the impact on the rest of the energy supply.
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Australian agriculture needs to adapt, not simply shift, to meet climate change

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: Reuters - Peanuts have moved north, tuna has moved east, wine has moved south. But sooner or later, Australia is going to run out of places to shift agricultural production to avoid the harsh effects of climate change.
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Legal elements in proposed UN climate deal find mixed support

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:09
Source: RTCC - Support for a global agreement on climate change with some legal elements but without an overarching UN treaty appears to be growing among developed countries.
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US Forest Service Keeping Score on Climate Change

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: USDA.gov - The U.S. Forest Service has developed something it calls the Climate Change Performance Scorecard. The scorecard was created as a way for the Forest Service to measure how well it was responding to climate change and to keep track of experiences and best practices so others could learn from them.
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Australia a laggard rather than leader on climate change, says Wayne Swan

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Guardian - Former treasurer says there is ‘genuine dismay’ on global stage at the lack of attention given to climate issues on G20 agenda.
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Treasury Wine Estates waters vines underground to combat climate change

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: Reuters - Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE.AX) is testing technology to water vines underground and is expanding fermentation capacity to combat the impact of climate change on its vineyards around the world.
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Exxon, Shell Carbon Emissions Rise Though Pumping Drops

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:34
Source: The Wall Street Journal - For every barrel they pump, the two biggest Western oil companies generated 10% more in greenhouse gases each last year than they did in 2011, according to company data.
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Mark Carney: most fossil fuel reserves can't be burned

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:14
Source: The Guardian - The governor of the Bank of England has reiterated his warning that fossil fuel companies cannot burn all of their reserves if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, and called for investors to consider the long-term impacts of their decisions.
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