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London Activates 10 Low Carbon Zones

London Activates 10 Low Carbon Zones

Low Carbon Zones across London sprang to life this week to help residents, schools and businesses go green, save money and create job opportunities at the same time. The Mayor of London awarded each of the 10 zones a share of three million pounds to fund the program that aims to cut city’s carbon dioxide emissions 20.12 percent by 2012.

Coal State Senators Battle EPA to Control Greenhouse Gases

Coal State Senators Battle EPA to Control Greenhouse Gases

Senator Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, led a group of coal state senators in sending a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Friday challenging the agency’s potential regulation of greenhouse gases from stationary sources under the Clean Air Act.

Feds to Eliminate One-Quarter of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 10 Years

Feds to Eliminate One-Quarter of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 10 Years

President Barack Obama today announced that the federal government will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020.

Youth Actions Command Attention at Climate Summit

Youth Actions Command Attention at Climate Summit

Chanting “Our future, our future,” wearing bright orange t-shirts reading, “How Old Will You Be In 2050?” over 1,000 young people from countries around the world captured the attention of the world leaders, media, nongovernmental organizations, and delegates Thursday at the United Nations climate conference here in Copenhagen.

Senators of Three Political Stripes Propose Climate Bill Framework

Senators of Three Political Stripes Propose Climate Bill Framework

Three U.S. senators – a Democrat, a Republican, and an Independent – today released their framework for climate change and energy independence legislation in advance of President Barack Obama’s trip to Copenhagen next week to participate in the United Nations climate change conference.

The Case of the Stolen Climate Emails

The Case of the Stolen Climate Emails

On Tuesday, November 17, the webmail server at the University of East Anglia was hacked and a file including over 1,000 emails sent from or sent to members of the Climatic Research Unit at the university was stolen. The emails were posted on several public websites, although the breaking into of computers and releasing private information is illegal, and posting private correspondence without permission is unethical.

India Pledges to Reduce Carbon Intensity

India Pledges to Reduce Carbon Intensity

India will never accept legally binding emission cuts at Copenhagen, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told Parliament Thursday, but he did say the government plans to reduce India’s level of “emission intensity” by 20 to 25 percent compared with 2005 levels.

Purdue University Will Test Alternative Fuels for Aircraft

Purdue University Will Test Alternative Fuels for Aircraft

Purdue University will operate a new federally funded facility to test aircraft engines and develop alternative fuels for aircraft in an effort to reduce U.S. reliance on imported oil.

United States and India Embark on a Green Partnership

United States and India Embark on a Green Partnership

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today reaffirmed the global strategic partnership between the United States and India and launched a new and greener phase in their relationship.

Tennessee Reinforces Dams Against Extreme Weather

Tennessee Reinforces Dams Against Extreme Weather

The Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA, is raising the elevation of four of its dams to help reduce the risk of flooding in the event of precipitation more extreme than any ever recorded in eastern Tennessee.

Toyota Prius Tops 2010 Vehicle Fuel Economy Guide

Toyota Prius Tops 2010 Vehicle Fuel Economy Guide

The Toyota Prius hybrid leads the 2010 model cars in fuel efficiency with 51 miles per gallon on the highway and 48 mpg in city driving conditions, according to the latest federal government ratings for fuel efficiency.

Global Aviation Industry Vows to Halve CO2 Emissions By 2050

Global Aviation Industry Vows to Halve CO2 Emissions By 2050

To help limit climate change, the international air transport industry has made a commitment to cut its carbon emissions in half by 2050, compared to 2005 levels.