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Abbott Challenges Carbon Tax

The tax on carbon proposed by government last week is being challenged by opposition leader Tony Abbott. The plan, which was outlined by Prime Minister Julia Gillard last week, proposes…

First Consensus Reached in Cancun

Guatemala and the Dominican Republic are the first countries to celebrate a unanimous consensus at the UN climate summit in Cancun, Mexico. A first draft conclusion has been reached over…

Shell Sponsoring Climate Change Exhibition is Ludicrous, say Environmentalists

Shell is donating £1 million towards an exhibition at the Science Museum in London, in a move that is by environmental campaigners termed an attempt at trying to “buy itself…

2010 Could be Warmest Year on Record says the UN

This year provides yet another indication of man-made global warming; being one of the three warmest years on record since 1850, says the United Nations. So far, 2010 has been…

No Common Ground for Africa and EU on Climate Change

A joint declaration on climate change between the European Union and African nations will not be signed by the latter as it does not reflect the priorities of the continent,…

Cancun Climate Summit Demands Progress

The two-week United Nations climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico, will provide concrete progress on international measures to tackle global warming, hope negotiators. Christina Figueres, UN head of climate change,…

China Embarking on Green Technology Journey

Although reportedly the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide, and with a history of water pollution and contaminated food, China is planning a “green” restructuring of its unrelenting economic development…

Cancun’s Mangroves Fight Climate Change

Mexico’s famous beach resort, which is the venue for next week’s global climate summit, provides an example of severe environmental destruction of a resource that could help in the fight…