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  • Published: Nov 5th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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CO2 from forest destruction overestimated

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The carbon dioxide emissions caused by the destruction of tropical forests have been significantly overestimated, according to a new study. The work could undermine attempts to pay poor countries to protect forests as a cost-effective way to tackle global warming.

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Australian government’s carbon trading scheme draws flak from Rio news

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The Rudd government’s scheme for carbon trading scheme has come in for criticism from mining giant Rio Tinto for its prohibitive price tag. Under the scheme the mining company may have to close some of its long-life coalmines around 2020 and cost the company A$2.9 billion over the next decade.

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  • Published: Apr 18th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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EPA says carbon dioxide a pollutant

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WASHINGTON The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that endanger public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that will lead to the regulation of the gases for the first time in the United States.

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Scrapping bonus lifts German car sales, cuts CO2

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The German state subsidy that pays owners of old cars 2,500 euros to scrap their clunkers if they buy a new car in exchange is giving the domestic market a boost while helping to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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  • Published: Jan 17th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Silver lining in economic downturn as industrial inactivity results in less CO2

| Sourced From The Mainichi Daily News|

Despite the clouds hanging over the Japanese economy, there is one silver lining: The drop in industrial activity will cause national carbon dioxide emissions to move closer to their Kyoto Protocol targets, according to a Tokyo-based energy research institute.

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Cars Should Emit Only 30 g/km to Be Sustainable: Ford Exec Parry-Jones

A lot of pressure recently came upon carmakers in Europe to produce cars with greater fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. And several of them are now struggling to cope up with the new EU laws.

Automakers Should Cut Emissions

In the midst of all this, British governments advisor Richard Parry-Jones, whos also a Vice President at Ford Motors, revealed that cars account for around 10% of the man-made carbon dioxide emissions, whereas transportation overall results in 23% of the emissions. The bulk, he said, is the gift of power plants, domestic heating and business operations. But he still advocated carmakers should do more to cut emissions.

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