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Carbon offsets scheme “great” for the Monaro

THE Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI), a carbon offsets scheme that will financially reward farmers and landholders for reducing Australia’s carbon pollution, has passed the Senate this week. Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly, said the CFI was an 

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Next – Carbon Health Warnings

Were told we need a carbon tax to combat dangerous carbon pollution.
The public surely needs health warnings on products contaminated by this dangerous chemical?

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Harvey joins anti-carbon tax brigade

AUSTRALIAN retail mogul Gerry Harvey has waded into the carbon tax debate, slamming the proposed policy as a direct threat to the competitiveness of local industry while questioning the longevity of household compensation that would be vital in propping up family budgets and consumer spending.

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Rural split on carbon plan

RURAL groups are divided over the Federal Government’s proposed carbon plan and Carbon Farming Initiative.

The Victorian Farmers Federation and National Party are bitterly opposed to the carbon plan while the National Farmers’ Federation will wait for more detail on the policy.

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Minister defends China on carbon

CLIMATE Change Minister Greg Combet has dismissed claims China is doing nothing to reduce carbon emissions as ”rubbish”, describing its climate change program as ”really quite extraordinary” following meetings with his Chinese counterpart.

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The global front line of carbon tax

Last August, Australia’s new Labor party leader Julia Gillard ran for office promising that she had no intention of pursuing a carbon tax. But that was before she became Prime Minister, and before a multi-party government commission endorsed a carbon tax as part of a long-term plan to make markets account for the costs of climate pollution.

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  • Published: Mar 19th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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McConnell Seeks to Stop EPA From Further Regulating Carbon Emissions

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has filed an amendment to a small business bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing new regulations on carbon emissions.

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  • Published: Mar 14th, 2011
  • Category: Global
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The Carbon Pollution Lie

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colourless, non-toxic natural gas occurring in trace amounts in our atmosphere. It is crucial to all life on earth. Plants extract CO2 from the air and all animals get their carbon based proteins, sugars and fats from plants.

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TABLE-Australia’s top carbon polluters

CANBERRA, March 7 (Reuters) – Following is a list of Australia’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, ranked by the amount of carbon each directly releases into the atmosphere a year, according to government data*.

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Our carbon plan won’t hurt families, Tony Abbott claims

TONY Abbott today pledged there would “absolutely not” be increased household expenses under the Coalition’s Direct Action policy to limit carbon emissions.

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Abbott ‘running scare campaign’ against carbon tax

The Federal Government says it will not be rushed into announcing the finer details of its carbon tax plan as it tries to counter the Opposition’s attacks.

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  • Published: Mar 11th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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ATS President Blasts Effort to Allow Unlimited Carbon Pollution

Newswise March 4, 2011–American Thoracic Society President Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD, expressed opposition to legislation introduced today by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) and Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from issuing rules on carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases.

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How Gillard is

Julia Gillard’s target in declaring war on carbon taxation is not the Coalition, but the Greens.

The ALP’s greatest threat comes from erosion of its base by Bob Brown’s Greens. If that continues, Labor’s future as an independent political force looks very dim.

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People’s revolt looms on Australian carbon tax, Tony Abbott predicts

TONY Abbott has predicted a “people’s revolt” over Julia Gillard’s proposed carbon tax, saying the measure is a breach of faith with the Australian people and an assault on their standard of living.

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Carbon price starts July 2012: Gillard

Australia will set a carbon price from July 1, 2012, as an interim measure, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced.

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Carbon vacuum fuels cost of power

THE Gillard government’s renewable energy scheme will saddle consumers with more than $1 billion in extra electricity costs this year, and uncertainty created by its failure to implement a carbon pricing regime is forcing power bills higher than they would otherwise be.

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Regulate carbon pollution

Some of our nation’s most important laws for protecting our health and the environment are under attack.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., wants to repeal virtually any federal or state protections against the buildup of dangerous carbon pollution. He wants to give big polluters free rein to continue dumping unlimited amounts of dangerous carbon pollution into our air, threatening our health and perilously warming the planet.

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Carbon Dioxide Pollution Helps Weeds Thrive, Lowers Impact of Herbicides

Increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere benefit at least one species: weeds. Carbon dioxide acts as a fertilizer to invasive exotic grasses, resulting in higher growth rates and larger leaves. These stronger plants are also proving more resistant to the worlds most important herbicide, glyphosate, commercially known as Roundup.

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Infographic of the Day: Power Plant Will Blow Huge Smoke Rings From Chimney

Perhaps one of the most bedeviling things in the fight against carbon dioxide pollution is the fact that the gas is odorless and invisible. Everyday, we belch millions of tons of it into the air, but it doesn’t feel like we’re doing anything bad because we can’t see any evidence of it. You can bet that if carbon dioxide were a sickly greenish hue, everyone in the world would be hustling to act.

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Lakes and rivers pollute air, too

LAKES and rivers emit far more of a powerful greenhouse gas than previously thought, counteracting the overall role of nature in soaking up climate-warming gases.

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  • Published: Feb 5th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Koch Industries: The 100-Million Ton Carbon Gorilla

Koch Industries, the private company of the billionaire Koch brothers, is one of the primary sources of carbon pollution in the United States. However, the actual emissions profile of the diversified giant, with its oil and gas, chemicals, cattle, forestry, and synthetics holdings, is unknown, because of the lack of mandatory carbon reporting in the United States.

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  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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Texas Strikes Out – Court Rejects State’s Third Swing at Carbon Controls

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The federal Court of Appeals in Washington today rejected Texas’ latest attempt to block the first carbon pollution control requirements under the Clean Air Act, which took effect last week.

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Uncertainty over carbon pricing puts investment on hold

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IN 2007, as southern Australia ground through the hottest average temperatures on record, a national carbon price was high on the agenda.

Both John Howard and Kevin Rudd had committed themselves to an emissions trading scheme to combat global warming as they geared up for the November election, which Rudd, who was pushing the issue hardest, won.

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U.S. EPA Agrees to Schedule for Issuing Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants and Refineries

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U.S. EPA Agrees to Schedule for Issuing Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants and Refineries

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WASHINGTON – December 28 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to schedules for setting greenhouse gas emission limits for power plants and oil refineries. The schedules were negotiated as part of court settlements in lawsuits brought by environmental groups and states. Under the schedules, the agency will issue a proposed standard for power plants by July 2011 and a final rule by May 2012. The agreement also calls for a proposed standard for oil refineries by December 2011 and a final rule by November 2012.

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