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  • Published: Dec 7th, 2010
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Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Drop in 2009 Without Binding Commitments

| Sourced From Canadafreepress |

According to the Global Carbon Project team[0], global carbon dioxide emissions dropped by 1.3 percent in 2009 from 2008 levels due to the weak world economy[ii], despite the growth in energy consumption by developing countries. Chinas carbon dioxide emissions grew 8 percent in 2009, while Indias grew by 6 percent.[iii]

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  • Published: Apr 3rd, 2010
  • Category: Global
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Carbon Market Headlines, Sat April 3, 2010

New CO2 ‘scrubber’ from ingredient in hair conditioners

26 Mar 2010 – Relatives of ingredients in hair-conditioning shampoos and fabric softeners show promise as a long-sought material to fight global warming by “scrubbing” carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the flue gases from coal-burning electric power generating stations, scientists reported at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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Global warming making soil release more CO2

Washington, March 26 (ANI): Twenty years of field studies have revealed that as the Earth has gotten warmer, plants and microbes in the soil have given off more carbon dioxide (CO2).

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Adapting to climate change as important as cutting CO2, say MPs

The government needs to make adapting residential property to the effects of climate change as important as cutting carbon emissions, the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee has warned.

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New Shipping Rules Will Cut CO2; Some Are Weak, Japan Says

March 26 (Bloomberg) — New regulations on greenhouse gases from shipping will help cut the industrys emissions, even though some of the proposals are

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  • Published: Feb 11th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: When Coal Flows Between Countries, Who Owns the CO2?

Raymond T. Pierrehumbert of the University of Chicago sent the note appended below several days ago and I thought it worth featuring as a

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  • Published: Jan 5th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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From space, daily snapshot of CO2 levels

TEXAS A&MResearchers studying climate now have a new tool at their disposal that yields daily global measurements of carbon dioxide and water vapor in a key part of Earths atmosphere.

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Greenhouse gas carbon dioxide ramps up aspen growth

MADISON The rising level of atmospheric carbon dioxide may be fueling more than climate change. It could also be making some trees grow like crazy.

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  • Published: Nov 26th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Opinion: David Frey: Our carbon footprint isn’t the only contamination we have to worry about

| Sourced From Snowmasssun.com |

It’s no surprise we’ve done a pretty good job of polluting our rivers, contaminating our oceans and baking our glaciers into oblivion.

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Carbon Friendly increases unit financing

| Sourced From Earthtimes.org |

VANCOUVER, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) (“CFS” or the “Company”) (http://www.carbonfriendly.com) is pleased to announce that it is increasing its previously announced (by way of news release dated September 23, 2009) financing from $1,000,000 to up to $2,000,000 by way of non-brokered private placement (the “Offering”).

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  • Published: Oct 11th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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Researcher says carbon dioxide levels have tripled

| Sourced From NCTimes.com |

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A UCLA researcher has analyzed fossilized algae, and says the rocks prove that the level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has not been this high for at least 1.5 million years.

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Global Economic Recession And Low Carbon : A Complex Mixture

| Sourced From Marketoracle.co.uk |

Keynesian Boom and Bust – Like we know, the recent and continuing massive spending spree by nearly all G20 governments and their central banks, described as “fighting recession”, is also called Keynesian. One important point is that Keynesian-type deficit spending as a way to fight recession was never applied as Keynes himself recommended and advised, simply because he explained it in such strange ways, and because the idea of deficit spending did not become official policy and mainstream economic thinking in his lifetime. To be sure, arguments can be made that ‘the Bretton Woods world’, creation of the IMF and IBRD, state economic interventionism and macro management, and sometimes micro management of local economies and sectors inside them, were all ‘Keynesian inspired’.

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Spotlight Vol. 8, No. 14: It’s The CO2

| Sourced From Rpa.org |

Last month, the G8 – the eight largest nations in terms of their economies – agreed to a 50% reduction in global carbon emissions by 2050. In a related move a few weeks earlier, the Waxman-Markey bill passed the House, bringing a carbon-constrained economy one step closer to the U.S. Supporters and detractors reacted with predictable fury. If you take the inadvisable approach of listening to both at once, you might believe these steps will fail to save the planet while destroying our economy.

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The carbon party’s over

| Sourced From NZHerald.co.nz |

Award-winning writer Chris Barton was the only NZ reporter at the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists in London. Climate change was the big issue – and it’s about to get even bigger with the Government setting a greenhouse gas emissions target.

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  • Published: Jul 31st, 2009
  • Category: USA
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CO2 emissions from deforestation in the Amazon on the rise

| Sourced From Thaindian.com |

London, July 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from deforestation in the Amazon are increasing as loggers and land developers move deeper into dense regions of the forest.

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Is a carbon trading network the answer?

| Sourced From Liverpooldailypost.co.uk |

IT SEEMS a global carbon trading network is the latest weapon in our arsenal to fight climate change, according to The Global Carbon Trading Report.

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Developing countries have no obligation under UNFCCC for mandatory emission cuts

| Sourced From PIB.NIC.in |

Rajya Sabha

The US has proposed a legislation entitled American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 which aims, inter alia, to reduce global pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. The proposed legislation has a provision for imposition of border adjustment measures. Under these measures, foreign manufacturers and importers including those from India would be required to pay for and hold special allowances to cover the carbon contained in US-bound products with a view to ensure that US manufacturers are not put at a disadvantage relative to overseas competitors.

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The Geography of Carbon Emissions

| Sourced From AmericanThinker.com |

No American city is among the top 50 cities in the world for air pollution according to the World Bank. (1) Another list, The Top Ten of the Dirty Thirty,’ compiled by the Blacksmith Institute of New York compared the toxicity of contamination, the likelihood of it getting into humans and the number of people affected. Places were bumped up in rank if children were impacted. No US or European sites made the list. Sites in China, India and Russia occupied six of the top ten spots. Some examples: at Linfen in Shanxi province-the heart of China’s coal industry-industrial and automobile emissions put the health of 3 million people at risk. At Sukinda in the state of Orissa in India, 2.6 million people face the hazards of one of the world’s opencast chromite mines. And in Dzerzhinsk, Russia, 300,000 people are exposed to toxic by-products from chemical weapons. (2)

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  • Published: Apr 4th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Japan manufacturer CO2 may rise despite econ slump

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* Japan manufacturers’ emissions up 1 pct in 2007/08

* Emissions may have climbed more in 2008/09 – govt

TOKYO, April 3 (Reuters) – Japanese manufacturers’ CO2 emissions based on their energy consumption may have risen in the year that ended on March 31 despite a slowdown in economic activity amid the global financial crisis, a government official said on Friday.

Carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturers, Japan’s main polluters, rose 1 percent in the year to March 2008, a nationwide survey showed on Friday. That was far slower than a 12 percent rise in the utility sector.

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  • Published: Mar 25th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Seizing opportunities in a growing low carbon economy

| Sourced From London Summit 2009 |

Foreign Secretary David Miliband urged UK firms to seize opportunities in the growing market for low carbon exports, during a speech at the Carbon Trust on Wednesday 25 March.

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Trade war mongering: carbon tariffs

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After provoking Mexico into a trade war, the Obama administration apparently has set its sights on the entire world. Steven Chu won a Nobel Prize for his work on energy, but shows himself as completely clueless on trade and diplomacy. Yesterday, Chu threatened to set off a global trade war over carbon tariffs:

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Global carbon price unlikely for 10-15 years: analysts

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – A single global price for carbon emissions is not likely for another 10 to 15 years because governments are dragging their heels on legislation, market analysts said on Wednesday.

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Survey cements global carbon market slump

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More than half of companies engaged in carbon trading have scaled back, delayed or cancelled investments in international emission reduction projects, according to an annual survey of the global carbon market by analyst Point Carbon.

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Global register of carbon offset projects launched

| Sourced From EndsEurope |

The Voluntary Carbon Standard Association (VCSA) has launched a global register of carbon offset projects it says will provide a “cast iron environmental and financial guarantee” for firms seeking to offset their emissions.

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  • Published: Mar 17th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Task Force to Create Global Metrics for Building CO2 Emissions

| Sourced From CoStar |

Four of the worlds most influential green building organizations have pledged to develop an international language for measuring carbon emissions from buildings.

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Misleading to say Gibraltar is a world leader in carbon dioxide emissions

| Sourced From Panorama |

The EIA report referred to by GBC this week on global carbon consumption figures suggests that Gibraltar leads the world in having the highest per capita carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption and flaring of fossil fuels. This is misleading in that the explanation is likely to be linked with the vast amount of fuel sold locally for export for Spanish cars and of course, our bunkering service for international shipping, says the Environmental Safety Group.

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UPDATE: IEA Urges Big Fuel Economy Plan To Cut Oil Use, CO2

| Sourced From Easy Bourse |

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The International Energy Agency Wednesday said the use of existing technologies to build the world’s fast-growing fleet of new vehicles could sharply cut oil demand and carbon emissions over the next four decades.

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Fall in crude oil prices affects carbon credits mkt

| Sourced From Business Standard |

The ongoing global economic downturn and a sharp fall in crude oil prices in the last few months have dampened the market for carbon credits.

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