Pollution

Harvesting Lake Kivu - Central African Nations' Deadly Gamble

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April 16, 2015 - What will stop humanity from continuing to pursue energy sources, even those that pose a great risk to the planet? It doesn't seem too far fetched to say, "almost nothing." Canadian energy companies continue to process bitumen even though the intensive nature of production contributes a significant amount of climate changing greenhouse gases.

Japan to Lower Emissions by 20% by 2030 - A Disappointing Pledge

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April 10, 2015 - Japan is the latest major economy to pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from current levels by 2030.

The Kremlin Announces Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

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April 2, 2015 - Yesterday I wrote about the New Climate Institute's report on nations and their pledges to reduce carbon emissions. At the time I reported that Russia had, as of yet, not stated its targets. That is no longer the case.

North American Auto Industry Exceeds Fleet Carbon Reduction Targets

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March 29, 2015 - In 2013 the North American automobile industry surpassed both fuel efficiency and emission reduction targets set by the

Indonesia - The World's 6th Largest GHG Emitter Faces Coal Energy Challenge

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March 1, 2015 - In 2012 Indonesia's contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) global emissions amounted to 4.5%. That placed them sixth, well behind the United States, China and Germany.

The State of Carbon Capture and Sequestration

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February 17, 2015 - The Global Carbon Capture and Sequestration Institute (GCCS) in its most recent report tells us there are approximately a dozen large-scale CCS projects operating around the world. The total amount of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) amounts to less less than 30 million tons per year.

Healthcare Organizations Urge Fossil Fuel Divestment

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February 6, 2015 - A coalition of health groups in the United Kingdom have come out with a strong recommendation on divestment in shares of fossil fuel companies.

Energy Companies Continue to Opt Out of CCS Projects

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January 25, 2015 - Once again the energy companies of the world have found a retreat from carbon to be too painful for their pocket books. The latest is a decision by four European utilities to opt out of a decade long carbon capture and sequestration project.

MIT Researchers Question Carbon Sequestration to Reduce CO2

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January 23, 2015 - Carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, is the engineering answer to "having our cake and eating it too!" Those who believe we c

A New Canal Across Nicaragua - A Good or Bad Thing

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January 15, 2015 - A 277 kilometer (172 mile) proposed interoceanic canal, the proposed route seen on the map below, represents one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects to be undertaken this century. The estimated cost is $50 billion USD.

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