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Australian carbon tax to generate $10B for clean energy

Yesterday Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard saw her coalition’s bill for the Australian Carbon Tax passed in the Lower House. Almost certain to pass the Senate in November, it will come into force in July 2012 establishi...

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India to set up independent environmental body

India’s government will set up a new environmental regulator to review investment projects, the prime minister said, freeing politicians from making unpopular decisions to protect ecology at the cost of development. The new en...

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Latest study leaves not doubt about future climate catastophe

There’s little time left to mobilize both the financial sector and policy makers to prevent a climate change catastrophe says a report from the International Energy Agency. The IEA’s report was unusually gloomy for the generally res...

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Tea Party shows strong influence on the ‘Climate Debate’

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication released a new survey today finding that the bulk of climate skepticism on the right comes from a relatively small slice of conservatives — and even their beliefs are more nuanced tha...

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Evidence supports ‘Climategate’ as manufactured scandal

The National Science Foundation has cleared climatologist and Penn State professor and one of the US’ top climatologists, Michael Mann of any misconduct in the “Climate-Gate” controversy. Three major UK investigations ha...

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2,000 People join protest at White House to stop the 
Keystone XL Pipeline 

In the next two weeks, from 20 August to 3 September, over 2,000 people are expected to participate in daily sit-ins at the White House to urge the Obama administration to deny a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Pipeline wil...

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Harsh sentence for direct action climate protester

“An environmental activist has been sentenced to two years in prison for derailing a 2008 government auction of oil and gas leases. Tim DeChristopher was convicted of two felony counts of interfering with and making false representa...

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Top arctic scientist suspended by U.S. government

On July 18, 2011, veteran wildlife researcher, and one of the US’s top arctic scientists, Charles Monnett, was suspended by his employer, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), pending an In...

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