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California climate change law faces legal test

Oct 16, 2012
Today a 9th Circuit court in San Francisco hears arguments on the legality of California's, first in the nation, low carbon regulation for transport fuel. The case may determine whether California becomes the U.S. leader in climate litigation.

Summer ice melt in the Arctic sets yet another record

Sep 20, 2012
Shipping across the ice-free Arctic appears closer than ever. The new route will save fuel, but bring emissions and soot directly to the Arctic -- possibly accelerating the ice melt.

U.S. carbon emissions hit a 20-year low

Aug 16, 2012
A hint of optimism about climate change.

European carbon markets sagging

Apr 11, 2012
At an energy conference today, European Union members will be talking about how to shore up carbon markets as prices for carbon allowances fall.

Making airlines pay for carbon dioxide emissions

Dec 21, 2011
The European Union wants airlines to reduce emissions or pay for permits allowing them to pollute. U.S. opponents say the permit fees would be better spent on new, more efficient aircraft.

U.N. climate summit begins in South Africa

Nov 28, 2011
The annual U.N. Climate Summit starts today in Durban, South Africa. Unfortunately, these summits don't seem have a great track-record for enacting change.

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Talk about strange bedfellows: Dow Chemical & Greenpeace on cap and trade

Jul 14, 2009
We've had Dow Chemical in the Greenwash Brigade's crosshairs in the past, so climate change skeptics chew on this: Greenpeace AND Dow Chemical are...