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Slowdown in Carbon Emissions Worldwide, but Coal Burning Continues to Grow

Published: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:47pm
Category: 
Energy

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are slowing somewhat from the rapid pace of the last decade, new figures show, but growth in coal burning continues to outstrip the growth in other forms of energy, and experts said the world remains far from meeting international goals on climate change.

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Fossil Fuels Receive $500 Billion A Year In Government Subsidies Worldwide

Published: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:19am
Category: 
Energy

Producers of oil, gas and coal received more than $500 billion in government subsidies around the world in 2011, with the richest nations collectively spending more than $70 billion every year to support fossil fuels.

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Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies

Published: 
Sun, 11/03/2013 - 12:46pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and driving up prices at a time when the demand for food is expected to soar, scientists have found.

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Poland, Wedded to Coal, Spurns Europe on Clean Energy Targets

Published: 
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 8:39am
Category: 
Energy

They call it Poland’s biggest hole in the ground.

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Experts set threshold for climate-change calamity

Published: 
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 8:29pm
Category: 
Energy

The world's leading climate scientists have for the first time established a limit on the amount of greenhouse gases that can be released before the Earth reaches a tipping point and predicted that it will be surpassed within decades unless swift action is taken to curb the current pace of emissions.