Monday 21 April 2014

All posts tagged mining

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Figueres urges ‘bold’ carbon-curbing steps

The United Nations climate chief has called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable. “The world can still combat climate change but …

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Pacific storms result of Asian air pollution: study

A new study has found that air pollution in China and other Asian countries is having far-reaching impacts on weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere. Researchers have found that

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Australia needs to act swiftly on climate

A leading academic says Australia can afford to manage the risks of climate change but strong action is needed quickly, as a new global report urges the country

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Garnaut: fossil fuel, carbon capture necessary

Leading Australian economist Professor Ross Garnaut has said fossil fuels will continue as the dominant global energy source for decades to come. At the same time he said it

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World Bank: Global warming not taken seriously

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has warned that global warming is not being taken seriously and time is running out to avoid consequences such as flooded cities

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IPCC: climate change drastic, action needed now

According to the latest report from the world's leading climate science body efforts to reduce carbon emissions have not been able to stop greenhouse gases reaching unprecedented levels. Releasing

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Britain ‘no value’ keeping coal mines open

Experts say the closure of two deep pits belonging to UK Coal leaves "no long-term future for the production of coal resources in the United Kingdom". The coal pits,

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Scientists say Abbott engineering ‘environmental train wreck’

Some leading environmental scientists have accused conservative Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott of engineering an “environmental train wreck”, in less than one year in office. They say the

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Gas pipeline plan for expanded Qld port

A Hong Kong-based company wants to spend about $100 million so it can pipe gas from the Cooper Basin to a north Queensland port for export to Asian

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Japan energy plan reinstates nuclear power

The Japanese government's cabinet has approved a new energy policy, reversing the previous government's plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The new plan

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