Climate Change

Massive Arctic ice cap is shrinking, study shows; Rate accelerating since 1985

Apr 13th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Climate Change, Top Story

Close to 50 years of data show the Devon Island ice cap, one of the largest ice masses in the Canadian High Arctic, is thinning and shrinking. A paper published in the March edition of Arctic, the journal of the University of Calgary’s Arctic Institute of North America, reports that between 1961 and 1985, the [...]



India Announces Coal Tax To Fund Renewable Energy Projects : CleanTechnica

Mar 7th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Climate Change, South Asia, Top Story

In a landmark announcement the Indian Finance Minister, in his annual Budget speech, put forward the proposal of setting of National Clean Energy Fund which would be constituted through tax lieved on coal usage in the country. The quantum of tax would be INR 50 per ton of coal used, which would generate an annual [...]



Carbon-Capture Project Works: Emissions scrubbed at coal plant

Oct 15th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: C02 Sequestration, Climate Change

An $8 million pilot project in Wisconsin successfully showed that carbon dioxide can be captured and kept from being released from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, We Energies and two partners said Thursday. The project was the first real-life demonstration of technology that uses chilled ammonia to act as a magnet to capture the [...]



Saving forests five times better than carbon capture for climate action

Oct 10th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Climate Change, Top Story

WWF Sweden is urging its government – holding the current EU Presidency – to get behind an effective international agreement on halting forest loss as a key and highly cost effective measure on climate change.

“Sweden should follow the examples set by its northern neighbors in developing systems to halt deforestation,” said WWF CEO General Lasse Gustavsson. “One Swedish krona to stem deforestation results in the same emissions reductions…



New EPA Rule Will Require Use of Best Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Oct 3rd, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Climate Change, Top Story

LOS ANGELES– U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced today in a keynote address at the California Governor’s Global Climate Summit that the Agency has taken a significant step to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act. The Administrator announced a proposal requiring large industrial facilities that emit at least 25,000 tons [...]



Impacts of Climate Change Coming Faster and Sooner

Sep 24th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Climate Change, United Nations

The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

An analysis of the very latest, peer-reviewed science indicates that many predictions at the upper end of the IPCC’s forecasts are becoming ever more likely.



Do Something Now (Before It’s Too Late)

Apr 22nd, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: Climate Change, Poetry

At the ends of the Earth, ancient glaciers disappear Its warmer there now than it’s been for thousands of years.   Ice shelves collapse and melt away   Caused by things we do every day, And if we don’t do something now   It may be too late. In the forest of rain in the South American Amazon [...]