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Direct Action climate policy way off target, industry groups tell Tony Abbott 18.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Prime minister is warned by host of experts that Coalition's policy is not enough to meet 5% emissions reduction target

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Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax - Times of India 17.7.2014 google news
Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax Times of India The current administration favours a "direct action" plan that includes financial incentives for polluters to increase their energy efficiency. The Climate Action Tracker, an independent monitor of countries' carbon pledges and actions, has said this ...
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IITs Team up to Develop Eco-friendly Cement 17.7.2014 newindianexpress.com
This new blend substitutes up to half of the usual portland cement with the abundant clay and limestone, which promises to reduce cement-related CO2 emissions by up to 40 per cent.
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Australia's carbon tax is gone: a selection of the cheers, jeers and fears 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

On Thursday morning the Australian Senate voted to repeal the countrys environmental carbon pricing scheme. Below are some of the initial reactions to the move

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Australia kills off carbon tax 17.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Senate makes good prime minister's pledge in blood to axe the tax, with nation unlikely to meet 5% emissions reduction target

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The carbon tax is dead and there is nothing credible to take its place 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Almost a decade of bruising debate has led to the absence of any serious policy alternative and paralysis over the way forward

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Carbon tax repealed: a short timeline of Australias long debate about emissions trading 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Fifteen years of discussion papers, taskforces, reports, wrangling, controversy and parliamentary votes

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Nobel Laureate Pachauri Calls Upon Youth to Save Environment 17.7.2014 newindianexpress.com
Noted environmentalist and Nobel Laureate R K Pachauri today called upon youths to come forward to save the environment.       
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Nobel Laureate RK Pachauri calls upon youth to save environment 16.7.2014 DNA: India
Noted environmentalist and Nobel Laureate RK Pachauri on Wednesday called upon youths to come forward to save the environment. Delivering a lecture on "Climate Change - Impacts and Adaptation" at Himachal Pradesh University here, Pachauri said checking environmental degradation was vital for ecological health of the country. He said there should be a balance between the human being and the nature. Pachauri said "continued emissions of greenhouse gases would cause further warming and changes in the climate system, oceans would continue to warm during the 21st century and it is likely that the Arctic sea ice cover will continue to shrink and Global sea level will continue to rise". He further cautioned that the length, frequency or intensity of warm spells or heat waves will increase over most land areas and a 1-in-20 year hottest day is likely to become a 1-in-2 year event in most regions. "It is also likely that the frequency of heavy precipitation or the proportion of total rainfall from heavy falls ...
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Special campaign to reduce emissions launched in Shimla 16.7.2014 TOI: India
A special folk media campaign “Forest-PLUS” was inaugurated in Shimla on Wednesday that aims to reduce the emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhance sequestration through afforestation, conservation, and sustainable management of ...
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Google Streetview cars sniff out gas leaks in cities 16.7.2014 New Scientist: News
Sensors strapped to the top of Google's cars have mapped hundreds of methane leaks around Boston, Staten Island and ...
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History will condemn climate change denialists | Robert Manne 16.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Tony Abbott was elected by the right-wing of his party for a single purpose: to destroy any meaningful action in Australia against the threat of climate change The argument for radical action on climate change which Australia will soon at least temporarily reject with the shameful decision to repeal the carbon tax is embarrassingly simple. For the past 200 years, western culture has granted science pre-eminent cultural authority. A quarter century ago, a consensus formed among contemporary scientists specialising in the study of the climate. The consensus comprised one principal idea: the primary source of energy on which industrial civilisation relied the burning of fossil fuels was dangerously increasing the temperature of the ...
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UN chief appoints envoy on climate change 15.7.2014 New Kerala: World News
United Nations, July 15 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday appointed former Irish president Mary Robinson as his special envoy on climate change.
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UN chief Ban Ki-Moon appoints envoy on climate change 15.7.2014 Oneindia.in: News
United Nations, July 15:  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday appointed former Irish president Mary Robinson as his special envoy on climate change."Building on her work on climate justice, she will emphasise the urgency from a people centered perspective and
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UK on track to miss carbon targets, climate change advisers warn 15.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Government's flagship energy efficiency schemes are found wanting in report by Committee on Climate Change

The coalitions flagship insulation programmes have failed to put the UK on the right track to meet its commitments on cutting greenhouse gases, a review by the statutory advisers on climate change has found.

The number of cavity wall insulations one of the most effective measures for cutting energy use has plunged by more than two-thirds owing to a change in government schemes to encourage insulation.

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Clive Palmer's changes may doom proposed emissions trading scheme 15.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Fresh amendments, including the addition of India to list of ETS partners, mean proposal has a bleak future

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Coalition wants to keep senators in their seats to clear bills backlog 15.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Issues yet to be addressed include carbon and mining tax repeals, removal of foreign ownership limits on Qantas and abolition of health agencies

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Sharks could cope with climate change 14.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Sharks could cope with climate change
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Rupert Murdoch doesn't understand climate change basics, and that's a problem 14.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The man whose media empire is the main source of global warming misinformation displays an awful misunderstanding of climate science in a Sky News interview Rupert Murdoch has a vast media empire. In the UK, his News Corp assets include The Times and The Sun. In the USA, he has Fox News, The New York Post, and The Wall Street Journal. In Australia, he's got The Australian and a multitude of local newspapers . Many of Murdoch's news outlets are also among the worst when it comes to getting climate science wrong and disseminating climate myths and misinformation. Inaccurate media coverage is in turn the primary reason why the public is so misinformed about global warming. In terms of the world's temperature going up, the worst, the most alarmist things have said ... 3°C in 100 years. At the very most one of those will come from man-made, be man-made. Climate change has been going on as long as the planet is here, and there will always be a little bit of it. At the moment the north pole is melting, but the ...
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Some shark species may adapt to climate change: study 14.7.2014 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Some shark species may be able to cope with the rising temperature and the subsequent decrease of water salinity, a new study has found. The study of sharks that lived in warm Arctic waters...
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