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The United States of Degradation: We Need to Accept Our Role

In a way, degradation was always inevitable: early shelters and the most nascent agriculture required the disruption of the natural environment. Forests were slashed or burned to plant newly developed crops. 606 more words

Environment

Australia is not on track to reach 2030 Paris target (but the potential is there)

Australia’s energy emissions fell slightly due to renewable energy, but it’s not enough.
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Anna Skarbek, Monash University

While Australia is coming to terms with yet another new prime minister, one thing that hasn’t changed is the emissions data: Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are not projected to fall any further without new policies. 815 more words

Article

German car giants face EU emissions probe


Note this is not about the original issue of diesel ‘defeat’ devices. Another report at AFP says ‘Daimler and VW are widely reported to be putting themselves forward as whistle-blowers in the case, in order to win leniency with the EU authorities.’ Sounds like a guilty plea. 219 more words

Legal

Steep emissions reductions targets won't drive up power bills, modelling shows

Emissions reduction targets, even relatively ambitious ones, will not drive up power prices for Australian consumers, according to new research from the Australian Council of Social Service (Acoss) and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. 64 more words

Renewables

EPA's Quad OOOOa Rule Addresses GPA Midstream's Concerns

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication Federal Register notice, proposing targeted improvements to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry (also known as Quad OOOOa Technical Package). 247 more words

Emissions from the exhaust!!

When we think about buying a car, one of the many things we think about after the confusing turmoil is the emission of harmful gases emitted from the exhaust of the car. 654 more words