Environment Forum

Factbox: Rich nations’ greenhouse emissions down 2.2 percent

April 21, 2010

Greenhouse gas emissions by industrialized nations fell by 2.2 percent in 2008, the steepest fall since 1992 as the world economy slowed, a Reuters compilation shows.

Attack of the giant offshore wind turbines?

April 21, 2010

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by Kwok W. Wan

As I travelled up to Cumbria to visit E.ON’s offshore Robin Rigg wind farm in northwest England, I passed through the Lake District, a place famed for its natural beauty.  Out of the train window, I saw grassy banks, craggy hills, farm fields rolling into moody skies — and lines of giant electricity pylons.

Greening a business isn’t so hard

By Yalmaz Siddiqui
April 20, 2010

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Yalmaz Siddiqui is Office Depot’s director of environmental strategy. The views expressed here are his own.

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Impact of the volcano disruption on the airlines

By Joris Melkert
April 19, 2010

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- Joris Melkert, MSc BBA, is assistant professor in aerospace engineering at the Delft University of Technology. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Skipping the risk mismanagement

By Felix Salmon
April 19, 2010

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Felix Salmon is a Reuters Blogger. This piece was produced by the Climate Desk collaboration.

Betting on climate change

By Clive Thompson
April 19, 2010

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Clive Thompson is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired.  This piece was produced by the Climate Desk collaboration.

from The Great Debate UK:

Why the Icelandic volcano could herald even more disruption

By Andrew Hooper
April 19, 2010

Andy_Hooper- Dr Andrew Hooper is an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology and is an expert on monitoring deformation of Icelandic volcanoes. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Oil sands and ethical investing at a price

April 16, 2010

A greenpeace activists protests outside the BP Canadian offices in downtown Calgary, April 15, 2010. The Greenpeace activists were "greenwashing" a tar sands sign outside in protest while similar protests were happening in London.At BP’s AGM on Thursday, ethical investors including the Co-Op and Calpers failed in their effort to convince BP to review its biggest planned investment in Canada’s oil sands.

What’s up with all the earthquakes?

April 15, 2010

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This article by Julia Kumari Drapkin originally appeared in Global Post. The views expressed are her own.

“Transparency” too controversial at U.N. climate talks

April 15, 2010

leadersCan you object to a proposal for U.N. climate negotiators to “continue to work in a transparent and inclusive manner in accordance with the principles of the United Nations”?