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A UK scientist studying volcanic vents in the ocean says they hold a grave warning for future marine ecosystems

Posted by Guest Editor, BBC on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : Must read 
These vents have naturally acidified waters that hint at how our seas might change if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise. They are conditions that would make it harder for corals and similar organisms to make the hard parts in their bodies.

Dr Jason Hall-Spencer's work suggests our oceans could lose perhaps 30% of their biodiversity this century. The Plymouth University researcher has been presenting his latest findings to a major conference in Vancouver, Canada.

"I am inves...
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CDP Water Disclosure 2010 Global Report - On behalf of 137 investors with assets of US$16 trillion

Posted by on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : Guest Blogger 
Via CDP - 

The highlights from 2010 disclosures 

The CDP Water Disclosure replicates and builds on the tried-and-trusted methodology and process that the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has used for carbon and climate change since 2003. Backed by 137 institutional investors representing $16 trillion in assets, this year CDP sent its first annual water questionnaire to 302 of the world’s 500 largest companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series, focusing on sectors that ar...

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Do you think that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) can reduce CO2 in the atmosphe

Posted by Editor C on Tuesday, October 5, 2010,
Via Wikipedia and Scientific American

A recent poll by the Magazine Scientific American sponsored by Shell over 50,000 readers answered the following question; Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is one method being developed to capture and store the CO2 that comes from burning fossil fuels--essential to help mitigate serious climate change. The International Energy Agency says it could account for nearly 19% of the total CO2 reductions needed by 2050.
Do you think CCS should be developed? (Ch...

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Minnesota Plans to Implement World's First Carbon Tariff

Posted by Ana M on Friday, January 15, 2010,

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has authorized a measure that would add a fee of between $4 and $34 per ton of carbon dioxide to electricity generated from coal-fired power stations in North Dakota that is exported to Minnesota. By adding this fee to coal power, it is hoped that it will spur the further development of renewable energy sources.

Coal Creek Station, Underwood, ND. Source: Great River Energy

Coal Creek Station, Underwood, ND. (Actually owned by a Minnesota electric utility) Source: Great River E...

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