14 Jun 2013

By JUSTIN GILLIS (New York Times) — The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported on Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the earth for millions of years. Scientific monitors reported that the gas had reached an average daily level that surpassed […]

29 May 2013

By Mathew Carr – May 29 (Bloomberg) — Emissions in the 27-member European Union dropped 3.3% in 2011, faster than the preliminary estimate made Sept. 7 of 2.5%, according to the European Environment Agency. * Main reason for the difference was consumption of fuel for heating homes: agency in report published today on its website […]

28 May 2013

By Marek Strzelecki, Julia Mengewein and Rachel Morison – May 22 (Bloomberg) — European coal’s longest slump in at least eight years is poised to end as imports from the U.S. fall and further declines trigger production cuts at mines in Russia and Poland. Next-year prices have extended four quarters of losses to trade near […]

03 May 2013

Louise Gray-  May 2 (Telegraph) — Global warming not only increased temperatures last year but caused a record low in Arctic sea ice, as well as deadly storms and economic uncertainty, the UN has warned. The World Meteorological Organisation, that tracks the weather on behalf of the 193 countries of the United Nations, confirmed 2012 […]

01 May 2013

By Tony Czuczka and Stefan Nicola May 13 (Bloomberg) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’s confident that European Union member states can agree to more ambitious climate protection targets. Germany is in talks with EU member states including Poland about the need for a new CO2 emissions reduction target, Merkel told a sustainability conference […]

08 Mar 2013

By Ewa Krukowska and Alex Morales May 6 (Bloomberg) — Europe’s program to halt climate change is in disarray with lawmakers in the region expressing concern the drift is undermining the planet’s most significant effort to combat global warming. Representatives of political groups in the European Parliament’s environment committee tomorrow are set to discuss dates […]