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News: Archive for May, 2011

Germany pledges nuclear shutdown by 2022 following Fukushima disaster | Mail Online

Monday, May 30th, 2011

‘Germany will shut down all its nuclear reactors by 2022 in a dramatic reversal of its nuclear policy following the Fukushima disaster in Japan.’

via Germany pledges nuclear shutdown by 2022 following Fukushima disaster | Mail Online.

Stoves, seeds could save African forests: report | Reuters

Monday, May 30th, 2011

‘(Reuters) – Efficient cookstoves and better crop seeds could play a key role in saving forests in sub-Saharan Africa, helping to cut emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide, environmental experts reported on Sunday.’

via Stoves, seeds could save African forests: report | Reuters.

Germany to decide on nuclear phase-out plans | Reuters

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

‘(Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition is expected to formulate a timetable on Sunday for closing Germany’s nuclear power plants and a plan for replacing their output.’

via Germany to decide on nuclear phase-out plans | Reuters.

On Our Radar: Habitat Loss and Climate Change Imperil Koala – NYTimes.com

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

‘Habitat loss, climate change and disease are taking a toll on Australia’s koalas, prompting a call by wildlife experts to declare the species endangered. A parliamentary committee is assessing scientific evidence on the species, which is difficult to count in the wild. “This species is supposed to be common, yet it’s slipping to extinction under our noses,” a conservationist says.’

via On Our Radar: Habitat Loss and Climate Change Imperil Koala – NYTimes.com.

New leak feared at stricken Japan nuclear plant | Reuters

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

‘(Reuters) – Radioactive water appears to be leaking from a waste disposal building at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear complex, operator Tokyo Electric Power said on Thursday, in a new setback to the battle to contain radiation from the crippled power plant.’

via New leak feared at stricken Japan nuclear plant | Reuters.

Climate change warnings add heat to Australia CO2 price | Reuters

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

‘(Reuters) – A team of Australia’s top scientists warned on Monday of dire climate change in calling for the nation’s carbon-dominated energy sector to turn green, as the government struggles to win support for a carbon price to cut pollution.’

via Climate change warnings add heat to Australia CO2 price | Reuters.

Most German nuclear power plants off the grid – Yahoo! News

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

‘BERLIN – More than three-quarters of Germany’s nuclear power plants were offline Saturday due to maintenance work or shutdowns ordered by the government after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, utility companies said.’

via Most German nuclear power plants off the grid – Yahoo! News.

China says EU airline CO2 cap should protect poor countries | Reuters

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

‘(Reuters) – Plans by the European Union to impose a blanket carbon emissions cap on global airlines should be adjusted to reflect the differences between rich and poor countries, the head of China’s aviation regulator said on Wednesday.’

via China says EU airline CO2 cap should protect poor countries | Reuters.

California judge puts carbon market on hold | Reuters

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

‘(Reuters) – A California judge ruled on Friday that state air regulators must halt the implementation of a cap-and-trade scheme until they examine alternatives to emissions trading to meet the state’s aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets.’

via California judge puts carbon market on hold | Reuters.

EU energy chief sees nuclear deal in days | Reuters

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

‘(Reuters) – The European Union will likely reach a deal on the shape of stress tests for the bloc’s 143 nuclear reactors in the next few days, European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday.’

via EU energy chief sees nuclear deal in days | Reuters.