The politics and business of climate change
AVIATION: Green groups rally for progress on global emissions deal
Environmental groups protested outside a meeting of delegates to the International Civil Aviation Organization yesterday in Montreal against the agency's slow progress on a global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases from the aviation sector.
SCIENCE: Thawing tundra soils could produce lower CO2 emissions than previously thought -- study
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism in the Alaskan tundra that doesn't seem to follow the climate change script for soil carbon.
MARKETS: Calif. cap and trade gains traction in third auction
Participants showed high interest in California's third auction of greenhouse gas credits, snapping up all of the available permits for this year's emissions under the state's landmark cap-and-trade system.
NATIONS: 'Unthinkable' only a few years ago, U.S. could be net exporter of fuel by 2035
The boom in U.S. energy supply brought on by new access to tight oil and gas has transformed the U.S. energy outlook in ways unimaginable only a few years ago, according to industry groups and monitors who spoke yesterday at the 2013 Deloitte Energy Conference. Paired with the clear and present need to move toward a low-carbon economy, that new wealth could see the United States reclaim its place as a net exporter of energy within a few decades, they said.
POLICY: Moniz says energy efficiency will be key to DOE's climate change fight
Efficiency programs will be a big part of the Department of Energy's approach to fighting climate change, according to the agency's newly minted secretary.
RENEWABLE ENERGY: Industry group partners with solar boosters to promote energy storage
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The energy storage industry's main trade group is working with the solar industry to raise its profile amid a changing policy landscape.
SPECIES: Report shows U.K. flora and fauna in deep trouble from climate, other changes
LONDON -- The United Kingdom's wildlife is in serious trouble, with many species in decline and some being pushed to the brink of extinction through a combination of climate change, habitat loss, intensive agriculture and urban sprawl, according to a new report compiled by about 25 wildlife organizations.
WATER: USAID unveils strategy to broaden access to clean water
Warning that climate change, population growth and rising energy costs are squeezing the world's water supply, the U.S. Agency for International Development yesterday released a sweeping new strategy to manage the increasingly scarce resource.
FORESTS: During drought, some tree species absorb less CO2 -- study
New research out of Indiana University shows that some tree species absorb less carbon dioxide during droughts, possibly compounding the effects of climate change.
SPECIES: Warming could be linked to shrinking plants in Nev.
Higher temperatures could be the reason some plants in the Great Basin of Nevada are growing shorter, a study showed.