Originally published by Environment News Service (ENS) - LYON, France, August 12, 2013 – Securities fraud, insider trading, embezzlement, money laundering and cybercrime – the intangible nature of the global carbon trading markets puts them at risk for exploitation by criminal networks, according to a new law enforcement guide produced by Interpol.
Originally published by Environmental Research Web - If hydroelectric dams are to be used to compensate for the variability of wind generation across the electrical grid, there needs to be greater co-operation between policymakers in the energy and water sectors, according to researchers in the US.
Originally published by The Guardian - Vice-president of Pacific island nation says more needs to be done to avoid countries being swamped by rising sea levels.
Originally published by Environment News Service - “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society,” declared President Barack Obama today at Georgetown University, taking aim at climate change deniers as he laid out his National Climate Action Plan. “As a President, as a father, and as an American, I’m here to say we need to act.”
Originally published by the White House - President Obama has announced a series of executive actions to reduce carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address global climate change.
Originally published by NY Times - President Obama plans to implement the proposals, which include far-reaching regulations on power plants and energy efficiency, with a series of executive actions that will not require Congressional approval.
- A federal complaint filed by two environmental groups has exposed a schism in the forest products world between two rival groups that certify paper products as “green.”
June 3rd, 2013
Originally Published by ENS - Giving expression to a law unanimously passed by Congress in 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed two rules to help protect Americans from exposure to the harmful chemical formaldehyde emitted from wood products.
Originally Published by ENS - Two days before thousands of people across the United States plan to march against Monsanto’s genetically engineered crops, the U.S. Senate Thursday turned down a measure that would have allowed states to require labels on food or beverages made with genetically modified ingredients.
May 24th, 2013