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Solar energy revolution in the Gulf

Climate conference in Qatar, IRENA headquarters in Abu Dhabi - the oil-rich countries in the Gulf are getting into renewable energy. But is it just greenwashing or the beginnings of a post-oil era?

Posted: Feb 19th, 2013

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China to introduce carbon tax

China will proactively introduce a set of new taxation policies designed to preserve the environment, including a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, according to a senior official with the Ministry of Finance.

Posted: Feb 19th, 2013

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Reduced sea ice disturbs balance of greenhouse gases

The widespread reduction in Arctic sea ice is causing significant changes to the balance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This is shown in a new study conducted by researchers from Lund University in Sweden, among others.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2013

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Avoiding virus dangers in 'domesticating' wild plants for biofuel use

In our ongoing quest for alternative energy sources, researchers are looking more to plants that grow in the wild for use in biofuels, plants such as switchgrass. However, attempts to 'domesticate' wild-growing plants have a downside, as it could make the plants more susceptible to any number of plant viruses.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2013

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