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U.N. Chief Tries to Kick-Start Sagging Enthusiasm for Climate Deal

By Ben Garside and Valerie Volcovici LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this month hopes to reinvigorate the years-long effort to forge a global climate deal, even as concerns grow over whether the final pact will be rigorous enough to address threats to the environment...

September 4, 2014

Carbon Tax Repeal Boosts Australian Pollution

(Reuters) - Carbon emissions and electricity demand in Australia have risen in the two months since the government repealed a tax on emissions, bucking a nearly six-year long trend of decline, an energy consultancy said on Thursday...

September 4, 2014

Costco Fined and Forced to Fix Refrigerant Leaks

(Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp will pay a $335,000 fine and spend about $2 million over three years to fix refrigerant leaks and make other improvements at 274 stores to settle allegations that the warehouse club operator violated the federal Clean Air Act...

September 3, 2014
Satirists As a Source of Science News

Satirists As a Source of Science News

How many times have you read a science-themed article from The Onion or watched a science-themed segment on The Daily Show (TDS) or The Colbert Report (CR) and remarked at how “spot on” they are?...

August 29, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
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