As his second inaugural address made clear, U.S. President Barack Obama is committed to taking action to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and thus to confront the threat of climate change.
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Emission traders’ most-profitable credits, linked to greenhouse gases considered more harmful than carbon dioxide, are dragging the United Nations carbon market to its biggest discount in a year.
An 11,023-pound research satellite used in the study of Earth’s ozone layer came down today off the West Coast of the U.S., the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said on its website.
Nations are making “significant” progress on just four of 90 environmental goals, with little advance on tackling climate change, replenishing fish stocks or stopping deserts from spreading, the United Nations said today.
Emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, heat-trapping industrial gases used in air conditioners and refrigerators, must be curbed to help combat climate change, according to the United Nations.
The ozone hole over Antarctica, a doorway for harmful solar radiation in the Southern Hemisphere, has shrunk to the smallest in five years, according to a New Zealand government-owned researcher .
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved three refrigerants, acting on petitions from General Electric Co. and the Ben & Jerry’s unit of Unilever NV.
United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres vowed to expand the world’s second-biggest carbon market by favoring “transformational” energy and transport projects over industrial-gas credits.