carbon tax scheme

Australia’s lower house of parliament narrowly passed a historic bill to cut carbon emissions and introduce a national carbon tax scheme, the Guardian reported. Though the Senate is almost certain to follow, opposition leaders said they would repeal the bill if elected. Meanwhile, China said it would introduce a national resource tax next month, BusinessGreen […]

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Has Lake Michigan become unfishable? The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the lake is now “a liquid desert” as overfishing and the invasive quagga mussels have decimated its fish population. High global food prices and price volatility have compounded the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, according to the World Bank Group’s latest Food […]

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TransCanada Corp, the company that hopes to build the Keystone XL pipeline to take crude oil from Canada’s tar sands to Texas, has underestimated the number and volume of spills that could occur on the line, according to an independent analysis by a water resources engineer at the University of Nebraska, Reuters reported. The company […]

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