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Capturing Carbon as a Byproduct of Running a Fuel Cell

Sun, 2014-12-14 20:00
An experimental fuel cell uses a process in which one stage emits carbon dioxide and another stage absorbs it.

Dot Earth Blog: At Climate Talks in Lima, Not ‘Same as it Ever Was’?

Sun, 2014-12-14 17:42
An environmental journalist says the Lima summit mainly shows how climate diplomacy is racing to catch up with energy progress on the ground.

Climate diplomacy: Keeping the show on the road

Sun, 2014-12-14 12:45
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Climate diplomacy Rubric:  Better than nothing, but much more to do Location:  LIMA MANUEL PULGAR VIDAL, Peru's environment minister (pictured right) and the host of this year's UN climate talks, had confidently predicted that negotiations would wrap up on schedule at 6.00pm on December 12th with a pisco sour, the country's national cocktail. In the event, it was coffee that the sleepless delegates consumed as the talks in Lima ran on for another day and a half. At last, in the early hours of December 14th, negotiators from 190 countries agreed a four-page text of decisions. While much less than climate activists wanted, it is enough to keep hopes alive that the world will agree a new climate treaty at the next summit in Paris in a year's time. But the haggling in Lima shows just how difficult that will be. Scientists believe that a rise in global temperatures of more than 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels risks triggering catastrophic climate change. To try to prevent that, all parties to the UN ...

Peru Is Indignant After Greenpeace Makes Its Mark on Ancient Site

Fri, 2014-12-12 20:44
A sign urging environmental action during a United Nations summit meeting on climate change was placed near a 1,000-year-old geoglyph that is a cultural treasure in Peru. Officials are outraged over the trespassing and the disturbance of the ancient grounds.

S&P 500 posts worst day since Oct, energy shares sink

Fri, 2014-12-12 02:47
The S&P 500 posted its biggest daily percentage drop since Oct 22 on Monday as oil's slump to a five-year low caused a selloff in energy shares.