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B&W to EPA: Limit Landfill Methane Emissions

Calling for more stringent limits on methane emissions, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises has provided formal comments to the EPA’s proposed emissions rules for municipal solid waste landfills. Methane, generated in landfills by the decomposition of organic waste, is 85 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfills are responsible for 18 … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Dupont, LG Chem Power, Kurion, AECOM Waste Management

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Dupont: The chemical company has appointed Edward Breen (pictured), a current member of the DuPont board of directors and chairman of Tyco International, as interim chair and CEO. Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO of DuPont, is retiring on Oct. … Read more »

Denmark Considers Phasing Out Coal

Denmark should ban coal use by 2025, according to Helveg Petersen, Denmark’s climate, energy and building minister, as reported by Reuters. The cost of phasing out coal would not be significant, according to Petersen. Wind turbines are set to generate more than half of Denmark’s electricity by 2020. Petersen’s ministry … Read more »

IPCC Report: Zero Emissions by 2100

Global emissions should drop by 40 to 70 percent between 2010 and 2050, and hit zero by 2100 to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s synthesis report released in Copenhagen yesterday. This would require … Read more »

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Lego Builds on IPCC Meeting

Lego looks to be continuing its recent climate-change action campaign. After ending its promotional deal with Shell, following pressure from Greenpeace that called on Lego to stop making toys with Shell’s branding, the toy company is partnering with sustainability think tank Sustainia and the World Wildlife Fund to host an … Read more »

Report: Climate Change Increasing Conflict Risk in 32 Countries

Report: Climate Change Increasing Conflict Risk in 32 Countries

Climate change vulnerability and food insecurity is increasing the risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries, including the emerging markets of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and the Philippines, according to a report by global risk analytics company Maplecroft. These risks in a country have the potential to destabilize … Read more »

IPCC Report Warns ‘Irreversible Impacts’ of Climate Change

Rising greenhouse gas emissions are “increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems,” according to a draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC report, now under review by government officials and top scientists meeting in Copenhagen, is slated for approval on … Read more »

Report: Methane Mitigation Could Stimulate US Economy

Increased use of technologies and services that capture methane emissions from oil and gas systems could save the industry over $1 billion in lost product, reduce air pollution and create new jobs, according to an economic analysis by Datu Research and the Environmental Defense Fund. The report identifies 76 companies … Read more »

Major GHG Cuts Needed, IPCC Draft Warns

Major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, of 40 to 70 percent by 2050 compared to 2010 levels, would be needed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to a draft UN report obtained by Reuters. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) draft, which sums up the three … Read more »

UN Cites Accelerated Gas Emissions

Policies to stem the release of global greenhouse gas emissions have failed to slow the acceleration of such gases to dramatic levels at the start of the century, the United Nations’ top panel on climate change has said. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, the third in a series, says … Read more »

ExxonMobil Report Reports Climate Change Policy Risks

Exxon Mobil issued a report Monday on the risks that climate change policies could pose to the value of its assets and future profitability, according to the Associated Press. The company does not believe governments would impose policies that would severely limit emissions so sharply because oil and gas are so critical … Read more »