Carbon currency the credits and debits of carbon emissions trading
The Science of Climate change: Questions and Answers.
A document summarising the current understanding of climate change science for non-specialist readers.
September 2008, page 13
Forests store three times the carbon
Reports that old-growth forests in Australia are among the most carbon-dense stores on Earth.
September 2007, pages 37-38
The great carbon trading swindle (by Simon Grose)
Discusses the exercise of carbon trading.
July 2007, page 15
Success for carbon storage
Explores the use of a slow pyrolysis process to generate charcoal for compost applications.
March 2006, page 6
Does methane sink forests as carbon sinks?
Looks at the finding that trees produce a substantial amount of methane.
March 2004, pages 36-37
Greenhouse gases fuel photosynthesis too (by Derek Eamus)
Outlines the ecological and economic consequences of climate change on plant growth.
September 2008, page 6
A bigger and safer carbon bank
Evaluates the role of natural forests in Australia in storing carbon.
No. 152, 2010, pages 24-25
The REDD approach to protecting green carbon (by Alexandra de Blas)
Reports on a new approach to reducing carbon emissions from deforestation.
No. 144, 2008, pages 22-25
A view to our emissions trading scheme (by Robyn Taylor)
Analyses Australia’s proposed emissions trading scheme.
Issue 138, 2007 pages 9-10
Prompt action required on sustainability and global inequity
Discusses possible ways to address sustainability and the lack of equity in carbon emissions.
Issue 134, 2007 pages 12-15
The economic impacts of deep cuts to Australia's greenhouse emissions
Suggests that emissions can be cut with minimal economic and social impact.
No. 132, 2006, page 5
AFL goes carbon neutral
Describes the Australian Football League's 'AFL Green' program to neutralise an estimated 120 000 tonnes of greenhouse emissions generated from AFL events over the next three years.
No. 132, 2006, page 5
Emission reducing technology pays off
Says that PLASCONTM technology, developed in Australia by CSIRO and SRL Plasma Ltd, is reducing greenhouse emissions and providing a handsome pay back.
No. 132, 2006, pages 34-35
Vegetation carbon stock has doubled since 1788 (by Steve Davidson)
Researchers have found that the total carbon stock in the living vegetation may have doubled since European settlement in Australia.
Taming transport (by Paul Mees)
Discusses how to reduce greenhouse emissions from transport.
How to replace the worst greenhouse gas of all
Describes new Australian technology that will cut the production of sulfur hexafluoride, the most powerful warming gas of all.
The case for carbon capture and storage (by Jennie Stephens and Bob Van Der Zwaan)
Presents arguments in favour of carbon capture and storage by the USA.
19 April 2008, pages 38-41
Carbon trading: Dirty, sexy money (by Fred Pearce)
Evaluates the use of carbon trading to prevent climate change.
21 July 2007, page 6
Australia announces 'cap and trade' CO2 scheme
Reports on announcement of a national greenhouse gas emissions scheme.
25 April 2007
China's emissions may surpass the US in 2007 (by Catherine Brahic)
Looks at China’s growing greenhouse gas emissions and negotiations for a post Kyoto climate treaty.
10 March 2007, pages 38-41
Look, no footprint (by Fred Pearce)
Ask whether you can really cleanse your carbon sins by paying for a few faraway trees and solar panels.
20 February 2007
EU agrees to cut greenhouse emissions by 20% (by Catherine Brahic and Reuters)
Discusses an EU decision to have an agreement in place beyond 2012 when the Kyoto protocol expires.
14 February 2007
China to promise cuts in greenhouse gases (by Catherine Brahic)
Looks at China’s first program to cut its emissions.
10 February 2007, pages 6-9
But here’s what they didn’t tell us (by Fred Pearce)
Discusses some of the information that was not included in the 2006 IPCC report.
7 February 2007
Limits on vehicle emissions proposed by Europe (by Catherine Brahic)
Looks at a proposal to enforce limits on vehicle CO2 emissions in Europe.
9 December 2006, page 10
Africa ‘barred from carbon trading’ (by Fred Pearce)
Looks at ways in which farmers in developing countries can gain credit by planting trees.
2 December 2006, page 18
Carry on polluting (by Larry Lohmann)
Argues that carbon trading is a licence for big polluters to continue with business as usual.
24 June 2006, pages 10-11
Kyoto promises are nothing but hot air (by Fred Pearce)
Describes an alternative method of estimating greenhouse gas emissions, which suggests that some countries have under reported their emissions.
20 May 2006, page 8-9
Keeping the green dream alive (by Fred Pearce)
Suggests that the future of the European Union carbon trading scheme depends on the response of its members.
15 April 2006, page 24
The value of trees (by William Laurance)
Presents arguments in favour of paying countries in the tropics not to cut down trees to tackle global warming.
17 May 2005
Post Kyoto talks start in tough climate (by Fred Pearce)
Discusses how to limit greenhouse gas emissions after 2012 when the Kyoto Protocol ends.
6 January 2005
European trading in carbon-emission permits begins (by Fred Pearce)
Asks if a carbon trading scheme is the way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.
Winter 2006, pages 20-21
Helping to understand a changing world
Looks at the Siberian taiga forests as a sink for CO2.
5 January 2009
Carbon-offset cowboys let their grass grow (by Ashley Ahearn)
Discusses the use of grasslands in the USA to offset carbon emissions.
April 2008, page 11
Digital diet (by David Biello)
Investigates energy conservation in the computing industry.
Making carbon markets work (by David Victor and Danny Cullenward)
Looks at ways to regulate carbon dioxide emissions.
10 April 2007
More trees, less global warming, right? – Not exactly (by Nikhil Swaminathan)
Reports on the findings of a 150-year simulation of worldwide deforestation.
November 2006, pages 10-11
Keeping CO2 down (by Rebecca Renner)
Reports on the results of the first US project for carbon dioxide burial.
28 November 2005
Ice core extends climate record back 650,000 years (by David Biello)
Analysis of a two mile long cylinder of ice representing 650,000 years of greenhouse gas emissions confirms man’s role in current atmospheric CO2 levels.
September 2005, pages 52-61
More profit with less carbon (by Amory B. Lovins)
Argues that using energy efficiently can save companies money.
July 2005, pages 39-45
Can we bury global warming? (by Robert Socolow)
Argues that pumping carbon dioxide underground to avoid warming the atmosphere is feasible, but only if several key challenges can be met.
April 2010, pages 8-9
A quick guide to the emissions trading scheme (by Lish Fejer)
A simple explanation of how an emissions trading scheme works.
Page updated July 2010.