Tuesday, January 22, 2013

US inaction on carbon tax shows Australia isolated: Tony Abbott | The Australian
"The interesting thing is that President Obama's administration has three times, in the last few months, explicitly ruled out a carbon tax or an emissions trading scheme," he said.
Singapore In-Laws Rage as Women Spurn Lee’s Babies Plea - Bloomberg
Measures since 1987 to reverse declining fertility, including handouts of as much as S$18,000 ($14,600) and extended maternity leave, haven’t worked. The nation’s birthrate in 2010 and 2011 were the lowest in 47 years of independence. About 36,000 babies were born to residents in 2011, compared with nearly 50,000 in 1990.
EU carbon law hands airlines a windfall -study - Reuters News - Point Carbon
BRUSSELS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Airlines could have already made up to 1.36 billion euros ($1.9 billion) in windfall profits from an EU law that forces them to pay for carbon emissions, a study by a Dutch consultancy said on Tuesday.
Vicious cycle means failed EU CO2 sales inevitable: traders - News - Point Carbon
LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters Point Carbon) – More EU carbon permit auctions are doomed to fail as long as buying by power companies remains scarce and banks demand meaty returns for providing liquidity in the $148-billion market.
KSTC-TV, Channel 45 | Bitter Cold Sweeps Across Minn., Schools Plan for Tuesday
Meteorologist Dave Dahl says it's been four years since the Twin Cities had a colder high temperature than Monday's, which was recorded at -2 degrees.

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