1. EMISSIONS TRADING
Can U.N.'s Clean Development Mechanism reward burning garbage?
The United Nations' Clean Development Mechanism program could grant carbon credits today to a Mexican garbage incineration project deemed illegal by local authorities, a study by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives has said.
Alaska Natives try to flee climate change impacts but find little help
Superstorm Sandy was a dramatic preview of what cities on the Eastern Seaboard might expect as climate change intensifies, but 12 small, indigenous communities on Alaska's coast provide the most extreme example of how global warming can wreak havoc. Flooding, building collapses due to erosion and severe water pollution are only some of the many problems that have troubled these villages.