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Oct 15, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

CNS News: Emily Douglas, Web editor for The Nation magazine, said Wednesday that making the “recession worse” and making goods “more expensive” for Americans are means to reduce consumerism and preserve the environment. Douglas was one of three journalists participating in a panel discussion, “Covering Climate: What’s Population Got to Do With It,” which was held ...

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Oct 15, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Detroit News: Washington -- California's latest requirement for the auto industry -- advanced window glazing to keep vehicles cooler -- could prevent drivers from making phone calls, listening to satellite radio or using garage door openers. It also could lead Chrysler Group LLC to stop selling its soft-top convertible Jeep Wrangler in the Golden State. The ...

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Oct 14, 2009 14 Comments ›› Erik Wong

If anything's gonna cause a bloody revolution, this is it... LA Times: Reporting from Sacramento - The influential lobby group Consumer Electronics Assn. is fighting what appears to be a losing battle to dissuade California regulators from passing the nation's first ban on energy-hungry big-screen televisions. On Tuesday, executives and consultants for the Arlington, Va., trade group ...

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Oct 14, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: A major Senate climate change bill is written and ready to be debated before the Environment and Public Works committee, the chairwoman of the panel said Tuesday. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s legislation would distribution of tens of billions of dollars of pollution allowances to power plants, manufacturing, and other industries. It will mirror cap and trade legislation ...

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Oct 12, 2009 9 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Red Country: President Obama's energy "czar" Carol Browner hinted today that the EPA might implement a cap and trade plan for carbon dioxide emissions even if that type of plan fails in the Senate. In other words, if our elected leaders recognize that enough Americans oppose a cap and trade system and the energy tax is ...

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Oct 12, 2009 34 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Monday Update: Continued due to weekend site shutdown for server migration. You'll need an Amazon.com account to log-in here, so if you have one, great, if not it's easy to set up, and if you'd rather use a different method, there is the snail mail, and at least one other system which will be set up ...

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Oct 12, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Washington Post: It is a sign of our weird political moment that the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama will probably hurt him among some of his fellow citizens. His opponents are describing the award as premature. The deeper problem is that the Nobel will underscore the extent to which Obama is a cosmopolitan ...

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Oct 12, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Wisconsin State Journal: Former Vice President Al Gore shared his optimism about the "shifting momentum" of the climate change debate with about 500 environmental journalists Friday in Madison. "We're very close to that political tipping point," Gore said at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference at the Madison Concourse Hotel. "Never before in human history has ...

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Oct 12, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

There has been no Global Warming for 11 years... Austrian Times: Austria’s provincial capitals are expected to see their earliest snowfalls in history today (Mon) as Arctic air sweeps the country. Josef Haselhofer from Vienna’s Central Agency for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) said today (Mon) Arctic air would probably result in the first snow cover in provincial capitals ...

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Oct 11, 2009 10 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Examiner: by Anthony G. Martin From the very start of Barack Obama's rather odd, meteoric rise to prominence in American politics, many of us on the conservative side voiced our suspicions that something subversive was under way. Too many strange coincidences, too many troublesome alliances, too much hype in too short a period of time all pointed to ...

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Oct 11, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 11, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Billionaire George Soros said on Saturday that he would invest $1 billion in clean energy technology as part of an effort to combat climate change. The Hungarian-born U.S. investor also announced he would form and fund a new climate policy initiative with $10 million a year for 10 years. "Global warming is a political ...

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Oct 11, 2009 37 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: Republican South Carolinian Senator Lindsay Graham publicly announced his support for climate legislation on Sunday, in an editorial co-authored with Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry. "Our partnership represents a fresh attempt to find consensus that adheres to our core principles and leads to both a climate change solution and energy independence," wrote the two Senators in ...

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Oct 10, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

World Climate Report: Where are the headlines? Where are the press releases? Where is all the attention? The ice melt across during the Antarctic summer (October-January) of 2008-2009 was the lowest ever recorded in the satellite history. Such was the finding reported last week by Marco Tedesco and Andrew Monaghan in the journal Geophysical Research Letters: Continue

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Oct 10, 2009 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 10, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Someone needs to tell these folks about this... ABC News: "The Taliban" and "global warming" may not seem to belong in the same sentence. But a number of U.S. intelligence and military studies recently made public describe how man-made climate change plays into the hands of terrorist groups in many countries -- and specifically, aggravates the war in ...

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Oct 7, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

KTVB: BELLEVUE -- Just one week ago, we were bracing for a "cool down" from the 80s to the 60s. Now, it's getting downright wintry. And in some parts of our viewing area, snow is piling up. This may be one for the record books, not only how early this heavy fall snowstorm is, but the fact ...

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Oct 5, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is putting the federal government on a greenhouse-gas diet. In an executive order signed Monday, Obama directs all agencies to set the first-ever targets for reducing alleged climate-altering carbon dioxyde from government buildings, fleets and federal workers' commutes. The order also compels agencies to curb petroleum use. It's an attempt by ...

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Oct 3, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday negotiators had just 10 days left to secure a global climate deal and governments must not be hindered by domestic troubles. The United Nations hopes to bring 190 governments together in early December in Copenhagen to finalize a deal on greenhouse gas emissions to replace provisions ...

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Oct 2, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

The Washington Examiner: Senate Democrats appear ready to follow the House playbook for passing contentious global warming legislation by trading pollution allowances for votes. But even with the aide of this tactic, the bill is unlikely to pass this year. The draft legislation circulated by Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and John Kerry, D-Mass., includes a requirement for ...

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Oct 2, 2009 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Sep 28, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Sep 25, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

There's been plenty of recent bad news for Democrats in Congress, whether it's Andrew Gelman's science-y predictions of defeat or the news that fundraising has been lackluster.* I don't think the Democrats should panic yet. It is still very early, and right now is an awful time for them to be polling: They simply haven't accomplished ...

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Sep 25, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Sep 25, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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