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Where’s the Senate on This One?

Thu, Jun 10, 2010

Global Warming

New York TimesEditorialAs early as Thursday, Americans will learn whether their senators have been paying the slightest attention to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The occasion will be a vote on a mischievous and potentially destructive resolution by Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican. It seeks to overturn the

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Tags: Environment, Environmental Protection Agency, Greenhouse gases

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White Roofs May Successfully Cool Cities

Mon, Feb 8, 2010

Global Warming

TerraDaily By Staff WritersPainting the roofs of buildings white has the potential to significantly cool off cities and mitigate some impacts of global warming, a new study indicates.The research, the first computer modeling study to simulate the impacts of white roofs on urban areas worldwide, suggests there may be merit

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Tags: Environmet, Steven Chu, Urban heat, American Geophysical Union

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Effort underway to suspend California's global-warming law

Sat, Feb 6, 2010

Global Warming

Los Angeles TimesBy Margot RooseveltRepublican politicians and conservative activists are launching a ballot campaign to suspend California's landmark global-warming law, in what they hope will serve as a showcase for a national backlash against climate regulations.Supporters say they have "solid commitments" of nearly $600,000 to pay signature gatherers for a

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Tags: Tea Party, California, Conservative activists

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Unions Call for Science-Based Reductions in Greenhouse Gases

Mon, Jan 18, 2010

Global Warming

TruthoutBy Brendan  Smith and Jeremy BrecherOver the past couple of years, the American labor movement has become an enthusiastic supporter of expanding "green jobs" that fight global warming. But the actual practice of implementing emissions-reducing policies that scientists say are safe has been a harder pill to swallow. Now, in

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Tags: American labor movement, Green jobs, Transport Workers Union, Service Emplyees International Union, Laborers International Union of North America

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Federal agencies may have to consider climate before they act

Sun, Jan 3, 2010

Global Warming

Los Angeles TimesBy Jim TankersleyReporting from Washington - The White House is poised to order all federal agencies to evaluate any major actions they take, such as building highways or logging national forests, to determine how they would contribute to and be affected by climate change, a step long sought

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Tags: Barack Obama, National Environmental Policy Act, NEPA, Environmental impact

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Multistate climate coalitions struggling

Sun, Nov 29, 2009

Global Warming

Arizona RepublicBy Shaun McKinnonAs Congress delays work on a national climate-change bill and world leaders quash expectations for an international pact, a once-growing movement to address global warming at a state level has hit its own walls.Three regional coalitions, formed out of frustration during the Bush administration, are pushing ahead

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Tags: Climate change, Coalitions, United Nations Climate Change Conference

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Climate Change a Distant Problem for Americans

Sat, Oct 31, 2009

Global Warming

TruthoutBy Herve KempfLe MondeWhat do Americans think about climate change? The success of Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth," may have allowed us to imagine this phenomenon had become a major concern. However, at the same time, the strength of "climate skeptics" and of the opposition to the proposed climate

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Tags: United States, Climate change, Al Gore, Anthony Leiserowitz, equality

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Ariz. events join campaign to curb greenhouse gases

Sat, Oct 24, 2009

Global Warming

Arizona Republicby Shaun McKinnonArizonans will join millions of people around the world Saturday in what's being called a global day of action to call attention to climate-change issues.The events are being coordinated through a campaign built around the number 350. That number has become a touchstone - and a goal

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Tags: Greenhouse gases, global events, climate change

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Hey, global warming skeptics, take your heads out of the sand

Sun, Sep 6, 2009

Global Warming

Christian Science MonitorBy Robert C. Cowen  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has seen the meltdown of the Arctic for himself. Alarmed at the changes, he warned that “our foot is stuck on the [climate change] accelerator and we are heading towards an abyss.”It might be easy to dismiss this as

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Tags: Environment, Arctic climate study, Northern Arizona University, UN Secretary Genral Ban Ki-moon

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Widen global warming fight beyond CO2: U.N.

Sat, Sep 5, 2009

Global Warming

ReutersBy Alister Doyle, Environment CorrespondentGENEVA (Reuters) - The world should widen a fight against global warming by curbing a string of pollutants other than carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Friday.Heat-trapping methane, nitrogen compounds, low-level ozone and soot are responsible for almost half

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Tags: Environment, United Nations, World Climate Conference, Methane, Nitrogen compounds, ozone

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