Tag: climate change legislation

The Green Buzz: Friday, September 20, 2013

Written by | September 20th, 2013

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Are you ready for some football in this morning’s green news?

  1. Siberian Tiger genomes have been sequenced by scientists and the results aren’t surprising. Pay wall alert! (Nat Geo)
  2. A wrinkle in temperature fluctuations, UN scientists are looking at temperature quirks in climate change. (BW)
  3. Shyer birds build better bonds with other bird friends than bolder birds. (BBC)
  4. Arctic fossils reveal ‘explosion’ of animal life on Earth 520 million years ago (Daily Telegraph)
  5. A group of Washingtonians are doing good this weekend, check it out! (The Olympian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2010

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The rain is falling here in the East, making for a rather cool green morning:

  1. From Mr. Obama: a plan to roll out climate change and energy legislation in “chunks.” (DotEarth)
  2. And seen on Mrs. Obama: mammoth bone, an ecological alternative to ivory. (Treehugger)
  3. Need proof of a world-wide water crisis? Check out this new water map. (BBC)
  4. Can a group of photographers save Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest? (Earthwatch)
  5. Eww…video of sewage flooding Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal calls attention to the city’s troubled waterways. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 14

Written by | June 14th, 2010

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Happy Flag Day to those of you in the United States — to those of you in the rest of the world, it means parades and little cups of vanilla ice cream for U.S. kids. I am still a kid at heart…

  1. Calls grow for an Arctic treaty out of fears of increased drilling there. (Yale Environment 360)
  2. EDF explains why environmentalists must work with big corporations. (GreenBiz)
  3. Senator Merkley has a plan to reduce oil consumption — and it matters to climate/energy legislation (Dave Roberts/Grist)
  4. A new book, a depressing look at how climate policy is made…or not. (Dot Earth)
  5. How environmental groups are using the Gulf oil spill as an opportunity. (Green/New York Times)

The Risks of Moving to the Frontier for Hydrocarbons

Written by | May 10th, 2010

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The Gulf oil spill is a consequence of the world’s push to extract hydrocarbons from increasingly more difficult and expensive places — and a sign we should be diversifying our energy supplies.

USCAP: More Relevant Than Ever

Written by | March 2nd, 2010

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The United States needs solutions to climate change and energy issues — and the U.S. Climate Action Partnership is more relevant than ever to that task, says the Conservancy’s Eric Haxthausen.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 20

Written by | October 20th, 2009

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It seems that everything comes back to climate change… sudden aspen decline, Hurricane Katrina, the Patriots playing in the snow and more. Check it out in today’s round-up of Cool Green Morning news links. According to a new poll, American voters still don’t think climate change should be high on the government’s agenda. The poll from […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 13

Written by | October 13th, 2009

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  Good morning, Cool Green News addicts! We know you missed us yesterday, but we’re back with some hot links to get your day started. Dams are coming down, a literary classic offers lessons in the climate change debate and a note of hope emerges around the U.S. climate change bill currently stalled in the Senate. […]

Rock Creek, Climate Change and Natural System Adaptation

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a late-night, long distance phone conversation with my daughter, Becky, and her fear that climate change might so disrupt human communities around the world that it would threaten all of our security. Now, following weeks of working on climate and energy legislation in Washington, I was taking […]

Deconstructing Climate Change Legislation

Written by | May 17th, 2009

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I’m Eric Haxthausen, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s U.S. Climate Policy program, and I’ll be blogging over the coming weeks and months about U.S. climate legislation.
 On Friday, Congressmen Henry Waxman and Ed Markey, the chairmen of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced comprehensive legislation that would address global warming and energy security. […]

Dedication to Our Natural Systems

Written by | May 17th, 2009

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On May 15, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the text of the American Clean Energy and Security Bill, which will go to markup by the committee next week.  With the determined leadership of Congressman John Dingell of Michigan and others, the bill includes dedicated funding to, in the language of the bill: Use […]

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