Tag: COP

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 19

Written by | November 19th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we discover a volcano and smarter streetlights. Read on…

  1. It’s official: carbon emissions set to hit new record high in 2013. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s hiding beneath Antarctic ice? Hint, it’s active and could speed up ice loss. (National Geographic)
  3. Not to point fingers, but… these 4 countries might be the biggest disappointments at U.N. climate talks. (Grist)
  4. Natural disasters have cost the world a whopping $3.8 trillion since 1980. (Mother Jones)
  5. How streetlights could become hubs for power and information. (Mother Nature Network)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 12

Written by | November 12th, 2013

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The internet is buzzing with climate change news today. Here are today’s top 5 green news stories.

  1. Aerial photos reveal secret roads in the heart of the world’s richest rainforest. (Mongabay)
  2. Watch: Philippines climate negotiator makes emotional plea at COP19. (Huff Post Green)
  3. Speaking of climate change, why COP19 in Warsaw must produce results. (Planet Change)
  4. The U.S. plans to send a message to poachers by destroying a huge stockpile of illegal ivory. (Discovery News)
  5. Corn-based ethanol is badly hurting the environment. (AP)

COP 18: Finance for Climate Action Key to UN Talks

Written by | December 4th, 2012

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In the second week of climate talks at COP 18 in Doha, Qatar, the focus is on how funding to combat climate change will be sustained.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2011

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The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the news is green.

  1. A solar panel parking lot is in the works. (EcoGeek)
  2. Amazon rainforest communities are being added to Google Street View. (Mongabay)
  3. Five African nations have joined together to create a giant conservation zone. (Timeslive.co.za)
  4. Why are urban areas growing so quickly? (Green)
  5. Pre-COP, South Africa’s foreign minister fears that “politics cannot deliver on what science requires.” (AP, via Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 24

Written by | November 24th, 2010

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Today: five servings of green news. Tomorrow: five servings of pumpkin pie (amirite?). Have a great Thanksgiving!*

  1. Al Gore isn’t making any friends in the ethanol industry– he says his earlier support for corn-based ethanol subsidies was “a mistake.” (Green)
  2. The electric Nissan LEAF gets some pretty serious “gas” (charge) mileage. (EcoGeek)
  3. Did the Copenhagen climate talks accomplish anything? A new report says yes, maybe a little bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The Tea Party’s latest target: sustainable development. (Mother Jones, via Grist)
  5. Reusing vs. hoarding: why it’s sometimes good to actually get rid of stuff. (Treehugger)

*Programming note: We’re taking a break from CGM on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the holiday, and you should, too. See you on Monday!

COP-14: Big Guns Called In; U.S. Has Bad News on Climate Change Legislation

Written by | December 10th, 2008

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POZNAN, Poland — The big names begin arriving in Poznan today as negotiations ramp up in the final three days of the international climate change meeting. And U.S. congressional staffers warn that passage of cap-and-trade climate change legislation is unlikely to happen in the next 12 months. Former Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to […]

COP-14 Update: Adaptation Key to Negotiations

Written by | December 8th, 2008

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POZNAN, POLAND — As the second and final week of COP-14 kicks off in Poland today, developing countries have called for ecosystem-based adaptation to be a critical part of a post-2012 climate change agreement. During government negotiations last week, delegates with the “G77 and China” group, which represents all of the world’s developing countries, said […]

Good COP…Better COP

Written by | December 3rd, 2008

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) is on again–this time in Poznan, Poland, for what’s known as COP-14. Yet another government yak-fest about climate change, you say? Isn’t this just more diplomatic fiddling while the world continues to burn? Certainly, Poznan doesn’t promise the drama of last year’s COP in Bali, when the United […]

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