Tag: low-carbon economy

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 5

Written by | January 5th, 2010

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Here they are — the top 5 green news stories you’ll want to read today:

  1. Can the CIA’s collection of satellite imagery and other spy data help scientists fight climate change? (The New York Times)
  2. Take a look at the best enviro-maps of 2009, showing everything from climate change impacts to water stress to carbon storage. (Treehugger)
  3. How much will it cost to transition to a low-carbon economy? (Bright Green Blog)
  4. Cambodia’s first biomass “charbriquette” plant aims to reduce the use of wood and charcoal. (Green, Inc.)
  5. Did 2009 see less media coverage of climate change and the environment than the previous two years? (EcoGeek)

Energy Sprawl and The Importance of Fact

Written by | August 26th, 2009

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During a dinner several months ago, the former U.S. ambassador C. Boyden Gray pointed a gaunt finger at me and said: “You environmentalists dislike ethanol, therefore you must want people to die.” While rhetorically grand, the accusation made little sense in the content of our dinner discussion about the potential land-use impacts of large-scale ethanol […]

Connecting the Dots of Climate Change

Written by | July 21st, 2009

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Here in Washington, where I work on environmental policy for The Nature Conservancy, politics often passes for actual information about the outside world. Blogs, e-newsletters, and print dailies present a continuing stream of commentary on political alignment and conflict over issues. The energy and climate change legislation now being taken up by the U.S. Senate […]

Nature Conservation + Renewable Energy = Personal Action

Written by | April 21st, 2009

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Renewable energy is most definitely not my area of expertise. Nor is conservation planning for that matter. But recent news, developments and blog posts by colleagues who know more have me thinking. The issue is how to make room for all the new renewable energy we will need to move to a low-carbon economy, in […]

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