Tag: Waxman-Markey

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 22

Written by | June 22nd, 2009

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Ahhh, Monday. Grab your coffee and start the week off with the top five Cool Green News links of the day. You won’t be sorry. How much will the Waxman-Markey bill cost you? A new assessment from the Congressional Budget Office says $175 per household (not the $3,000 that Repbulican opponents have asserted). According to […]

Climate Change Impacts: Now Scarier Than Any Hollywood Thriller

Written by | June 19th, 2009

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For all the doom and gloom forecasts that have dominated climate change warnings, it’s easy to understand why people envision a future when post-apocalyptic survivors struggling to save civilization in a barren world where people battle over scarce food and water supplies. The realities of climate change will probably not be so sensational. But a landmark scientific report issued by the US government this week clearly shows that the impacts will be just as scary.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2009

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What’s REDD, you say? “Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation,” of course. It’s a hot topic in climate change policy negotiations going on at Bonn this week. Read on for some news about the Conservancy’s stance on REDD, and all the Cool Green News that’s fit to print. A new REDD brief from The […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 10

Written by | June 10th, 2009

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Give us 30 seconds and we give you five great green links: That’s Cool Green Morning in a nutshell, every weekday morning. See below for a fence made of beehives and much, much more… Whatever happened to wave power? Environmental Capital reviews why harvesting wave energy is behind other renewables…and why it probably won’t catch […]

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 […]

Forest Carbon and Climate Change: The Times Gets On Board

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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Even though the death knell is being sounded for newspapers, an editorial in The New York Times still can mark a topic’s official entry into public and policymaker consciousness. That’s why Friday’s Times editorial linking global deforestation with climate change is such a welcome sign for those who want an international climate change agreement that […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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Good new month to you! Start it off right by getting the top green online news below — hand-gathered by us every morning: Now that General Motors is declaring bankruptcy, what happens to the electric Chevy Volt model? Environmental Capital reports that — at a $40,000 price tag — the Volt doesn’t fit what GM […]

Climate Change: A Rare Moment of Humor

Written by | May 22nd, 2009

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From the Even Global Warming Can Be Amusing department — check out the video above of yesterday’s reading of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill before the House Energy and Commerce Committee…by a speed reader. (Republicans on the committee had been threatening this week to have the entire bill — all 900 pages of it — […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 22

Written by | May 22nd, 2009

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You want the good news or the bad news first this morning? OK, I’ll put the good news in the first two links — ahead of how water scarcity is spurring domestic abuse, melting Arctic ice might release deadly influenza, and why problem bears are exploding in number across the western United States. (See photo […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2009

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If you’re in a green building, are you happier? But first — can you even hear the question? Find out why green buildings are noisier — and all the other day’s hot green news — in this edition of Coolness: President Obama proposed tougher auto emissions and gas mileage standards for American-made autos yesterday. But […]

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