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News: Archive for June, 2009

Rising sea level to submerge Louisiana coastline by 2100, study warns | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

‘Scientists say between 10,000 and 13,500 square kilometres of coastal land around New Orleans will go underwater due to rising sea levels and subsidence’

via Climate change: Rising sea level to submerge Louisiana coastline by 2100, study warns | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

Video: Hidden Costs of Obama’s Energy Bill

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Humorous comparison of the Democrat vs. Republican perpectives of Obama’s energy bill.

CO2 Traders Hedging Against Climate Laws, RNK Says Update1 – Bloomberg.com

Monday, June 29th, 2009

‘June 29 Bloomberg — Carbon traders will buy more option contracts this year as a hedge against new climate laws and devaluation of credits for richer nations that help cut greenhouse gas in the developing world, RNK Capital LLC said.’

via CO2 Traders Hedging Against Climate Laws, RNK Says Update1 – Bloomberg.com.

House passes landmark climate change bill | Reuters

Friday, June 26th, 2009

‘WASHINGTON Reuters – President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the House of Representatives passed legislation to slash industrial pollution that is blamed for global warming.’

via House passes landmark climate change bill | Green Business | Reuters.

Brazil’s Lula signs Amazon bill | BBC NEWS

Friday, June 26th, 2009

‘Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has approved a controversial bill allowing Amazon farmers to acquire an area of public land larger than France.’

via BBC NEWS | Americas | Brazil’s Lula signs Amazon bill.

Worldchanging: Bright Green: China Reports 66 Percent Drop in Plastic Bag Use

Friday, June 26th, 2009

‘A strict Chinese limit on ultra-thin plastic bags significantly reduced bag-related pollution nationwide during the past year. The country avoided the use of 40 billion bags, according to government estimates’

via Worldchanging: Bright Green: China Reports 66 Percent Drop in Plastic Bag Use.

U.S. to spend $3.9 billion on smart power grid: Chu | Green Business | Reuters

Friday, June 26th, 2009

‘SAN FRANCISCO Reuters – Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on Thursday $3.9 billion in “smart grid” funding aimed at making power transmission around the country more flexible.’

via U.S. to spend $3.9 billion on smart power grid: Chu | Green Business | Reuters.

Obama makes 11th-hour climate change push – Yahoo News

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

‘WASHINGTON AFP – US President Barack Obama urged lawmakers Thursday to pass a historic global warming bill, amid down-to-the-wire campaigning on the eve of a tense vote in the House of Representatives.’

via Obama makes 11th-hour climate change push – Yahoo News.

Controversial deals behind climate bill – Climate Change- msnbc.com

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

‘WASHINGTON – Concessions to farmers and lawmakers from rural areas erased a major obstacle facing a massive climate bill before the House but divided environmentalists, some of whom now oppose the legislation.’

via Controversial deals behind climate bill – Climate Change- msnbc.com.

EU to help China bury carbon in climate fight | Green Business | Reuters

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

‘LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Europe has started moves to help China develop technology to trap and bury carbon dioxide (CO2) underground in the fight against global warming.’

via EU to help China bury carbon in climate fight | Green Business | Reuters.