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News: Archive for February, 2010

Independent Board to Review Work of Top Climate Panel – NYTimes.com

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

‘NUSA DUA, Indonesia Reuters — An independent board of scientists will be appointed to review the workings of the world’s top climate science panel, which has faced recriminations over inaccuracies in a 2007 report, a United Nations environmental spokesman said Friday.’

via Independent Board to Review Work of Top Climate Panel – NYTimes.com.

2 huge icebergs let loose off Antarctica’s coast – Yahoo! News

Friday, February 26th, 2010

‘SYDNEY – A massive iceberg struck Antarctica, dislodging another giant block of ice from a glacier, Australian and French scientists said Friday.’

via 2 huge icebergs let loose off Antarctica’s coast – Yahoo! News.

Key senators do not see climate bill in 2010 | Reuters

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

‘WASHINGTON Reuters – The U.S. Senate is unlikely to pass a comprehensive climate change bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions this year, according to a Reuters survey of 12 key Democrat and Republican Senators who could hold the swing votes.’

via Key senators do not see climate bill in 2010 | Reuters.

U.N. says emissions vows not enough to avoid rise of 2 degrees C | Reuters

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

‘NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Emission cuts pledges made by 60 countries will not be enough to keep the average global temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius or less, modeling released on Tuesday by the United Nations says.’

via U.N. says emissions vows not enough to avoid rise of 2 degrees C | Reuters.

Climate change urgent: Hu

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

‘BEIJING – CHINESE President Hu Jintao has said the country must urgently confront climate change and make it a central part of the government’s development strategy, state media said on Wednesday.’

via Climate change urgent: Hu.

California solar project gets $1.4 billion U.S. guarantee | Reuters

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

‘SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday gave its biggest backing yet to a renewable energy project, guaranteeing $1.37 billion in loans for a California development by BrightSource Energy Inc that uses the sun’s heat to power a steam turbine.’

via California solar project gets $1.4 billion U.S. guarantee | Reuters.

USGS Release: Ice Shelves Disappearing on Antarctic Peninsula 2/22/2010 11:04:51 AM

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

‘Ice shelves are retreating in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula due to climate change. This could result in glacier retreat and sea-level rise if warming continues, threatening coastal communities and low-lying islands worldwide.’

via USGS Release: Ice Shelves Disappearing on Antarctic Peninsula 2/22/2010 11:04:51 AM.

FT.com / UK – Call for tax on livestock emissions

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

‘Livestock should be taxed to reduce the contribution made by their flatulence to greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations said yesterday in a report that will give anti-livestock campaigners fresh ammunition.’

via FT.com / UK – Call for tax on livestock emissions.

Senate weighs final push to move climate bill | Reuters

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

‘WASHINGTON Reuters – A last-ditch attempt at passing a climate change bill begins in the Senate this week with senators mindful that time is running short and that approaches to the legislation still vary widely, according to sources.’

via Senate weighs final push to move climate bill | Reuters.

U.N. Climate Chief Resigns – NYTimes.com

Friday, February 19th, 2010

‘UNITED NATIONS — The sense of disarray in the global effort to address climate change deepened Thursday with the resignation of Yvo de Boer, the stolid Dutch bureaucrat who led the international climate change negotiations over four tumultuous years.’

via U.N. Climate Chief Resigns – NYTimes.com.