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News: Archive for April, 2010

Oil From Spill Is Reported to Have Reached the Coast – NYTimes.com

Friday, April 30th, 2010

‘NEW ORLEANS —Coast Guard officials were investigating reports early Friday morning that oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico had washed ashore overnight, threatening fisheries and wildlife in fragile marshes and islands along the Gulf Coast.’

via Oil From Spill Is Reported to Have Reached the Coast – NYTimes.com.

Climate investor confidence should return in H2: HSBC | Reuters

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

‘Reuters – Confidence in climate change investments should return in the second half of this year as the global economy recovers and a U.N. climate panel review reaffirms the severity of climate change, an HSBC report said.’

via Climate investor confidence should return in H2: HSBC | Reuters.

Video: Report from Copenhagen at the Free Speech Cafe, UC Berkeley. Panelist Gopal Dayeneni

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

April 27, 2010 Free Speech Cafe, UC Berkeley.

Part 1. Panelist Gopal Dayeneni likens the climate crisis to an inevitable deadly descent of a damaged passenger airliner, using first class and coach seating to represent equity issues.

Also speaking was Christie Keith of GAIA, the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance.

Quiet Progress on Senate Climate Bill – The Caucus Blog – NYTimes.com

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

‘Although the public progress of the Senate attempt to write a comprehensive climate change energy bill has ground to a halt because of a protest by one of its chief sponsors, an outline of the bill’s major provisions is moving forward.’

via Quiet Progress on Senate Climate Bill – The Caucus Blog – NYTimes.com.

Cape Wind, first U.S. offshore wind farm, approved | Reuters

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

‘Reuters – The first U.S. offshore wind farm, a giant project 5 miles/8 km off the Massachusetts coast, was approved on Wednesday after years of opposition involving everyone from local Indian tribes to the Kennedy family.’

via Cape Wind, first U.S. offshore wind farm, approved | Reuters.

Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend | Reuters

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

‘Reuters – A giant oil slick from a deadly offshore drilling rig explosion could hit the fragile U.S. Gulf Coast shoreline this weekend as the White House and Congress launched separate probes into the worst offshore incident in nearly a decade.’

via Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend | Reuters.

White House Earth Day Announcements And Activities

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

‘The White House is gearing up for five days of events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and they’re starting big. Vice President Joe Biden announced today a plan to invest $452 million in Recovery Act funding to go toward energy-efficient building retrofits in 25 communities.’

via White House Earth Day Announcements And Activities.

Sen. Kerry hints at changes in climate bill | Reuters

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

‘(Reuters) – Senator John Kerry, leading the drive for compromise climate change legislation, said on Tuesday his proposal would not contain any sort of motor fuels tax and could scrap an oil sector “fee” that has been discussed.’

via Sen. Kerry hints at changes in climate bill | Reuters.

China invests heavily in fertile green auto ground | Reuters

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

‘Reuters – Chinese automakers, unscathed by a savage global downturn, are ramping up efforts to get more cleaner, low-emission vehicles on the roads, counting on the green drive to propel them into the top ranks of the global auto industry.’

via China invests heavily in fertile green auto ground | Reuters.

Indigenous Peoples of North America Join President Evo Morales in Bolivia for Historic Earth Day Climate Change Conference – Indigenous Environmental Network – pitchengine.com

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

‘Cochabamba, Bolivia– Indigenous Peoples from across North America and their allies from around the world gathered at the invitation of Bolivian President Evo Morales in Cochabamba this morning for the kick-off of an historic conference on climate change and the “rights of Mother Earth.”’

via Indigenous Peoples of North America Join President Evo Morales in Bolivia for Historic Earth Day Climate Change Conference – Indigenous Environmental Network – pitchengine.com.