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The Arctic Council added China and five other countries as official observers yesterday, expanding the focus of the organization and underscoring the complicated politics
created by newly open waters in the north because of climate
President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency is in jeopardy after Republicans formed a united front Thursday to deny her a vote in committee.
Democrats erupted in frustration at the GOP “obstructionism” ...
Michael Levi is my favorite energy wonk -- and not just because we both had to endure waiting for hours in the cold outside the 2009 United Nations climate
-change conference in Copenhagen. (Though he got in first.)
Levi, the senior ...
State of the Union addresses are wearying rituals, in which stitched-together lists of never-gonna-happen goals are woven into idealistic catchphrases, analyzed as rhetoric by an unqualified panel of poetry-critic-for-a-night political reporters, ...
On the opening morning of the inaugural National Adaptation Forum, I was eating breakfast at a stand-up table in the exhibition hall when a mustachioed man of middle age plopped his cherry Danish next to my pile of conference literature, a mess ...
The dramatic fall in Europe’s carbon price in April led to claims emissions trading had failed as a model for addressing climate change
. While the low EU price is problematic for the EU and Australia (by virtue of our linkage with the EU), carbon ...
This post originally appeared on the National Journal`s Energy Experts blog. It is a response to the question: "What`s holding back energy and climate policy
We are in a race for sure, but it is not a race among various national ...
A coalition of 10 states
, the District of Columbia, New York City, and three national environmental groups, announced Wednesday that they intend to sue if the Environmental Protect Agency does not issue final emissions rules for new power plants ...
On February 17, more than 40,000 climate change
activists--many of them quite young--rallied in Washington, DC, to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, which will transport dirty tar sands oil from Canada across the heartland. The scornful response ...
That's the cold assessment from a major new report, "In the Path of the Storm," conducted by Environment America Research and Policy
Center. The report says much of the country's extreme weather over the past decade has been caused by an ...
As Gov. Jerry Brown tours some of China's economic hubs this week, he is breathing the kind of heavy, soiled air that blanketed Los Angeles decades ago.
The soot and smog that are byproducts of this country's industrial progress are ...
President Barack Obama's picks to lead energy and environmental policy
face scrutiny this week as Senate panels try to tease out details of the administration's agenda, which had been maligned by Republicans and some Democrats during Obama's ...
Exelon Corp. (EXC) left the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2009 over the group’s opposition to a climate
bill, declaring the “carbon-based free lunch” was over.
The company had a change
of heart and rejoined the nation’s largest ...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging national governments around the world to roll back or eliminate subsidies on petroleum-based energy sources, estimating that this alone could result in a 13-percent decline in global carbon dioxide ...
Developments in the arena of climate
finance have offered one of the few success stories for international climate politics
in recent times.
Fast Start Finance began to flow from 2010, and have an impact. The climate
finance paradigm is ...
A billionaire environmental activist from California will launch an effort to quantify what inaction on climate
could cost the country, a study that could land just before the 2014 election.
Tom Steyer, a Democrat who's twice succeeded ...
As part of its effort to persuade the United States
to accept the Keystone pipeline and the oil sands fuel it would carry from Canada, the province of Alberta is advertising itself as an environmental leader at the cutting edge of clean energy ...
Count Utah Rep. Chris Stewart among the skeptics of climate change
science and President Barack Obama’s attempts to use federal regulations to curb carbon emissions.
That position puts freshman House member Stewart well within the ...
Finally, a nation that is contributing heavily to climate change
is taking a major step to reduce its emissions. Unfortunately, this global leadership is not coming from the United States
. It's coming from China.
China is the world's ...
NEAL CONAN, HOST:
This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. In many parts of the country, coal has been king for many years, but that's changing. Ten years ago, coal fired half the U.S. electrical power plants. Now ...
I went to a meeting earlier this winter in the Colorado Governor`s Office. I’m not a regular.
The Governor, John Hickenlooper, Hick to his friends, had called the meeting with Boulder County Commissioners to discuss the county’s draft ...
The State Department issued a revised environmental impact statement for the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline on Friday that makes no recommendation about whether the project should be built but presents no conclusive environmental reason it ...
At first glance, it was hard to tell whether they had come to bury Obama or to praise him.Thousands of activists from hundreds of environmental, social justice and community groups marched on Washington yesterday in the biggest climate
When Thomas Steyer — a San Francisco billionaire and major Democratic donor — discusses climate change
, he feels as if one of two things is true: What he’s saying is blindingly obvious, or insane.“I feel like the guy in the movie who goes ...
Enjoy Mount Hood skiing and snowboarding while you can -- your children and grandchildren may not get the same chance.
Oregon's winter tourism industry is imperiled by climate change
and diminishing snowfall patterns, according to a ...