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India: 'We'll Fight Global Warming Without International Funds'

1/14/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

The world's fourth-biggest carbon polluter appears to be moving forward with plans to reduce emissions and curb its contribution to global warming whether they have international funding or not. "We've got to do what we've got to do," said Jairam Ramesh, India's environment minister. "I don't […] Read more >

Warming Climate May Hurt Trees' Carbon Uptake

1/14/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

According to a new report, a warming climate is diminishing the carbon absorption capacity of trees, leaving more greenhouse gas to compound in the atmosphere. "Our findings contradict studies from other ecosystems that conclude longer growing seasons actually increase plant carbon […] Read more >

Labor Dept. Awards $100M for Green Job Training

1/14/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding $100 million in clean energy jobs training grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "Today's announcement is part of the administration's long-term commitment to fostering both immediate economic revitalization and […] Read more >

Arctic Sea Ice Melting Earlier, May Worsen Global Warming

1/14/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

According to scientists, Arctic sea ice is melting earlier in the year and freezing later, part of a melt feedback loop that may act to accelerate climate change. Researchers at NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center used satellite microwave […] Read more >

EPA: $5M in Grants for Methane Reduction Projects

1/14/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced $5 million in available grants for projects to reduce methane emissions that contribute heavily to global warming. The grants, which will be made available to organizations in the U.S. and abroad, will be issued through the Methane […] Read more >

Highlight of the Week: As Congress Waits, States Act on Climate

1/5/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

With the U.S. Senate otherwise occupied, state-level action to cut carbon pollution and curb global warming is setting thetone for climate work in the year ahead, according to a new report. The study, released by Environment America, says that about half of the […] Read more >

Economic Message of the Week: California Announces Renewable Energy Projects

1/5/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced 244 proposed renewable energy projects that could greatly boost the state's clean energy goals through the solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydro sectors. "California is a pioneer in renewable energy, green jobs and environmental protection. Today's […] Read more >

Editorial of the Week: Obama must lead effort for cap-and-trade law in the San Jose Mercury News

1/5/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

As the new year begins, a multitude of issues are competing for attention in Washington. We hope that 2010 will be the year that one long-neglected problem – reducing carbon emissions – at last reaches the top of the legislative […] Read more >

China Takes Step with Renewable Electricity Provision

1/5/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

Weeks after China and other nations met in Copenhagen to discuss plans for reducing emissions and combating global warming, the world's largest carbon polluter is taking a major step toward greater energy sustainability. A new Chinese law requires power grid operators to […] Read more >

Report: Solar Could Generate 15% of Power by 2020

1/5/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

According to a report from the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar power could provide 15 percent of America's power in the next 10 years if the federal government rolled back subsidies for fossil fuel or increased the same for clean energy sources. […] Read more >