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White House May Expand NEPA to Cover Climate Effects

1/5/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

The Obama administration is prepared to direct federal agencies to consider global warming implications before they take major action as part of a new order that would expand the 40-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  "[Federal agencies] should think about […] Read more >

Governors Eye Carbon Cuts for Gas

1/5/2010 // By Global Warming Staff

Eleven governors in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are expanding on plans to reduce carbon levels in gasoline and heating oil while advancing efforts to cut overall carbon pollution and help fight global warming as part of a clean energy economy. The governors of Connecticut, […] Read more >

Highlight of the Week: Proposed Copenhagen Agreement: We're Not Done Yet

12/22/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

World leaders concluded two weeks of intense climate negotiations in Copenhagen Friday, resulting in a political agreement that fell short of an ambitious or legally binding climate pact. With public protests in the background and police blockades preventing observers from […] Read more >

Economic Message of the Week: CBO: Clean Energy Bill Would Create $21B Surplus

12/22/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

According to the Congressional Budget Office, energy and climate legislation passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last month would create a $21 billion surplus over the course of the next decade. The CBO estimate found that the […] Read more >

Editorial of the Week: Copenhagen, and Beyond in the New York Times

12/22/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

The hard work has only begun, in Washington and elsewhere. But Copenhagen's achievements are not trivial, given the complexity of the issue and the differences among rich and poor countries. President Obama deserves much of the credit. He arrived as […] Read more >

U.S. Pledges $100B for Developing Nations' Global Warming Aid

12/22/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in Copenhagen that the U.S. will contribute to a $100 billion fund to help developing nations deal with global warming provided that an effective climate agreement is reached, a promise that United Nations climate […] Read more >

Double Trouble for Polar Bears: Melting Arctic Sea Ice and Offshore Oil Development

12/22/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

The combination of near-record Arctic sea-ice loss and continued development of oil and gas in proposed polar bear critical habitat spells double trouble for Alaska's polar bears, according to a new report issued by the National Wildlife Federation and the […] Read more >

Study Suggests Greater Sea Level Rise

12/22/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

According to a new study in Nature, unchecked global warming may bring greater sea level rise than previously projected. Unless global warming is limited, sea level rise in centuries ahead may leave significant parts of Florida, southern Manhattan, Bangladesh, and […] Read more >

Report: More Smart Meters in Clean Energy Economy

12/22/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

According to a new report by Vice President Biden, the number of U.S. homes with smart meters will jump almost fivefold by 2015 as part of the move to a clean energy economy. In a memo to President Obama, "Progress […] Read more >

U.S. and Other Countries to Research Farm Emissions

12/22/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

The U.S. and 20 other countries will collaborate on a "research alliance" to research and reduce carbon emissions from farms, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in Copenhagen. "Just as climate change has no borders, our research should not," said Vilsack. […] Read more >