Global Warming Staff’s Archive

White House May Expand NEPA to Cover Climate Effects

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 …

Governors Eye Carbon Cuts for Gas

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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. …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Study Suggests Greater Sea Level Rise

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 …

Report: More Smart Meters in Clean Energy Economy

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 …

U.S. and Other Countries to Research Farm Emissions

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 …

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