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Economic Message of the Week: $600M to Build Renewable Energy Plants

12/10/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

The federal government has announced plans to spend nearly $600 million to help build renewable energy plants. The government will join forces with private companies to establish 19 biorefinery projects across 15 states, using a combination of stimulus funds and private investments […] Read more >

Editorial of the Week: Seize the Moment on Climate Change in the Miami Herald

12/10/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

Today 56 newspapers in 45 countries take the unprecedented step of speaking with one voice through a common editorial. We do so because humanity faces a profound emergency. The dangers of climate change have been apparent for a generation. Now […] Read more >

EPA Rules Carbon Pollution a Public Hazard

12/10/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

As President Obama prepares to commit the U.S. to carbon pollution cuts at the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, a crucial Environmental Protection Agency ruling stresses the stakes. The EPA responded to the 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision that greenhouse gases […] Read more >

2000s Warmest Decade Ever

12/10/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

As 2010 approaches, world leaders would do well to consider a wide-reaching New Year's resolution: curb the carbon pollution that has helped make the 2000s the warmest decade on record. According to scientists, global temperatures between 2001-2009 averaged 1.1 degrees Fahrenheit higher […] Read more >

Newspapers Worldwide Back Climate Fight

12/10/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

In an unprecedented show of broad support for climate action, newspapers in 45 countries have entreated world leaders to work toward a substantial agreement to curb global warming at next week's international summit in Copenhagen. Newspapers including the Miami Herald published shared editorials, […] Read more >

NWF to Release Longleaf Pine Report

12/10/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

National Wildlife Federation will hold a teleconference Thursday to mark the release of a new report detailing how the restoration of Longleaf pines in the Southeast may hold the key to global warming mitigation and economic revitalization in the region. […] Read more >

Highlight of the Week: Obama to Copenhagen as Momentum Builds

12/3/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

Amid calls for broader international engagement in efforts to curb global warming, President Obama will commit the U.S. to carbon pollution reductions when he travels to next month's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.   The president's decision to attend the conference is […] Read more >

Economic Message of the Week: DOE Allocates $620 Million in Smart Grid Grants

12/3/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

The Energy Department recently announced the allocation of $620 million in stimulus grants to projects that test smart grid technology and energy storage capabilities with an eye toward building a more efficient and resilient national electrical grid.   "This funding will be […] Read more >

Editorial of the Week: Don't Delay on Climate by the Times Editorial Board in the St. Petersburg Times

12/3/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

Big business has started to accept that burning fossil fuels is not sustainable and that profits are to be made by developing clean technologies. The nation's largest generator of nuclear power, Exelon, became the third utility in recent weeks to […] Read more >

Poll: Majority Back Carbon Cuts

12/3/2009 // By Global Warming Staff

According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, a majority of Americans believe in global warming and support efforts to reduce carbon pollution.   The poll's findings show that 72 percent of respondents think global warming is happening, with 55 percent feeling the U.S. […] Read more >