This year's international climate negotiations begin today in Durban, South Africa. This round of talks is basically the opposite of Copenhagen: hopes for anything at all happening are very, very low. The British government has been supporting Canada's tar sands projects in secret. One new study found that the climate is less sensitive to carbon dioxide than some scientists had feared. That doesn't mean climate change won't happen, just that we have might have more time to deal with it. The U.S. investigated whether Chinese solar panel subsidies were violating international trade laws. Now China is investigating our renewable energy …
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Sarah Laskow is a reporter based in New York City who covers environment, energy, and sustainability issues, among other things. Follow her on Twitter.