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Climate & Energy

Bolivia’s 18,000 year-old Chacaltaya glacier is gone

”Chacaltaya has disappeared. It no longer exists,” said Dr. Edson Ramirez, head of an international team of scientists that has studied the glacier since 1991. Like the Wicked Witch of the West, the world is melting — and fast. The …

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Straight talk with Congressman Doyle

“This is 2009. We’ve got 41 years in this deal, and we shouldn’t be so worried about the first 10 years.” — Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), Environment and Energy Daily, May 7, 2009 The time for climate action is now.wwarby …

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Waxman-Markey deal-making update: 14% cut by 2020

“We’re moving well, making a lot of progress on these issues,” Waxman said. “We’re getting very, very close.” We’re starting to hear details of the sausage-making led by chief climate chef House Energy and Commerce Chair Henry Waxman (D-CA). Needless …

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Must-read (again) study: How the press bungles its coverage of climate economics

[In January, I blogged on this study by a leading journalist who documented the media’s mistakes and biases during the Lieberman-Warner debate.  Yet the media is making the exact same mistakes in the current debate over the Waxman-Markey energy and …

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Secretary Chu agrees with Climate Progress and slashes hydrogen budget

“We asked ourselves, ‘Is it likely in the next 10 or 15, 20 years that we will covert to a hydrogen car economy?’ The answer, we felt, was ‘no,’” Chu said in a briefing today. He cited several barriers, including …

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Cap-and-trade vs. carbon tax: a bird in hand is worth two on Alpha Centauri

Tax! Cap! Tax! Cap! Pant … I find it really hard to believe, but the perennial “carbon tax vs. cap-and-trade” debate is still going on. It goes on and on and on and it never changes. It’s like everyone’s following …

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Helping America’s national parks survive climate change

Anyone who’s ever lived in a home with a leaky basement knows that during a rainstorm, preventing a flood is the first order of business. Too often, though, it’s easy to put off until later the investments necessary to protect …

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Sierra Club parodies the worst song ever recorded about coal

Don’t ever accuse the Sierra Club of being bad sports. After the West Virginia Coal Association released a series of the worst cellphone ringtone songs about coal ever recorded–I mean, as in the worst coal songs ever recorded since Thomas …

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Rep. Barton says the only way to stop a global pandemic is if everyone does nothing

“Don’t confuse my opposition to excessive regulation with a desire for inaction.  We don’t need an international treaty with rules and regulations that will handcuff the American economy or our ability to make our environment cleaner, safer and healthier.” – …