Climate & Energy

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Frontline documentary ‘Heat’ looks at the politics of global warming

The PBS program “Frontline” is premiering a new two-hour documentary about global warming on Tuesday night: Heat, produced by Martin Smith. Though it kicks off with discussion of melting icecaps, it’s way more heavy on …

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The dirty secret behind D.C.’s high-tech Virginia suburbs

There’s a chance the presidential election will come down to who wins the state of Virginia. And the key to winning Virginia comes down to who does well in the D.C. suburbs of northern Virginia. …

The golden state for green

Green policies in California created 1.5 million jobs

A detailed new economic analysis “Energy Efficiency, Innovation, and Job Creation in California” [PDF] finds: Over the past thirty-five years, innovative energy efficiency policies created 1.5 million additional fulltime jobs with a total payroll of …

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McCain ‘is not serious about clean energy and he has increasingly walked away from climate issue’

Andy Revkin has written a very fair-minded New York Times piece, "On Global Warming, McCain and Obama Agree: Urgent Action Is Needed." He notes: Both candidates say that human-caused climate change is real and urgent, …

Vital realism

Bryan Walsh: “Shellenberger and Nordhaus have injected a vital strain of realism into an issue far too critical to founder on green dreams.” Discuss.

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Nuke bites man

The Nuclear Energy Agency — an international agency created by the OECD to "assist its Member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the safe, …

Migrating pollock could endanger Alaskan fishery, international relations

Showing a distinct lack of American patriotism, Alaskan pollock are reacting to climate-changed warmer waters by swimming northward into Russian territory — potentially endangering both the U.S.’s billion-dollar pollock industry and U.S.-Russia relations. Climate-related pollock …

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A roundup of environmental news from the presidential race

• The Wall Street Journal spazzes out about Obama adviser Jason Grumet’s assertion that a President Obama would fight climate change under the Clean Air Act if Congress doesn’t move to address the issue within …

Fast track a-comin'

Republican foot soldiers prepare to push for reduced public participation in dirty energy projects

If you want to know what the far right is up to, you should check in with the Heritage Foundation periodically. A post this week offers a preview of what they’ll be pushing for on …