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Climate & Energy

Environment and energy hot topics in Canadian election

Canada is gearing up for an Oct. 14 election between two main candidates with similar first names but little in common policy-wise. Liberal leader Stephane Dion is campaigning for a “Green Shift” that would include a carbon tax on most …

Climate & Energy

WRI updates chart of greenhouse gas targets in 110th Congress

As Kate reported in June, there’s a new climate bill in the mix in Congress, a fairly ambitious bill from Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). The World Resources Institute has dutifully update its …

Business & Technology

World Bank yanks corruption-tainted pipeline funding from Chad

The World Bank has pulled funding from a 663-mile oil pipeline in Chad and Cameroon, having lost its gamble that the project would funnel oil wealth into poverty reduction instead of the pockets of corrupt officials. The bank made the …

Climate & Energy

Gingrich’s 527 group is a major player in this year’s elections

The following investigative report was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity and is reposted on Grist with CPI’s kind permission.   —– Newt Gingrich appeared on C-SPAN’s morning program “Washington Journal” on August 6 to promote “Drill here. …

How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: Responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming

Is the IPCC so wrong their theories contradict a basic laws of physics?

(Part of the How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic guide) Objection: The so called “Greenhouse Effect” which is the underpinning of the entire theory of anthropogenic global warming claims that greenhouse gases in the upper atmosphere absorb outgoing long-wave …

Climate & Energy

National Biodiesel Board opens green building in Jefferson City, Mo.

The National Biodiesel Board built a new green building for its new headquarters, according to an NBB news release. Excerpt below the fold: The carpet comes from recycled materials. The paint is nontoxic. The parking lot lights are powered by …

Climate & Energy

Big emissions gains require big investments; get over it

I’m not particularly invested in white roofs — the subject of several stories yesterday, reporting research showing that painting roofs white in several major urban areas would have a surprisingly large effect on warming — but Keith Johnson’s response on …

Climate & Energy

McCain’s running mate has offered mixed message on climate change

Sarah Palin, in her Sept. 11, 2008, interview with ABC News: “Show me where I have ever said that there’s absolute proof that nothing that man has ever conducted or engaged in has had any effect, or no effect, on …

Climate & Energy

Obama mentions green programs in 9/11 public-service forum

In separate sit-down interviews at the ServiceNation presidential forum at Columbia University on Thursday, presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama spoke extensively about volunteerism and community service in commemoration of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks. However, of the …