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Measuring a victory 12.2.2009 International Herald Tribune: Business
The stimulus agreement was a victory for President Barack Obama. The question now is whether it was an opening act for a more ambitious agenda or a harbinger of reduced expectations.
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Soapbox 12.2.2009 Durango Telegraph
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Oil industry ready to work on global warming 12.2.2009 International Herald Tribune: Business
Confronted with a change of priorities in Washington, international oil executives are expressing an eagerness to work with President Barack Obama to tackle global warming.
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Sims wants developers to cut carbon emissions 12.2.2009 Seattle Times: Nation & World
King County Executive Ron Sims proposed changes in the county's environmental policy today that would encourage developers to reduce carbon emissions from their projects 15 percent below current standards.
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Britain looks set to benefit most as EU parcels out airlines for carbon trading 12.2.2009 International Herald Tribune: Business
A list released Wednesday matches each of the world's airlines to the one EU country that will be responsible for collecting payments for carbon permits.
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Australia's fires taken as a portent of global warming 11.2.2009 Hindustan Times: World
With the eucalyptus still burning and the cost in lives from Australia's worst forest fires climbing towards 200, the recriminations have begun.
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Energy prices 'will be cut soon' 11.2.2009 BBC: Business
Executives from the four major energy firms yet to cut prices in 2009 saw they are "optimistic" prices will fall soon.
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What Invasive Species Are Trying to Tell Us 11.2.2009 Mother Jones

Les Gibson takes me out to teach me how to hunt, which is what he calls fishing. Despite the fact that every public beach in Queensland, Australia, has been periodically closed this season due to blooms of box jellyfish, and despite the fearsome saltwater crocodiles living here, Les strides confidently into the bay with a pair of 10-foot-long bamboo spears and his wooden woomera, the multipurpose Aboriginal atlatl, or spear-thrower.

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UK's CO2 plan 'certain to fail' 11.2.2009 BBC: Science
The UK's plans to cut emissions by 80% by 2050 are almost certain to fail, according to a US scientist.
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Lightening our 'water footprints' is best way to quench the planet's thirst 11.2.2009 BBC: Science
Reducing the impact of our "water footprints" is the best way to help the world quench its growing thirst.
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Global warming endangers California birds, study says 11.2.2009 LA Times: Environment
Research by Audubon California finds that more than a third of the state's species could disappear from the majority of their current habitats. More than a third of native California bird species could vanish from a wide swath of their current range by the end of the 21st century because of global warming, according to a new study by Audubon ...
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Everything Must Change in the Auto-Industrial Society 11.2.2009 Truthout.com

    After the banks, the automobile industry. With the plan of massive support for French carmakers announced yesterday, the government - under inescapable duress - has once again come to the rescue of a system in distress. As usual, there will be grumblers in Brussels and elsewhere to wax indignant over the growing interventionism of the state rushing to the bedside of big companies that have fallen victim to the crisis and using the same occasion to invite itself into their strategy and their management.

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Nicholas Stern: Spend billions on green investments now to reverse economic downturn and halt climate change 11.2.2009 Guardian: Environment
Governments across the world must commit to hundreds of billions of pounds in green investments within months in a combined attack on the global economic crisis and global warming, according to leading economists including Nicholas Stern. The team says some $400bn (£277bn) should be channelled to support low-carbon technologies such as home insulation and renewable energy. Given the urgency of both the economic and climate crises, it wants the green investment made by this summer and to total 20% of the £1.4tn likely to be spent globally as fiscal stimulus. Lord Stern, the former Treasury economist and now chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, said: "With billions about to be spent by governments on ...
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UK's CO2 plan 'certain to fail' 11.2.2009 BBC: Science
The UK's plans to cut emissions by 80% by 2050 are almost certain to fail, according to a US scientist.
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Climate Camp to target the City 11.2.2009 Guardian: Environment
The organisers of that has previously demonstrated at coal power stations and , have chosen London's financial centre as the target of their main summer protest this year. The decision to target the City is aimed at throwing a spotlight on the carbon trading system, one of the central planks of the EU's attempts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from businesses. Carbon trading in the US is also being pushed by the Obama administration, but the activists say they want to highlight the failure of the mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The precise form of the protest and where it will take place are yet to be decided, although a that broke out between environmental activists and bankers after the heavy snowfall on 2 February may have ...
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Extreme water shortages predicted for tropical Andes 11.2.2009 Guardian: Environment
Climate change will seriously affect the tropical Andes by the end of this century and could lead to water shortages, say scientists. Their study — a first attempt at determining future climate change in the region — concludes that increases in temperature "will likely lead to severe impacts on socioeconomic activity" and biodiversity. The researchers simulated two different climate change scenarios for 2071–2100: a low-emission scenario with reduced population growth, and a medium-high emission scenario with high population growth, using regional climate models. The models predict temperature increases of 2–7 degrees Celsius, depending on location and scenario, for the entire tropical South America region. Most strongly affected will ...
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China and the US - the road to rapprochement on climate change 11.2.2009 Guardian: Environment
In a new report released by the Asia Society's Center on US-China Relations and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, a group of more than 50 experts on China, politics and business aim to provide Barack Obama's new US administration with a policy roadmap for cooperation with China. Common Challenge, Collaborative Response: A Roadmap for US-China Cooperation on Energy and Climate Change was produced by the Initiative for US-China Cooperation on Energy and Climate Task Force, co-chaired by John L Thornton, professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and by Steven Chu, prior to his nomination as US secretary of energy. Here, Banning Garrett and Jonathan Adams introduce the report. The full document can be in both languages here. Nearly four ...
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We Need to Start Budgeting Water Like We Budget Our Expenses 11.2.2009 AlterNet
Just as the economic evidence shows that we're in a recession, the scientific evidence shows that climate change will affect our natural resources.
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Wild fire danger on rise in Australia 11.2.2009 Boston Globe: World
SYDNEY - Australia may be getting a glimpse of its globally warmed future. Specialists agreed yesterday that no one drought, flood, or wildfire can be attributed to global warming, but they stressed that the eucalyptus forest and farms of southeastern Australia are becoming warmer, drier and more prone to fire as the planet heats up.
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'Apocalyptic' climate predictions mislead the public, say experts 11.2.2009 Guardian: Environment
Experts at Britain's top climate research centre have launched a blistering . The Met Office Hadley Centre, one of the most prestigious research facilities in the world, says recent "apocalyptic predictions" about Arctic ice melt and soaring temperatures are as bad as claims that global warming does not exist. Such statements, however well-intentioned, distort the science and could undermine efforts to tackle carbon emissions, it says. In an , Dr Vicky Pope, , calls on scientists and journalists to stop misleading the public with "claim and counter-claim". She writes: "Having to rein in extraordinary claims that the latest extreme [event] is all due to climate change is at best hugely frustrating and at worse enormously distracting. ...
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