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A Bicycle Evangelist With the Wind Now at His Back 13.1.2009 NY Times: Science
Earl Blumenauer, the founder and proprietor of the Congressional Bicycle Caucus, advocates cycling as a remedy for everything from climate change to obesity.

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Thousands abandon flooded Pacific villages 13.1.2009 Hindustan Times: World
Tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders have abandoned their homes in the past two months as huge waves, storm surges, king tides and heavy rains combine to flood coastal villages in several island nations.
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Weather response must be grounded in science 13.1.2009 Seattle Times: Opinion
The volatility of Pacific Northwest weather in recent years demands the scientific community set the record straight about its changes and causes, argues University of Washington meteorology Cliff Mass. Too often, public officials, the media and others are quick to blame global climate change, though its effects require more research. Better the region redouble its efforts for weather observation and response to extreme weather events.
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George Monbiot: This is indeed a class war, and the campaign against the Aga starts here 13.1.2009 Guardian: Environment
It would be stupid to claim that environmentalism is never informed by class. Compare, for example, the campaign against patio heaters with the campaign against Agas. Patio heaters are a powerful symbol: heating the atmosphere is not a side-effect, it's their purpose. But to match the fuel consumption of an Aga, a large domestic patio heater would have to run continuously at maximum output for three months a year. Patio heaters burn liquefied petroleum gas, while most Agas use oil, electricity or coal, which produce more CO2. A large Aga running on coal turns out nine tonnes of carbon dioxide per year: five and a half times the total CO2 production of the average UK home. To match that, the patio heater would have to burn for nine months. So ...
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11th-hour cabinet resistance may delay Heathrow expansion announcement 13.1.2009 Guardian: Environment
An eleventh hour push to wring environmental guarantees from Gordon Brown over a third runway at Heathrow airport has been launched by a series of cabinet ministers who have grave concerns about the scheme. The prime minister is planning to set out the case for having the runway at today's cabinet meeting, prompting speculation that Geoff Hoon, the transport secretary, will make a formal announcement approving the runway on Thursday. But there were signs last night that this could be put off, possibly until later this month, as concerned cabinet ministers demand greater assurances on air quality, noise pollution, and what was described as the overall "environmental story". Whitehall sources last night said that ministerial discussions were ...
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Yeager appointed to California Air Resources Board 13.1.2009 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager to the California Air Resources Board, the powerful state agency that sets regulations on everything from smog to global warming
'Green greed' 13.1.2009 BBC: Science
Can a Green New Deal revive the global economy?
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Paradise lost? 12.1.2009 BBC: Science
Heightened fears for Maldives' lowering lands
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Room for Debate: Advice for Detroit 12.1.2009 NYT: Home Page
Auto industry experts discuss what Detroit needs to do to convince people to buy its cars.

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Let's hope President Obama listens to his science advisers 12.1.2009 Guardian: Science
The Bush administration was notoriously resistant to the pleadings of scientists. Will the Obama administration do any better?

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Paradise lost? 12.1.2009 BBC South Asia
Heightened fears for Maldives' lowering lands
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Heathrow expansion 'will not affect greenhouse gas targets' 12.1.2009 The Guardian -- Front Page
Aviation and business leaders today dismissed warnings that a third runway at Heathrow would compromise the UK's legally binding greenhouse gas target as they launched a final push for expansion of Britain's largest airport. Airlines, trade unions, businesses and airport owner BAA joined ranks against local residents and environmental protesters as green campaigners prepared for protests at Heathrow later today. A government decision to allow a third runway and an increase in flights on the existing runways could be issued as soon as Thursday, amid strong indications that an announcement is forthcoming. Environmental concerns were at the fore once again this morning as aviation, trade union and business bosses gave a joint press conference ...
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Another Winter 12.1.2009 American Spectator
It's snowing as I write this, a frequent occurrence in the Idaho mountains for the last month. Day after day our Beaverheads -- as seen from downtown Salmon -- fade in and out of view in veiled squalls. We had a White Christmas, when it snowed. We had a White New Year, when it really snowed. In fact, most of the northern half of the country had a white "Holiday Season." It turns out that all this "climate change" can get a bit expensive to remove from streets and parking lots. Just ask the city public works department of Spokane, Washington. Spokane has recorded 78 inches of snow since early December, and it's only January. There was even a road rage incident when a snowplow driver was shot at. In liberal Seattle -- where it rarely snows -- the ...
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Rebecca Frayn: Yes, we all need to play our part in reducing carbon emissions. But the government must lead by example 12.1.2009 Guardian: Environment
Rebecca Frayn: Runway 3: Yes, we all need to play our part in reducing carbon emissions. But the government must lead by example

Can technology clear the air? 12.1.2009 New Scientist: News
Humans have made a mess of the global climate – building artificial lungs for the Earth might help put this right ...
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From each group that backed Obama, an agenda 12.1.2009 SFGate: Top Stories
Nobody disagrees that passing an economic stimulus package is the top priority for the incoming Obama administration and the new Congress. Then what? Tighter emissions standards for cars? Easing the rules on organizing for labor unions? Universal health care?... ...
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Global warming could starve half the world by century-end 12.1.2009 New Kerala: World News
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Politics Tests Energy Goals 12.1.2009 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Steven Chu, Obama's pick to lead the Energy Department, will face the challenge of reconciling the new administration's lofty promises with policy on the ground.
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Government 'destroys jobs' by delaying green revolution 12.1.2009 Guardian: Environment
The government is to close a key support programme for renewable energies almost a year before it launches a new regime, creating a funding black hole that the industry has warned could lead to thousands of green job losses. As Gordon Brown hosts a jobs summit specifically to discuss the creation of green jobs to combat the 100,000 job losses a month caused by the recession and safeguard the economy's long-term prosperity, it emerges that the government is planning to close the major part of its controversial low carbon buildings programme in June. Ed Miliband's Department of Energy and Climate Change has bowed to pressure from the renewables industry and environmentalists and is planning to introduce a "feed-in tariff" - which pays owners of ...
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Sea absorbing less CO2, scientists discover 12.1.2009 The Guardian -- World Latest
Scientists have issued a new warning about climate change after discovering a sudden and dramatic collapse in the amount of carbon emissions absorbed by the Sea of Japan. The shift has alarmed experts, who blame global warming. The world's oceans soak up about 11bn tonnes of human carbon dioxide pollution each year, about a quarter of all produced, and even a slight weakening of this natural process would leave significantly more CO2 C02 in the atmosphere. That would require countries to adopt much stricter emissions targets to prevent dangerous rises in temperature. Kitack Lee, an associate professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology, who led the research, says the discovery is the "very first observation that directly ...
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