Weekly Climate: May 11-15, 2009

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This week at SolveClimate we learned that polluter-friendly pols stripped the ACES climate bill to its bones. Greenpeace withdrew support. The ‘clean’ coal front group ACCCE told a dirty lie. And the ‘smoking gun’ on the EPA endangerment finding was a non-story after all.

In other news, Chinese solar giant Suntech said it’s coming to America. Grid parity is getting close for Britain’s rooftop solar sector. And President Obama may have killed the hydrogen car. 

From South America, evidence emerged that beef is eating up more Amazonian rainforest than thought. Andean water wars are deepening as glaciers melt away. And Chevron’s toxic-dumping case in Ecuador is inspiring awe – and more lawsuits.

We discovered that colleges launched degrees for the coming gust of green jobs, and start-ups started making America’s universities solar ready. We also tackled the topic of how best to fund cleantech in poor countries as part of a post-Kyoto climate pact.  

On a lighter note, Max Gladwell shared his "10 Ways to Change the World through Social Media." And blogger Keith Rockmael reviewed the eco-clever documentary, "Age of Stupid."

In cased you missed it, we plucked and posted 80-plus headlines on global climate change throughout the week.