November 4, 2010
South Korea to Cut Coal Imports Ahead of Green Revolution
South Korea has signalled that it will cut coal imports as it looks to wean itself off fossil fuels and boost green investment.
Maersk First in Shipping Industry to Verify Emissions of Vessels
Maersk Line has become the first in its industry to independently verify its carbon emissions vessel by vessel.
November 3, 2010
Voters Keep California's Global Warming Law Intact
California voters defeated a ballot measure Tuesday that would have suspended the state's climate change law until the unemployment fell below 5.5 percent for a year.
GOP Wins House in Huge Swing
Republicans leaders won control of the House and Democrats managed to retain their majority in the Senate following months of voter discontent over the economy and government policy.
Republicans Make Gains in Governorships
GOP Seizes Control of Key State Legislatures
Republicans seized control of about a dozen state legislative chambers Tuesday night, delivering a major blow to Democrats and picking up key redistricting powers along the way.
S.Korea to Build $8.2 Billion Offshore Wind Farm
South Korea said Tuesday it would build a massive offshore wind farm off the west coast by 2019 to develop new sources of renewable energy and help wind turbine exporters.
Republican Wins to Hurt Obama's Clean Energy Plans
Big Republican wins in Tuesday's election will not only kill chances of a broad climate bill during President Barack Obama's first term, but clean energy legislation as well.
Global Warming May Bring Giant, Voracious Crabs to Antarctica
Changing ocean temperatures may allow giant, voracious, predatory crabs to enter the unique continental-shelf ecosystems of Antarctica.
Dems' Day of Reckoning Comes for Climate Vote
House Democrats who voted for the 2009 bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions – dubbed cap-and-tax by GOP opponents – had a terrible night.
New Mexico Adopts Cap-and-Trade
New Mexico adopted greenhouse gas reduction regulations—called the most stringent in the US—that will reduce pollutants through a regional cap on greenhouse gas emissions.
Extensive Corrosion on BP Pipelines in Alaska
Idaho Court Punts on Oil Shipments
Efforts to block shipments of giant oil processing equipment along a historic stretch of Highway 12 in Idaho, were dealt a blow by the state Supreme Court on Monday.
Rising Seas and the Groundwater Equation
Worldwide overpumping of groundwater, particularly in northern India, Iran, Mexico, northeastern China and the American West, is responsible for about 25 percent of the current rise in sea level.
San Francisco Bans Happy Meals
The city's board of supervisors votes to forbid restaurants from giving away toys with meals with high levels of calories, sugar and fat. That includes most of McDonald's Happy Meals.
November 2, 2010
Big Oil Spends $69.5m to Get the Congress It Wants
It's worth a lot to the oil and coal lobbies to get the Congress they want and the investment seems to be paying off.
U.S. Wind Power Posts Slowest Quarter Since 2007
Investors turn away from the sector after Congress does not pass a renewable power mandate, an industry group says.
Indian Wind Giant Eyes Chinese Market
India's Suzlon Energy sees China as the wind energy hub of the future, the firm's chairman said, and is moving to tap into the massive market.
Can Nuclear Plants Work for 80 Years?
The nuclear industry recommends that reactors work for decades beyond retirement age -- for as long as 80 years.
Senior Kerry's Top Climate Staffer Departs
One more sign that a comprehensive climate bill isn't going to move in 2011: Kathleen Frangione is leaving Sen. John Kerry's (D-Mass.) staff on the Foreign Relations Committee.
Climate Computer Game Lets You Decide Earth's Fate
Ever wondered how one person could save the planet from the effects of climate change? A British-made computer game on trial release creates different ways of doing just that.
GOP Firebrands in House Ready Assault on Interior
It is a 20-block trip from the Interior Department headquarters to the House Natural Resources Committee's Capitol Hill hearing rooms, and Secretary Ken Salazar may get to know it well.
Clearing Tropical Forests is a Lose-Lose
Clearing tropical forests for farmland is bad for the climate, no surprises there. But a new study shows it's also an inefficient way to feed people.
BP Spill Cost Hits $40 billion as profits dive
Sen. Johanns Asks Clinton for Additional Review of Pipeline
Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to prepare an additional environmental analysis of a proposed Canada-to-Texas oil sands pipeline project.
Gas Drilling Playing Minor Role in Texas Elections
For candidates in New York and Pennsylvania, regulation of gas drilling near residential communities is a hot issue. Not so in Texas.
Second Poll: Californians Will Protect Climate Change Law
A second poll in a week shows Californians remain steadfast in their support for the state's pioneering climate change law and don't want it suspended.
Chicago Climate Exchange to End
Jeff Sprecher, chief executive of the InternationalExchange and CCX's owner, said participants in the Chicago Climate Exchange's voluntary cap-and-trade scheme want to pull out.
World's Greenest Parking Garage in Denver
Denver International Airport is knee-deep in its attempt to offer frequent flyers access to one of the world's greenest parking facilities. Electric vehicles can plug in for free.
November 1, 2010
Swiss Solar Plane Broke Multiple Records
Aeronautical authorities on Friday confirmed world records for a Swiss solar-powered aircraft that flew around the clock in July, including those for the longest and highest flight by such an aircraft.