Monthly Archives: April 2012

Vote for a Clean Jobs Congress and President

No names, no parties, no labels. Just the issue, front and center.  Feel free to spread it around. As its creator, I give you permission.    

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ALEC Considers Attacking Renewable Energy

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative policy group, has helped state lawmakers craft measures aimed at curtailing US air pollution rules, repealing cap and trade, and teaching climate skepticism in schools, among many other things. A future target … Continue reading

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For Climate Change, Exporting US Coal Is Like Burning It

The US can cut coal burning all it wants, but if that means it will simply export more to be burned elsewhere, then it doesn’t matter in terms of climate change, reports Brian Walsh at Time magazine.  Oregon, a leading … Continue reading

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Climate Change Intensifying Water Cycle Faster Than Predicted

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change most recent report notes that both droughts and torrential rains are getting worse as predicted under continued climate change. It makes physical sense, too, reports Michael Lemonick at Climate Central. A warmer atmosphere can … Continue reading

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Climate Change Hits Britain With Drought AND Floods

Despite flash floods and gale-force winds battering the country, with more expected this weekend, Britain’s drought worsened last week – because rain is falling in the wrong months, reports Paul Cahalan at the UK Independent. The UK is headed for … Continue reading

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Climate Change to Cut Corn Dramatically – Study

Scientists at Stanford University in California and Purdue University in Indiana say global warming is going to hit hard in Corn Belt states where it most matters — the corn market, reports J. T. rushing at the Chillicothe Gazette. The … Continue reading

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Most Americans Link Climate Change To Extreme Weather – Poll

Storms and tornadoes lashed Midwestern states, hail buried vehicles in Texas, and a dust then thunderstorm hit New Delhi, India – all just a small sample of extreme weather events worldwide that occurred in one recent week, reports John Platt … Continue reading

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Rising Seas Threaten Nearly 300 US Energy Facilities

Japan might soon have company when it comes to flooded energy facilities. In a new report, Sea Level Rise Threatens Hundreds of US energy facilities, Ben Strauss at Climate Central writes that sea level rise from global warming is well … Continue reading

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Japan Firms Go For Green Energy

The Japan Times recently reported that Japanese companies are increasingly expanding into the renewable energy sector due to a new incentive program that is expected to spur demand for environmentally friendly power. To promote power generation using renewable energy sources, … Continue reading

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Mexican Senate Votes To Put Into Law Long-term Climate Targets

Following a Mexican Senate vote recently, Mexico is poised to become just the second country in the world to enshrine long-term climate targets into national legislation, reports Richard Black at the BBC. All 78 senators approved the bill, indicating that … Continue reading

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