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House Democrat introduces climate bill that would actually help climate

28 Jun 2006 at 2:06pm

For all the buzz about global warming in the U.S. popular press of late, the few pieces of legislation that have made their way to the halls of Congress have been woefully inadequate (of course, even those have failed to pass). But last week, to little fanfare, Rep. Henry Waxman …

Feds propose speed limit to protect right whales

28 Jun 2006 at 2:06pm

Hoping to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales, the U.S. government has proposed making large vessels in the North Atlantic obey an ocean speed limit of 10 knots — about 11.5 mph — during the times of the year when whales are in the area. (If they were left whales, …

Umbra on moving

28 Jun 2006 at 2:06pm

When it comes time to transport your worldly goods, finding a green moving company is probably low on your list of priorities — somewhere below “clean out that gooey thing in the back of the crisper.” But even if you found time to think about going the eco-route, would it …

New nuke-waste plan follows license for new nuclear facility

28 Jun 2006 at 2:06pm

The U.S. government could store nuclear waste for up to 25 years at interim sites on federal land (including national forests) under a new proposal by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.). Over 50,000 tons of radioactive waste sit at nuclear power plants awaiting transfer to the proposed Yucca Mountain disposal site …

Some scientists look to geoengineering to stave off climate change

28 Jun 2006 at 2:06pm

What will it take to stop global warming? Reducing developed-world consumption and funding clean technologies in the developing world? Boooring. Human-engineered ultra-reflecting clouds, altered carbon-soaking oceans, trillions of little sunshades floating in space? Now we’re talking! “We should treat these ideas like any other research and get into the mind-set …

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