Month: March 2010

Carbon Emissions Environmental News Forests Global Warming News

Forest Carbon Emissions Decline With Reduced Deforestation

The first decade of the 21st century has seen a decrease in global deforestation, bringing with it a reduction in forest carbon emissions. According to the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), for the first time on record a declining rate of deforestation, combined with the planting of […]Read More

Climate Change and Politics Global Warming News Government Politics

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: The Clock is

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Seven months out from the midterms, electoral anxieties are hampering potential climate change legislation. Election years are a time to pass easy, politically popular policies, and climate change legislation does not fit that bill. For the Senate’s climate change legislation to have a chance, Congress has […]Read More

Coal Energy Non-Renewable Energy Policy Global Warming News

BP CEO Says It’s Time to Think Beyond Coal –

On the one hand, oil giant BP PLC’s CEO Tony Hayward sees the United States using petroleum into the foreseeable future. On the other, Hayward thinks it’s time for the nation to begin “thinking beyond coal.” Speaking before the Peterson Institute of International Economics, a Washington think tank, Hayward added that the U.S. should not […]Read More

Climate Change and Politics Global Warming News Government Op-Ed Politics

Healthcare Legislation and its Implications for the Environment

President Obama was elected on a platform that promised health care and renewable energy. Despite the Republicans’ best efforts to misinform, derail and delay, the President was able to deliver on the first of these two promises. On Sunday March 21, by a vote of 219 to 212, the House approved the Patient Protection and […]Read More

Climate Change and Business Coal Global Warming News Solutions

From CO2 to Cement: Recycling Carbon – the Commoditization of

Yesterday we posted on the just-released Clean Edge trends report for 2010 that outlines some of the prominent trends in clean tech and renewable energy. One emerging trend mentioned in the report is the commoditization of carbon, where captured emissions are bought and sold as feedstock for other industrial processes. The idea isn’t new, companies […]Read More