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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: White House Solar Panels and Why Congress Just Doesn’t Get It

By Rosie Powers, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The Obama administration finally agreed to assemble solar panels on the roof of the White House. It’s encouraging news, considering that Congress was unable to pass climate change legislation this year. While Congress may not get it, citizens across the country have committed to building green using energy-efficient guidelines such as LEED (Leadership in Energy …

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Environmental News Wrap: White House Nixes Solar Panels, a Recovering Ozone Layer, the Top Climate Foes, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: With electric cars coming to the market manufacturers will need to figure out how to recycle the expensive batteries that accompany them. GM and Nissan are making their plans. Technology Review reports. Environmentalism is about how we extract and use resources, and getting clean water to poor populations is …

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Eat Bugs, Fight Climate Change?

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) Maybe it’s time for environmentalists prioritize do-it-yourself climate fixes instead of looking to politicians. There are all sorts of options, including, for those dedicated enough, switching to an insect-based diet, as Change.org reports. But in the private sector, inventors, corporations, and small businesses — farmers in particular — are finding more palatable ways to scale …

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium – How to Fight Climate Change: Ignore a Do-Nothing Congress

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Congress comes back into session next week, but environmentalists and climate change activists have given up on the legislature. Instead, activists are planning to spur popular concern about these issues, until calls for change are so loud that Congress must listen. Today, climate change reformer Bill McKibben will ask President Obama to reinstall a solar …

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The Public Spirit of COP15

It is mid-evening on Friday in Copenhagen. World leaders have made their statements, and now talks are expected to go into the wee hours of Saturday. For me, one of the most remarkable aspects of COP15 has been the outpouring of spirit from “civil society.”  I was fortunate enough to catch the following video (editing inelegantly into the required ten minutes required by YouTube) …

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