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Environmental News Wrap – June 11-17

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Electric Cars Toyota and Tesla Motors team up to make electric cars in a recently shut down car plant in Northern California. Technology Review covers another advance in the development of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. Just for Fun Explore 12 Events That Will Change Everything with Scientific American. …

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Climate Talks Close in Bonn: Easing Divisiveness, Looking To Cancun, Capetown and Beyond

Halting progress made at latest round of climate negotiations in Bonn

The “Road to Cancun” moves haltingly forward with the conclusion last Friday of the United Nations climate talks in Bonn. According to a UN press release, the two-week negotiating session made “important progress towards concluding what was left incomplete at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009”. The Bonn talks were the first official negotiations since the end of the highly charged …

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EarthTalk: What Really Happened at COP15?

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EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: There have been many contradictory reports (“it was good; it was bad”) about what came out of “COP 15,” the December 2009 international Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen. Can you set the record straight? – Jay Killian, Brookline, MA Indeed hopes were high …

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Bonn Meeting Meant to “Pick Up the Pieces” of the Shattered COP15 Talks

COP16 ends on optimistic note

The first meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since the chaotic conclusion of the COP15 climate conference late last year in Copenhagen concluded yesterday amid a general theme of “picking up the pieces” from the “shattered” process of international climate negotiations. COP15 ended with the Copenhagen Accord, hammered out in the final hours of the two-week conference, among only …

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Yvo de Boer to Step Down as UNFCCC Executive Secretary

The following is a press release from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: (Bonn, 18 February 2010) – Mr. Yvo de Boer has announced today that he will resign his position as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as of 1 July 2010. Mr. de Boer will be joining the consultancy group KPMG as Global Adviser on Climate and Sustainability, as …

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Climate Bill Bogs Down in Senate

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen should have cleared a path for the U.S. Congress move forward again on climate change legislation, but Senate Democrats already are saying the bill might not come in 2010. After fights over the stimulus and health care, legislators are less willing to stomach compromises on climate change. Speaker of the …

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EarthTalk: What to Expect from the COP15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: What do organizers hope to accomplish at the upcoming (December 7-18, 2009) United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Copenhagen? – F. Rojas, Oakland, CA The upcoming COP15 meeting in Denmark—so named because it is the 15th such international gathering of the …

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