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Enviro News Wrap: Refining Climate Models; Tar Sands and Carbon Emissions; Slow Start for the Chevy Volt, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Models of climate change for the next 40 years are becoming increasingly scary over time, suggesting a 3C rise in global temperatures by 2050 We all know that the Alberta tar sands produces super dirty oil, now there is yet another negative…

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Enviro News Wrap: From Cheap Oil and Decades of Coal to Hi-Tech Solar Panels and Anti-Matter Atoms

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Our economy is working to bring us cheaper oil. It may seem logical that high oil prices would push a society towards new energy sources. But, high oil prices have caused a surge of investment in extraction technology making us able to drill for oil…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Who Needs Congress? Clean Energy Economy Thrives in Spite of Ineffective Leadership

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released an energy and oil spill bill this week that has no carbon cap, no renewable energy standard, and no chance of changing the course of America’s energy future. And yet, despite Senate setbacks, the clean energy economy is growing. A new report, funded in…

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EarthTalk: Tax Incentives for Homeowners to Increase Energy Efficiency

EarthTalk for Monday, August 24: Tax incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems for homeowners.