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How Successful Was COP16?

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) Was Cancun Climate Conference a Success? The United Nations-led Climate Conference at Cancun was not a diplomatic disaster, but for climate activists and grassroots groups, it wasn’t a success either. Representatives sent from around the globe to hammer out an agreement on climate change…

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If Cancun Climate Talks Falter, Blame the U.S.

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The most recent round of United Nations-led climate change negotiations began this week in Cancun, and although international expectations are muted this year, the stakes are still high. As Mother Jones‘ Kate Sheppard explains,”The 2010 meeting could make or break the future of global…

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Status Quo a Boon for the Natural Gas Industry

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) There won’t be any national or international movement on climate policy for the rest of this year, at the very least. And while Washington waits to act on climate change, at least one group is benefiting. The natural gas industry is flourishing, despite reports that its practices lead to flammable tap…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Gulf Spill Workers Harmed by Dispersents

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) BP’s relief wells are just short of sealing off the Macondo well, the epicenter of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For the Gulf community, this milestone might herald a sigh of mental relief. But clean-up workers are feeling the after-effects of working with oil and the chemical dispersants…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: The BP Spill, the Climate Bill, and the Possibility of Real Change

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) “There’s a dead dolphin on this beach,” Mother Jones‘ Mac McClelland, wrote yesterday in Louisiana. It’s one snapshot of the harm visited on the Gulf Coast by the BP oil spill. Back in Washington, the Senate climate bill, which would put the country on a path to cleaner energy consumption, is…

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