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Super-Fast Electric Vehicles

Who says that electric transportation needs to be slow? With high speed trains, cars and other vehicles, electric transportation can be very fast. All around the globe we are seeing evidence of super fast electric transportation that can go hundreds of miles per hour (MPH).  These fast and efficient electric vehicles are an ideal way to both make an economy…

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Climate negotiations in Bonn end on a guardedly positive note

Climate Negotiations Wind Down in Bonn, Seek a More Flexible Approach on the Road to Paris and COP 21

The latest round of climate negotiations wound down last Friday in Bonn, Germany with most delegates from the nearly two hundred countries represented expressing guarded optimism that progress has been made toward laying the groundwork for an international agreement to be signed in 2015 at the COP 21 climate conference in Paris. In learning lessons from the past, especially with…

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Comparison of California carbon emissions by sector from 2008-2011

Head Start Towards 2020: California Reduces CO2 Emissions for Third Year in a Row

California’s CO2 emissions fell in 2011 for the third straight year, putting the state in a good position for meeting its target of reducing carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, according to the California Air Resources Board (CARP) and as mandated by California AB32 (the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006). Since businesses began reporting data in 2008, emissions have steadily…

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NASA GISS Identifies 14 Air Pollution Control Measures to Slow Global Warming, Improve Health and Increase Crop Yields

An international research team of researchers at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has identified 14 key air pollution control measures that, if implemented worldwide, could significantly reduce the greenhouse gas effect while at the same time significantly boosting agricultural production and significantly improving the health of many millions of people around the world.

Congress Chamber: Is leadership present?

It’s Time for Environmentalists to Fight Back in Washington

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) For the environmental community, this coming year offers a chance to regroup, rethink and regrow. Two years ago, it seemed possible that politicians would make progress on climate change issues—that a Democratic Congress would pass a cap-and-trade bill, that a Democratic president would lead…

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Environmental News Wrap: Progress in Cancun, Overfished Tuna, Closing Out the Hottest Decade on Record, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun is a week in and the UK’s Guardian provides a summary of issues focused on thus far. One of the most contentious issues is whether or not to uphold the Kyoto protocol, which sets clear targets for reducing…

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Environmental News Wrap: Are Climate Negotiations Working, Where Has All the Oil Gone, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The New York Times wonders if the United Nations’s climate change negotiations are a lost cause. They certainly aren’t accomplishing anything, so why not look for alternative structures to negotiate global commitments to reducing carbon emissions. October 10th, 2010 was a day of global climate…

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