Environment Forum

New world wines: now from the north

January 31, 2010

global_post_logo This article by Paul Ames originally appeared in GlobalPost.

The terrace of the elegant 18th-century chateau offers views over the formal French garden and fields filled with neat rows of vines.

Clean tech nuclear seduces White House

January 29, 2010

NUCLEAR TMI

We’re told that President Obama is getting ready to propose a tripling of government loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors to the tune of more than $54 billion.

Climate bill treads on thin ice

January 28, 2010

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Supporters of a climate bill to cap and price greenhouse gases are losing hope that it will make it into law. But for many, the fight is far from over.

from Davos Notebook:

Africa feels the heat on climate change

January 28, 2010

kilimaIt may have contributed less than any other continent to CO2 emissions, but Africa is on the front line when it comes to the impact of climate change.

from Tales from the Trail:

“Heroism fatigue”: another hurdle for U.S. climate change action?

January 11, 2010

GERMANY/Could "heroism fatigue" be yet another bump in the road for any U.S. law to curb climate change? And what is "heroism fatigue" anyway?

Obama gets high marks for green record: environmental group

December 30, 2009

obama_solarPresident Barack Obama came into office with climate change and the environment on his list of top priorities.

from Global News Journal:

“Earth to Ban Ki-moon” or how a deal was sealed in Copenhagen

December 22, 2009

cop15Sweden complained that the recent Copenhagen climate change summit was a "disaster." British Prime Minister Gordon Brown described it as "at best flawed and at worst chaotic." Sudan's U.N. ambassador, Abdalmahmoud Abdalhaleem, dubbed the outcome confirmation of a "climate apartheid." For South Africa it was simply "not acceptable."

from The Great Debate UK:

Beyond Copenhagen: sub-national solutions are now key

December 22, 2009

Julian Hunt.jpg- Julian Hunt is visiting professor at Delft University and formerly director general of the UK meteorological office. Charles Kennel is distinguished professor of atmospheric science, emeritus and senior advisor to the sustainability solutions institute, UCSD. The opinions expressed are their own. -

Packing while Copenhagen burns

December 18, 2009

Bella1The talks were supposed to be over, “family photo” taken, and slaps on the back given all round.

Elections shape Brazil delegation at Copenhagen

December 17, 2009

 

BRAZIL-OIL/By Ray Colitt

Copenhagen summit attendees may be wondering why Brazil’s delegation to the U.N. climate meeting is being led not by its environment minister but by the president’s chief of staff. The answer is: elections next year in Brazil.