Environment Forum

Can the U.S. compete with China in the green economy?

March 11, 2010

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Fred Krupp is president of the Environmental Defense Fund. The views expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Obama, politics and nuclear waste

By Bernd Debusmann
March 5, 2010

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-Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own-

The project involved more than 2,500 scientists. It cost $ 10.5 billion between 1983 and 2009 and it included one of the most bizarre scientific tasks of all time: evaluate whether nuclear waste stored deep inside a Nevada desert mountain would be safe a million years into the future.

Senator Graham shouts “Play Ball!”

By Asher Miller
March 3, 2010

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Asher Miller is executive director of think tank Post Carbon Institute. Any opinion expressed here is his own.

Top 5 greenest cities in the world

March 1, 2010

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This article by Beth Hodgson originally appeared in GlobalPost.

Over the last few months, we’ve seen serious discussions taking place globally as countries and cities pledge to go green.

from UK News:

Are you losing faith in climate science?

February 26, 2010

climatechangeWhile attending a meeting of prominent climate sceptics during the U.N. Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December (an anti-COP15, if you will), I listened to each of the speakers put forward their theory on why conventional evidence on the primary causes of climate change should be dismissed as, for lack of a better phrase, complete hokum.

Goldilocks and the three fuels

By Richard Heinberg
February 18, 2010

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– Richard Heinberg is the author of eight books, including “Peak Everything”, “Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis” and “The Party’s Over”. He is also a senior fellow with the Post Carbon Institute. The views expressed are his own. –

Shale Gas Valuation Index

By Reuters Staff
February 18, 2010

Following is the Thomson Reuters North America Shale Gas Valuation Index, based on closing share prices from Feb. 17.

Retailers reject oil sands — a good move?

February 12, 2010

CANADA BOOMTOWN

Two big U.S. retail chains have turned their back on Canada’s oil sands, a move that was both hailed and derided, split as you might expect along environmental lines.

Venezuela tries to make it rain

February 11, 2010

VENEZUELA TURTLES
global_post_logo This article by Charlie Devereux originally appeared in GlobalPost.

Flying high over Venezuela’s southeastern territories, a plane banks and fires into a mass of clouds.

from India Insight:

Why let a debate determine the fate of GM foods?

February 11, 2010

Students hold a mock funeral procession against genetically modified brinjal crop in Chandigarh January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay VermaThere's nothing Indians like better than a good debate.

So when Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh announced last month that he would hold public debates to decide the commercial fate of genetically modified brinjal (eggplant), there were hopes these would provide a chance for all stakeholders to be heard.