Environment Forum

Delivering coup-de-grace to cap and trade

February 9, 2010

kempJohn Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own.

President Barack Obama read the last rites for national cap and trade in 2010 on Feb. 2, while senior Democrats in the House of Representatives prepared to put a stake through its heart to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency does not try to resurrect it unilaterally without congressional approval.

Walmart accused of hypocrisy in green initiatives

February 5, 2010

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Just last month, Walmart announced that it would be moving to eliminate non-biodegradable plastic bags from stores across the United States to reduce their collection in landfills. While they’ve demonstrated positive green initiatives, this week there’s been accusations of hypocrisy because they’ve been passing off a harmful, manufactured textile as sustainable.

Mount Everest of the seas

February 4, 2010

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David Rockefeller, Jr., a philanthropist, is sponsoring a year-long sailing trip around the Americas looking at environmental impacts on the oceans — from melting ice to fish farms. Here are his thoughts after stepping aboard the voyage for two weeks around Cape Horn.  The views expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate UK:

Time to invest in Europe’s bio-clean tech delta

February 4, 2010

Luuk- Luuk van der Wielen is at BE-Basic and Delft University of Technology; Roger Wyse is Managing Director, Burrill & Company, San Francisco. The opinions expressed are their own.-

from UK News:

Climate scientists seek to calm storm of doubt

February 4, 2010

INDIAIf the scientific evidence for manmade global warming is so compelling, why do so many people still have their doubts?

Haiti’s tragedy belongs to the environment

January 29, 2010

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global_post_logo This commentary by Stephan Faris originally appeared in GlobalPost. The views expressed are his own.

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.

Carbon trading and a new climate deal

December 18, 2009

(Updates with comments from Karen Alderman Harbert)

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A key component of a prospective climate deal coming into Copenhagen has been the targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

The strange spectacle of too many heads of government

December 17, 2009

COP15picThere are around 120 heads of government at the Copenhagen climate talks, so many that it’s hard to keep track of the exact number.