World’s Largest Wind Farm to Be Built in the US
December 15, 2009 09:46 AM - BC Upham, Triple Pundit

The United States has steadily outsourced record-breaking feats of engineering over the years, or stood by as other countries have eagerly grasped trophies for the world’s tallest building, biggest dam, longest bridge, or what have you. Which is why it is comforting to learn a World’s [ ]est is staying in America: Caithness Energy will begin construction next year in Oregon on the world’s biggest wind farm, with 845 MW of capacity.

Japan to offer $10 Billion to fight global warming
December 15, 2009 09:14 AM - Reuters

Japan will offer $10 billion in aid over three years to 2012 to help developing countries fight global warming, including steps to protect biodiversity, a Japanese newspaper said on Tuesday.

Copenhagen climate talks suspended in Africa-led protest, Then Resumed
December 14, 2009 10:03 AM - Times of India, and Reuters

The main sessions of UN climate talks in Copenhagen were suspended on Monday in a protest led by African nations and the developing countries accusing rich countries of trying to wreck the existing UN Kyoto Protocol. "This is a walk-out over process and form, not a walkout over substance, and that's regrettable," Australian Climate Change Minister Penny Wong said of the action. African nations later said they would return to the talks on Monday, allowing the negotiations to resume, after winning assurances that the conference put more focus on extending the existing Kyoto Protocol. "We're going back," Pa Ousman Jarju from the delegation of Gambia, told Reuters. The protest held up the talks that had been due to start at 1030 GMT.

Forecast: Cilmate Deal Moving Foward in Copenhagen
December 12, 2009 10:53 AM - David Fogarty and Sunanda Creagh, Reuters

A draft climate pact unveiled on Friday revived hopes that U.N. talks might be able to pin down an international deal to fight global warming, but developing nations said they needed more cash from the rich. With less than a week until more than 110 world leaders descend on the talks, the proposal would at least halve global emissions by 2050 seeking to bridge some of the long-standing rifts between rich and poor nations.

Starving Polar Bears Turn to Cannibalism
December 11, 2009 10:58 AM - Jonathan Liew,

New pictures show that polar bears are beginning to cannibalize each other as global warming destroys their hunting grounds.

Electric Cars Generate Sweet Tax Credits
December 11, 2009 10:33 AM - Walter Wang , Clean Techies

The movement towards zero emission electric cars is gaining a tremendous amount of momentum. As we move into 2010, practical electric vehicles for the vast majority of the public will be available late in the year with the release of the Nissan Leaf. If you plan to purchase an electric car in 2010, you can expect a healthy federal income tax credit to reward you.

Obama Calls for Climate Deal, U.S. Target Under Fire
December 11, 2009 10:18 AM - David Fogarty, Reuters

President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Thursday to break the deadlock at climate change talks in Copenhagen, although many nations accused the United States of lacking ambition. In a move that could boost Obama's position when world leaders join the U.N. talks next week, three U.S. senators outlined a compromise climate bill on Thursday that aims to win the votes needed for passage next year.

US Proposes Innovative Trade Concept to Fight Climate Change
December 10, 2009 05:46 AM - Reuters

The United States supports taking "early action" to liberalize trade in products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and believes that could spur progress in broader world trade talks on environmental goods and services, a U.S. trade official said on Wednesday.

Increased Temperatures Turn Fish into Daredevils
December 9, 2009 03:14 PM - Emily Sohn , Discovery News

A temperature increase of a few degrees can cause a change in fish personalities, making them more aggressive and bold. If global temperatures continue to rise, this may have important implications for fish survival.

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