Pollution

China tells rich polluting nations to change lifestyle
November 7, 2008 08:25 AM - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said rich nations must abandon their "unsustainable lifestyle" to fight climate change and expand help to poor nations bearing the brunt of worsening droughts and rising sea levels. Wen told the opening of a conference Friday the financial crisis was no reason for rich nations to delay fighting global warming.

US automakers can now apply for Energy Dept. loans

The White House said on Thursday that automakers are now able to apply for government loans from the Energy Department to help them retool older plants and equipment to produce energy-efficient vehicles. The Energy Department on Wednesday night published rules for participation in the loan program, which now allows automakers to apply for financing, the White House said.

Levels of the greenhouse gas methane begin to increase again
November 6, 2008 09:13 AM - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The amount of methane in Earth's atmosphere shot up in 2007, bringing to an end a period of about a decade in which atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas were essentially stable, according to a team led by MIT researchers.

Video & Opinion: Obama's environmental Challenge
November 6, 2008 08:55 AM - BBC

The upcoming new president of the United States has a huge job to do to reverse what many see as the bad influence the US has had on world-wide environmental policy.

Obama victory signals rebirth of US environmental policy
November 6, 2008 08:36 AM - http://www.guardian.co.uk

President-elect Obama will shred the Bush administration's energy policies and introduce a major climate change bill in an attempt to bring the US back into the international environment fold according to his senior advisers.

Follow the Green Brick Road to Recovery?
November 4, 2008 09:37 AM - , Triple Pundit

Back on September 9, John Podesta'sCenter for American Progress released a study called Green Recovery <>, which promised two million new jobs from a $100 billion investment over two years. That day was also my birthday, so my attention was elsewhere. But nearly two months later in the wake of the financial meltdown, taking a second look at the report seems worthwhile, since now more than ever, a road to recovery for the United States and the world could very well be paved with green bricks.

Beijing bamboozled by no-car-day numbers game
November 4, 2008 08:58 AM - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing car owners, many apparently puzzled by no-driving days designated by the last digit of their license numbers, now face revised rules which threaten even greater confusion.

China hopes for step-by-step progress of low carbon economy
October 31, 2008 11:08 AM - http://english.people.com.cn

Developing the Low Carbon Economy (LCE), a strategic option to cope with global warming, should follow a step-by-step pattern in accordance with a country's situation, China's Vice Environment Minister Zhou Jian said here Thursday. Zhou made the remarks at a conference on environment protection here.

Recycle Your Water Bottles On Your Laptop
October 30, 2008 12:19 PM - , Triple Pundit

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner ofProforma Green, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry. From leather to leader is how Leed’s explains it on their website. How about from bottles to briefcases? That might be a better description for Leed's line of 100% recycled promotional items made from water bottles and other recycled everyday items.

Canada keeps asbestos off trade blacklist: MP
October 30, 2008 09:58 AM - Reuters

Asbestos, the highly toxic fire retarding mineral, will not be placed on a global blacklist and will be freely traded for at least the next three years, a Canadian parliamentarian said on Thursday. Pressure from major producer Canada and several developing country importers will prevent diplomats meeting in Rome this week from adding chrysotile asbestos to a list of substances recognized as particularly hazardous, Pat Martin told Reuters.

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