• Would You Pay $100 to Reduce Our Climate Impacts?

    A new U.S. government study on Tuesday adds to a growing list of experts concluding that climate legislation moving through Congress would have only a modest impact on consumers, adding a bit more than $100 to household costs in 2020. >> Read the Full Article
  • Clean Air Watch: EPA Deserves Passing Grade for Air Plan

    The non-profit Clean Air Watch today said the U.S. EPA is on track to get a passing grade for its proposal to deal with dangerous nitrogen dioxide air pollution. >> Read the Full Article
  • Millennium Project Report Issued on the Future of the World

    A major report issued by the United Nations Millenium Project has just been released. It finds that half the world appears vulnerable to social instability and violence due to increasing and potentially prolonged unemployment from the recession as well as several longer-term issues: decreasing water, food, and energy supplies per person; the cumulative effects of climate change; and increasing migrations due to political, environmental, and economic conditions. It also finds some good in the global financial crisis, which may be helping humanity to move from its often selfish, self-centered adolescence to a more globally responsible adulthood. >> Read the Full Article
  • Wind Power - Hot, Calm Weather Limitations

    The Pacific Northwest just finished four days of triple digit temperatures, which put the heat on renewable energy sources to keep up with demand. Just as records were being set for power consumption, wind power generation slowed due to the calm air from the locked-in high pressure system. The extreme weather highlights the reality that wind -- and to a lesser extent hydropower -- may not be a panacea for power production. >> Read the Full Article
  • Nissan Turns Over A New Leaf

    Nissan Motor Co took the wraps off its much-awaited electric car on Sunday, naming the hatchback "Leaf" and taking a step toward its goal of leading the industry in the zero-emissions field. >> Read the Full Article
  • Energizing Grants for Renewable Energy

    The U.S. government on Friday said it is now accepting applications for some $3 billion in government grants to boost development of renewable energy projects around the country. The money, from the economic stimulus package, will provide direct payments to companies in lieu of tax credits to support an estimated 5,000 biomass, solar, wind and other renewable energy production facilities. Projects must begin construction this year or in 2010 to get the grants. >> Read the Full Article
  • Fisheries Making A Comeback

    There's no question that the world's fish are in trouble. Fishermen are pulling fish out of the seas far faster than these populations can grow back. Some fisheries are heading toward collapse or even extinction. But a major new analysis of this grim picture shows that fisheries aren't doomed. In fact, some are on the mend. >> Read the Full Article
  • Chile fighting climate change — role model for the (developing) world

    Although Chile is officially considered an Annex B, "developing" country under the dual classification of the Kyoto Protocol, the smaller country of 16 million inhabitants has been no stranger to addressing the climate change issue in recent years. >> Read the Full Article
  • Rich Nations Vulnerable to Water Disasters

    The growing shortage of water - a perennial problem in the world's poorer nations - is expected to eventually reach the rich nations in the Western world. >> Read the Full Article
  • Californians' Cooling on Global Warming

    The tough economy has undermined the environmental enthusiasm of Californians, hitting the U.S. state that pioneered climate change legislation just as the federal government is taking on the issue, a survey showed on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article