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Taking to the Streets for Climate on November 30

Taking to the Streets for Climate on November 30

November 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Mobilization for Climate Justice’s day of action is approaching quickly. The date – November 30th – coincides with the 10th anniversary of the resistance to the WTO in Seattle, a day when people fought back against corporate power.  Today, that’s more important than ever, as many corporations work to slow or stop the changes […]

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Polluters Sued for Emissions

Polluters Sued for Emissions

November 25, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Now that a Mississippi lawsuit against energy companies has gotten the go-ahead from a federal court of appeals, it is poised to test the court’s role in the climate change debate. The suit was brought by 14 Mississippi homeowners who claim that 33 energy companies, including ExxonMobil, emitted greenhouse gases that contributed to global warming. […]

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A Scientific Hack Job That Won’t Cripple Climate Talks

A Scientific Hack Job That Won’t Cripple Climate Talks

November 23, 2009 by · 7 Comments 

Editors note: Once again, the opponents of climate action are relying on spurious, deceptive, dishonest, and possibly illegal practices to disrupt the world’s steady march to achieving a solution to a warming planet. Late last week it was revealed that hackers broke into an email cache at the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University […]

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Copenhagen Climate Progress Feels More Real

Copenhagen Climate Progress Feels More Real

November 22, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

By David Turnbull Climate Action Network As Copenhagen prepares for December, a strange combination of Christmas lights, clean energy expos, evergreen wreaths, and security barriers have begun to crop up around the city.  It’s an exciting time to be in Copenhagen, reflecting on a year of intense pressure, activity, and engagement around the world. Over […]

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Although Still Unclear, Copenhagen Meeting Will Produce Real Progress

Although Still Unclear, Copenhagen Meeting Will Produce Real Progress

November 21, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

By David Turnbull Climate Action Network  Waking up almost a week ago on a dreary Sunday morning in Copenhagen (where I’ve recently moved to prepare for the upcoming climate talks in December), I was met with a barrage of headlines, mostly from U.S. media. Their message: Copenhagen is doomed to total failure and I might […]

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EPA Presses Case to Regulate Greenhouse Emissions

EPA Presses Case to Regulate Greenhouse Emissions

November 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

This week, the EPA is holding public hearings in Arlington, Va., and Chicago on the agency’s proposal to begin regulating global warming gases from power plants, oil refineries, factories and other major sources, under the authority of the Clean Air Act. The current Clean Air Act regulations for such pollutants as lead, sulfur dioxide, and […]

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Petition Urges Michigan Energy Company to Look Beyond Coal

Petition Urges Michigan Energy Company to Look Beyond Coal

November 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

A proposed Michigan coal plant is a bad investment, say the protestors launching a statewide petition drive urging Consumers Energy, the state’s largest utility, to drop plans to build it. Traveling across the state, representatives from the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and Michigan Citizen Action invited residents to sign the petition asking Consumers Energy […]

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Report: Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of Coal Life Cycle

Report: Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of Coal Life Cycle

November 20, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Coal contributes to four of the top five causes of mortality in the U.S., according to a new report from the Physicians for Social Responsibility. The report, “Coal’s Assault on Human Health,” looks at the impact of coal pollution on the major organ systems of the human body and also considers coal’s contribution to global […]

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Clean Action Commitments: World Waits on U.S.

Clean Action Commitments: World Waits on U.S.

November 20, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

White House, Congress Appear to be Stepping Toward Commitments By Keith Schneider U.S. Climate Action Network Delegates from the United States and 191 other nations gather in Copenhagen next month to draw up a comprehensive, ambitious, and fair international agreement to solve climate change. Hundreds of public interest organizations and tens of thousands of citizens […]

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Forward Progress in Copenhagen: Climate Action Hotline, Nov. 19

Forward Progress in Copenhagen: Climate Action Hotline, Nov. 19

November 19, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

November 19, 2009 Just as in Stockholm in 1972, when global leaders first met to limit the harm caused by industrial pollution, and again in Rio in 1992 and in Kyoto in 1997, the approaching United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is a rare turning point moment for the world to carefully consider the […]

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