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Spill Baby Spill: Climate Action Hotline, Apr. 30

Spill Baby Spill: Climate Action Hotline, Apr. 30

April 30, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

April 30, 2010 A week that began with a political blow – the disruption of the bipartisan Senate team drawing up climate and energy legislation – ended in environmental disaster. A vicious oil spill, produced by the explosion and sinking last week of the Deep Horizon drilling rig, inundated the Gulf shoreline and threatened to […]

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Earth, Wind, and Fire On Day of Onrushing Risks

Earth, Wind, and Fire On Day of Onrushing Risks

April 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

By Keith Schneider The accelerating consequences of the warming Earth, the hazards associated with increasing reliance on fossil fuels, the promise of big clean energy projects, and the difficulties in advancing a national climate and energy policy fit for the 21st century came into sharp focus today in Washington and across the nation. In Boston, […]

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Copenhagen Accord Weekly Roundup: April 28

Copenhagen Accord Weekly Roundup: April 28

April 28, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

USCAN is tracking intel and developments surrounding the Copenhagen Accord. Here’s what has happened since our last update on April 14: In the last two weeks, Barbados, Mozambique, Uganda and Ukraine have associated with the Copenhagen Accord. San Marino, which had already associated, submitted actions. See Who’s On Board With the Copenhagen Accord. Current Copenhagen […]

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Oily Earth Day: Climate Action Hotline, Apr. 23

Oily Earth Day: Climate Action Hotline, Apr. 23

April 23, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

April 23, 2010 Just a day before the nation marked the 40th Earth Day, the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded 50 miles from the Louisiana coast, leaving 11 people dead, dozens injured, and a pulse of crude oil that is spreading across the Gulf of Mexico. The blast, which caused the platform to sink on […]

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Climategate Debunked: Climate Action Hotline, Apr. 16

Climategate Debunked: Climate Action Hotline, Apr. 16

April 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

April 16, 2010 Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia Last year during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, The Guardian newspaper’s respected environmental columnist, George Monbiot, described in painful and often hilarious detail the trail of missteps and communications blunders at East Anglia University that turned a deceitful email hack job into a […]

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Copenhagen Accord: What’s Hot This Week

Copenhagen Accord: What’s Hot This Week

April 14, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

USCAN is tracking intel and developments surrounding the Copenhagen Accord. Here’s the very latest: Margaret Mukahanan-Sangarwe, the Chair of the Long-term Cooperative Action (LCA) negotiating track, was given leeway by delegates at the Bonn talks last weekend to prep text ahead of the June intercessional “under her own responsibility.” While there had been debate about […]

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US: Copenhagen Accord Not A ‘Casual Agreement,’ Cuts Detractors’ Funding

US: Copenhagen Accord Not A ‘Casual Agreement,’ Cuts Detractors’ Funding

April 9, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

On the first day of the UN climate negotiations in Bonn — also the first day of climate talks since Copenhagen — the United States firmly stood by the Copenhagen Accord. During the opening plenary, the American delegation said the Copenhagen Accord should be the basis of negotiations going forward. In effect, they said, the […]

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Picking Up the Pieces: Climate Action Hotline, Apr. 9

Picking Up the Pieces: Climate Action Hotline, Apr. 9

April 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

April 9, 2010 Bonn Marks Start of Intensifying Schedule of Global Climate and Economy Meetings Today diplomats and climate action specialists met in Bonn for the first international climate meeting since the Copenhagen summit in December. April in fact marks the start of an intensifying schedule of global negotiating sessions on climate action, and on […]

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The Future: Where Does the Copenhagen Accord Fit In?

The Future: Where Does the Copenhagen Accord Fit In?

April 8, 2010 by · 9 Comments 

The UNFCCC intercessional that starts tomorrow in Bonn will be the first gathering of negotiators since the Copenhagen climate summit in December. Though it is a procedural meeting, the two-day session has the important task of deciding meetings, priorities, and dates for the 2010 global climate negotiations calendar. Another of the primary points of interest that […]

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Dismay Over Drilling: Climate Action Hotline, Apr. 1

Dismay Over Drilling: Climate Action Hotline, Apr. 1

April 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

April 1, 2010 The Obama administration threw heaters this week to influence climate and energy policy and practices. The first announcement — to end a long-standing moratorium on offshore oil drilling — was seen as a wild pitch. The president said the Interior Department would open large swaths of the Atlantic, Gulf, and Alaskan coasts […]

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