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The Water is Wide:  Sea Level Rise and Flooding in a Warming World, Hotline 3.19.12

The Water is Wide: Sea Level Rise and Flooding in a Warming World, Hotline 3.19.12

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

  The Water is Wide: Sea Level Rise and Flooding in a Warming World “The water is wide, I cannot cross over,” sighs the old folk song, and more Americans may be singing this melancholy tune in the future.  This week saw the release of two striking new reports on the threats of flooding due […]

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Communicating Climate Change, Hotline 3.7.12

Communicating Climate Change, Hotline 3.7.12

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

  Communicating Climate Change Each day, those of us in the climate community become increasingly aware of the causes, impacts, and urgency of climate change.  Many of us spend our days trying to communicate to the public and policy-makers in a variety of ways to raise awareness, make connections, and foster change. It’s a big […]

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Tension in the Air, Hotline 2.13.12

Tension in the Air, Hotline 2.13.12

February 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The controversy over the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) aviation rule continued to escalate last week. The rule came into effect on January 1, 2012, and requires all airlines to account for greenhouse gas emissions flying to and from the EU regardless of point of origin. In the US, Congress took action against the E.U. policy in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bill, which passed the House and Senate in early February not on the same day.

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Hot for Hotline? Tell Us What You Think, 2.6.12

Hot for Hotline? Tell Us What You Think, 2.6.12

February 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This week we’ve kept our feature short and hope you will take a moment or two and fill out a quick survey about the Climate Action Hotline brought to you weekly by US Climate Action Network. Our goal is to bring you relevant climate and energy news of the week and to direct you, our members, to the key developments and action opportunities as well as keep our international colleagues informed of the US situation.

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The State of the Union: Growing Warmer, Hotline 1.30.12

The State of the Union: Growing Warmer, Hotline 1.30.12

January 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Framed by the State of the Union speech, signs of hope and signs of challenge emerged throughout the week for climate activists, from the closing of six dirty coal plants in Ohio to the release of a new zone map for gardeners.

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Durban Climate Talks End with a New Deal, Hotline 12.12.11

Durban Climate Talks End with a New Deal, Hotline 12.12.11

December 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The COP 17 climate talks in Durban ended on Sunday December 11th, making it the longest COP in the history of the UN climate talks. Delegates worked into the wee hours of Sunday to broker a deal that renewed the Kyoto Protocol and set into motion a Durban Roadmap. The Durban Roadmap for the first time in the history of the UNFCCC sets up a process to negotiate a comprehensive and balanced legal instrument to avert climate change; the legal instrument which would come into force by 2020.

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Raising the Stakes in Durban, Hotline 12.5.11

Raising the Stakes in Durban, Hotline 12.5.11

December 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Last Wednesday, leaders of sixteen major nonprofit organizations sent a letter to Secretary of State Clinton expressing concerns that U.S. negotiators are blocking progress at the COP17 climate talks in Durban, South Africa. Signers of the letter included: Center for International Environmental Law, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, Environmental Defense Fund, Greenpeace USA, National Tribal Environmental Council, Native American Rights Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, Oxfam America, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Population Action International, Population Connection, Sierra Club, Union of Concerned Scientists, The Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund.

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Durban Climate Talks Begin, Hotline 11.29.11

Durban Climate Talks Begin, Hotline 11.29.11

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday, the 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began in Durban, South Africa. The UN Climate Talks will span two weeks and include delegates from 194 countries but also hundreds of public interest organizations and thousands of activists from around the world will join them to advocate for a fair, ambitious and binding agreement that will reduce global emissions, build vulnerable nations’ resilience to climate change and foster a low-carbon green economy globally.

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Report Released and Impacts Leading Up to Durban, Hotline 11.21.11

Report Released and Impacts Leading Up to Durban, Hotline 11.21.11

November 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Report Released and Impacts Leading Up to Durban November 21, 2011 One week from now, more than 190 nations will gather in Durban, South Africa for this year’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 17th Conference of Parties (COP) in Durban, South Africa. The conference is expected to be a critical juncture for […]

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Owning Up: Taking Responsibility Before Durban, Climate Action Hotline 11.14.11

Owning Up: Taking Responsibility Before Durban, Climate Action Hotline 11.14.11

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Owning Up: Taking Responsibility Before Durban November 14, 2011 As we paid tribute to our Armed Forces this week, the climate community celebrated an extraordinary victory for the health, safety and security of this country’s future; a future that America’s men and women in the military fight to protect every day, both at home and […]

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