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CarbFix Looks to Lock CO2 in Rock

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Icelandic carbon storage experiment set to begin

There are no shortage of novel engineering ideas for slowing or halting global warming (anyone remember space sunshades?), but a new joint American-Icelandic experiment may actually hold some promise. The team of scientists involved int he project are proposing to pump carbon dioxide deep into limestone bedrock, where they hope it will be locked away for good. The carbon sequestering project......read more

What Happened To Global Warming?

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Climate change has become a non-starter in Washington

My, what a difference two years makes. Believe it or not, that's how long ago presidential candidates on both sides of the fence campaigned on promises of addressing climate change. In office a year later, President Obama said he was "committed to making sure that we get an energy policy that makes sense for the country and that helps us grow at the same time as it deals with climate change in a......read more

What We Can Expect From the Durban Climate Conference

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The next round of climate talks begin next week. Here's what we'd like to see happen -- and what we can expect

The annual United Nations meeting on climate change convenes in Durban, South Africa on Monday. The talks are officially known as, ahem, the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto......read more

U.S. Criticized at Durban Climate Conference

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Major environmental groups say America may be "major obstacle to progress"

My, what a difference three years makes. In November 2008, then president-elect Barack Obama spoke to a conference of U.S. governors, saying in no uncertain terms that the U.S. was ready to join the world in the fight against global warming. Now, three days into COP17 in Durban, the U.S. is being lambasted by negotiators and eco-advocates for stonewalling progress on climate change.  In a......read more

Climate Change: Obama's FDR Moment

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The NRDC's Frances Beinecke and Michael Brune of the Sierra Club weigh in on Obama's next steps

2012 was a historic year for climate disasters. Between a devastating drought, raging wildfires and the superstorm Hurricane Sandy, millions of Americans saw the very real toll that climate disruption is having on our country. But it's not just extreme weather events - according to data from NOAA, 2012 is on track to be the hottest year ever for the contiguous United States. As we enter 2013,......read more

The Threat to Climate Education

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The troubling plan to dictate what our kids learn about climate change

Ronnie Citron-Fink for Huffington Post: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has a targeted plan regarding what your child learns about climate change. ALEC pushes anti-science bills that mandate teaching climate denial or "skepticism" in public schools. ALEC is a "corporate bill mill" -- written by, and for corporate lobbyists that work alongside conservative legislators. As a......read more

Movements Without Leaders

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Bill McKibben: What to make of change on an overheating planet

Bill McKibben for The Huffington Post: The history we grow up with shapes our sense of reality -- it’s hard to shake. If you were young during the fight against Nazism, war seems a different, more virtuous animal than if you came of age during Vietnam.  I was born in 1960, and so the first great political character of my life was Martin Luther King, Jr. I had a shadowy, child’s......read more

This is what roughly one degree of global temperature rise–the current state of the climate–looked like in 2017: Wildfires torched Southern California after fire season should have ended. Earlier in the year, another large fire started in Greenland, a country mostly covered in ice. In the Alps, where glaciers and permafrost are melting, landslides sent rivers of sludge into......read more

Ahhh, 2017. If there’s one thing we can all agree on about this seeming disaster of a year, it’s this: It’s almost over. For many of us, it was a year lived moment to moment — with white knuckles and outrage dialed up to 11. It was the year America’s leaders turned their backs on the rest of the world and abandoned fellow citizens in a time of......read more

Hope In The Era Of Trump's Climate Foolishness

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The Editorial Board of The New York Times

One year ago, on June 1, President Trump dismayed the world by announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the global Paris climate agreement. He has since shown no inclination to ease up on his efforts to nullify virtually every initiative the Obama administration took to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, cars, trucks, and oil and gas operations. His......read more

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