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Copenhagen, and beyond

This editorial gives the New York Times’ assessment of Copenhagen. On the whole, they’re upbeat, seeing benefit in renewed US leadership and China’s emergence as a player. Much work remains, not least Senate passage of a cap-and-trade bill. Rich and poor countries alike must agree to honor their pledges.

 
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Copenhagen’s One Real Accomplishment: Getting Some Money Flowing

Here’s UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s assessment of the Copenhagen conference, as reported in the New York Times. His main point: Follow the money. Kyoto, and Bali in 2007, committed no funds. Copenhagen promised $100 billion, not enough, but not chump change either. It can start flowing in 2010.

 
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Trying to decide on an energy-efficient roof

This blog by Alexandra Marks in the Christian Science Monitor is a bit of a tease. You’ll have to read her next blog to find out which is the greenest and cheapest roofing material available to renovate an old building. Partly that’s because the owner interjects another criterion into the equation — aesthetics. He vetoes

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Global warming’s biggest jerks

It is said that one picture is worth a thousand words.  Well, here are 4 pictures, graphs really, that show which countries pollute the most using different measures.  We all hear a lot about China and the United States, but not so much about Australia.  The 4 simple graphs also show how complicated global warming

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Be a green Santa with these holiday gifts

Need some last-minute gifts, and you want them to be green? Here are a few environment-friendly ideas. These gifts cater to all budgets; some will only set you back a few dollars, but others are quite pricy. All will warm your heart, not the climate. Happy holidays!

 
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