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Where the action on climate is

This New York Times editorial urges Congress to set national policy that puts a price on greenhouse gas emissions, or failing that, to build on the commitments of many states and cities to curb emissions. These steps–emission caps, energy audits, higher efficiency, renewables–would lower emissions by 7%.

 
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Environmental refugees unable to return home

Published on January 6, 2010 by in Impacts

This New York Times article raises the specter of a new climate change phenomenon: chronic disasters composed of environmental refugees too poor to migrate, and forced to make multiple moves to reach the big city, where they hope to find a job, and too poor ever to go home again and start over.

 
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Global warming will cause plants and animals to migrate

Global warming will force inland plants and animals to migrate as their habitats change.  Scientists have devised a “climate velocity” measure to estimate the speed of change. Flat areas present the biggest challenge to migration, mountains less of one. With more work, the measure should help conservationists invest wisely to preserve species.

 
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Advantages and disadvantages of a cedar shake roof

This is the second part of a series from the Christian Science Monitor.

The best way to reroof an old building, using as criteria greenness, efficiency, affordability, easy maintenance, and esthetics is, after personal and bill-payer trade-offs, red cedar shingles.

 
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Rise of wind turbines is a boon for rope workers

So, you’re young, like rock climbing, and are job hunting. Wind turbines are sprouting up anywhere there’s wind, with more built every day. Someone has to clean, inspect, and repair them. Why not you? The pay’s good, you can get certified quickly, and you won’t have to work in an office. Apply now.

 
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