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climate change

Natural Gas a Weak Weapon Against Climate Change, New Study Asserts

A new study argues that replacing all the world’s coal power plants with natural gas would do little to slow global warming this century

Rising Oil, Gasoline Prices Push Politicians and Reporters to Utter “Nonsense”

Politicians spar over the reasons for high oil prices, natural gas vehicles spread in the U.S., and industry battled the EPA in court over greenhouse gas controls

As Eurozone Crisis Deepens, Fight to Save Emissions Trading Scheme Begins

Europe needs to take action to save its system for trading greenhouse gas emission permits, argued analysts and big businesses

Planting Wind Energy on Farms May Help Crops, Say Researchers

Wind energy may do more than improve farm income. When sited in agricultural fields, turbines may help crops to grow, new research indicates.

Surprise Deal Emerges at United Nations Climate Talks

A worldwide coalition gradually formed that forged, essentially, to sign an agreement to make another agreement—but it is progress

Nuclear Generation Capacity Drops in 2011

If nuclear power continues to decline, the world will need a lot more renewable energy

“Ice Shield” Experiment Aims to Cool Mongolian City

Plan aims to boost natural river ice to combat warming temperatures

Only Five Years Left to Make Transition to Low-Carbon Infrastructure

The world could soon be “locked-in” to dangerous climate change, IEA warns

IEA Outlook: Time Running Out on Climate Change

The infrastructure the world builds over the next several years could lock in dangerous climate change

California Adopts Cap-and-Trade System, Serves as Greenhouse Guinea Pig

California’s new system for trading credits for greenhouse gas emissions will be the most comprehensive in the U.S., and could set an example for other states—and for federal legislation


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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