One of cap and trade's longtime advocates has said the scheme "died of what amounts to natural causes in Washington." But earlier this month, China and officials from the EU met to scope out a pilot carbon-trading program.
Restoring populations of all whale species to pre-industrial levels could remove up to 160,000 tons of carbon annually. Whale carcasses tend to sink to the bottom of the sea, removing most of their carbon for thousands of years.
As a practical environmentalist I firmly believe that people don't need to make unreasonable sacrifices to reduce their carbon footprint, just adjustments. Unfortunately there are no viable alternatives to cross country travel.
Reflective white roofs are good for keeping a home cool in summer, but what happens in winter? A temperature-sensitive tile -- black when temperatures are cold and white when temps are warm -- could offer a solution.
There is no nuclear renaissance -- at most a faint glimmer of hope for the end of a long nuclear dark age. Initial drafts of climate change and energy legislation do little to promote nuclear development.
What's the deal with this amendment to prevent the EPA from regulating green house gases? I'm sure the amendment's ghost writers (i.e. the polluters) have their reasons, but we prefer to protect the environment.