"With the fight over health care reform absorbing all the bandwidth on Capitol Hill, Democrats fear a major climate change bill may be left on the cutting-room floor this year."
White roofs, a measure recently urged by Energy Secretary Steven Chu, are catching on both as a way of fighting global warming and a way to cool houses cheaply.
"Secretary General Ban ki-moon today announced plans to fly from Norway out over the Arctic Ocean to the Norwegian research vessel Lance near the North Pole on September 1. The planned excursion is part of his efforts to prod world leaders to take meaningful steps on global warming in treaty talks in Copenhagen in December."
The Obama administration releases high-resolution photos, taken by US spy satellites over the years, documenting the extent and quality of arctic sea ice.
"Is it possible that the long performance of the 'You first, sir,' vaudeville routine by the Alphonse and Gaston of the global greenhouse is drawing toward a close?"
What do you buy when you buy a carbon offset? Susan Hess follows the $4.50 she paid to offset the CO2 emitted for a train trip to Seattle in Gorge Outdoors, July 24, 2009.
"In an interview with Yale Environment 360, John Kerry praises the carbon cap-and-trade legislation now being debated in the U.S. Senate, describes its importance to upcoming climate talks in Copenhagen, and explains how he plans to help the landmark legislation clear the Senate and become law."
"The world's ocean surface temperature in June rose to its warmest since 1880, breaking the previous high mark set in 2005, according to a preliminary analysis by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville."
"The fate of major climate legislation in Congress could rest with North Dakota."
"Electric utilities boosted lobbying in the second quarter of 2009, narrowing the gap with oil and gas companies that had dominated spending on persuasion by a wide margin earlier this year."