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Green Game: Play "Lifeboat" and See What Floats

LIFEBOAT: The Green21 Alternate Reality Game from Green21 on Vimeo.

In the future, what ideas will stick and which will sink? Follow Caspian as he scouts out ways to address our most pressing issues for a sustainable future in this alternative reality…

Australian Carbon Tax Passes Lower House of Parliament

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One of the world’s major greenhouse gas emitters, both per capita and nationally, and one of the largest exporters of coal, Australia has a rocky road in regards to climate policy. Now, the lower house of parliament has passed …

Palau Asks International Court to Weigh Whether Polluting Nations Have Obligation to Curb Emissions

The low-lying Pacific island nation of Palau is trying an interesting, if long shot, way of ensuring its survival by forcing high-emitting nations to rein in their climate impact. New York Times reports, Palau asked the International Court of Justice…

Good May Be Practical But Is It Good Enough? James Hansen Pitches Fee-and-Dividend Carbon Pricing

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With Climate Week NYC drawing to a close (there’s still the global Moving Planet action, organized by 350.org, on Saturday though…) I headed over to the New School to hear Dr James Hansen from NASA’s Goddard Institute …

New Home Biochar Kits From re:char Also Support Kenyan Farmers

A quick nod to biochar and the DIY spirit: You can now get a home pyrolyzer from re:char. Full disclosure: re:char’s Jason Aramburu has been a guest poster for TreeHugger.

Based around a repurposed 55 gallon metal drum, the kit, dubbed the Climate …

Odds Are Better For Winning The Lottery Than Being Poisoned By A Leaking Carbon Capture Project

Of all the potential problems with carbon capture and storage projects (financial viability, scaling them to the level necessary to actually capture enough our prodigious carbon emissions to make a difference, being just two), a new study says that l…

Nauru Wonders About Climate Role Reversal As Emerging Powers Continue Backing Kyoto Protocol

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As the US east coast and New England deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, some updates on progress towards addressing climate change at the global policy level: Adopt a Negotiator reports on climate change debated …

East Coast Cities’ Hurricane Prep Also Good Climate Change Adaptation

With Hurricane Irene set to blaze a path of destruction up the East Coast (and this author right in the path in lower Manhattan), NRDC has a good overview of how cities right in the path have been preparing (or not) for this sort of massive storm–an…

Copenhagen Ranked As World’s Most Climate-Resilient City – US Cities Come In 7th & 8th

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A couple weeks ago we learned about the most climate resilient cities in the US. Now, Triple Pundit has some global rankings have been released for those cities best working towards using low-carbon energy and avert t…

Global Climate Talks "Dead in the Water": Former UN Climate Chief

In case you had any hopes of the deep political divisions being bridged by the time COP17 rolls around in six months time and a global deal to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions being reached this time around, new analysis over at Reuters s…