More Than 100 Groups Urge Independent Scientific Input Into Forest Service National Planning Rules

Washington- The U.S. Forest Service Thursday announced its intent to develop new regulations to implement the National Forest Management Act of 1976, a rule that will govern all regional forest plans and site-specific projects – such as timber sales, livestock grazing, and road construction – throughout the entire 193-million-acre national forest system.

Copenhagen closes with doubts surrounding final accord

James Murray, BusinessGreen, Saturday 19 December 2009 at 17:43:00

As world leaders promise significant action next year, summit ends in angry exchanges and failure to secure unanimous support for final deal

The Copenhagen Summit finally closed this afternoon amidst an on-going row over whether the accord agreed by the US, China and other emerging economies emerging economies overnight should be formally…

Attention turns to 2010, as negotiators close in on final Copenhagen deal

James Murray, BusinessGreen, Saturday 19 December 2009 at 10:16:00

Brown defends compromise agreement; plans emerge for 2010 climate change meetings

Talks at the Copenhagen Summit were on-going this morning as negotiators from rich nations attempted to convince poorer countries angry at the deal between the US and large emerging economies…

Low targets, goals dropped: Copenhagen ends in failure

John Vidal, Allegra Stratton and Suzanne Goldenberg, the Guardian, BusinessGreen, Saturday 19 December 2009 at 09:38:00

Deal thrashed out at talks condemned as climate change scepticism in action

The UN climate summit reached a weak outline of a global agreement last night in Copenhagen, falling far short of what Britain and many poor countries were seeking and leaving…

Selling Our Future

“In Chapter 1 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, I underscore important indicators of global stability and resource consumption. The following are summaries of key datasets that inform these discussions,”

Firms’ poor energy efficiency putting UK emission targets at risk, says Carbon Trust

Tom Young, BusinessGreen, Friday 18 December 2009 at 00:15:00

Increased investment in commercial properties could reduce the carbon footprint of non-domestic buildings by a third, according to new report

Britain’s non-domestic buildings must improve their average E grade energy efficiency rating to a C grade by 2020 and an A grade by 2050 if the UK is to meet…

New York plugs in first electric car solar charging station

Tom Young, BusinessGreen, Friday 18 December 2009 at 00:15:00

Off grid charging station to allow New York firm to recharge electric car using solar power

Sustainable energy company Beautiful Earth Group has this week unveiled New York’s first solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station, which will allow the firm to recharge its electric MINI E…

Whitehall insists it is on track to meet emissions targets

James Murray, BusinessGreen, Friday 18 December 2009 at 00:15:00

New report shows central government will meet bulk of environmental targets

The government will today release new data indicating that after a significant improvement in its performance over the past 12 months, Whitehall is largely on track to meet its environmental…

Earth Capital Partners completes first round for renewable energy mega-fund

James Murray, BusinessGreen, Friday 18 December 2009 at 00:15:00

Investment firm aiming to raise up to €750m by November 2010

London-based green investment firm Earth Capital Partners (ECP) announced this week that it has completed its first round of fund-raising for its planned €750m renewable energy fund….

Copenhagen Delivers Non-Binding Agreement

Copenhagen Delivers Non-Binding AgreementThe U.S., China, India, Brazil and South Africa have reached a “meaningful agreement” for combating climate change, The Wall Street Journal reports. But an administration official said the non-binding deal was not sufficient to combat climate change.
Under the agreement, each country will list the actions it will take to cut greenhouses gases by specific amounts, [...]

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